Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for THE SERIAL DATER’S SHOPPING LIST by Morgen Bailey
31 days. 31 dates.
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?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This book is just brilliant and seemed to feature every bloke that I have ever known! Right from the start I just connected with Izzy, a journalist who normally reviews new techno stuff but has agreed to a bit of an undercover mission from her boss William. Izzy has to date 31 men, of her own choosing, from an online dating site and she has to complete it in within 31 days. This makes for some pretty funny reading. It is an absolute perfect pick me up to put a smile on anyone’s face.
After each date Izzy has to write a piece about the good, the bad and the darn right weird stuff that went on, then make a bit of a shopping list of what to look for when choosing a date. The column really takes off and the dates are as memorable for me as her. What I really loved about Izzy the most was she was a normal woman, tall, size 14 and still not found Mr. Right.
Because the story revolves round a date every day the whole story revolves round work for Izzy. If she isn’t on a date then she is at the office but there is plenty going on there to keep the story flowing beautifully. From best buddy with relationship problems to the boss Izzy makes it total entertainment for the reader. As each chapter unfolded it brought a new man into her life for a brief time, mostly hilariously memorable but a couple a little sad.
A super book that makes you feel part of what is going on. This is a book that I could pick up time and time again. A perfect feel good read!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.