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Great Sexpectations

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4.5
Such a unique and hilarious concept that you will tear up with laughter. The book was just everything I except when they say it's a hilarious rom com. Can we just take a moment and appreciate the relationship b/w Josie's mom and dad. Like if they aren't the funniest ever. He mother is a BABEEE! Not to mention the way, Josie and Cameron met was epic. I was snort laughing and wheezing while reading this book. It must come with a warning of eating and drink while reading at your own risk. And not to read it in public too. Only I know what it felt like to have people look at me dying of laughter in a metro. I was officially declared insane!
Apart from all of this, the unique topic of the book brought up such a unspoken and shall I say: taboo topic of sex and society. I just loved it so god damnn muchhhh😭💋
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Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the eARC.I almost DNF this book. I didn’t really like the romance between the characters it just felt like it all happened too fast with no tension or build up. I did love the relationship she had with her family and co workers! I also love how feisty she is to his family but like if she is that confident to talk about sex to strangers and not care what they think then why can’t she be like that with her career to everyone. It also was irritating how it seemed like she had so much in common with Cameron and liked him a lot but her ex kept coming up in the book for no reason other to show us she still seemed hung up on him. I also felt like the ending was very rushed.
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I really liked Kristen Bailey's previous novels so I was excited to read a new one, even though it's not part of the same series as Can I Give My Husband Back and the other books about the Callaghan sisters. I enjoyed the awkward, geeky romance and laughed a few times while reading it.
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This book started out quite well. It's well written and funny in parts. I even laughed out loud a few times and that's a true marvel when a book has me in out loud hysterics. But as the book progressed I found myself less and less enthused by the content. 

The entire premise of the book was the female mc keeping this major secret about herself, her job and her family a lie from the male lead who she met at a party.  She gets her entire family to lie on her behalf, fake names and made up stories about their lives to boot and I found myself wondering at what point does this stop being simple, harmless white lies and turn cruel? The longer she took to tell him the truth, the more anxious I became. This was a major turn off for me. 

Also, for a book that has sex in the title you'd think it'd be more spicy.  It was sort of the fade to black kind of spicy and I'm not prejudice,  I enjoy either kind of heated scenes but given this book's content, I expected out in the light, throbbing, pulsating, raunchy kind of sex scenes. There was a just whole lot of sexual innuendo, which at one point, felt like too much. 

This book was well enough written and entertaining to a degree. The plot just really rankled me and took away from the entire experience. I get why she chose to lie in the beginning and why she kept it up a little along the way, but she should've told the truth once things felt serious. I could sympathise with her fears,  but I still felt like she was being cruel because Cameron, who is described as looking like Timothy Chalamet, so obviously he is a teddybear, didn't deserve any of that. But the sweet ending got that extra half star.
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I loved everything about this rom-com! It's super fun, it has a lot of cute moments, and it even has a little bit of spice. So good! I loved all of the characters most of all (even the bad guys, yeah). They're not shallow, you can see real people with all of their nice traits, insecurities, etc. while reading this book.
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Today was my turn to hop onto the Great Sexpectations tour bus and what a ride (😜) it was!!

Another fantastic book from the fabulous @kristenbaileywrites 

I will admit I was a tad worried it wouldn’t live up to her previous books based on the fictional Callaghan sisters (Has Anyone Seen My Sex life, Can I Give My Husband Back, Did My Love Life Shrink In The Wash, How Much Wine Will Fix My Broken Heart and Am I Allergic To Men) which I absolutely loved but I needn’t have been because again she’s smashed it outta the park!

This book was brilliant, laugh out loud funny with great characters…not just the main characters but the supporting ones too!
There were gasps (😜), moments of oh crap that did not happen! Times of shouting at the page ‘tell him nowwww’, or ‘yikes the cats about to be let out the bag!’ But also touches on the vulnerable side of things and it’s refreshing to have both in a book not just solely focused on one emotion! 
This book had alllll the sex talk (as you can imagine from the title) and it felt like such a positive and empowering side to sex and sex education which again is very rare to see/read.

I would highly recommend this beaut 
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from me!
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Josie was dumped via a note on the fridge and since then hasn't wanted to get close to anyone.
But at a Halloween party she meets Cameron and can't resist falling in love with him.
The only problem is Josie lied to Cameron
about her ex porn star parents and her job at there sex toy empire.
I binged this book in a few hours. Great
characters, laugh out loud moments and a
crash course in sex toys.
If you are looking for a rom com that gives you all the feels then this is the book for you.
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What’s wrong with a little bit of faking it?

After Josie is dumped, by note no less, she decides not to let herself get close to anyone. But then she meets Cameron at a Halloween party, and he's wearing the same Ghostbusters costume as her. Cameron is a curly haired video-games designer who seems too good to be true! As Josie starts to fall for him, she decides to omit the fact that she lives at home with her ex-porn star parents, their dog Dave, that she works for their sex toy empire, as these are the reasons that her ex left her. Will everything work out? Or will secrets break this new relationship?

After reading 2 mystery/thriller books, this was just what I needed to break things up! It had some humorous situations and showed how close friends and families can be, while introducing the start of a relationship. Cameron is the super sweet geek that makes readers fall for him, while Josie is super relatable, especially if you are a tad awkward and scared to lay everything on the line for love. The side characters were all funny and made this book and ever faster read.

I rate this book as 4 🌟! 

I'd like to say a huge thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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I cannot begin to tell you how flipping hilarious this book is. It is funny as fook! In fact it is so funny I almost choked on my cup of tea….It literally went down the wrong pipe!

