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What happens when three women, friends since high school days in Dallas, decide to search for old boyfriends decades later? That's the plot of I.O.U. SEX, a novel by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all of them were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June's diary fr What happens when three women, friends since high school days in Dallas, decide to search for old boyfriends decades later? That's the plot of I.O.U. SEX, a novel by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all of them were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June's diary from their senior year, they joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That's when Kiki makes a startling statement. "When you think about it, and I'm only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex." With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and just DO IT, which is something they definitely did NOT do years before. Lives intertwined, the three friends share their quests with sexy, poignant, and sometimes hilarious results. Is each woman's sexual I.O.U. paid in full? Will everyone get what he or she deserves? Or is this just another one of Kiki's crazy ideas?


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What happens when three women, friends since high school days in Dallas, decide to search for old boyfriends decades later? That's the plot of I.O.U. SEX, a novel by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all of them were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June's diary fr What happens when three women, friends since high school days in Dallas, decide to search for old boyfriends decades later? That's the plot of I.O.U. SEX, a novel by Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all of them were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June's diary from their senior year, they joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That's when Kiki makes a startling statement. "When you think about it, and I'm only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex." With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and just DO IT, which is something they definitely did NOT do years before. Lives intertwined, the three friends share their quests with sexy, poignant, and sometimes hilarious results. Is each woman's sexual I.O.U. paid in full? Will everyone get what he or she deserves? Or is this just another one of Kiki's crazy ideas?

30 review for I.O.U. Sex

  1. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    This is a delightful story. Three sixty-something women who have been friends since youth, get together and are reminiscing about their high school days, the drill team they were on, and their boyfriends. One of them saved her diary and between glasses of wine, is reading it to the others. They were all good girls--never went "all the way". That was shamefully taboo in the early to mid sixties. After much giggling and several glasses of wine, they determine that they put their high school boyfri This is a delightful story. Three sixty-something women who have been friends since youth, get together and are reminiscing about their high school days, the drill team they were on, and their boyfriends. One of them saved her diary and between glasses of wine, is reading it to the others. They were all good girls--never went "all the way". That was shamefully taboo in the early to mid sixties. After much giggling and several glasses of wine, they determine that they put their high school boyfriends through agony by necking and then telling them no. And by rights, they owe them sex. So, they make a pact to look up their three old high school loves and give them payback sex. It sounded like it was going to be full of laughs and rather outrageous. It DID have its outrageous moments...and moments that were too funny. BUT, what it also had was a story that nearly stunned me by just how good it was. We are treated to the back-story of their lives, along with their searches for their boyfriends, and then what happens after they find them. Payback sex sounded so easy. But nothing is ever simple. Over forty-five years have gone by, and there are secrets and a lot of unanswered questions that still linger. They eventually come to the surface. This is a great book. For anyone who ever loved someone when they were young, it takes you back. And it was time capsule from that long gone era. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would give it more stars if I could.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Micki Peluso

