The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

Kat Carmichael suffers from, in her own words, a broken vagina. She’s co-owner of the bakery, Cup My Cakes with her college best friend Shannon. And being a brand new business owner, coupled with a broken vagina, there’s not a lot of time for the lovey love with her long term boyfriend Ryan. Realizing that in thirty four days, It would be their four-year anniversary, and two years since they’ve had sex, she comes up with a plan to get her nookie in check by her self-created deadline. And what an awkward path it is. Hatching crazy schemes, flying baked goods, dildo’s in the kitchen and so much more, The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky keeps you entertained every step of the way.

If you’re looking for a light read, with a bit of humor (understatement), confusing yet interesting romance, sisterhood and all the things that make for a good chick lit book then I highly recommend this book! I picked it up, oddly enough because of the cover design. I liked the colors. But the first line is what hooked me.

“I can’t frost this cupcake. My vagina is broken.”

Simple yet one of the most hilarious lines I’ve ever read when opening a book. Without looking at the back of the book, I dropped it in my cart and purchased it.

You’ll fall in love with Kat’s wit and sarcasm, Shannon’s mom-like mannerisms, Butter’s bubbly attitude and Liz’s normalcy. Summer Heacock’s writing style was very airy and her descriptors were equally hilarious. Character development was more focused on Kat, and her views on love, sex & relationships. In the beginning Kat is hyper focused on maximizing the utility of her vagina and her relationship putting no real thought into love. By the end, she understands what she wants out of a relationship, that love isn’t just a fairytale and it feels damn good to have fantastic SEX! (again her words not mine)

 If you’re like me and love shy, sensitive men with a few tricks up their sleeve, you’ll also fall in love with Ben Cleary. Ben, a physical therapist and frequent customer, is a breath of fresh air.

Most of the characters, apart from Ryan, have exploding personalities.  Somehow he successfully maneuvers them and becomes an integral part of Kat’s journey and development.

Heacock created loveable and relateable characters and I never wanted to put the book down.

All in all one of the funniest yet eye-opening books I’ve read so far this year!

5/5 stars

[I’ve also posted this review on goodreads!]


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