I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Girl 99 by Andy Jones
Also by this author: The Two of Us
Published by Lake Union Publishing on 14th February 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
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When Tom’s girlfriend walks out on him the day before Christmas, he feels humiliated but not necessarily heartbroken. Sadie wasn’t, after all, The One. If we’re being precise, she was number eighty-five.
And so, for reasons that are only mostly wrong, Tom embarks on a mission to bring his number of encounters up to a nice neat one hundred.
Over the course of his quest he sleeps with a colleague, a colleague of a friend, a friend of a friend, a friend of a friend’s wife, the estate agent selling his flat and several more besides.
Everything is going, if not well, then at least according to plan…and then Tom meets Verity. Whether she’s The One remains to be seen, but she’s certainly more than just another number.
Thank you to Andy for sending me a copy of this book via Netgalley. I’ve previously read The Two of Us and when Andy asked if I wanted to read Girl 99 I jumped at the chance. As a side note this story is set before The Two of Us.
Tom stupidly cheats on his girlfriend Sadie at the Christmas work party, when he decides that honesty is the best policy she doesn’t exactly thank him.
When Tom’s friend El (yes the same El from The Two of Us) hears of this latest development he makes a bet with Tom. To reach 100 sexual partners. With some coaxing from El, Tom reluctantly agrees to the bet.
When I was reading this book I felt like I had read parts of this story before. I’m not sure if this was because I knew El’s story or because Tom’s job was in the same field as Fishers, in The Two of Us and seemed to have some similar themes regarding the work aspect. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the story.
The story is mainly about Tom but I really liked Tom’s sister Bianca. She’s feisty and funny.
Tom manages to get himself into such ridiculous situations you can’t help but laugh. This book will have you going from laughing to covering your eyes in embarrassment at the situations that Tom gets himself into.
I guessed how this story was going to end before we quite got there but I didn’t quite guess the journey to get there. Verity is a little bit different. She’s not afraid to be who she really is and there’s something about her that makes Tom want to know more.
The thing I really like about Andy’s books is seeing the story from the male perspective and I look forward to reading more from him in the future.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Goodreads Challenge (2017)
- Netgalley Challenge (2017)