    I.O.U . Sex By Sandra Nachlinger & Sandra Allen During a bad storm, Kiki, June and Peggy, longstanding friends from Rayburn High School, stay overnight at June's house. June begins reading her diary of 1965 when she was 18. As they recall their boyfriends from those days, they realize that none of them ever gave them sex. Kiki claims they owe their boyfriends sex and should make amends now. Peggy and June laugh hysterically at the idea — all three are tipsy from their respective drinks of wine, b I.O.U . Sex By Sandra Nachlinger & Sandra Allen During a bad storm, Kiki, June and Peggy, longstanding friends from Rayburn High School, stay overnight at June's house. June begins reading her diary of 1965 when she was 18. As they recall their boyfriends from those days, they realize that none of them ever gave them sex. Kiki claims they owe their boyfriends sex and should make amends now. Peggy and June laugh hysterically at the idea — all three are tipsy from their respective drinks of wine, beer, and rum and coke. It's 40 years later and their lives are vastly different from their teenage years. June knows she would have to tell her first love, Denny, her deepest secret. Peggy thinks payback sex is a bit ridiculous at their ages, but Kiki is all for it and on that stormy cold night they make a pact . . . which changes their lives. When Peggy went off to college after high school, she came home to find that her first love, Mark, and his family had moved away. No one knew where or why. She’s been married to Ken for 36 years, a slim exercise buff, critical of her weight. Peggy eats to comfort herself and forget her marital problems. Kiki lost contact with her boyfriend, Greg, who went to college to avoid the draft. Yet it is Kiki who finally convinces her friends to look up their old boyfriends and possibly give them payback sex. June takes the first step and finds Denny. He runs Reids Auto Shop, so she calls to make an appointment to bring in her car. The sight of Denny sets her heart pounding. June is divorced from her abusive husband, Stan, and the prospect of seeing Denny is both exciting and frightening. Over lunch they catch up and June learns that Denny's wife has died of cancer and that he has a grown son. Denny's aged well, as handsome as ever, and the sparks of attraction jump between them like live wires. It’s as if they’ve never been apart. But she knows there's things Denny needs to know from their past. Will she have the courage to tell him? Kiki has trouble finding Greg, now Rev. Houston, and gets information on him in a most unusual way — gossip overheard in a beauty salon. The Reverend is waging war on gays, preaching that prayer can cure it. He's also against premarital sex, which causes laughter among the other women patrons. Hmm, Kiki thinks," is Greg going to be interested in a sex debt?" But then Kiki loves a challenge. Would Greg want an IOU sex gift? Kiki just grins a secret smile Peggy's doctor’s report screams out for weight reduction, as if her husband's nagging isn't enough. His emotional abuse makes Peggy's life a hell, which leads her thoughts to Mark and the question of where he went. This gives her incentive to lose weight so that if she does find Mark she'll be the slim lovely girl that he remembers. As each woman searches for their high school sweetheart, they discover many diverse and often sad events that have happened in all of their lives. What starts out as a cute payback for sex becomes a deep experience for all of them. Authors Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen tell a romantic and often humorous story of three friends, unhappy with their lives, who go back to the past — a past that has brought through the years incredible twists that will keep the reader turning the pages in anticipation. The ending builds to a climax, untangling itself in some most unusual scenarios. Reviever: Micki Peluso, writer, journalist and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ing

    My Synopsis: June Landry, Kiki Phillips and Peggy Kelly have been life long friends. They are having a girls night out drinking, gabbing and reminiscing about their Senior year of high school. June is reading from her diary that she found about their adventures the year of 1965 with their boyfriends at the time. June was going steady with Denny Reid, Kiki was seeing Gregory Houston and Peggy was going steady with Mark Smith. All the ladies are commiserating about how they held out on their boyfr My Synopsis: June Landry, Kiki Phillips and Peggy Kelly have been life long friends. They are having a girls night out drinking, gabbing and reminiscing about their Senior year of high school. June is reading from her diary that she found about their adventures the year of 1965 with their boyfriends at the time. June was going steady with Denny Reid, Kiki was seeing Gregory Houston and Peggy was going steady with Mark Smith. All the ladies are commiserating about how they held out on their boyfriends at the time because they all wanted to be good girls and not go all the way with their boyfriends. Kiki the wild friend out of the group comes up with the idea that they each find their high school boyfriends and give them the sex they should have gotten back then. Each ladies have all gone through their own trials and heartache. June has never forgotten the love of her life Denny. With one bad marriage under her belt and a grown son who is living far away June decides to look up Denny. Will these two get a second chance at love or will a long held secret from June's past tear them apart? Kiki has always wondered what happened to Greg. Kiki has had two marriages. One husband died during war and another was a constant cheater. She has no illusions about love and enjoys being single and mingling. She does decide to look for Greg and is surprised at where he's ended up in life. Kiki's adventure will lead her to find love from an unlikely man and drags her into mystery and intrigue. Peggy is in an unhappy marriage. Her husband constantly nags and verbally abuses her. She is battling weight and health issues and can't ever see herself looking for Mark. Besides she is a married woman. A sudden lost will cause Peggy to reexamine her life. She will make changes that could lead her to an unexpected happiness with a man she never stopped loving. Will she take that chance or will her old fears hold her back. My Thoughts: I saw this book on the book blog community that I'm a part of. The authors were pimping this book on the site and after reading that synopsis they posted I knew I had to check it out. Friends who decide to go find their old boyfriends and give them the sex they held out on...sounds fun to me! I am very happy I bought and gave this book a try. This book gave me hours of laughter, romance, and friendship. The heroines are older (baby boomers) but with the writing and how much fun these ladies are you would think they were still in their 20's. You'll find "your" story of yourself in one of the three story lines told in this book. The authors did a great job keeping me interested in each ladies lives through stories from the past and to the present. It was organized and I kept up with each story well. You'll root them on and you'll find yourself reminiscing about your past too and remembering that old high school boyfriend. The romance in each story line was sweet and made me smile throughout the book. Each ladies rediscovering that giddy feeling and the slow process of falling in love again with someone that you remembered back when to how they are now. I found myself smiling throughout the book and feeling the emotions again of sweet love. The trouble Kiki the wild one gets into and her bawdy comments kept me laughing. I loved how the strong friendship between the three ladies was presented throughout the book during the many trials that happened and how they got together for drinks and would share the latest on their lives. It was real and it reminded me of my many times with my girlfriends. There were some parts in the book that dragged a bit and kinda went on too long. Overall though this was a very enjoyable read for me. It would be a book I'd re-read again. It had all the elements that kept me reading through the night. Friendship, sex, laughter, heartbreak, romance, death and sexy older men! I think everyone would enjoy this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Peggy Strack

