Rating: 4.5 stars
Type: Chick lit
Steamy: Well it is a Chick lit…
I discovered a great Chick lit! This is the kind of book to read on a Sunday when you spent the whole Saturday pondering about your Friday night date, drove all your friends crazy with useless analysing of details, watched “He is just not into you” (again), stared at your mobile phone, turned off the mobile phone (because you are independent and are not waiting for him to call) just to end up switching it on again after two minutes. I am of course speaking hypothetically*. This review contains no spoilers:
What the official synopsis reads: I feel like a failure. It’s now been 351 days since I had sex. That’s a carnal drought. If Bob Geldof knew about it he’d hold a concert. Sarah Sargeant has been single for three years and nine months. She has just spent five months plucking up the courage to ask out a balding man with a paunch who works in her local pub. The gentleman in question informed her that he would rather stay in and watch the “Narnia” movie on DVD. Her pride has not just been bruised, it’s been disembowelled. And she vows it’s the last time she will ever reach out to a member of the opposite sex. But her family and friends have other ideas. They enter her into a reality TV show against her will, persuade her to go speed dating and even more radically, they encourage her to start a blog. Suddenly Sarah Sargeant is on a mission. A mission to explore 50 ways to find a lover.
What I read: Girl, single, blogs about love life. Swears like a sailor.
I might especially liked the book because I am the same age and have the same relationship status. Well I don’t blog about my love life though**.
From the outset this book is a typical British chick-lit. The plot is Kinsella/Potter-ish which makes the story-line a bit predictable but OMG what is within this frame is absolutely hilarious! This is like Absolutely Fabulous meets Chelsea Handler pulling jokes after a bottle of vodka: over-the-top, politically incorrect, rough, “she-just-didn’t-say-that-did-she” moments. I loved it!
This book was refreshing and just what I needed before going back to my romance world. Thank you Ms Holmes for this book I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.
* if I wouldn’t: thank you for not calling you stuck-up-I-have-commitment-issues-investment-banker-idiot I didn’t like you that much either hmpf.
** if I would: why do does one always get either the super clingy guy or the super non-existent guy?