Monday, 22 January 2018

Review: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee


About The Book

I guess I just forgot.
To ask him what he did for a living, I mean.
And by the time I did, I was in—balls deep, as he’d call it.
He was the perfect boyfriend.
Attentive, gorgeous, guessing my every wish and fulfilling them.
The sex was earth-shattering.
He even dealt with my crazy mom the way no one else could.
He popped the question, God, such a perfect guy.
There was just one issue:
He f*cked other girls on camera for a living.
How the hell do you deal with that?


Format
ebook

Story Length
Full-length novel

POV
First Person

Triggers?
No

Background Knowledge Required?
No

Cliffhanger?
No

HEA?
Yes

Infidelity?
That's... That's a very interesting question!
It's actually quite a debated topic in the book.
However, I'd say if sticking your dick in a woman who isn't your girlfriend, without your girlfriend's knowledge and agreement for you to do so, then yes. 

Love-Triangle?
No

Violence?
No

What I Thought:
Well. 
This was interesting.
The blurb makes it clear what you're getting when you read this book so there were no surprises.
I wasn't convinced it was going to be my kind of book, in fact a huge part of me really didn't want to read it because, RAGE, but these two lines of the blurb got me:

He fucked other girls on camera for a living.

How the hell do you deal with that?

I REALLY wanted to know how the hell someone dealt with that so I read the book.
And I'm glad I did.

The characters were likeable.
It was surprisingly funny.
As you'd imagine, the sex content is pretty high and the talk about sex is even higher, but it didn't feel like overkill.
Despite everything, I was rooting for the happy ever after.

Was it easy to read?
Nope. 
In fact, by the time the crash came, I was so invested in the pair (despite knowing better!) that it made me so sad for them... 
Watching them try and work it out was slightly torturous because you want to understand. You want to be matter-of-fact about it. You want to simultaneously kick him in the balls and climb all over him screaming mine.
It's frustrating. It's squicky. It's sweet. It's sad.
It's a journey.

Do I recommend it?
I don't know.
Am I glad I read it?
Actually, yes.

Cover Love:
I quite like this cover. 
It's very dignified considering the topic of the book!

Favourite Quotes:

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“You can spend however much time you want trying to sway people’s opinions or feelings about you, but really, it comes down to them. People have a right to love you. To hate you. Feel however the hell they want about you. But when it comes down to it, it’s all about you and how you react to them.”

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3 comments:

  1. That's really fascinating! I think I read a book about this a few years ago but the guy stopped having sex?? I don't quite remember.

    How do you deal with it indeed!

    It takes talent to make you invest in the couple and understand their pov's though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It was certainly an experience! lol
      I've since discovered I have a few books on my kindle (from 99p buying binges a year or two ago!) that cover the 'dating a pornstar' angle so I'm glad that my first experience of the topic was a good one otherwise they'd never get a read.

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  2. I have this book on my kindle and I'm a little to afraid to read it, the idea makes me cringe just a little, I am thinking about diving in. #LoveInBloom

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