Four days into their honeymoon in Greece, Bernice and David Dando have yet to consummate their marriage and after having accepted his almost non-existent desire for sex throughout the relationship, Bernice finally discovers the reason; he is addicted to porn. Learning that the love of her life chooses the cheap thrill of fantasy over her is devastating but then, ‘every man does it; it’s just looking, right?’ If she leaves the relationship because of virtual adultery, will she be labelled as pathological, overreacting, or even worse, frigid?
When funny, feisty, forty-something Bernice plans the adventure trip of a lifetime, she doesn’t expect to be spending it alone. But as it turns out, unintentionally contributing to a Greek fish explosion, nude karaoke and hilarious misadventures with volcanoes are exactly what she needs to stop fretting about errant husbands and really start living. But when Mr D tries to win her back, Bernice has a decision to make: is this a holiday from her humdrum life, or the start of a whole new adventure?
This was without a doubt one of the funniest books I have read all year. Which I should have known it would be. A quick glance at Heather Hill’s twitter bio tells you she’s naturally hilarious and her writing is further example of this. She has a way of adding little extra bits of information that turn a bad situation into a funny anecdote.
I fell in love with Mrs D on the very first page, and more and more throughout the book. She’s witty, a bit cynical but very quick and I thought she was absolutely brilliant. She’s one of my favourite types of characters: people getting up to mischief at a time when society tells them they should be behaving.
I really did love this book from start to finish and I can’t wait to read more of Heather’s work in future!
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