Sex, Lies and Chocolate Cakes
humour, contemporary, love, sex and marriage
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(1 Jan. 2015)
After accidentally exposing himself to his son’s girlfriend, and realising that because of his over-hanging stomach, she couldn’t actually see anything, Eric Baxter decides it’s time he went on a diet. Unfortunately, due to an exercise allergy, and an eating obsession, it isn’t going to be as easy as he first thought. Throw in a battle of wits with his neighbour’s cat over toilet rights to his garden, a son who lives in the shed and dreams of being discovered on The X Factor, a stroppy teenage daughter with a Wayne Rooney fixation, a wife who doesn’t want to sleep with him anymore, and an amorous work colleague who does, and you have all the ingredients to Sex, Lies and Chocolate Cakes: A delicious laugh out loud comedy.
It is really great to have a male writer writing about his male character’s weight and dieting issues.
I found this book funny but with pathos as the lure of the cake, the biscuits, pork pies and even the burgers undo every effort our hero makes – even using his cycling machine.
He does manage to resist the lure however of the sex-hungry receptionist at work – even if only just.
Fun reading with a well portrayed central character.
My husband who also read it, found it punchy, funny, and insightful and would like to read more of this author.