Desdemona is channel-surfing when she stumbles upon the program Marriage Exposure . The trashy television show gets people to spill all the secrets of their sex lives, and Desdemona's ex-boyfriend just happens to be a guest.
To her shock and horror, Desdemona's ex announces on national television that he dumped her because--
--she never got the big O
"She faked...," he says.
Every single time.
Her life is wrecked! If her friends, family and colleagues haven't seen the interview yet, they will.
How do you survive a scandal like this?
How did he know she faked?
And why is it that in the bedroom, Desdemona never, ever gets lucky?
The lovable, creative and quirky heroine of Q. D. Purdu's Faking Lucky tackles these challenges. As Desdemona tries to run damage control on her reputation, she begins to explore her sexuality. Along the way, she will get a second chance at genuine love.
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About the Author
Q. D. Purdu loves playing with her rescue dog, drinking red wine, running through sprinklers, indulging in dark chocolate with sugared ginger, working in her herb garden, eating anything wrapped in a corn tortilla, and anticipating all the romantic possibilities in her future.
Purdu previously wrote the novella The Light We Found, which was featured in the Mother's Day Magic collection. Faking Lucky won first place in the Texas Writers' League Romance Category.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars Faking Lucky is amusing and witty with interesting characters and lots of chuckles. I did find parts of it to be a stretch on the imagination, but it worked for the story. The biggest drawback for me lay in Desdemona's interactions with her high school sweetheart. The angst comes mostly from a string of misunderstandings and no one just coming right out with it and saying things that needed to be said. For me, that part was drawn out a bit more than necessary and became a bit tedious. Nevertheless, the story is a fun and entertaining read with lots of chuckle-worthy moments, making it perfect for a relaxing weekend tale.
Desdemona is a 27-year old woman, who’s never experienced the big-O. And now it has been noted on a reality TV show by a bastard ex. Oh great. Of course, never having an orgasm shouldn’t be such a big deal. So she’s had to fake it this whole time. Nothing’s ever been able to compare to her first love from high school, even though they never went all the way. Hunter’s been the only one to ever elicit such yearning and electricity. Still, Desdemona certainly doesn’t want to be notorious for her sexual ineptness, so she starts reading up on this and does some experimenting, including going to orgies and tying someone up. Ay! Story goes back and forth between her high school past and her schooling present, where she’s trying to learn how to get the orgasm. The girl just thought too much about sex and getting there. Even though the scenes with Hunter were endearing, I also wondered why there was so much emphasis on the story behind him taking the blame for stealing that money in high school. Story sounded like a funny, quirky tale, but it’s not that easy to get into with all this sex stuff. In fact, some of it can get kind of gross. Overall, this was okay.
Faking Lucky is just plain fun. It was a great read for a rainy weekend. Desdemona is so unique & her story is so entertaining. Great debut by Q. D. Purdu. I will be watching for more books by this author. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.