#BookReview The First Date @ZaraStoneley #Romance #Dating

#BookReview

This book is a fun read and as an extra bonus it will make you reminisce about all of the first dates you might have experienced.

As I have been with my loved one since the dawn of time this book also made me think about how I’d cope in this new dating world with things like Tinder. It feels so different to the one I left which was all about eyeing up a love interest on a crowded dance floor of a cheesy nightclub and working out how you could ‘dance’ your way over to him without making it too obvious and then once in his vicinity showing him through the medium of drunken interpretive dance what a catch you are. *Sigh*

Moving on swiftly, this book by Zara Stoneley is perfect for reading in lockdown. It’s funny, lighthearted romantic comedy with some interesting characters.

Here’s the blurb:

Right place.
Right time.
Wrong guy …

After breaking up with her childhood sweetheart, clueless dater Rosie has found herself in a boyfriend-drought. So when she finally swipes right on a guy who seems interested, she can’t wait to meet up IRL.

Until she’s left standing alone. In a bar. Ghosted.

Enter Noah. Confident, funny … and a serial first dater. Offering to give Rosie a crash course in seduction, this could be just what she needs. Until her matchmaker turns out to be the best date she’s ever had – and Rosie wonders if she wants the fake dates to be the real ones after all …

A hilarious, heartwarming romantic comedy about what happens when the wrong guy turns up at the right time, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Johnson.

Here’s my review:

I did feel for Rosie at the start. After the break up of her long term relationship she’s back on the search for a soulmate and dipping her toe in the online dating world. However it’s not as simple as she thinks and there’s so many new challenges to face. I loved her list at the start about the 7 things that can go wrong on a first date after a Tinder match.

The premise was good – Rosie meeting Noah instead of the date who has stood her up and agreeing to follow Noah’s dating pointers.

There was more to both Rosie and Noah once the book got going. They had different issues and these explained a lot about their characters.

The standout has to be the banter between Rosie and Noah. Their witty dialogue is great fun.

A fun read!

If you fancy taking a further look please click here.

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of ‘The Wedding Date’.

She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Born in a small village in the UK, Zara wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true. She now writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.

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Lucy Mitchell lives in Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

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