Are you looking for the perfect summer holiday read? Then you'll love this laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy 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 the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?
Izzy is a journalist, challenged by boss, William, to date 31 men throughout the month of May, from a dating site and report back for her column, normally about all things tech.
What could possibly go wrong!?
Izzy puts together a shopping list of the dos and don'ts of dating, giving sometimes hilarious and sometimes quite heart tugging descriptions of each date. There are some real toe curlers in there that made me incredibly pleased that my dating days are long over, and before the time of internet dating sites!
The Serial Dater's Shopping List is a light hearted, easy read which will make you snort out loud. The characters are really well written, there are times you feel like you're a fly on the office wall and the dynamic between them really is well done.
It's a fun, escapist read for fans of the Shopaholic series and Sex in the City.
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review x