No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday by Tracy Bloom
Published By: Arrow
Published On: January 1, 2011
Genre: Chick Lit
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Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again following a school reunion.
So all is forgotten ... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby.
Love and life are messy, but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot.
Never has a one-night-stand led to such chaos!
After a very messy breakup, childhood sweethearts Katy and Matthew go their separate ways, cutting off all contact. However, years later at their high school reunion, the two are reunited and later wake up in bed together. Eight months after the reunion incident, Katy and boyfriend Ben attend their first antenatal class where she comes face to face with Matthew and his pregnant wife Allison. When Matthew, who is quick to do the maths, realises he may be the father of the baby of the woman he has always loved, things could get very complicated.
This is a great fun, easy read. It is the perfect book to read lying by the pool. It is not too deep or dark; instead it is a hilariously chaotic story of a one-night stand gone wrong.
I loved every one of the characters. Katy is not your typical chick-lit main character. She is the one afraid of commitment and is determined to give her boyfriend Ben his freedom. I loved how she handled the whole situation and her very honest struggle with being pregnant and unprepared. Ben is a hilarious character who, despite being relatively young, surprises everyone with his desire to be a great father. I really loved Ben, especially as him and his friends are just so funny. Matthew is exactly the character you would expect the main character to fall in love with. He is successful and mature, and he clearly adores Katy. I loved his struggle with still being so in love with Katy but having a wife who adores him and is pregnant with his twins. I even loved Allison, Matthew’s wife. And who could forget Daniel.
The plot was fun and not at all predictable. I really loved the story and found myself both laughing out loud and crying my eyes out. I did not find anything to be very predictable; it was not like any other chick-lit type books I have read. It was just really fun.
I really did not care which of the guys she ended up with. I loved all the characters so much that I did not mind whether Katy ended up with Matthew or Ben. I would have been happy whatever way the book ended, and I was very happy with the ending it had.
Overall, I think this was a great, fun read and I really enjoyed it. I think it would be a great one for summer or if you are just in the mood for something light but enjoyable. The only reason I did not rate it higher than a 3.5 is because it wasn’t quite as good as the books I have rated a 4 or above.