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44 Chapters About 4 MenSchool psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered “unethical” and “a fireable offense.” Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.

After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends—a skinhead turned US Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy-metal bass player—were every bit as tattooed and testosterone-fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.

Well, guess what? My husband read that shit.

And guess what else? He upped his fucking game.

Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits—crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken’s behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully…except when he didn’t.

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44 Chapters #0.5
Release - November 17, 2016
Genre - Romantic Comedy
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Format - ebook purchased from Amazon
Length - 327 pages

44 Chapters of Hilarity


I haven't laughed this hard in... Gosh, I don't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading a romance novel. This ish was freaking hilarious!

I knew I was going to love this story from its introduction. If you've followed this author on any of her social media, you'll quickly realize that she writes the way she talks. It's real, it's honest, and it's incredibly endearing. I've come to adore this woman so much just from reading and hearing her words. Despite its embellishments, 44 Chapters was a memoir about the 4 most memorable men of BB's life. This story was pretty fatalistic in that we already know how it ends up. But the journey... y'all... Worth it!

Obviously I loved Ken's character the most. He was the unlikely hero in BB's story, after a short lifetime of picking toads. Ken was the complete opposite of everyone and everything that BB took a shining too. He was clean cut, intelligent, ambitious, reserved, and responsible. Where were his tattoos? Piercings? Prior delinquencies? He was a 'good guy'. In fact, compared to those who preceded him, he was an absolutely awesome guy.

First there was the skinhead who was nothing like any skinhead I've ever met or heard of. Bullied into a relationship, BB unfortunately learned the hard way the ugliness that was hiding inside him. Love turned to obsession, violence begat more violence, and she let him go before he could do real damage. Then there was the rebound. He was basically a handsome vagrant with bad teeth and ridiculous tattoos. The way BB described those tattoos had me doing everything possible not to piss my pants. Too freaking funny! Then there was the metal rock star. Now I was totally infatuated with this guy. Who could resist the emotional, sensitive, manly, beautiful soul of an artist this man turned out to be? I was a bit sorry to see him go. But nothing and no one outshone Ken. Regardless of the fact that he acted more like a robot than the human he appeared to be, he was perfection. I couldn't blame BB for wanting more, because a woman wants what she wants, but I did think that she got one of the best men out there from what I've read. Lucky woman!!

I loved how this was phrased by journal entries and emails. It was different and I'm always a fan of the unique. I appreciated the honesty that bled from these pages even though the story was fictionalized. BB didn't color herself with an airbrush, hiding her flaws or mistakes. She embraced her humanity, split herself open, and allowed the reader to witness her misadventures and swim in her truth. The good, the bad, and the ugly were all laid bare and I don't think I could adore her more!

About the Author
BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.

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