Review: The Beginners Guide to the Birds and the Bees by Sophie Hart

Title & Author: The Beginners Guide to the Birds & the Bees by Sophie Hart

Published by: Bookouture

RRP/Availability: £1.59 as an ebook
                             £7.99 in Paperback

My Rating: 4/5


Let’s talk about sex…
Would you share your bedroom secrets if it meant saving your marriage?
A refreshingly open and uplifting romantic comedy about friendship, love and sex. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone in order to give a relationship a good dose of TLC…
Sex therapist Annie Hall helps couples put the fizz back into their relationships. It’s a shame her own love life is non-existent. When Jamie who works next door catches her eye, she can’t ignore the spark of chemistry.
Most men would jump at the chance to skive off work for an afternoon quickie with their gorgeous wife but Nick knows Julia is after only one thing – a baby. Sex shouldn’t be a chore. Can Annie help Julia see that?
Newly engaged Zoe and Simon can’t keep their hands off each other. They’ve decided to take a vow of celibacy until their wedding night. Will Annie help them stick to it?
Roy and Linda have been married for over thirty years but she’s more interested in the family business than getting intimate with him. Can Annie convince Linda to rediscover her passion for Roy after all this time?

While Annie begins to work her magic with the three couples, she soon finds herself falling for Jamie. But she’s been hurt before – will he be different? It’s time for Annie to take some of her own advice and learn a few life lessons of her own…


I loved this book from the very start, and actually read this through the kindle app on my phone which was so convenient for me as whilst I was out waiting in bus stops etc I was able to whip out my phone and catch up with some friends (characters in the book).

The characters are easy to relate to and you feel like you 'know' them and are a part of their life, you really find yourself bonding with them.

Sophie has written something truly wonderful here in that you get to see from EVERY characters perspective, you find out what makes them tick in their mind, and what pulls on their heart. It's also pretty wonderful to be able to see the intricate lives of not just the couples going for therapy, but also that of their therapist, Annie. They say that love comes in all forms, shapes and sizes, and it sometimes sneaks up when you least expect it. All that and more is true in The Beginners Guide to the Birds & the Bees.

Another aspect that I loved about this book was that Sophie didn't let you get bored with one couples story for too long, as the chapters end on mini cliff-hangers that keep you pondering as you turn the page to catch up with another couple, before dropping back in on previous couples and developing their story. There was no time to get bored... only intrigued and at the right dose to keep you turning the page for more.

My absolute favourite "Laugh out Loud" moment was when Zoe and Simon were sending flirtatious texts to each other whilst they were on a lunch break... the thought of Zoe sending saucy texts as she sat next to a Nun, had me giggling like a schoolgirl.... and Simon was rather excited by thee texts and needed a cold shower! It was truly lovely to see the different aspects of what reasons couples could seek the help from a sex therapist.... and NO, she does not get you performing orgies and watch you as you learn the karma sutra! :)

I would love to read more from this author... as she truly is a talent to watch ... and read :)

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