    Three middle aged women get together for an evening of fun and end up reminiscing about their high school sweethearts. The conversation leads to the fact that none of them had sex with their former boyfriends. They set out on a mission to find their young loves, and give them the sex that they owe them. From here on you will laugh, wonder, worry and be amazed. This is a story with unique and original characters that grow and learn through a variety of unexpected events. A true joy to read. I lov Three middle aged women get together for an evening of fun and end up reminiscing about their high school sweethearts. The conversation leads to the fact that none of them had sex with their former boyfriends. They set out on a mission to find their young loves, and give them the sex that they owe them. From here on you will laugh, wonder, worry and be amazed. This is a story with unique and original characters that grow and learn through a variety of unexpected events. A true joy to read. I loved it!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laurel-Rain

    For best friends June, Kiki, and Peggy, their high school days in the 60s were fun, fabulous, and memorable. But when the three of them gather around one night forty years later and listen to June read entries from her diary, in which she had written about her makeout sessions with her boyfriend Denny, who knew what would happen next? Yes, Kiki's wild proposal that they all hunt down their high school boyfriends, with whom none of them had "consummated" their love, and give them what they "owed" For best friends June, Kiki, and Peggy, their high school days in the 60s were fun, fabulous, and memorable. But when the three of them gather around one night forty years later and listen to June read entries from her diary, in which she had written about her makeout sessions with her boyfriend Denny, who knew what would happen next? Yes, Kiki's wild proposal that they all hunt down their high school boyfriends, with whom none of them had "consummated" their love, and give them what they "owed" them, was a rollicking premise for this story. "I.O.U. Sex" is told from the individual perspectives of each woman in alternating chapters, and takes the reader along on the journey to the culmination of their pact. But what unexpected moments will unfold for each of them before the pact is fulfilled? How will Peggy, the one married person, discover what life can bring to her after a tragedy changes her life? Will she find her boyfriend Mark and learn why he disappeared without a trace right after their high school graduation? And what will Kiki discover about Greg that will turn her plan on its ear? Will June's long held secret destroy any chances she has to reconnect with her boyfriend Denny? A walk down memory lane for any of us who can recall that time in our own lives, this story had me glued to the pages, wondering what would happen next. I thoroughly related to the characters as they shared their thoughts and feelings. The dialogue was fun, humorous, and took me right into the hearts and minds of each of them. The 60s of this tale was similar to mine, but different, too. What clicked for me most was the friendship that had sustained the passage of time. Kudos to the authors, who earned 5 stars for this one.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Tillotson