You know when you read something which takes you by suprise…It is relateable and you are going Oh My God thats so true…..This is what Great Sexpectations is all about. Honestly you will be pissing yourself laughing.

In this story we meet Josie who meets Cameron after breaking up with her boyfriend. He has no idea her parenst are Ex-Porn stars. Not forgetting that she works for their sex toy empire! By hiding the truth things soon spiral out of control. What will the outcome be?! read it yourself and find out.

I only came across Kristen recently and I am so glad I did. If you are looking something that will cheer you up. This is the book for you. Great Sexpectations is a fun and witty read. that will have you crying with laughter. I absolutely full on loved it and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.

Thank you to Bookouture for a copy and to Sarah Hardy for the blog tour invite.
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This is one of those books that will put a smile on your face as you start reading and will essentially keep it there all the way through. The characters were well-developed and endearing and you can't help but fall in love with them. Josie and Cameron meet at a Halloween party. They had so much in common with each other and they really clicked. There chemistry was undeniable.  I enjoyed watching their relationship grow and the witty banter between them was so much fun. The story was entertaining  from start to finish and there definitely was a uniqueness to it. A charming story with fun, humor, romance and also a little vulnerability,  which definitely brought a sense of realness to it.
Truly enjoyable story and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Bailey's wotk.
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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I don't actually know when I last laughed this much reading a book. This was A JOY (and yes, capital letters are necessary). This book is so, so funny and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this world.
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What do you get when you pair the most unconventional family into one story, we're talking a soap star brother, ex-porn star parents and a high successful main character....so many laugh out loud moments.  This was a gem of a read.
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This book is an absolute gem with a fun storyline that will have you laughing out loud! 
The characters all individually give so much, I loved their strengths and belief in themselves. Unfortunately, family dynamics can be confronting and embarrassing. Josie and Cameron have a special connection, is it possible to build this into an amazing relationship?  
This is a great read, plenty of laughs, hot topics and a sassy Nan!  

Thanks so much to Bookouture and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book. Huge congratulations to Kristen Bailey on a well written book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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This was a funny, charming book.  Josie works for her parent’s sex toy company that started out small and turned into an empire. She lives at her with her parents, both former stars in adult films. Her last boyfriend couldn’t deal with it, so when she meets a cute video game designer named Cameron at a party, he thinks she’s the event organizer and Josie doesn’t correct him.
This goes on as they start dating, with Josie’s family backing her up. She knows she owes Cameron the truth, but she’s afraid of what will happen when he finds out. 
The characters are interesting and quirky, and there are lots of funny scenes. This is great beach read, 4 stars.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed as in this review are completely my own.

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Josie comes from an unconventional family, her brother is a soap star, her parents are ex-porn stars, and she runs the most successful adult store in the UK. Although successful, with a loving family, and friends, her past relationships have left her hesitant to share the details of her life. When she meets Cameron, who assumes she is a caterer, Josie does not feel the need to correct him - and soon is caught in that trap.

Great Sexpectations is a mature and light romance. Josie is a fun , competent character, coming to terms with her past experiences. The story was endearing and had me rooting for a happy ending. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and heartily recommend it. Like a good bit of escapism can - Bailey's novel left me smiling and feeling hopeful.

I will definitely keep my eye out for more from Kristen Bailey.
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Great Sexpectations by Kristen Bailey was literally one of my most favorite reads by a long shot! This book completely got me out of a readers slump. She is such a fantastic author and I anticipate every time a book of hers is set for release. Her writing is so funny, sharp,and heartfelt. I loved this book! The ghostbuster references and the way the main character dealt with her partners being prior members of the porn industry …yes you heard that right kept me turning the pages anxious to see what would happen next! I loved the love interest as well. So funny and relatable. Absolutely can’t wait for her next book!
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun and enjoyable read. It was light-hearted and easy to enjoy, the characters fun and relatable.
Would definitely recommend it.

3.5/5 from me

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an arc
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I really liked the cover of this books and the title, it caught my interest and I didn’t know exactly what it was about, but I knew it would hold humour and romance.

It’s a unique storyline with the parents having been porn stars and had since started their own sex toy business. I can honestly say that although I wouldn’t have picked this book if I’d realised that that was what it was about, I’m really pleased that I did, because I actually really enjoyed it! It made me laugh a lot, the characters are colourful and fun, the family felt like a real fam, with all their own personality traits and individual life experiences. 

It’s well written and kept me entertained all the way through. Thank you so much to NetGalley for allowing me the chance to give an honest review! 

If you’re into laughing out loud and being entertained with a great book, I’d give this a read.
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I love this author and was just really excited to read this new book when I saw it advertised. Let me tell you, it certainly didn't disappoint!

I have become accustomed to a certain level of naughty, and in fact, sometimes downright dirty humour from Kristen Bailey's books, and this story was no exception. The characters were lovely and the situation of having adult film stars for parents was handled in a light-hearted way.

I love a book which makes me giggle out loud, and once again, this author has easily brought on the laughter.
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Josie and Cameron may be kindred spirits, but sometimes timing, and circumstance, can make even the most promising connection more difficult than ever anticipated. This is such a fun, and very funny, book, and I really came to enjoy, admire, and care about all the main characters. I want a Nan! I also like that the story didn't shy away from how complicated and messy it would be to grow up with adult entertainers for parents, even if you love and fully accept them.
I loved how nerdy this book was it was so cute and Josie and Cameron were adorable. Also what a brilliant title!!
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