Oh, Olivia Spring, you made me laugh with your heroine Alex. She is hilarious and reminds me of myself when I was younger and on the dating scene. No self control and changes her mind after every inner pep talk.
I loved the idea of Alex following this dating self help book which banned all things intimate. After the first few chapters I was secretly thinking the wrong fictional character had been picked for this challenge. I had little confidence in Alex steering away from all things physical on dates even though I thought she was great.
Here’s the blurb:
Alex is tired of being single. After years of disastrous hook-ups and relationships that lead to the bedroom but nowhere else, Alex is convinced she’ll never find her Mr Right. Then her newly married friend Stacey recommends what worked for her: a self-help book that guarantees Alex will find true love in just seven steps. Sounds simple, right?
Except Alex soon discovers that each step is more difficult than the last, and one of the rules involves dating, but not sleeping with a guy for six months. Absolutely no intimate contact whatsoever. Zero. Nada. Rien. A big challenge for Alex, who has never been one to hold back from jumping straight into the sack, hoping it will help a man fall for her.
Will any guys be willing to wait? Will Alex find her Mr Right? And if she does, will she be strong enough to resist temptation and hold out for true love?
Join Alex on her roller coaster romantic journey as she tries to cope with the emotional and physical ups and downs of dating whilst following a lengthy list of rigid rules.
Only When It’s Love is a fun, feel-good, romantic comedy by British author Olivia Spring, about self-acceptance, determination, love and the challenge of finding the one.
The sequel, When’s The Wedding? will be published on 25th March 2021.
Here’s my review:
Very funny! I chuckled away to myself and devoured this book. If you need a laugh – read this.
Alex is a great character, relatable and lacks self control. She was so likeable and combined with Olivia Spring’s humour she’s hilarious.
You will have to read it to find out what happens about Alex’s challenge.
This book is very entertaining and contains generous spoonfuls of both romance and comedy.
A guaranteed laugh out loud read.
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2AOLJ2A
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2VYs1u6
Author Bio –
Olivia Spring is a British, London-based writer of contemporary women’s fiction, sexy chick lit and romantic comedy. Her uplifting debut novel The Middle-Aged Virgin, which was released in July 2018, deals with being newly single in your thirties and beyond, dating, relationships, love, sex and living life to the full.
In addition to The Middle-Aged Virgin, Olivia has published four novels: The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy, Love Offline, Losing My Inhibitions and Only When It’s Love. When’s The Wedding?, the hotly anticipated sequel to Only When It’s Love and Olivia’s sixth novel, will be published in March 2021.
When she’s not writing, Olivia can be found travelling to Italy to indulge in pasta, pizza and gelato and of course, seeking inspiration for her next book!
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