Not That Easy
Ellie used to be a virgin, but now she’s a woman with sexual experience. Well, some sexual experience. She also has debt, an unpaid magazine internship, and three flatmates who left her with the single room to match her single status.
That’s okay. She doesn’t want a boyfriend anyway—sh ...more
Bravo. What a great follow up to Virgin. I loved it even more. I have so many highlights from all the laughing I did. Here are some of my faves:
I felt his penis harden against my vagina. It rubbed against it and I moaned in pleasure. "Ow," he cried out. "What?" I asked in surprise. "Nothing, just a bit spiky," he said, and carried on kissing me. "Sorry?" I said in a strangled voice. He thought my p...more
I liked Ellie in Virgin, but here she is kind of annoying. She thought too much, her actions were dumb, and someone needs to get this girl to wax or show her how to groom properly. But hey, it was funny as hell reading this one. Full review to come.
*update* Originally posted here
Sequel to Virgin, but not quite as great. I like this book, but too many things irked me to where I couldn’t properly enjoy it. It is, however, hilariously funny. I laughed so much while reading this, and I m ...more
Ellie is a 22 y/o new uni grad living in a flatshare with her good friend Emma, and two men, Ollie (on whom Ellie has a total crush) and Will. The thing is Ellie's the only single one, and she's not happy to be stuck in the only single room of the flat.
She wants to find men to have sex with, many men, preferably. She recently lost her virginity to a douche, and she is dying to get more ex ...more
Ellie has moved on since her virgin days and is more living in London with her friends, her new mission is just refining on her previous one, now she has popped her cherry, she wants to keep having sex and gain experience. But more importantly she wants to experience an orgasm, with someone rather than alone. But, nothing in Ellie’s life is ever simple, and the road to self discovery (and orgasms) is strewn with bad internet dates, a difficult boss and family guilt.
Why can’t I get this disgusti ...more
This book deserves more than 5 stars. It is the Chicken Soup for 20 year olds and sexoligy.
In the previous book, Ellie lost her virginity at university. Now that she is graduated, she interns for an online magazine (unpaid) she is still sexually far behind all her friends. So, she decides to make herself a pack and starts with one night stands and dating apps. Of course, they do not go as planned.
Her dates are so hilarious, her boss finds out and gives her, her own column. ...more
No one writes a better point of view from a young woman than Radhika Sanghani. Like her first book I read "Virgin" it is funny and real. She doe ...more
Thanks to Penguin Group Berkley for the eARC I received via Netgalley!
It has taken me a long time to write this review, mostly because I was dreading it. I had high hopes for Not That Easy after thoroughly enjoying Virgin. However, while Virgin had a lot of humor, feeling like an episode of MTV's Awkward., Not That Easy was kind of sad and cringe-worthy.
In Virgin, Ellie is a 21-year-old university student trying to lose her virginity. Now in Not ...more
Ellie lost her V card in VIRGIN. She thought once she got past that obstacle her sex life would explode. It turns out, it's not that easy. Everyo ...more
Her various attempts at online dating, are hilarious, but with a bit of luck she can turn her casual encounters into a popular column for the online magazine where she is an unpaid intern.
I lov ...more
The poor girl is so naive that when she does get a boyfriend, she doesn't even know it. She just thinks it's an awfully long one night stand. Her dat ...more
This book had me laughing so hard that I was practically crying with laughter! Any real female that's not a perfect Barbie doll would get a kick out of our unfortunate heroine's misadventures.
There were moments that every girl can relate to and I really enjoyed Radhika's writing style. It was a fresh voice, and one I am looking forward to reading more of.
If you want some easy read, this book is perfect for you. ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ellie's back after graduating from college and starting an internship at an online magazine. Now that she's no longer a virgin, she's determined to accumulate more sexual experience, she she sets out to find some one-night stands in search of the perfect orgasm. Ah, I remember now why I didn't care for Ellie in the first book of this series. She's too incredibly needy to be attractive. She be ...more
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“It doesn’t matter if you’re sleeping with number 2 or 222, or whether they’re The One or just a one-night stand - the only important thing is that you actually enjoy the sex and feel comfortable.”
This is a completely different Ellie than the one we met in VIRGIN. She’s moved on from her virginal days and is ready to explore her sexuality, and when I says explore, I mean Ellie wants to bang everything in sight, referring to this as her “slutty phase”, which I'll touch on in a bit.
When we left E ...more
Not That Easy was a hilarious read! Ellie lost her virginity at the age of 21 (this is what the first book is about), not because she was saving herself, but because she couldn’t find someone attractive to be with.
“Because I’d been a virgin ...more
Ellie has moved on since her virgin days and is more living in London with her friends, her new mission is just refining on her previous one, now she has popped her cherry, she wants to keep having sex and gain experience. But more importantly she wants to experience an orgasm, with someone rather than alone. But, nothing in Ellie's life is ever simple, and the road to self discovery (and orgasms) is strewn with bad internet dates, a difficult boss and family guilt.
Why can't I get this disgusti
Ellie and her friends decide signing up for a dating website is the first step to setting up dates and achieving the ultimate goal, a one night stand. In the beginning Ellie ...more
In this book, Ellie has shed her virginity and is ready to move on...in a big way. Like, she decides to be a slut. She begins this quest by joining Tinder to meet men online.
Like the first book, this one has its share of gross ...more
So apparently, Not That Easy is actually the second book in this series. I did not know this nor did I have a problem reading this one so it is definitely a standalone. I will be going back to read book 1 though just because I enjoyed this story so much!
Not That Easy was a hilarious read! Ellie lost her virginity at the age of 21 (this is what the first book is about), not because she was saving herself, but because she couldn’t find someone attractive to be wi ...more
Ellie is back with more shenanigans than ever. And bless her! She's positively clueless about so many things. While I can understand other reviewers when they mention just how whiny she could be or how ridiculous she was, I simply believe Radhika was being true to Ellie's character. She's an adult, but she's still so n ...more
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
♦ I was hoping this would be a cute book about a twenty-something finding herself and learning and growing. Instead I read a book about a whiny main character who is determined to be a slut and has no self-confidence. “I just want to have my slutty phase already.” “He’d see my lumpy body, my awkward tan li ...more
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