Format: E-book (Kindle)
Published: 14th January 2016
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: 416 Pages
Ever thought about recycling your ex?
Best friends Catherine, Rachel & Sarah are fun, smart, successful and single – just like millions of women with a low tolerance for idiocy in their dates.
Mr. Right hasn’t turned up yet, and Mr Right-Now isn’t worth booking a wax appointment for. So when Catherine, London’s finest matchmaker, gets Rachel and Sarah to join her dating site where they can recycle their ex-boyfriends in exchange for an upgrade, they soon realise that anything could happen…
Three best friends, proving that sometimes it really isn’t you… it’s him.
Thank you to Notting Hill Press for sending me a copy to read and review.
Match Me If You Can follows the lives of housemates Catherine, Sarah and Rachel. They’re modern and independent women who just want a little luck when it comes to love. All three girls definitely had an air of Girl Power and focused their time on being successful with the individual careers, their roles weren’t predictable either – dating agency owner, card designer and architect.
To me, their was more of a focus on Catherine and her ex-husband Richard, who own a dating agency called RecycLove. The concept to the agency is that you join with a partner from a previous relationship and you each evaluate certain traits – loyalty, sex life and such like. You also have to provide a public recommendation for their profiles – overall I thought the concept was great. I probably wouldn’t suggest joining with an ex, but it’s definitely an unique idea.
I always find it interesting to read about other people’s love lives, even if they’re fictional. It makes you realise that everyone goes through embarrassing dates with funny stories. Do you have any funny stories about dates you’ve been on?
Out of all the characters involved in the novel, I liked Sarah the most. Although the amount of negative comments she received wasn’t fair and I felt her housemates could have been more supportive. Who cares if she wanted to spend time in her own company and bake? Yes, she probably should have left the house more often, but she wasn’t trying to be anyone other than herself. As described she never really coped with the death of her mother. She and her brother Robin had to care for their sister Sissy, who had Downs Syndrome. The love shared between them all was heart warming and it’s nice to read a realistic approach to something most people have never experienced.
The book in a nutshell… A feel good read that will make you laugh and cry for all the right reasons.