Title: Some Girls Do
Published: 6th January 2014
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Author: Clodagh Murphy
Claire Kennedy, aka internet sensation NiceGirl, is the anonymous author of a steamy sex blog. She’s an expert at writing about sex, but little do her fans know that bookish Claire isn’t quite as experienced in the bedroom as her online persona. But everyone makes stuff up on the internet, right?
Except that NiceGirl attracts the attention of London publisher Mark Bell. Handsome, charming and successful, Mark is offering Claire the life she’s always dreamed of – a steady relationship, the literary world of London and a hot book deal.
But when Claire enlists the help of brooding artist Luca to brush up on her sex skills before she’s discovered for a fraud, things begin to get complicated…
Great sex, friendship AND love – can’t a girl have it all?
I loved this book right from the start, blog entries are great (NiceGirl is awesome, very funny) and Team Luca all the way! Makes me want to grab my passport and fly over to Dublin now. Which is a reason it can go down as another book off my 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit – Dublin!
So you have Claire’s alter ego getting more action than she is. Everyone has fantasies, its just Claire just writes them down for the world to see. Her NiceGirl blog is a creative outlet for her not so creative life. The world see’s her as very experienced in the sex department. As NiceGirl always says – ‘I’m not a slut I’m just a nice girl who likes sex.’ This is fine until she gets an offer for a publishing deal for her blog posts to be turned into a book. Claire is beyond excited about the book deal and can’t wait to meet with publisher Mark who she has been flirting with for some time now. The only problem is that he’s thinking he is meeting sexpert NiceGirl and Claire is anything but.
This brings on a crazy idea by Claire to get herself all trained up, so to speak, in the sex department before starting something with Mark – which brings in Luca. Now Luca is a guy that starts off right away by saying he is not looking for a relationship and to not fall for him. He’s not looking for a girlfriend and he likes sex so for him this is a win-win situation to be in, right? Luca keeps his feelings very close to his chest, he doesn’t show them often and keeps them back from the women he’s been with. When you find out about his past you understand him a bit better. Its not that he is incapable of love it’s that he is scared that he won’t be loved in return.
What starts off between them is some very entertaining and hot bedroom action but this soon becomes the foundation for their lasting friendship. But as time goes on the lines start to blur for all involved and you have to wonder whether they will see what is right in front of them as being the real thing.
I liked how the NiceGirls blog posts were put into the flow of the book as it gives you a heads up to what the next training exercise might be. The more Claire and Luca do together, and not just with bedroom action sometimes just talking and hanging out, the closer they become. They fit together so perfectly that you are routing for them all the way. Like the end of the blurb says can a girl truly have it all – great sex, friendship and love – lets hope so!
I loved the style of writing for this book and though it might be the first I’ve read from Clodagh it definitely won’t be my last.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review.