Standalone comedy romance with bite!
44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN : A MEMOIR
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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
4 crazy stars
‘Ken was as far from my type as a person could get without having a vagina – nary a tattoo piercing, warrant, GED, or vice to be found. ‘
To those girls who have been on a night out with your besties, supped back a few bevvies and giggled and snorted with laughter and had a right good night whilst swapping stories about the men in your lives or the men in your past, then THIS book will have you giggling in your wine glass and thinking….’hmmm that sounds familiar‘ because BB Easton has written a book will surely resonate with a lot of you, as it did us.
‘Tattooed bad boys are like a drug I can’t quit. I devour antihero romance novels like they’re an essential food group…………..My DVR is brimming with mysterious vampires, renegade bikers, hedonistic rock stars, and zombie apocalypse survivors – alpha males into whose swollen, ink-covered arms I can run whenever things around here get a little too…domestic. ‘
It’s quirky a bit over the top, funny and relatable. Reading this book really is like sitting back with your mate and having a good laugh. BB is like one of our girls and it was a lot of fun catching up with her.
This book blew away the cobwebs of a hectic week and was exactly what we needed. BB’s take on her past and the somewhat unorthodox ex’s in her life are the stuff entertaining stories are made of and BB Easton sure did entertain us.
‘If Ken would just have a fucking feeling once in a while, make a little eye contact, cup my face in his hands, press his forehead to mine, say something sweet – I’m not even looking for complete sentences. He can fucking tap, you are beautiful, into my ass in Morse code if it’s really that excruciating for him to express himself out loud.’
After 8 years and two children, marriage was feeling a little stale. BB needed reaffirmation from her emotionally staid, sports loving husband, she needed passion, she wanted her name tattooed across his heart and she needed her husband to compliment her all of his own free will. She concocts an idea to write a ‘secret’ journal and ‘hides’ on her computer so Ken can’t find it….but he really can find it. Well, you know what we mean….it’s unintentionally, intentionally meant for Ken, in an effort to jolt him into giving BB what she wants.
And so, begins a journey into the ghosts of boyfriends past where BB recounts the wild sexploits, and the positive points she had with three boyfriends, Knight, Harley James and rocker Hans, to educate Ken. However, there is one journal for Ken’s benefit and one for the readers, the ‘honest’ account of what transpired differed from the one fed to Ken. It was offbeat and very funny at times, though could get a little confusing deciphering the ‘true’ account from the ‘Ken’s benefit’ account of the story, but it was all in good fun.
The star of the book was undoubtedly Ken ‘asshole’ Eaton. His dry sense of humour, his subtlety’s and the way in which he handled the off the wall BB had us swooning…yep, even when he was wearing his trackies (or PJ’s whichever story you believe), wildly pleasing BB or quietly ignoring her hissy fits. We were putty in Ken’s hands!
‘My husband is a rock. Not as in, He’s so strong and supportive. I don’t know what I’d do without him. But more like, He’s so fucking cold I wonder if he still has a pulse.’
BB Easton is one funny lady. We couldn’t help but become swept up in her playful storytelling as she regaled us by baring her crazy soul, entertaining us with her sarky wit and allowing us an insight into her comical past and present with a wickedly amusing take on her marriage to her husbot.
‘…of course Ken loves the way I get hiccups every single day and how I manage to fuck up instant potatoes and I am perpetually five (ten) minutes late to everything, and the way I get really loud and inappropriate when I’m in uncomfortable social situations, and how I sometimes flip (or flick) him off when I’ve been drinking.
Who wouldn’t? I’m adorable. ‘
Oh and sorry BB but we couldn’t help swooning and having impure thoughts about your husband. We hope that’s okay because we’re both kind of in love with Ken!! Never mind the others, Ken stole our hearts!!
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