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Did My Love Life Shrink in the Wash? by Kristen Bailey


My sex life is like a glittering unicorn. Bucking up and down, all day long, in my imagination…

Will used to be my partner in crime. Fancy dress, festivals, line up the sambuca and leave ‘sensible’ at home. And ‘home’ meant ‘bedroom’, and the bedroom was shocked speechless. Every time.

But now we’re proper adults – a family – and there’s loads we weren’t warned about:

1) Babies don’t come with a snooze button

2) Porn star boobs aren’t for touching

3) It’s possible to fall asleep at a nightclub

And then something unthinkable happens, which changes everything. But I love Will, and he loves me, so we can get through anything. Right?

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This book should be on the reading list for every new parent, or anyone thinking about procreating. It's funny and tongue in cheek, but it's also scarily accurate in many ways.

I loved Beth and her sisters, and the rest of her family. I adored her sense of humour, even when some things were a bit close to the knuckle. The message is a sensible and honest one, and, along with the great sub plots and the lovely uplifting ending, it makes for a darned good read.

About the Author

Mother-of-four, rum-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She used to write short fiction before her first two novels were published in 2016.

In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. HAS ANYONE SEEN MY SEX LIFE?, CAN I GIVE MY HUSBAND BACK? and DID MY LOVE LIFE SHRINK IN THE WASH? follow the Callaghan sisters and are a fresh take on modern life, love and family. Apparently, they're funny but her husband likes to tell her different.

She lives in Hampshire, UK. She also is a whizz at world capitals and thinks pineapple belongs on pizza. Don't fight her on this.

Find out more at:


Twitter: @mrsbaileywrites

Facebook and Instagram: @kristenbaileywrites

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