    What fun! Two good friends from school writing a book together about three good friends from school who are all at a crossroads in their lives and cook up a zany idea to look up their old boyfriends. The title suggests a good ole sex-filled Chick Lit story. There is alcohol, sex and romance involved. But this book is so much more than that. It is a story about the lives of three aging women. Each of them must face something within themselves that is holding them back from moving forward in some w What fun! Two good friends from school writing a book together about three good friends from school who are all at a crossroads in their lives and cook up a zany idea to look up their old boyfriends. The title suggests a good ole sex-filled Chick Lit story. There is alcohol, sex and romance involved. But this book is so much more than that. It is a story about the lives of three aging women. Each of them must face something within themselves that is holding them back from moving forward in some way. The story is written seamlessly, not an easy feat. Our three main characters are likeable and fully fleshed out, and the secondary characters too are nicely developed. Dialogue is good; I loved all the ‘southern speak’ and the attendant little sayings. These people are real and believable; they are feisty and flawed, reserved and determined, lonely and primed. The guys are white knights in a steadfast, empowering way. The road is bumpy but conflicts are resolved with mutual strength. Our three heroes, June, Peggy and Kiki are just the kinds of friends one wishes for in their own lives. They are wonderfully disparate women who love and support each other unconditionally through all their questionable choices over the years. The pace is perfect, picking up about half way into the story, with just the right light touch. To add to the fun, two of the friends pull off a caper on an old boyfriend who has turned out less than reputable. Lately, I have found a few novels that are fun and romantic but not the pieces of fluff we have come to associate with romances. Look out, twenty-somethings, I believe we Boomers have invented an entirely new romance genre. I want more, and I bet you will too...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    When I started this book I thought it would be a fun read. I was not wrong, but it turned out to be more than that. It is a story about friendship, life lessons, and second chances. When June and Peggy and Kiki decide during an evening of girl talk and drink, to look up their old boyfriend and pay them back for the sex they withheld in high school, I thought: that will be a disaster! Each of the stories, June's, Peggy's and Kiki's are different, but are a happily ever after ending. I'm not really When I started this book I thought it would be a fun read. I was not wrong, but it turned out to be more than that. It is a story about friendship, life lessons, and second chances. When June and Peggy and Kiki decide during an evening of girl talk and drink, to look up their old boyfriend and pay them back for the sex they withheld in high school, I thought: that will be a disaster! Each of the stories, June's, Peggy's and Kiki's are different, but are a happily ever after ending. I'm not really telling any spoilers as it is pretty clear from the start where this book is going. The character development was great, I felt I knew each of these women. Maybe it was pretty exceptional that the men they looked up were ready, willing and available, but that makes a good chick lit story. I am married to my HS sweetheart, but when I was talking to my sister about this premise, she doesn't even want to look up her HS crush. He spent time in prison and turned out to be a pretty shady character. Most of us are probably glad we moved forward from whom we were attracted to in high school. I enjoyed reading this book and I enjoyed Sandra Nachlinger's other novel, Bluebonnet's for Elly. I would recommend either of them to anyone looking for a feel good, easy read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elise Marion

    Read the full review at my blog, The Romance Writer's Reads I'm just going to get right into it and tell you that I adored this book. It was witty, smart, and unique in a way that kept me hooked right up until the end. I like the way each of the three women's story was told and how they were interwoven together. Each chapter gave a different piece of each of their stories. I loved how it was three stories, but because of the shared history and love between characters, it was also one story.Each Read the full review at my blog, The Romance Writer's Reads I'm just going to get right into it and tell you that I adored this book. It was witty, smart, and unique in a way that kept me hooked right up until the end. I like the way each of the three women's story was told and how they were interwoven together. Each chapter gave a different piece of each of their stories. I loved how it was three stories, but because of the shared history and love between characters, it was also one story.Each love story has its own flavor, and each romance blossoms in its own way. What I loved most about this book was how it changed my expectations. The first chapter made me think I was in for a sexy romantic comedy. And while the book brought plenty of heat and lots of laughs, it also offered more than I expected. There are a lot of tender and heartfelt moments, and some serious issues are touched on. In the end though, it's all smiles and the ending to each story is neat and satisfying.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    I really didn't know what to expect from that book. I thought the summary was funny so I went along and grabbed it for a read. It wasn't disappointing at all. Ok, it could've been a bit more of everything: more interesting, more thrilling, more heart-pounding, even funnier. Yet, since it was three stories in one, it did quite well on those few pages, despite there being material for more. Regarding the story in itself... not really my type of book, but a good diversion and fans of those kind of I really didn't know what to expect from that book. I thought the summary was funny so I went along and grabbed it for a read. It wasn't disappointing at all. Ok, it could've been a bit more of everything: more interesting, more thrilling, more heart-pounding, even funnier. Yet, since it was three stories in one, it did quite well on those few pages, despite there being material for more. Regarding the story in itself... not really my type of book, but a good diversion and fans of those kind of books would totally love it! Also, the whole idea and plot were just so damn American. I thought it was right out of a Hollywood teenie drama, just that those women were no longer teens. At one point or another, I didn't like being reminded that they were already in their late fifties, early sixties, it made the sexual aspect of the book kinda gross for a some 20-year-old like myself. But when you didn't think about it while reading, the style felt more like those women were in their thirties, so it was okay for most of the time. Rating: Style: 5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Suspense: 2/5 -- Humor: 4.5/5

