Saturday, 20 October 2018

Aphrodite's Closet by Suzy Turner

Aphrodite's Closet
Suzy Turner

Happy Saturday! Today I am on the blog tour for this absolutely brilliant read by Suzy Turner. 
thank you Rachels random resources for inviting me to take part. Read on for my review and I hope you enjoy reading it.   

Book Description
Agatha Trout didn’t even know she had a Great Aunt Petunia, so imagine her surprise when she finds Petunia left her a corner shop in her will. But it’s not just any old corner shop—it’s a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: an adults-only sex shop.
While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the
new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?

My Review
This a well written, fun and cheeky read and I loved it from start to finish. I also loved how the well designed front cover of the book tied in with the story and I think it really finished it off.  Shy Aggie is shocked to be left a shop in her Great Aunt Pertunia's will. At first she is at a loss as to what to do with it, but after being made redundant from her job in a library it has come up at just the right time. With the help of her best friend Coco they brainstorm ideas and it isn't long before the idea of an adult shop comes up. At first Aggie is shocked and really unsure about doing this but after much persuasion from Coco and support from her sister Christie, Aphrodite's Closet is born. 
I loved reading about the experiences the girls had researching goods to stock in the shop especially when they visited the erotica fair, this really made me giggle and I can imagine how nervous Aggie would have been visiting something that was so completely out of her comfort zone. I wasn't surprised by the reaction of Aggie's mum, Trixie's, shock about the the new shop as it is still an area that there is quite a taboo about, even now in 2018. I thought the mystery around who could be trying to close the shop down was a great part of the story and the twist at the end with that is a perfect addition to the story and one I didn't see coming. 
I loved the relationship between Aggie and Coco and the support they give each other when they both needed was lovely and I loved how much Coco helped Aggie come out of her shell. 
This is such a fantastic and girly read that I read in one day. I loved it and I'm now off to download some more of Suzy's books to my kindle library. 

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Author Bio

Born in England and raised in Portugal, Suzy lives with her childhood sweetheart Michael, their two crazy dogs and three cats.
Shortly after completing her studies, Suzy worked as a trainee journalist for a local newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she took the job of assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher before becoming editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine. Early in 2010 however, Suzy became a full time author. She has since written several books: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga), Daisy Madigan's Paradise, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, The Temporal Stone, Looking for Lucy Jo, We Stand Against Evil (The Morgan Sisters),Forever FredlessAnd Then There Was YouStormy Summer and her latest, Aphrodite’s Closet.
In 2015 she launched her popular 40+ lifestyle blog which continues to go from strength to strength, while just over a year later, she trained to become a yoga instructor. Suzy continues to write, blog and teach yoga in one of Portugal’s loveliest settings - the Algarve.

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