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My Granny Writes Erotica – Threesome [review]

24 May
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If you enjoy being made to laugh out loud as you journey to work on the bus – this is a book for you.  If you can stifle a snicker as the “my little pony” advert comes on the television – this is a book for you.  If you enjoyed the comic ambiguity of people like Hyacinth Bucket, or the verbal dexterity of the late Ronnie Barker – this is a book for you.

If you are looking for smut, vulgarity, deviancy or titilation – go away.

Betty was a woman comfortable with her life, her husband was a respected Estate Agent, she kept a proud house in a desirable street, she was writing a work of literature [not self publishing poetic drivel like her literary club chairwoman], her daughter had married well, they had savings, could afford the pleasantness of life and were members of the country club.  What could go wrong?

Secrets and lies delve Betty into an unknown world of loan sharks, a husband with a sexual desire to be placed in a nappy and spanked, and an inconsiderate daughter who moves back home.  Money was needed, and quickly, when an ambiguous beginning of a serialised self-published e-book dropped her into the darkness of “kinky-dumpy-pumpy”, Betty was painfully out of her depth and her sexual knowledge base was more vanilla than a vanilla pod.  The only person Betty knew who knew about such activities was her husband’s ‘lady of the night’, Scarlet.  Once the wheel of success started to turn Betty is swept up into a series of situational comedic happenings, her middle class tweedy sense of decorum and propriety is constantly embarrassed by her curious innocence at just what people craved and did to satisfy their desires.

While the success of Betty’s book solves one problem, her independent finances, the world wants to know who the author of this international best seller is and when it is discovered a whole new pile of problems, embarrassment and misdirection ensues.  Betty tries to put her success and its reputation aside and restore her social standing but society and its hypocrisy is not ready to.  Even when she accepts her fate and summons the confidence dip her toe in the pool of romance, her blinkered virtue lands her in a very peculiar “sophisticated hotel”.

The authors understanding not only of language but also of the human complexities when it comes to communication is the cream to these novellas, so much of the spoken [or indeed written] word is implied, within a non-verbalised context and comes from between the lines, it is no wonder that the most simple of four letter word can cause such chaos, the word being ‘like’.

Congrats Rosen on a trio of giggles on a subject that could easily have sunk into the mire of vulgarity.

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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Books, Review

 

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6 responses to “My Granny Writes Erotica – Threesome [review]

  1. lilian1

    May 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for your review its sounds full of fun my kind of book in fact life is like that full of drama and laughter I will definitely order it 🙂 x

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    • amgroves

      May 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Whilst it is an adult only book, it is an intelligent adult handling of what could be a very vulgar topic. Rosen really has handled the subject matter really really well.

      I was in a car passing a house that had bunting around it, I smirked to myself, and when you’ve read the book you’ll know why. It does make you giggle.

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  2. Bushka

    May 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Have heard of this one…..not read it but find it ingenious…..Excellent review at usual…Thanks Ann. Hugs! xx

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    • amgroves

      May 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Bushka. I have already reviewed book one and book two separately, this is the book with all three together in one.

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  3. la_spice

    May 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Excellent review. Sounds like something I would enjoy.

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