44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton
Narrated by Ramona Master
Standalone Embellished Memoir
I am now BB Easton’s best friend. She doesn’t know it yet, but it’s true. I can tell by reading this fictionally elaborated memoir that we would have been getting into trouble together if we were the same age and knew each other. I have had 44 Chapters about 4 Men on my kindle since it came out, and just never had a chance to read it. When I saw it was in the audible romance package I couldn’t click fast enough. I am so glad I did. This was a completely unique and refreshing read!
I was a pretty wild one as a teen and went through a punk-rock/bad boy phase. I also lacked self-esteem so kind of went with any boy that liked me. I met my husband at 19, and he is one of the most colorless, vanilla people you’ll ever meet (except in bed). Even his voice is monotone. But he is the love of my life. Luckily I have no issues in the bedroom, in fact, my guy is a “Husboner” -definition from the book’s glossary:
Husboner (noun)—a married man who should be sick and tired of his wife’s stretched out, floppy old vagina but instead behaves like an insatiable sex machine who just snorted an eight ball of coke.
But in other ways, I can totally relate to BB and her marriage to her Husbot, Mr. Personality.
“It’s a beautiful life Ken has given me, one filled with security and laughter and intelligent conversation and honeymoons in Paris and well-behaved children with long attention spans and cute noses and his-and-hers sinks and 401(k)s and well-manicured lawns. I just wish the orgasms matched the drapes, if you know what I mean.”
Ken is an amazing husband. I loved him, but he was the complete opposite of the guys BB was used to.
When Ken suddenly spiced things up a little in the bedroom, BB realized that he must have read her journal, and had an idea.
…I’m going to start planting a glossily exaggerated Lifetime movie version of you under the filename Super Private Journal That Ken Is Never, Never Allowed to Read Ever where I will plant completely fabricated stories about my ex-boyfriends designed to inspire Ken to up his fucking game.
So like a book within a book, BB writes fake journal entries about her amazing teen sexcapades with a skinhead, a punk rocker on parole and a bass player. But we also get to read the real journal entries about the same elaborated events.
I had so much fun listening to this book! It was just such a unique concept, and I loved the way it was about young romance but it was clearly an adult viewpoint. After all the fun that this book was, BB wrote longer books about each of the four guys to follow. They have amazing ratings, but the first being about a 16-year-old, I’m a little nervous about them. Though after laughing my ass off listening to this book, I think I would love anything more BB Easton writes, so I am clicking Skin, Knight’s book.
The one I am most excited for though is Ken’s book! I want to see how this guy who is the opposite of everyone she has dated won her heart. Supposedly it’s coming soon!
I want to take him with me everywhere. I want us to live a hundred years and die at the same time. I want them to mix our cremated remains together, dump us into a river, and watch our mingled ashes swirl like coffee creamer all the way to the ocean. I want our souls (okay, my soul and his, whatever he has, operating system?) to find each other on the other side as soon as possible just so that we can fall in love and make more babies and do it all over again. I just also want him to fuck my brains out.
- Completely new and different.
- Made me laugh out loud.
- I could totally relate!
- I want to be best friends with BB Easton.
- Silly and raunchy, but there was still a good story.
- I was dying to know what was actual truth or not!
- I had a little trouble remembering if I was in the fake story or not. I think some of the difficulty following may not have happened in a print version, it just didn’t flow that well in audio.
The narrator was just perfect for the story, but I think listening made it a little harder to keep up without the visual clues that it’s a journal entry. Still, if you really focus on your audiobooks, I don’t think this would be an issue. If you aren’t sure whether to read or listen, I would suggest read it, even though I loved the narrator’s performance.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4.25 Heat, 4 narration