31 days. 31 dates.
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a Northampton 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?
A laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.
Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, and Northants Authors co-founder. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates, RONE, BeaconLit, BBC Radio 2 and Althorp Literary Festival short story competitions. She also runs her own free monthly 100-word competition and is a forthcoming Flash 500 judge.
This is not my genre but it sounded so interesting that I just had to read it
The story itself was funny as it seems to poke at those who use the dating websites. It made me laugh as the whole book was just fun. It was an easy read where you could get lost in the story.
Izzy seems to me to be an unlikely serial dater and I was confused as to why she agreed when she is technology writer. It didn’t seem to make sense but it worked.
I generally would not have picked up this book but it had such a fun idea and it was well written. I was impressed as I didn’t think it would be as good as what it was.
Though this is a romantic comedy and it is mainly a book marketed to women I do think that this can appeal to many. The book really pushes the boundaries and shows the funny parts of the online dating scene.