Steven Scaffardi's The Drought is the laugh-out-loud tale of one man's quest to overcome the throes of a sexual drought. After the stormy break-up with his girlfriend of three years, Dan Hilles is faced with the daunting task of throwing himself back into the life of a single man. With the help of his three best pals, Dan is desperate and determined to get his leg-over with hilarious consequences!
What did I think?
This is an absolutely hilarious laugh out loud book. If you love The Inbetweeners, you will absolutely love Steven Scaffardi's The Drought. If you've ever been out with your girlfriends and wondered what that group of boys looking over were thinking, then you must read this book!
Having once been called an honorary bloke (and I didn't thump the guy who called me that), I didn't hesitate before jumping on the LadLit blog tour when Steven Scaffardi very kindly asked me to participate. I like my pints (and have my own beer blog), love Formula 1 and enjoy watching my team attempt to play football, but I don't really know what goes on inside a man's head. Are they really the stronger sex and do they really think about sex all the time? Well, perhaps those questions will be answered within the hilarious pages of The Drought.
Dan has just broken up with his long term girlfriend, Stacey, but there's always more fish in the sea, isn't there? It does sometimes feel like Dan is fishing with a hole in his net as each date ends in disaster, resulting in absolutely rib tickling laughter for the reader. With Dan's friends helping; best mate and babe magnet Rob; Jack with a PhD in 'Ladies'; and intellectually challenged Ollie, he'll have no trouble finding his next conquest, right? Wrong!!
As Dan gets himself into one scrape after another, I thought the jokes would run out at some stage, but Steven Scaffardi has a Mary Poppins' handbag of hilarity that goes on and on until I had to put the book down from fear of actually splitting my sides! The group of friends is a perfect blend of lothario and idiot that made me wonder whether I should buy them a round of drinks or run for the hills!
Guys and gals alike will enjoy The Drought. I enjoyed every single page of it and I felt like I was part of the group; cringing at Dan's disasters and willing him on at every stage. I couldn't have contained my laughter if I had wanted to - The Drought should come with a warning: 'Do not read in public places'. If it doesn't make you cry with laughter, you might need to check your pulse.
I received this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review.