No-one Ever has Sex on Christmas Day – Tracy Bloom

35918407.jpgKaty and Ben want the perfect Christmas for their daughter, Millie. But visiting family, an overseas job offer, and romantically-challenged friends all threaten to mess things up. With so much else going on, can Katy and Ben even make it to Christmas day?

No-one Ever has Sex on Christmas Day is a quick and light read. It’s quirky and fun, and perfect for this time of year. Although it is part of a series, I read it as a standalone and it totally worked. There were references to events in previous books (I’d obviously missed a lot of drama between Katy, Ben, Matthew and Alison), but it was still perfectly easy to follow on its own.

The plot is a little bit odd because there’s no real point to the story. There’s no affair, no breakup, no real drama, so the climax felt a bit… anticlimactic. Also none of the main events happen to any of the main characters (their stories must have been covered in the previous books), but to their side-character pals instead (mainly, Ian and Braindead). This made the book feel a little bit aimless, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Braindead was by far my favourite character. I would have actually preferred to read a book based around him instead of Ben, Katy and the others, but he did play a fairly large role in moving the plot along so that was good. Alison, on the other hand, was just awful. I could have done without her.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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