Title: No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day
Author: Tracy Bloom
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Don’t you always plan the perfect Christmas?
Don’t you always think it will be the best one ever?
And doesn’t something – usually one of your loved ones – always come along and screw it up?
Katy’s been spending too much time in the office and not enough time with her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes.
There’s only one thing missing as far as her husband Ben is concerned: another baby to complete their family. Katy isn’t so sure…
Ben may be playing the role of Master Elf in the pre-school nativity but he is struggling to master his own family life. With romantically-challenged friends, an ex who refuses to go away and Katy’s mum’s 64-year-old toy boy thrown into the mix, Christmas looks like it could be going off the rails… Never mind family planning, can Katy and Ben even plan to make it to the end of Christmas Day?
Well, I couldn’t resist this story when I saw the title! It sounds so funny, and it didn’t disappoint.
This story is part of a series. I haven’t read any of the other books, but I understood this one. There were a couple of parts where I was slowed down when I tried to figure out who was related. It’s a family comedy, so it’s easy to get into the story.
The families are at different stages in their lives, so they would be relatable to different readers. Katy’s family is deciding whether or not to have more children, while also dealing with stress from her job. Her mother has a new boyfriend at 74 years of age, and they have invited themselves for Christmas dinner. Meanwhile, Matthew’s family is expecting a new child and dealing with preschool drama with his twins. All of these situations made for some very funny moments.
I really enjoyed this story. It was quick to get through because it was so funny and lighthearted. It’s a great, entertaining holiday story.