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Katy and Ben are taking their first holiday abroad together since their children, Millie and Jack, were born. Their friends, Daniel and Gabriel, and Abby and Braindead are coming along too, each couple with their own kids. They plan on sun, fun, quality time with the children and perhaps the odd nice meal with a glass of wine, but things don't go entirely according to plan.
Katy and Abby are swept up with a group celebrating a Hen night for a reluctant hen, and Daniel and Ben befriend Ollie, a lonely Englishman on what should have been his honeymoon, if his bride to be hadn't dumped him a few weeks before the wedding. Before the holiday is out there will be tears, bribery, bad food, a daring sea rescue, and plastic penises. It seems unlikely that anyone will get a chance to take advantage of the honeymoon suite.
No-one Ever Has Sex on Holiday is the 5th book in Tracy Bloom's No-One Ever Has Sex series, so if you haven't read the first book it would be better to start at the beginning, with No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday. At this point, I feel like I know this motley crew of friends and lovers, so it's nice to catch up and see what they're all up to. In this volume, we see that there is more to Daniel's husband, Gabriel, than his good looks. Katy continues to get roped into trying to sort out other people's problems, and Abby and Braindead work through some heavy relationship issues, which will be relatable to many new mums.
As the cover promises, this book is a hilarious summer read. It's a light, pretty quick to get through, and would be well suited to reading by a pool or lying on a beach.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Bookouture, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Published: July 29, 2019