I'm reading 20 Times A Lady. It's not out yet, but I got an advanced reader's copy. I'm loving this book! Here is a quick blurb from the back of the book:
All right. Honesty time. Everybody's got a number—in fact, everyone's got a few numbers. There's the one we tell our friends, the one we tell our spouses, the one we tell our parents, etc. But only we know what our true number is...
How many people have you slept with?
When Delilah Darling wakes up naked in a bed that's not hers after a drunken night out, she experiences one of the biggest regrets of her life. Not only did she have sex with her disgusting boss (who fired her the day before) but in doing so she has reached her self-imposed "number" limit: she's had sex with twenty men. Since Delilah refuses to up her limit but also cannot begin to imagine a life of celibacy, she does what any normal girl in her position would do—she tracks down all the men she's ever slept with in an attempt to make it work with one of them.
20 Times a Lady takes the reader on a hilarious cross-country romp with Delilah's past loves and proves that in the end numbers don't matter—true love comes when you're open and ready to accept it.
In the first few pages, Delilah discusses 'the number' and says "the average person has 10.5 sexual partners in their lifetime." Okay, let me just say that I am SOOOOOOOO average, well, okay, a teeny-tiny bit above average. I mean, how do you have sex with half a man?
Oh nevermind. I guess you can. Ever hear anyone say, "He's not half the man I thought he was"? (This would be number three on my list, for certain.) Haha.
So, after I read the first couple chapters, I started thinking about my 'liaisons' and jotted down the names on my list. And I laughed, and I recalled some events, and I wondered what ever happened to so-and-so, and I wondered why it was THAT twin and not his hotter fraternal brother?
I think in some upcoming blog entries I may reflect upon some funny moments about these liaisons (sorry, I just like that word, and when I type it, I say it aloud. Lee-Ayh-Zyun...It's just a fun feeling mouthy word). Because there were certainly some interesting ones!
As an aside, my list started the summer I was 18 (the book notes again the average age people have sex is 17.7, so I guess I was a late bloomer). My list ended when I nailed the one and only, my hubby, at number 11 (or was he twelve, I'm not sure really? I'll need to think about this for a bit) when I was two months shy of turning 21.
The author Karyn Bosnak(she's Karyn of the famous website www.savekaryn.com where she web-begged people for money and became a rich, famous author because of this, and no, I'm not bitter. She's an entrepreneur extraordinaire!), has dedicated the novel to "anyone who's ever second-guessed a decision they've made. Our past makes us who we are. Have no regrets."
And you know what? I don't have any regrets (except for the fact that now everyone knows my real number, including my in-laws. Thank GOD my grandmother doesn't know what the internet is!).
What's your story? What's your number? Too many, not enough? The one and only? Any regrets?