Chapter 5: #RelationshipGoals Made Real

Following up on my August Inspiration Board promises, I have picked up a new read from the library, “Barbara The Slut and Other People” in order to familiarize myself with this new genre. This week, let’s talk books and start our adventure off with Lauren Holmes’ novel.

While anticipating the arrival of this e-novel (in my inbox) from the library, I did not know what to expect– would this be a cousin of Fifty Shades of Grey or will it become an inspirational read, unraveling a new truth.


Holmes’ novel is a collection of short stories about REAL relationships. Kiss Hollywood fairy tales good bye because Holmes is striking accord with reality. She writes from perspectives of men, women, teens… even dogs and touches upon many relationship statuses. Discussing topics of sexuality, coming out, healthy relationships, cheating, ‘slut status,’ hook ups, breakups, marriage, and family life, everyone is bound to find something to relate to. The book adds sprinkles of humour to even painful situations and sobering you up during the #relatable stories.

LT Ratings: Overall rating: 7/10 | Comedic: 7.5/10 | Tear Jerker: 6/10 |  Relatable: 7.5/10 | Plot versatility: 10/10 | Must Read/Average/Pass: Average 

Barbara The Slut and Other People is an easy, quick. The writing style however, is was brought the book down a notch. Although this may be subject to short stories, the book lacked flow. For example, setting the stage read more like a bullet pointed to do list (a series of actions). I may be subject to bias though because of my love for conjunctions. Holmes also leaves you wanting more but this is the beauty of an epilogue which in this case you must create yourself.

If you ever asked yourself a question, “Am I the only one in the world who thinks/does this?” then this read is inching closer to the check out isle, waiting to be purchased.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? 

If you’ve already read or you’re going to read it, let us know how much you love it in the comments below. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram @lipstick_trilogy and Pinterest for more on our adventures and interests.

~ Kisses, Kvitka ~


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