Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Review and Giveaway: Love by the book - Melissa Pimentel

An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party. So why can't she convince a man she isn't after something more serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning?

Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide - from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path - and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month. 

Lauren's love life is about to get scientific . . 

My thoughts:
I have missed the more chic-lit kind of fiction. It's always so funny, cute, weird, and embarrassing.

Lauren is an American in London. She has a failed relationship behind her and she it not looking for anything big. Just a bit of fun. But man, guys are so serious and run if they think you want more. She was fun and we could totally have been friends. And that is all I want from my main character.

But right, the story. So after the latest guy runs out she decides on this experiment. To read relationship guides and follow them for a month at a time. Yes hilarious. Because some of those, ha. She follows one made for men, one written in the 19th century. Those poor guys (if she dates them for more than one month) must think she is schizophrenic. 

At the sidelines is her roommate, her on and off guy, and a few other minor parts. This is after all about her and the men she finds one way or another. That last way, ok, do not follow any more guides is all I have to say.

Conclusion:
Funny, and the kind of books that is just so light that the pages move on their own. Just what I needed. And hey it even has a happy ending for everyone. 

Cover
Nice

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Penguin Books
original title: Age, Sex, Location
Fiction
For review

Giveaway
1 copy of Love by the book, + wine charms

1. US only
2. Ends Feb 7th
3. Just comment  :)


54 comments:

  1. This sounds cute! And I love the cover

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  2. This does sound cute. I kind of fell out of love with chic lit a few years ago but I should give it another whirl (Maybe I was just burnt out)

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    1. I hear you.

      Then again what is chic lit these days? Some books that is that is so not that. And some books could be but are not labelled that

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  3. Glad you enjoyed this one! it sounds like a fun and super cute read.

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  4. I like a good fun chick lit book especially in the winter. This sounds terrific. Enter me please!

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  5. I don't read much chick-lit, but this sounds cute.

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  6. Lately I'm enjoying a lot chic-lit, this one sounds like something I would like. I'm adding it to my TBR.
    I'm participating with my US address. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Go for it :) I need more, and I need the silly kind too

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  7. This sounds captivating and unique. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. These are my absolute favorite types of books!

    This one sounds like a lot of fun.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  9. I love chick lit too! I want to see more of it because it is the pinnacle of feel good romance IMO

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    1. Totally! It always makes me feel happy

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  10. Sounds light and fun. Will have to keep it in mind. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I can't get enough of chick lit, so thanks for this!

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  12. I do enjoy chick lit sometimes, and am reading one now myself. This one sounds good too ;)

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  13. "so light the pages move on their own"... I like the sound of that. Sweet read coming up to Valentine's day?

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  14. I always love books like that! But it's true that I read less and less this genre, I need to go back to it!

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  15. This is seriously the ONE contemporary/chick-lit/whatever I've had my eye on. Glad you liked it ;)

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  16. I think I should apply for a Green Card. Those wine charms...why they can't ship them abroad? I love the cover art btw. What do you think of the cover art? So very Roy Lichtenstein, no?

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  17. I love the sounds of this one. I've been steering away from the chick lit genre lately but I'd like to read more of it.

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  18. Why London? I totally get it, but I am curious why she left the States to go there...curious.

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  19. This sounds really fun, I want to know what all the guides tell her to do! Reminds me a bit of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days:)

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  20. It sounds like a very fun read. But if it were me I would just throw those dating books out and play it by ear. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Love the sound of this and yeah I need more chick-lit!

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  22. Sounds so good, but alas, I'm not in the US... One word: UNFAIR :( Great review though!

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  23. Those poor guys! They've got to think she's nuts.

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  24. Can I say that the cover makes me think too much of vorarephilia? It makes me feel kinda creeped out. I feel bad, because it sounds like such a fun book.

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