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In a voice that rings with humor, vulnerability and honesty, newcomer Stephanie Lehmann introduces Jennifer Ward, a twentysomething playwright whose Off-Off Broadway shows pale in comparison with the drama being played out in her mind on a minute-to-minute basis. But Jennifer soon discovers that no matter how booming her self-doubts can sound, nothing speaks louder than hoIn a voice that rings with humor, vulnerability and honesty, newcomer Stephanie Lehmann introduces Jennifer Ward, a twentysomething playwright whose Off-Off Broadway shows pale in comparison with the drama being played out in her mind on a minute-to-minute basis. But Jennifer soon discovers that no matter how booming her self-doubts can sound, nothing speaks louder than hope -- and love.Real life has not been easy for Jennifer. She worries that she's getting hooked on a health food store sleep aid. She didn't pass her last Cosmo quiz. She can't eat cheesecake, take a meeting, or indulge in a sexual fantasy without being overpowered by a completely consuming chorus of desire and doubt battling for control of her every waking thought. It's tough being a good girl when one's psyche is in sabotage mode.But beneath the noise of her own thoughts lie more painful voices Jennifer would rather not hear -- the voices that remind her of the heartbreaking death of her sister. Their love/hate relationship haunts more than Jennifer's memories; it colors her work, finding its way into her latest play. Jennifer certainly doesn't intend to let anyone know about all that stuff -- certainly not Peter, the sexy director who seems to show up in her fantasies more and more. . .or Kelly, the gorgeous, ambitious actress who may be playing up to Peter, too. But the person Jennifer needs to hide from most is herself, and when her future takes a wild turn for the worst, she just may get the role of her dreams -- and a chance to change her life....

Title : Thoughts While Having Sex
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ISBN : 9780758203335
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Thoughts While Having Sex Reviews

  • Sheryl
    2019-06-25 02:58

    I found myself asking the main character "WHY?!" a lot while reading this book. But maybe that's because I could see some of myself in her and could relate. Don't let the title of the book fool you--it's about a girl finally coming to terms with the fact she's deserving of happiness, and finally starts to go after it!

  • Beth
    2019-06-05 05:51

    Sexually curious playwright Jennifer uses her script as an excellent device for playing out her fantasties...however, the fantasies I mean are the unfinished confrontations between the dead sister. And her curiosity isn't satisfied to this reader's satisfaction.Jennifer's play focuses on her competitive-but-never-quite-measuring-up-relationship with her now-dead sister, and she finds herself in a similar relationship with Kelly, the lead actress of the show. A love triangle involving the producer is inevitable - who will end up with him?The plot is clever, and the play is an excellent device for revealing character and allowing the character to play out her fantasties. Jennifer has the wishy washy voice imparted by new authors, something the editor should have cut to the quick.As an exploration of sibling rivalry, suicide, competition among women, and the process of scripting to opening night, this is a great story, but wondering about unexperienced sex for pages is not particularly sexy. The denoument fails to deliver, and in the only other scene, that might be considered sexual, Kelly comes on to Jennifer, something we are almost expecting that would add a delicious shock to the tale... but since Jennifer is really innocent and practically taken advantage of, it is hardly a turn on. The scene flats flat when instead of going with the flow, she calls a halt to the activity.Purchase for the humorous qualities, rather than the erotic potential.

  • Kimlee
    2019-06-17 07:03

    i noticed with this book that the author has a theme going. someone/thing is always in the way of the main character getting her man. in the art of undressing it was a sexy fellow culinary student. in thought while having sex it's a sexy actress. the other girl gets them first and then the main character gets him in the end. is the author trying to make sloppy seconds more uplifting than they really are? i know that this will always happen when you start a relationship because someone has had you and your partner before, but really? when the other girl gets him first it pisses me off.

  • Bonnie
    2019-06-01 06:01

    A fun bit of chick-lit, perhaps a touch more serious than most others of the genre. This is the worst most misleading cover art ever (the title is also misleading.) This book is not erotic, or even really about sex in any real way. The story centers on a woman being held back in many aspects of her life by a life spent in the shadow of a beautiful bi-polar sister and by feelings about that sister's death. (That is not a spoiler, you get that info on page 2 or 3.) Watching Jennifer grow is delightful. This is fluff, pure and simple, but sometimes fluff is exactly what you want to read. Recommended for sure.

  • Megan
    2019-06-28 00:05

    The first sentence on the back blurb sucked me in right away - "Um, could someone turn my brain off?" I felt like I related to this character (I ask that question all the time!), probably to a fault. I enjoyed this book through all of the narrator's faults; she never speaks her mind, and then kicks herself for giving what she wants to other people she feels derserves what she wants more than she does - I do that all the time. She does get what she wants in the end, which was a nice way to tie up this story in a little bow and call it a day. Nice read!

  • Ken
    2019-06-16 01:51

    Otis like a female Woody Allen book. She is a play write and insecure. When a friend saw the book he said it looked like a chick book. Maybe it is but the theater reference kept my interest and it was reasonably well written. I liked it. I can recommend it as beach reading even if it is not great literature.

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-05 03:05

    I "think" I have read this before, but I couldn't be certian, which should say that this book isn't memorable; however, it was entertaining and I wanted to see how it ended. The mental fight between the main charachter was an interesting one and self professed (even if only within her script) wuss, which to be honest, is never someone that I can begin to understand. Decent beach reader only.

  • Beth
    2019-06-23 00:00

    Pretty fun chick-lit about evolving friendships and relationships between sisters and lovers. The thing that gets me is that I have no idea how the author came up with the title. From what I remember the heroine doesn't have any sex during the span of the whole book. Just kind of weird.

  • Lindsey Morris
    2019-06-17 02:44

    This title and cover is completely misleading. It was a fast read and it kept me entertained but I don't think if would be at the top of the list for me to recommend to a friend.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-25 23:11

    2.5 stars--Lots about acting, plays. Character learns about her self from a play she wrote. Dealing with suicide of older sister.

  • Sherri Hunter
    2019-06-12 00:46

    What a bummer...this book did absolutely nothing for me so I've given up on it...

  • Phee Sunantarod
    2019-06-04 03:09

    The story seemed to be nothing. Characters were readable. However, it's one from not many books that I couldn't put down. I think the word and the way she wrote that touched me.

  • Carrie
    2019-05-31 03:52


  • Jessica
    2019-06-23 00:04

    I enjoyed this greatly...currently reading again after a few years.

  • Nicole
    2019-06-25 00:45

    This is the most beautiful chick lit book I've ever read.

  • Allie
    2019-06-22 02:50

    Excellent book, bad title.