In this eye-popping first novel–a bestseller in both the United States and Australia–Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex. When four bright, successful friends meet in Sydney’s designer cafs and restaurants to gossip about their romantic exploits, the talk sizzles. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the best of friends. Professionally, their lives could not be more different, but whenever they get together, there are always plenty of intimate revelations to dish up and devour. Julia is a spunky photographer with a penchant for Peking duck and younger men; Chantal is a fashion magazine editor whose sexual preferences give new meaning to the words “mixing and matching”; Helen is a feminist scholar whose outward wholesomeness belies her inner naughtiness; and Phillipa is a somewhat secretive writer who appears to be taking rather close notes on her friends’ raunchy tales. This outrageous, irresistible, and utterly original debut, which led Entertainment Weekly to call Jaivin “one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment,” is the juiciest book you will read this year.