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20 Times a Lady
20 Times a Lady
Author: Karyn Bosnak
— How many men does it take to find true love? —
— Delilah Darling's magic number was supposed to be twenty. She always thought she'd find the perfect guy by the time she'd slept with twenty of them. But when she wakes up naked in her disgusting boss's bed after a drunken night out, she's filled with regret --...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060828356
ISBN-10: 0060828358
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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esh712 avatar reviewed 20 Times a Lady on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I love to read serious books, but every now and then, I need a little light-hearted humor and laughter. I was able to read through this book very quickly, and it was pretty enjoyable. You should read this if you're looking for wacky, out-there situations that will make you laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of the situations. Some of the commentary was right on point, and I loved when I agreed with the character's observations and social commentaries.

There were a few elements that I really disliked about this book, however. First, the plot was pretty transparent. Generally, with chick-lit, you know where it's going and how you get there is really what matters. But at the same time, I still value a few moments of unpredictability before the ending that you know is going to come. I think she tried to throw a few of those curveballs in without very much success.

Secondly, where was her editor? There are glaring typos, misused, and misspelled words. I almost couldn't believe it. In addition, there were a few cliche phrases the author uses over, and over in the same situation. Could have used some variety. For example, whenever she speaks to her mother, her voice "goes up an octave." Funny the first time, not so funny after the fifth.

All in all, it was exactly what I expected (minus the bad editing), so I can't really fault it. I enjoyed reading it, I got through it quickly, and it was just the light read that I was looking for.
katatonicstate avatar reviewed 20 Times a Lady on
Helpful Score: 2
I thought this book was very cute and pretty well-written. Although the story borders on ridiculous, it did make me think about my "number", where society would place me on the scale of prude to slut and if it really matters in the end. There is no mention of STDs or HIV, unfortunately. I think that would have made the book a lot less fluffy but there are very interesting and vivid characters throughout that really pushes the story along and makes you want to find out who she discovers next on her journey.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is so FUNNY!!!! One of my new favorites! Very well written. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting!! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!!
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danij715 avatar reviewed 20 Times a Lady on + 2 more book reviews
I have to admit, I did see the movie that was based on the book, knowing that there would be differences. I liked the movie and thought the book would be better. Well, this was one instance where I liked the movie a bit more than the book. I was hoping the book would give more depth and comedy than the movie. I was hoping there'd be more scenes/development with Colin and maybe more moments with the other characters, like her friend or sister. I did like the ex's and their stories, but again was hoping for more with them. Overall, it was cute and fun and an easy read.
aubreybug avatar reviewed 20 Times a Lady on
This book is a nice and easy read. I enjoyed the characters even if it was a bit predictable. The editing, however, was awful. I don't know who here editor was but it didn't seem like there was one at all. There were so many times that I had to add words into sentences to make them make sense. Her first book was better.
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very good