The Secret to Falling in Love written by Victoria Cooke, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.
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Lifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.
That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!
Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.
If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…
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I am so pleased to be involved in the Book Birthday Blitz celebrating two years since the release of Victoria Cooke’s debut novel: The Secret to Falling in Love.
Ohh I absolutely loved this novel by Victoria Cooke, it felt like I was reading through the script of a Hollywood romcom. I’ve got the actors already picked out in my head and they are: Melissa – Sandra Bullock, Scott – Ryan Reynolds, Joseph – Henry Cavill, Gemma – Emma Watson, Amanda – Kate Hudson.
This is my first introduction to the works of Victoria Cooke and I’m so pleased that I’ve finally discovered her work and have started with her debut novel. What a brilliant read this was and a fantastic start to the author’s literary career.
The story of finding love and experiencing the joy of life without digital control is as much, if not more, relevant now. We all need that constant reminder to power off and unplug and to physically look up from our screens and see and hear what is all around us.
Aspiring journalist Melissa had written a magazine article on the subject of digital and social media control/overload. This was well received locally and nationally and sparked a month long assignment of being digital free; no phone, no laptop. Communication and navigation through life the traditional way. For phone savvy Melissa this was going to be a long month but she was soon surprised by what sights and sounds and experiences she had been missing all this time.
Melissa is in her mid thirties and feels like her love life is going nowhere, she’s had plenty of dates but none have been ‘the one’. Now with her mother’s interference and her annoying boss life is about to become a little more complicated for Melissa when two suitors come her way.
This was such a fabulous, fun story that I loved from start to finish.
About the Author
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
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