The fourth and final blog tour of the day is for an author who has me in stitches every time I read one of her books, Miss Joanna Bolouri and ‘Relight My Fire’! I had the honour of receiving a very early proof copy of the book, so I would like to say a massive thank you to Quercus Books for that! Here is my review:
When Phoebe and Oliver had their happy ending, they thought the hard part was over. And now, with a five year old daughter, they are far from the blissful hedonistic lifestyle of when they first started dating.
Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it. But with distractions aplenty, will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?
From mix tapes to ‘sex jars’, this is the naughtiest rom com you will ever read. From the bestselling author of The List.
What does TWG think?
RELIGHT MY FIREEEEEEE, YOUR LOVE IS MY ONLY DESIREEEEEEE, RELIGHT MY FIREEEEEEEE, CAUSE I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED YOUR LOVE
I am 100% positive that I am not the only one who has sung the title of the book – how could you not?
‘Relight my Fire’ is the sequel to ‘The List’, so whilst there will be definite character overlap, I think that you could get away with reading this book as a standalone. However, it might be beneficial for you to read ‘The List’ first, just so you can get a better idea of the characters backstories.
I really have no idea how she does it, but Joanna Bolouri had me snorting tea out of my nose in a matter of minutes, writing the types of things that you would really need to ‘be there’ for. You know, the ones where someone laughs so hard over something HILARIOUS, whilst other people look on like you’re growing a second head.
Although, judging by what Phoebe and Oliver put in their ‘sex jars’, I’m waiting for people to look at them like they’ve grown a second head. Well, if Phoebe has her wish then Oliver will but y’know!!!
If you’re a prude then this book would probably be the ‘naughtiest book you’ve ever read’, but for people who can turn any sentence into filth, I would say that the level of naughtiest isn’t as riskay as one would hope for. Don’t get me wrong, the contents of the ‘sex jar’ are raunchy enough and utterly bonkers, but I know the author has it in her to take those characters way beyond than what she did here. Not complaining by the way, I just thought that it was perhaps a little tame for Joanna Bolouri haha.
If you’re a parent with a young child, you’re probably going to relate to ‘Relight my fire’ a lot more than others will. I thought that the issues which Oliver and Phoebe faced along the way, were relatable and very black and white. I loved how Joanna Bolouri didn’t sugar coat any of the hurdles couples can face, especially those with young children.
Bolouri kept her entire story honest and real, and for that I applaud her because those types of situations aren’t easy, yet she wrote them in a laugh-out-loud and bonkers manner, catering for a wide range of readers.
Phoebe and Oliver are a brilliant couple to read about, and I loved how they seem to have gotten funnier since ‘The List’ – their sarcasm is brilliant!
I devoured ‘Relight My Fire’ in one sitting, making it the fastest book I have read of Joanna Bolouri’s. Whilst I do feel that the storyline had a lot more room for a lot more raunchiness, I still absolutely adored reading this book – I don’t think I have laughed this much in ages.
‘Relight My Fire’ is such a feel good and uplifting read which will make you laugh when the going gets tough, instead of holding your head in your hands and crying. Either that or it’ll give you the urge to create your own ‘sex jar’ – single or not!
Joanna Bolouri has delivered once again! Such a laugh out loud, bonkers, and enjoyable read from an author who says it like it is. I eagerly await her next novel!