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lynne Spreen

    I read IOU Sex while on vacation and it was the perfect fantasy read. The characters are likeable and funny, the sex is hot, and the flashbacks to growing up in the sixties were really well done and brought back good memories for me. I especially enjoyed Peggy's story, and the rich descriptions of the Pacific Northwest. The Sandies are capable writers, drawing you in with dramatic tension that keeps you reading. Although as other readers say it was a little bit contrived (ex: spouses convenientl I read IOU Sex while on vacation and it was the perfect fantasy read. The characters are likeable and funny, the sex is hot, and the flashbacks to growing up in the sixties were really well done and brought back good memories for me. I especially enjoyed Peggy's story, and the rich descriptions of the Pacific Northwest. The Sandies are capable writers, drawing you in with dramatic tension that keeps you reading. Although as other readers say it was a little bit contrived (ex: spouses conveniently die to clear the way for old friends to connect and still be ethical about it), who cares? It's a romance, people. Plus the story line about Kiki's ex-boyfriend turning into a hypocritical TV minister was a good twist to keep the book from being too predictable. IOU Sex is a fun read with happy endings all around. I enjoyed it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Gum

    It's been a while since I had this much fun living vicariously through the characters in a book. While they are all great characters, I must admit a certain fondness for Kiki and her irreverence! The premise itself...payback sex for the boyfriends you tortured in high school... is enticing. But these authors managed to bring life to June, Peggy and Kiki in an unexpected way. Turns out, they run deep. So while it is a fun read, they've written the story very well and each character develops beaut It's been a while since I had this much fun living vicariously through the characters in a book. While they are all great characters, I must admit a certain fondness for Kiki and her irreverence! The premise itself...payback sex for the boyfriends you tortured in high school... is enticing. But these authors managed to bring life to June, Peggy and Kiki in an unexpected way. Turns out, they run deep. So while it is a fun read, they've written the story very well and each character develops beautifully on their individual journeys. I'd recommend this to a younger generation as well. Just so they can see how much fun lies ahead in the golden years! Bravo ladies!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carly Fall

    Very funny, cute story. Loved it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    I hate the title to the book but was a wonderful Sunday afternoon read. Will read again for sure.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    I won this book in a contest and am I glad I did! I loved it! This book gave me lots of laughter, romance, and friendship. The heroines are baby boomers but with their antics you would think they were still in their 20's. I was quite entertained by each lady’s life thru their stories from their past to their present, and was able to keep up with each story. You’ll find yourself cheering for them and reminiscing about your past too and remembering all those high school boys. I found myself smiling I won this book in a contest and am I glad I did! I loved it! This book gave me lots of laughter, romance, and friendship. The heroines are baby boomers but with their antics you would think they were still in their 20's. I was quite entertained by each lady’s life thru their stories from their past to their present, and was able to keep up with each story. You’ll find yourself cheering for them and reminiscing about your past too and remembering all those high school boys. I found myself smiling throughout the book, and enjoying the antics of the ladies.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Rose

    If you've ever wondered where your high school boyfriend is now and whether you'd still click with him, this is the book for you. Romance, a little steamy sex, revenge, and happy endings (except for the subject of that revenge).

  16. 5 out of 5

    Keri

    Lovely local author's (Auburn) first book! It's the story of three 60 year old women reminiscing their high school memories. Don't let the title fool you, it's a sweet book!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Missy

  18. 4 out of 5

    Delinda McCann

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Herndon

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Nachlinger

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Tillotson

  23. 4 out of 5

    Davina

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anne

  25. 5 out of 5

    wilson cajuste

  26. 4 out of 5

    Linda Abuelghanam

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Jaxon

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marina Salcedo

  29. 5 out of 5

    Martha Love

  30. 4 out of 5

    Deirdre

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