The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky, the debut novel by Summer Heacock, centres around a cupcake shop owner who is trying to overcome a physical ailment. The synopsis says: "In thirty-four days, it will have been exactly two years to the day since I've had sex. Two whole damn years. I don't even see how that's possible.
Having sex wasn't exactly high on Kat Carmichael's priority list while her successful bakery was taking off, especially since things hadn't been working very well in that department. And the last time she and her boyfriend, Ryan, even attempted the act, they found it to be physically impossible - resulting in pain and disappointment for Kat instead of sunshine and orgasms.
With just over a month until their four-year anniversary, Kat calls for a break in her relationship with Ryan, encouraging him to see other people while she throws herself into physical therapy. Yet even with the well-intentioned (but wildly inappropriate) attempts at help from her best friends, Kat quickly discovers that a solo mission may not be the best approach.
Fortunately, physical therapist Ben Cleary, the shop's best (looking) customer, volunteers to help out - strictly as a friend, of course. But as the line between love and friendship begins to blur, Kat stands to lose much more than a functioning set of lady bits if she can't figure out what to hang on to ... and what to let go."