About the author (as seen in the book)
Rosie Blake spent her university years writing pantomimes based on old classics, including ‘The Wizard of odd: Search For The Ruby Strippers’ and ‘Harry Potter: The Musical’ (complete with moving opening numbers, ‘In My Cupboard I Will Stay’). Rosie went on to write a winning short story in the Lasenza/ Little Black Dress Short story Competition, and features for Cosmopolitan Magazine, before turning to books. Rosie likes baked items, taking long walks by the river and speaking about herself in the third person.
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
ISBN: Paperback 9781782398646
Also available in Audiobook and Audio CD
Pages: 320 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Format reading: Paperback
Copy provided by: A giveaway win from the author
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
Nicola Brown doesn’t like to lose control. Her flat is always meticulously tidy and her weekly meals carefully planned. When her carefree colleague Caroline challenges Nicola to find a date for Valentine’s Day, it’s a surprise to them both when Nicola’s agrees.
As Nicola’s search for a man begins, she is thrown in at the deep end – sometimes quite literally- of the dating scene. From men more likely to sell their mother than open their wallet, to those who are determined to find a girlfriend who shares their passion for extreme sports, Nicola has to run the full gamut of dodgy dates. But as the deadline looms closer, Nicola realises it isn’t so bad to lose control. It turns out that trying to get a love life can be rather a lot of fun…
I would like to thank the author Rosie Blake for my giveaway win of her books; which I won quite a while ago and have only just got to them! Sorry it took so long Rosie!
The front cover for this book is so bright and fun looking. A pink border with white dots creates a frame like look and inside the backing is a baby blue colour. The title is in black with a bit of white round the letters to which gives the illusion of standing out, the ‘O’ in ‘Love’ is a cute little red love heart. Rosie’s name is at the bottom in red. Around the title and Rosie’s name there are men figures most of them white and one in pink and one woman figure also in pink. All in all I think this is a really good cover and had I not have won this book; would I have picked it up in a bookshop?… the answer will most certainly be YES!
A couple of years ago I read How To Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake
and really love it! So when I got to this I knew I was in for a treat!
Nicola is in control of her every waking minuet of her day; from her weekly meal plan to her very tidy home. She work’s just as hard and organised as a PA for a small agency for actors and actresses sourcing them the perfect role. Nicola is very single and has been for a while and has become a stand in joke not just about her lack of love life but of her military precision of her life with her work colleague Caroline. Caroline is married with young children and is always daring Nicola to do something; which she doesn’t accept. Caroline is convinced Nicola should be getting herself out there meeting people and when she finds out that Nicola has never had a date for Valentines Day, she dare’s her to find herself a date for the 14th of February. Caroline makes it all official and produces a document to singe, Nicola reluctantly agrees. Her friend even set’s up her first date for her! Needless to say he wasn’t second date worthy!
Taking it all very seriously Nicola goes to great length’s to find herself that Valentines date sometimes to her peril. But as she searches she start’s to enjoy herself and realises there is more to life than meal plans and organisation. Will Nicola find her perfect date for the 14th of February? How many frogs will she have to kiss before she finds her prince? Or is he closer than she thinks?
How To Find A Love Life by Rosie Blake was a very comical and romantic read, following Nicola’s mission to bag herself a date for Valentines Day. There are bit’s in the book that will have you chuckling as you read; especially when Nicola’s dates are disasters. I found I read this book really quickly and at about half way through I found kinda guessed the ending; which wasn’t a problem because I still really liked the story none the less. I enjoyed the progression of Nicolas character because of the way she changes and becomes more fun!
This book is an enjoyable read and is very entertaining through out!
Marie’s Book Boutique Gives
How To Find A Love Life by Rosie Blake
4 Sparkly Stars
All my review’s are all my own thought’s and opinions of a book and have in no way been influenced.
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