Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Published: 28th January 2014
Publisher: Novelicious Books
Pages: 220 Pages
Some people book last-minute holidays, walk barefoot in the grass or party on a week night. Not Nicola Brown. Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture, sticks to a super-strict diet and definitely, absolutely Does Not Date.
Her colleague Caroline – loopy, warm and exasperated by her, knows that Nicola’s reluctance to lose control means she’s living only half a life. And so she lays down the gauntlet: Nicola must cast aside her hang ups and go on as many dates as it takes to find true love in time for Valentine’s Day.
The pick of local men is, quite frankly, a bit rubbish. And there are only three months until February 14th. Surely it’s an impossible task? But, as Nicola is about to find out on her dodgy dates, letting go isn’t quite as scary as she imagined. In fact, it’s rather a lot of fun…
Well, I don’t think I would have been a good book blogger if I didn’t read this, would I? I saw a lot of you posting amazing reviews and thought ‘Clare, get reading’. I purchased my copy and the rest is history!
How to Get a (Love) Life is a feel good read that follows the ups and downs of Nicola Brown’s dating portfolio. One afternoon bored in the office, Caroline her work colleague dares her to get a date for Valentine’s Day. At first, Nicola wants to scream, but getting wined and dined by a variety of men can’t be bad, can it?
Reading about Nicola going on dates made me think back to the terrible dates I’ve been on. I don’t have bad memories just more laughable moments that you can look back on and think ‘why did I do that?’. Prior to meeting my boyfriend I tried Internet dating and oh my, some of the dates were full of comedy moments and in all fairness were fun. I mean who doesn’t like dressing up and going to nice restaurants? I have even tried Speed Dating which is where I met my boyfriend Tom. I recommend anyone trying it, it was fun! Anyway, back to the review!
I will admit (and don’t hate me) but it was a little predictable with whom she was going to go on a date with. I didn’t think it made the story any less humorous or enjoyable because I loved it, just I’m a stickler for predictable things.
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