REVIEW: 44 Chapters About 4 Men: A Memoir by B.B. Easton

44 ChaptersTitle:  44 Chapters About 4 Men
Author:  B.B. Easton

Genre:  Memoir/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  November 17, 2016

School 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.

Review

This book was one of those freebies that authors often offer to their readers in their newsletters.  When I downloaded it, I hadn’t heard anything about it, and I wasn’t even sure what I was getting into.  Was it fiction? Was it a memoir? Is it even romance?  I was so confused, and because of that, I put it off for a long time.  It wasn’t until one of the facebook groups that I belong to did a group read, that I picked it up and attempted to see what all the fuss was about.  And I’ll be honest, I struggled.  So I did the one thing I never do, and I tried the audio.  And OMG, that was exactly what I needed.  44 Chapters kept me entertained this weekend as I trudged through my basement, going through box after box of kids clothes (Note to all those future mothers out there – organize those hand me downs.  Trust me, you’ll thank me someday).  Once I started listening, I couldn’t stop.  This book was hilarious.

I loved the concept of this book, and the fact that it’s real.  B.B. Easton didn’t try to hide behind something.  She laid everything out, right there for the reader.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.  There were moments that my mouth hung open, and I stood slack jawed and wide eyed, just not believing what I was hearing.  Now I’m not going to lie.  This book is vulgar.  Like, really vulgar.  So it’s not for the weak of heart.  If blunt talk of sex bothers you, this book isn’t for you.  But if you want a really good laugh, and to read or listen to a woman who is being completely honest in her feelings, than 44 Chapters is a journey that you are definitely going to take.

Out of the four men B.B. talks about in 44 Chapters, my favorite was Knight.  Sure he was surly, and hated EVERYONE, but there was something about him that I couldn’t help but love.  I just felt a connection with Knight.  Perhaps it stems from the fact that I, myself, am not really a people person and I was able to feel a bit of kinship with Robert McKnight.  Because of this, I am so excited to read Skin, the book that B.B. wrote about based on her relationship with Knight.  Keep your eyes peeled for a review soon because I already downloaded it through Kindle Unlimited, and as soon as I have an ARC break, I’m diving in!

4.5 Stars/5 Stars!

About the Author

BB-EASTON-300x296BB 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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