About the book: Dan Hilles is a pretty regular kind of guy - regular job, regular bunch of mates, regular male aversion to shopping. But following his break-up with long-term girlfriend, Stacey, he finds himself single again. He's been out of the game for a while and is a little out of practice. Soon, the very irregular and increasingly worrying issue in Dan's life is the extended drought he finds himself suffering. And we're not talking the climate change, scorched earth, God I'm parched variety.
You've got to hand it to Dan though - it certainly isn't from a lack of trying. With stalwart mates Ollie, Jack and Rob on hand to lend their collective pearls of male wisdom and arrange the odd road trip, you'd think Dan's days of languishing in a sexual wilderness would be numbered. Even best friends can't help prevent the kind of surreal holes Dan just can't seem to help digging himself into. And with each failed attempt, his self-esteem plummets to the point where he wonders if 'little Dan' will ever work again.
Good job he has Kelly, his reliable and sympathetic colleague, to confide in. As a woman, she can perhaps shed some female light on why he's failing so miserably with the opposite sex, balancing out the testosterone-fuelled 'advice' from the lads. Surely Dan can't go wrong with Kelly teaching him the various intricacies of a woman's mind.
Steven Scaffardi's first novel will have every guy laughing out loud in recognition and every girl secretly worrying - is this how men really think? A new talent to watch out for on the 'lad-lit' scene. My review Wow was this book fun to read, I laughed out loud a lot while reading this one. Dan was a great character to read about, he was never boring. The situations that he gets himself into are hilarious and you cannot help but feel for the poor guy. Trying to give Dan some help along the way are his three best friends Rob, Jack, and Ollie. Scaffardi takes the time to make each character unique and interesting and I could not get enough of reading about these four guys. I would suggest that those that are easily offended by bad language or crude remarks should stay away from this one. With a plot line of Dan trying to get laid it should be no surprise that this book is filled with language and scenes that some might find offensive. I personally loved the inside look at what guys really think and how they talk to each other when there are not women around. The whole time I was reading this book and laughing hysterically I kept thinking what a great movie this book would make. It was just so much fun with so many hilarious situations the guys get themselves into, I would love to see it made into a movie. I was really impressed with Scaffardi's book, it was highly entertaining and I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book. I hope there will be another book from this great new author soon! My rating: 4 1/2 stars out of 5 I received this book from the author for an honest review.
I am a stay at home mom of three kids who loves to read. I have always been a reader, but I have been reading even more recently and have found some amazing books. My favorite genres are historical fiction and classics. I also try to read lots of other types of books, but I always come back to my favorites.