Nicola Brown is nearing the end of her twenties yet still very single. She is a control freak, controling everything from what she eats and the time she eats it, so being flexible so she can meet a man in not on the agenda. Nicola’s colleague Caroline however has a different opinion believing it is time for Nicola to find her Mr. Right. She challenges Nicola to go on as many dates as possible in order to find the perfect guy to celebrate Valentine’s Day with. This gives Nicola three months to find her way around the dating scene, including dating her brother’s friends and being set up on blind dates. Will Nicola be able to let go and have fun or is three months simply not long enough to find the right guy...? Nicola is likeable, down-to-earth, and relateable. The book also has a lovely emsemboe cast of chacracters, such as Nicola’s brother Mark, her colleague Caroline and her boss James - all who add enormous personality and great dialogue to the book. The book was exactly what it says on the tin - a thoroughly enjoyable and funny romantic read. ‘How to Get a (Love) Life’ is a fun, light-hearted and heartwarming read, a story which I’m sure most readers will thoroughly enjoy!
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I was so thrilled when I got the opportunity to read (& review) How To Get A (Love) Life. I had heard (... well... read) so many great things about it and the cover really stood out and seemed to pop up everywhere. Gorgeous cover! The book definitely lived up to my expectations. Nicola is a very interesting main character and I really enjoyed being a part of her journey. And what a journey that is! Not only did she agree to take on a bet to find a date in time for Valentine's day, she also has to let go of the patterns she created over the years. She's stuck in her ways and it limits her. But will she be able to take that big jump in the unknown, by "loosening up"? Or has her friend and colleague Caroline pushed her too far? At times I wasn't sure whether I wanted to laugh or die out of humiliation: those dates! I really hope Rosie Blake didn't write all that out of life experience... [Let's find out in the Q&A on my blog: [...] I would have given up on finding love all together! Poor Nicole! Luckily she has a lot more patience and perseverance than I have. I do have to say thank you, Rosie, because I appreciate my boyfriend even more now, after reading How To Get A (Love) Life! How To Get A (Love) Life is a laugh out loud, endearing story about finding love, and trusting the unexpected. I really, really loved this book and I simply cannot wait to read more by Rosie Blake!