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The Flood

(Sex, Love & Dating Disasters #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  33 reviews
One bet, four girls, eight weeks, multiple dates. What could possibly go wrong?

Following his traumatic eight month dry spell, Dan Hilles is back in the driving seat and ready to put his dating disasters behind him.

But if only it were that simple.

After a drunken afternoon in the pub, fuelled by the confidence of alcohol, Dan makes a bet with his three best pals that will c
ebook, 434 pages
Published April 28th 2016 by Lad Lit Press

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May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story picks up about 6 months after The Drought took place (I can't tell you all too much about Dan's life here because it would spoil the heck out of the first book): Dan is foolish enough to make a bet with his three friends: Rob, Jack, and Ollie. I'm saying foolish because these are the exact rules for it:

1) Within six weeks, you must be dating four girls simultaneously. No online dating or apps allowed.
2) One of those girls must be [insert female character from the first book]
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, ladlit
This book! It was a mighty laugh from start to finish... I liked this one even more than The Draught. I did skim over the "manly musings" in part cause I was just interested in the immediate dialogue and immediate action. It was a fantastic read though! Do, give this one a go.. but read The Draught first... you'll get to know the characters and you'll form your favorites (Oliver being my fav, bless him!)
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dan Hilles is ready to spice up his love life after eight months of drought.
After spending the afternoon in the pub with his three best friends, he makes a bet. He has to date four women simultaneously in eight weeks, without them finding out about each other, just to prove a point.
Dan is more than ready for the Flood to come his way.
What could possibly go wrong?

I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

“The text alert pierced my ear drums like someone has just plu
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am very new to the "lad lit" genre, and immediately found myself on Google....trying to shed some light on this adventure, for which I was about to embark. For those of you who aren't already familiar, lad lit is the male equivalent of chick lit....meaning it's written by men, with strong masculine themes, essentially allowing the readers to glimpse inside the illusive male brain.

The Flood is hilarious!

I constantly found myself laughing out loud at the way these characters interacted with e
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Steven Scaffardi strikes again. 'The Flood' keeps the reader entertained through every page. The bittersweet escapades of Dan Hilles just makes the reader cry with laughter.
I liked this book even better than the previous one. It had a lot more content and it also cracked me up more than 'The Draught'. Just like the old returning characters, the new characters introduced live up to their mark in being crazy as hell and yet at the same time having a sense of reality of everyday people that we meet
Phil Altimas
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
what a great follow up, his time our hero takes on a bet to date 4 ladies at the time
as you can imagine it does not all go to plan
a very funny book
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just as good as the first one

What a amazing book, equally as funny as the first one, I'm rooting for certain characters to come together. Can't wait for the next book.
Thank you for writing such good books
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The Flood is the second novel in the Sex, Love & Dating Disasters series. Even though it is the second in the series it actually works really well as a stand alone as the author covers quite a lot of what happens in the first book. I would still highly recommend reading the first though as it is extremely funny.

Reading about Dan and his friends, is like meeting up with your mates who you haven’t seen for awhile.

Poor Dan seems to go from one extreme to another. Going from not having any luck with
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh, Laugh Out LOUD funny! my roommate ran in the room asking what was so funny and when I told her, she laughed so hard she could no longer walk! Once again, Steven Scaffardi takes the humiliation of guys and puts in words other men can relate to and woman can not only understand but laugh out loud about, then ask themselves, " if this is real, I truly feel for the guy, but who can possibly have this kind of luck in life and love?" Mr. Scaffardi keeps it reasonably clean for those of you ...more
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016, arc
This story of the nice guy trying to be a bad boy had me laughing out loud on several occasions. This is the second book in the series and although I really enjoyed it without reading the first book, I think The Flood would have been even better if I'd read The Drought.

The style of writing reminded me of the self depreciating humour of a stand up comedian (probably because, as it turns out, the author is a stand up comedian). I enjoyed the insight into the inner workings of a man's mind. The ec
Russell Smith
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is brilliant, hence why I ploughed through it and managed to finish it in just five days, compelled to find out what would ultimately happen to each of the characters.

The finale very cleverly lends itself to the next/third (but hopefully not final) addition to the series which, if it's anywhere near as good as its two predecessors, should be an absolute riot of a read.

The only thing that prevented me from awarding this the full five stars was the amount of errors I managed to spot (mo
Clint Forgy
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hysterical! Best bar fight scene in the history of literature. I laughed so hard several times that I woke up my snoring girlfriend!
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read The Drought (Sex, Love and Dating disasters, Book 1) not so long ago I just had to read The Flood as soon as I possibly could.
These books are just hilarious!! If you fancy a laugh, give them a go, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Dan, Rob, Ollie and Jack (amongst others) again, but especially Dan. I definitely have a soft spot for him. He really needs to chill out and go with the flow a bit more. He tries far too hard, in an attempt to im
Zoe Simmons
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud.

