Sex Ed – Kristen Bailey

Ed is a virgin. I didn’t know those existed – not at our age anyway. Maybe he was so drunk that he forgot all the times he’s had sex. I wish I could get that drunk.

Mia and Ed have been best friends ever since they began teaching at the same school. Ed bakes cake for the staff, Mia eats the cakes. Ed can’t control his students, Mia sorts them out. Mia can’t work the photocopier, Ed shows her how.

Mia’s love life might be chaotic but she’s totally devoted to her super-tidy, cat-owning, geeky but not bad-looking best friend. So, when Mia discovers Ed is still a virgin at twenty-eight, she decides to take matters into her own hands and teach him the skills he needs to seduce the pretty new maths teacher, Caitlin.

It’s an education that involves panic-buying sex toys and buddy-watching porn, and when Ed graduates with an A+ for effort – and begins dating the perfect-on-paper Caitlin – Mia knows her work is done.

But is Caitlin as sweet as she seems? And could Mia’s feelings for Ed be stronger than she realised?

A fabulously feel-good and unmissable read for fans of rom-coms by Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Beth O’Leary and anyone who loved Sex EducationTeachers and When Harry Met Sally. If you’ve ever cringed at the memory of your first time, nursed a broken heart with wine and takeout, or fallen for a friend, you’ll love this hilariously funny, sexy, heartwarming story.

Book Info: Print length: 326 pages. Publisher: Storm Publishing. Publication Date: 4 July 2023

My Thoughts:

I needed a laugh-out loud book and Sex Ed came highly recommended, plus it’s currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited so it’s a win/win situation for me.

Firstly trigger warning: this book contains some absolutely hysterical moments that if you are in public may have you howling or snorting very loudly.

Sex Ed is the story of 28 year old biology teacher Ed. Despite being a wonderful baker, teacher, friend and an expert at working the school photocopier he is still very much a virgin. This may be thanks to an unfortunate but hysterical accident with an oscillating fan and a condom when he was at University, but nevertheless women have always alluded Ed and he’s reluctantly accepted he will probably never find love (or sex).

Mia is Ed’s best friend. They work together at school and she’s an English Literature teacher. She is the polar opposite of Ed. She’s a party girl, fluent in the language of sex and lives a rather hectic life lurching from one hook-up to the next.

On a drunken night out Ed accidentally reveals his secret to Mia who decides that it is her responsibility to educate Ed and teach him everything she knows about sex. Cue some very funny, cringy and outrageous situations including a butt-plug on the neighbours fire escape.

I thoroughly enjoyed Sex Ed and loved reading the story from both Mia and Ed’s point of view in the alternating chapters. I would definitely recommend it to those who need a good laugh but aren’t easily offended!

Rating: 4 out of 5.