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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2014
There are very few books that have made me truly laugh out loud, this novella is one of them. The premise is that Betty finds herself in debt, big debt, her husband neglected to say he had been made redundant a year ago and their savings were gone, and their bank account severely overdrawn and a loan shark was knocking on their door, but that was not the worst of it following her errant husband she finds where he has been spending his days, with a lady of the night in a somewhat compromised position.

Betty put me in mind of a Hyacinth Bucket type middle-class well to do status conscious middle aged lady, living in a leafy suburban four bedroomed house with her mother-in-law and estate agent husband, days are spent caring for the household, attending the local country club, and meeting with the ladies of the literarily group. She is 'proper' and thus moaned and criticised by her nearest and [almost] dearest.

As Betty throws out her husband and their daughter arrives stating she has left her boring partner, daughter brings with her to read the latest smash "50 shades of grey", just a few captured sentences sends Betty's blush level to scarlet. Needing money and fast Betty talks herself into writing a story and it seems alternate bedroom acrobatics are the dish de jour. But there is a flaw in her plot, namely she knows very little about sex, let alone anything remotely kinking connected to rumpy pumpy; she types into the internet "Show me a free pornographic film, please" [I did say she was proper]. Where her mouse takes her is a journey of hilarity and misdirection.

The chaos that ensues is worthy of any TV situation comedy. Her innocent and naive writing goes viral and she suddenly there are thousands of fans desperately waiting for the next chapter.

I found this really so enjoyable and comfortable that I will definitely be buying the sequel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2014
Betty Berry is a 65-year-old suburban housewife who has never had a dirty thought in her life -- until her husband quits, leaving her with his debts (along with a grisly coffin-shaped debt collector), his ghastly old mother, and a house that is about to be sold over her head. To make matters even worse, Betty's bossy daughter arrives, having abandoned her own marriage. So what is Betty to do?

All her life, she has dreamed of being a bestselling novelist, but her (serious, literary) novel has never seen the light. Can she write her way out of her dilemma? Can she make enough out of publishing with KDP to get out of this financial mess? Inspiration strikes when her eyes land on the copy of Fifty Shades of Grey that her daughter has carried along. It made a helluva lot of money, didn't it? So why not try a new genre?

Forthwith, Betty embarks on the authorship of erotica. She might be woefully ignorant of the grubby details, but the dominatrix who has been tendering to her errant husband's base desires is keen to provide the needed info. Still more hilarity is added when she gets unexpected backing from a manufacturer of sex toys, which adds a few zeroes to all that lovely moola from Mr Amazon.

It is surprisingly clean, and outrageously funny. As a reviewer on Amazon commented, it is laugh-out-loud-on-the-bus reading. I got through it in one evening, because I just couldn't put it down.

Give it a go. You will thank me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2014
Firstly, I must say this book is a refreshing 'sideways' glance at a very well known erotic trilogy.

I liked the fact that the main character was written from both the first, and in some cases, the 3rd person. The absence of an 'acrobatic inner goddess' was again, refreshing.

The crossover from the daily life of what one can only refer to as a 'Hyacinth Bucket' lady (It's bouquet actually!), is very well done.

The book doesn't take it's self too seriously but, adding the menacing element of money lenders/debt collectors, in a very honest light will, I'm sure be an eye opener for many people.

All in all a very enjoyable read.

Remember tho, a mother in law is for life.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2014
Laugh out loud story with believable family moments.Relationships surviving stressful times.Unusual characters.You feel for Betty and her plight to clear her debts hiring a prostitute to enhance the tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2013
This book was quite funny in places, I liked the main character and did feel a bit sorry for her, what a horrible Husband, and nasty Mother in Law.

It did make me smile and laugh a few times.

An okay read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2014
I chuckled my way all through this. It's endearingly funny. My only complaint is that it's too short, but never mind, I just downloaded the sequel. I hope it keeps up the standard set by the first book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2014
Rosen has done it again; won me over with her hilarious sense of humour! I love My Granny Writes Erotica!! It is laugh out loud comedy which you will read time and time again. I know I will, will you?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERon 7 September 2013
I downloaded this when it was free. It's definitely not an erotic story but more a mickey take of the Fifty Shades phenomenon. As someone who didn't buy into that phenomenon, I did find all references to that book amusing. It also takes the mickey out of the boom in erotic sales although I imagine this author would be ecstatic if she saw what Betty sees every morning when she logs in to see her book sales?!

This is a far fetched, slapstick style story. Betty is very naive for her 65 years and I'm not sure I believed she could be quite that naive considering she was computer savvy and changed within days from a weak to a strong woman! However, it has obviously been written by the author with her tongue firmly in cheek!

I laughed at how Betty typed a question into the search engine saying 'please'! Muriel the dreaded mother in law was funny! I would have liked to have Betty's husband feature a bit more and read what he thought of Betty's success! I feel there is scope for another edition to this story catching up with Betty...maybe her finding her very own Richmond/Ricardo?!

If you want a laugh, download this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 March 2014
I was intrigued by the reviews on this book and thought I'd read it myself.
It was hilarious in some places that had me laughing out aloud. I shall definitely read No 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2014
Enjoyed the book some laughs as usualoliday from writer without being daft or silly cracking read will read again holiday
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