REVIEW: Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani

Posted November 7th, 2015 by in Blog, New Adult, Review / 8 comments

Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani: Ellie has graduated from uni, living with Not-That-Easyroommates, and working as an unpaid intern for a popular online magazine. All of her roommates and friends seem to be living the life Ellie imagined as twenty-somethings, while she feels like she’s different and left out. Since she just lost her virginity more recently, she’s decided that it’s time to make some changes.

Ellie decides that only having had sex with one guy is simply not enough. She decides to join the world of online dating to find guys for potential one night stands. She’s not even looking for a relationship, but she does want to experience an orgasm.

“Of course I get stuck with the guy looking for a rebound,” I muttered to myself.
“Did you just say what I think you did?” he asked, looking at me strangely.
Shit. I hadn’t thought he’d hear me with the loud music. I shrugged my shoulders, pretending I’d meant for him to hear me. “Meh, you’ll never see me again. I may as well be honest.”

After overhearing the details of one of Ellie’s disastrous dates, her boss finally gives her a column focusing on dating in London, like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City. While she’s having fun writing the column and it seems to be a hit for the magazine, Ellie has to deal with the fallout of making her dating and sex life public.

Why was I so embarrassed to talk about sex during sex? If I didn’t tell him what I liked, and what I wanted, how was I ever going to come?

Not That Easy is a coming of age tale where Ellie has to weigh the pressures to fit in, societal expectations, and how she was raised when it comes to sex and relationships. It seems like Ellie goes from one crisis to the next where every little set back is overly dramatic and she is fixated on body hair. Radhika Sanghani provided a number of humorous tales with Ellie’s dates. Ms. Sanghani also provided interesting social commentary through Ellie and her columns. Fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary will enjoy Not That Easy.

Book Info:

03SPublication: Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 | Berkley | Virgin #2

Ellie used to be a virgin, but now she’s a woman with sexual experience. Well, some sexual experience. She also has debt, an unpaid magazine internship, and three flatmates who left her with the single room to match her single status.

That’s okay. She doesn’t want a boyfriend anyway—she wants several. And if the sex is exciting enough, her ruthless magazine editor boss can exploit her dating life for a column.

After countless hook-ups, a disastrously fiery encounter with some heat lube, and one orgasm class, Ellie is faced with the sad reality of her sexual ineptitude. But when she starts to witness the emotional wreckage she’s leaving in her wake, Ellie realizes that sex can be hard, and there’s a down side to giving it up too easy.



8 Responses to “REVIEW: Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani”

  1. Suzie johnson

    Although I LOVED Bridget Jones Diary, this one doesn’t seem to have punch I look for in a book. Probably will pass on this one. Good review.

    • Kim

      It does have a number of similarities to Bridget Jones’s Diary, but I would agree it isn’t quite the same.