The Serial Dater’s Shopping List written and self-published by Morgen Bailey is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. It is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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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.
I loved the premise of this story … 31 dates in 31 days what could go wrong?! Izzy works for the local newspaper as a Technology Reviewer however, her latest assignment is completely out of her comfort zone. She’s to register on the local dating agency and go on 31 different dates in 31 days and do a daily feedback article for the paper. For single woman Izzy she is looking forward to this new challenge, to be paid to go out and have an expense budget too all sounds very exciting.
However, after some dates proving disastrous the end of the month can’t come quick enough for Izzy. At the beginning of the month Izzy compiled her own ‘shopping list’ of what her ideal date would be like. After each date though she referred back to her ‘shopping list’ and changes and additions were needed.
The author, Morgen Bailey, must have had such fun writing this novel. It was witty and charming and very entertaining. I loved the ‘shopping list’ and very often in life we need reminding not to judge a ‘book by the cover’ and sometimes ‘the one’ has been right in front of your face all the time, we just need to open our eyes and view things in a different light. A great fun-filled romantic comedy 4/5*
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