What they say: Love could be a click away… Or in the last place you expected.
When Fran meets Ollie, it’s eye roll at first sight. Who does he think he is – with his Ray-Bans, piss taking and artfully styled hair? Forced into working together at Viral Hive, the trendy media content agency, at first they butt heads, but soon realise that they could be BFFs. Fran’s happily settled with boyfriend Lucas, while Ollie is fully committed to girlfriend Lou.
But when Fran’s relationship crumbles, and Ollie sets off with Lou for a round-the-world trip, she decides to start an anonymous dating column, detailing all the perils of dating online – from the bloke who angrily demanded she share the bill when she refused his clumsy advances, to the one that ended their date by weeping into her cleavage – even if it seems that all the good (or even normal?) men are hiding. Maybe there aren’t plenty more fish in the sea?
But, on her dating journey of discovery, Fran’s about to learn that sometimes love can be where you least expect it… you just have to put down your phone.
This hilarious romantic comedy is When Harry Met Sally for the Tinder age – will make you laugh and cry! Perfect for fans of Mhairi MacFarlane, Lucy Vine and Sophie Ranald.
The Review: This was a very fresh, bright, modern book about Fran, who we meet as she gets ready for a job interview.
From the off I was right there, giggling as she received multiple messages from relatives telling her to be herself but not too much(!) and going through that awful rigmarole that has to be done to get a job, the ‘we’ll put you into teams and you work together, but remember you’re against one another’ thing. It was vivid and real and I was right there, wondering about Ollie, who was an epic example of someone who can surprise you in the loveliest way with a tiny gesture when you least expect it, after thinking ‘just who does he thing he is?!’
I’ll admit I felt so old reading this, I literally just saw the phrase ‘for the tinder age’ now and thought ‘ahhh okay!!’ Saying that I absolutely flew through it, totally enjoying the chemistry, the settings and the vividness, all paving the way for an extremely heart warming ending.
Thanks so much to Sarah from Books on the Bright Side for the book in return for an honest review and for allowing me to be part of the blog tour.
Stephie was born in England in the mid 1980s, which makes her thirty-something (but if you ask, she’ll probably tell you she’s 27). Now, she lives on the South coast of the UK, has a day job to keep her holiday budget topped up, and two kids and a husband to keep an eye on.
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