What a Great read. Funny, cheeky and saucy. Had me laughing out loud on several occasions. Couldn’t stop reading! 👍🏼
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
It’s been a long time since a book has made my jaw ache and my sides hurt from laughter as much as The Flood did. I don’t even know where to begin in describing this book. The plot is a frenzy of crazy people, one liners and dating (in the loosest sense of the word) disasters. From the opening page right until the end, The Flood hilariously details every aspect you think could go wrong whilst attempting to date four women at the same time and I’ll just warn you that there are many, many more dis ...more
Naznin Azeez
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dan Hilles is a desperate man. Desperate because he needs to prove to his 3 best friends that he is a babe magnet while just months ago he had suffered an eight month long sexual ‘drought’. To prove that he is not a guy to be labelled as a nice guy, he simply makes a bet to juggle four girls on multiple dates in a matter of some weeks, thus bringing on ‘The Flood’!.The consequences are hilarious and even strenuous when he comes to realize how difficult it is juggling multiple girls and having to ...more
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Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
So finally I could delve back into the life of Dan Hiles and his equally crazy friends. Dan Hiles is again allowing himself to be led into stupid bets, and book 2 proves that when he takes a bet. Four girls, eight weeks and multiple dates. Dan's friends Jack, Rob and Ollie are largely responsible for the booze fuelled night where Dan accepts the bet but these three characters are also a must have staple for these books. Although Dan takes centre stage as we see his ridiculous attempts to complet ...more
David Baird
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Flood is the second novel in the Sex, Love & Dating Disasters series. If you haven’t already read my review of The Drought, check it out here.

We are back with Dan Hilles and his very unfortunate love life..If you haven’t read the first book don’t worry, the author weaves such a good story they work well as standalone tales.

If possible this book was even better than the first, for me it had more cringy moments where I found myself laughing on public transport.. at one point I even let out a l
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
The author sent me a preview copy for a fair and honest review. In my review of The Drought I mentioned I was not a fan of the lad culture. In that novel, the like ability of main character Daniel as well as very witting found me enjoying the book more than I thought I would. In this follow up novel, the possibility of disliking came up again when I read the plot of the story with the character I liked so much, Dan, juggling four women at once. I was worried Dan would become an asshole and the l ...more
Teena in Toronto
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dan is not a serial dater. It's all he can do to date one woman at a time. But during a bout of drinking, he boasts to his best friends, Rob, Jack and Ollie, that he can date four woman in eight weeks. His friends take him up on the bet and now he just has to find four women who will actually go out with him.

He ends up dating a "flood" of women ... a stalker with a psycho ex-boyfriend, his ex-girlfriend, a co-worker who doesn't give him the time of day until she thinks he's a "bad boy" and "the
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dan Hilles has finally broken his drought. After 8 long months of nothing...nada, in the lovin' department, Dan is feeling like he's finally getting back into a rhythm when it comes to the ladies and life. He is moving into a sweet flat, and with the help of his friends, nothing seems like it can go wrong.

After a long day of moving, and a lot of drinking, Dan finds himself in the midst of a bet: begone the Drought he had just a few weeks ago, he is going for a Flood! He's bet his best mates tha
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Chick Lit Central (

The Flood takes us on a journey inside the mind of a man, a man who is tired of being labeled as the “nice guy” within his group of friends. In Dan’s world, being the nice guy hasn’t gotten him very far where the ladies are concerned. He can’t help feeling as though everyone else is moving forward, while he’s still stuck lamenting over a certain someone, the one who got away. The way that relationship (if it can even be called that) ended i
Shell Baker
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having recently read The Drought and crying with laughter all the way through it I couldn't wait to get stuck into The Flood. Steven Scaffardi has got one wicked sense of humour. This is a must read for for all you fans of Laugh out Loud books. Lad lit isn't just for lads both male and female readers will love it,especially if you have a sense of humour like mine!!! LOL

So in The Flood we are meet up with Dan after eight months of dating disasters he is ready to put this behind him. And ends up m
Miss Dizzy Read
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another funny read, glad the ending was good, will say no more!
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Funny follow up to the drought, doesn't disappoint.
Declan Nash
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Very funny..hero not afraid to laugh at himself and be honest when it really matters!! A nice,harmless plot and one we can readily identify with.
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great followup to The Drought.

I love a funny book and both books in this series are both exactly that. Steven Scaffardi has nailed it with books 1 & 2.
Michelle Ryles
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galleys-read
After reading The Drought and absolutely loving it, it was only natural that I followed on with the next book in the series, The Flood. Anybody who reads The Drought, must read The Flood as it really is an absolutely hilarious sequel, but The Flood could easily be read as a standalone with no enjoyment lost.

Obviously I don't endorse or encourage promiscuity or cheating on partners but this is a work of fiction and a light-hearted read; it was great fun to read about Dan juggling his ladies and t
Rachel Gilbey
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My only slight regret with regard to this book, is that I didn't make the time to read The Drought first, and that is purely because I loved the writing so much in The Flood, that I'm already longing for more. The Flood can definitely be read as a stand alone and enjoyed as such, and I was smiling the whole way through.

My first impressions of this book, was that it reminded me a bit of that 90s TV programme, Men Behaving Badly, especially with regards some of the humour. I find that humour is s
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This is proper 'lad lit' in that it follows genuine lads, with all the politically incorrect and ignorant language and situations that implies. It's good fun and builds up to a suitably chaotic finale, but you can see what's coming from a mile away and the characterisation is paper-thin. Still, as always with these things I read it briskly and had a laugh doing so.
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Steven Scaffardi is the author of the Sex, Love and Dating Disaster series. His first novel, The Drought, is the laugh-out-loud tale of one man's quest to overcome the throes of a sexual drought. After the stormy break-up with his girlfriend of three years, Dan Hilles is faced with the daunting task of throwing himself back into the life of a single man. With the help of his three best pals, Dan i ...more

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