Thursday, 15 February 2018

Audiobook review: Girl Crush by Stephie Walls

About the Book

I was done.

Done with men.

Women say it all the time; they get fed up, throw their hands in the air, and vow a life of celibacy—until the next chiseled chest comes into view and then they’re foaming at the mouth and wiping the drool from their chins. But this was different, I really meant it.

I’d been manhandled by the last pig that would ever bring his sausage near me. After one of the nastiest divorces in history, followed by some of the crudest and raunchiest dates, I’d decided to bat for the other team.

…At least I tried.

But creating the next Brat Pack hadn’t been on the agenda. Neither had Collier West. And I wasn’t prepared for finding true love at the end of my gal-pal tryst.

My Thoughts

The audio: I really enjoyed the audio version of this book. Julia Duvall does a great job of bringing Giselle and all her crazy to life. Her highs, lows, frustrations and successes are brought to life

There are multiple female characters and they each had a distinct voice. The male voices were also well done.

The book: First up, this is not a book about a lesbian heroine. Neither is it about waving the flag of feminism. What it’s about is a near-40 year old woman who is incredibly disillusioned with love and relationships. She doesn’t need a man to support her but neither is she naive about her role as the office eye candy.

Her solution for her romantic woes is to turn into a lesbian. Never mind that her BFF, who really is a lesbian, is forever telling her it’s not a switch to be turned on and off, Giselle is forging ahead. Her foray into dating other women I found to be very funny and dotted with more than the odd moment of crassness thrown in. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments for me.

Giselle meets Collier when she arrives for a date with his sister. Collier is utterly confused to find himself attracted to Giselle. She’s the first woman to interest him in some time yet what can come of it?

For me, this book is split into two parts: Giselle dates lesbians and then Giselle and Collier embark on a fairly traditional romance. Both parts work well and I really enjoyed reading about Giselle and Collier as a couple. They really are suited. The standout part however, was Giselle’s same sex dating adventures. They were fun a lot of fun to read.

About the Author

Best Selling Author, Stephie Walls has lived all over the country but has made Greenville, South Carolina her home for the last 25 years. She has a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if she could get away with it. If you follow her on Facebook, you'll also find that she's slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam, Instagram ads, and Google doodles.

Stephie is an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year. She has a penchant for great love stories, sensual poetry, and is a romantic at heart. 

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