Friday, 10 February 2017

How to get a love life - Rosie Blake

Nicola Brown doesn't like to lose control. Her home is always meticulously tidy and her weekly meals carefully planned; Nicola keeps her life in order. When her carefree colleague Caroline challenges Nicola to find a date for Valentine's Day, it's a surprise to them both when Nicola agrees. As Nicola's search for a man begins, she is thrown in at the deep end—sometimes quite literally—of the dating scene. From men more likely to sell their mother than open their wallet, to those who are determined to find a girlfriend who shares their passion for extreme sports, Nicola has to run the full gamut of dodgy dates. But as the deadline looms closer, Nicola realizes it isn't so bad to lose control. It turns out that trying to get a love life can be rather a lot of fun.

My thoughts:
Nicola was a bit OCD about things. She likes to eat certain dinners on certain nights, that goes for all her meals. She plans, she cleans. But hey, I like organised, it's a good way to be.

Of course the book is not about her being organised, but about her coworker daring her to try to find a date for Valentine's. Double dare. Oh yes! You do not back out of a double dare. You would not even dare ;)

And poor girl, those are some lousy dates she tries. It's amusing and we have all been on them. Her friends sure know how to pick them. But I liked how she went for it, she had not been dating much in quite some time and she put herself out there. Lousy results, but hey it's the effort that counts.

And of course it has a HEA. I mean she has to meet someone right...right..right!? Yes someone is right for her and I was happy with what I got.

Conclusion:
Sweet and romantic.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 2nd 2017 by Corvus (first published January 28th 2014)
Romantic fiction
For review


36 comments:

  1. I love books like this from time to time.

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  2. Perfect for the season of love. ;)

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  3. Sounds like fun! I'm sure those dates are hilarious even if they're disasters

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  4. Double dog dare! lol

    Sounds perfect for this time of year.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  5. I'm very curious to hear who she ends up with after all those awful dates!

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  6. Oh this sounds darling and perfect for the upcoming holiday.

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  7. Sounds fun and the kind of story that Kristan Higgins might write too. Nice it was sweet and cute.

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    1. I would not exactly call it contemporary romance like she writes, that has more romance

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  8. And the cover?

    Also - FRIDAY!!!!

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  9. Do you want to have headache? Read Rosie Blake. Happy anti-V day!

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  10. Oh this sounds like a fun read...at first I thought it was going to be similar to The Rosie Project...or maybe I just thought of that when I saw OCD and the name Rosie...OL

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  11. I need something sweet and romantic right now after all the serious books I've been reading lately.

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  12. Oh my. I couldn't live life like this.

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  13. Oh fun for Valentines Day. OCD characters are interesting.

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  14. This sounds totally cute. But odd thing - my daughter's friend is Caroline and her mom is Nicola. Weird!

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