Blurb; 31 dates in 31 days – what could possibly go wrong?
Isobel MacFarlane is a recently-turned-40 journalist who usually writes a technology column for a newspaper based in Northampton, England, but her somewhat-intimidating boss, William, has set her the task of meeting 31 men, via a local internet dating site, all within a month.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend and ‘Health & Beauty’ colleague Donna, she knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts, and starts ticking them off as she meets Mr Could Be Right Except For, Mr Not Bad, Mr Oh My Goodness and Mr Oh So Very Wrong.
Follow the ups (there are a few) and downs (there are many) of the dating process and intertwined with her experiences, get to know her colleague and family, including her niece Lola who, apart from being an amazing storyteller, can eat ambidextrously whilst wearing a Princess glove puppet on her right hand, and Baby, William’s non-too-healthy African Grey parrot.
My Review; This book is laugh out loud funny in parts. I enjoyed reading this one. So basically Isobel (Izzy) writes a column in a newspaper and has been challenged to set a profile up online and attend a date each night with someone different and write about it. What could go wrong eh?
Each and every date is very different! Just as you think the dates could not get any worse or funnier… THEY DO. Poor Izzy… At least she enjoys herself and gets free drinks. This story is brilliantly written and contains a wide range of men throughout I think Izzy covered them all.
Online profiles and dating has imerged into this popular, must do thing these days and everyone seems to be doing it… We all have our type, do’s and don’ts.. (Don’t lie, we all do). Which is why I loved Izzys shopping list approach to the perfect man! Brilliant.
I also loved Izzys and Donnas relationship, best friends and work colleagues. These two especially feel like your own crazy friends you’ve always known. This was a real page turner for me which just got better and better. An easy, light hearted, hilarious read. I loved it. I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend.