50 Ways To Find A Lover by Lucy-Anne Holmes
The blurb: I feel like a failure. It’s now been 351 days since I had sex. That’s a carnal drought. If Bob Geldof knew about it he’d hold a concert.
Sarah Sargeant has been single for three years and nine months. She has just spent five months plucking up the courage to ask out a balding man with a paunch who works in her local pub. The gentleman in question informed her that he would rather stay in and watch the Narnia movie on DVD. Her pride has not just been bruised, it’s been disembowelled. And she vows it’s the last time she will ever reach out to a member of the opposite sex.
But her family and friends have other ideas. They enter her into a reality TV show against her will, persuade her to go speed dating and even more radically, they encourage her to start a blog. Suddenly Sarah Sargeant is on a mission.
This book made my holiday and is the perfect pool-side reading! Lucy-Anne Holmes is a hilarious writer; I found her wit engaging and her characters frankly hysterical.
Sadly there are not 50 ways to find a lover in this book but I don’t think any the less of it because of that. The characters are well-rounded creations bordering ever so slightly on the unrealistic but this doesn’t detract from the plot, they are occasionally predictable if you have read loads of chick-lit but what the hell!
There are some very unpredictable twists in the plot, more than once I was left feeling surprised that my smug idea of where the story was going had been swept away. Well-written, fast-paced and hugely involving, I was really routing for Sarah by the end. Lucy-Anne Holmes is a lady not afraid of bad language, bad dates and bad hair days. If you haven’t picked a book to take on holiday yet I strongly recommend you take this one! All my friends had read it by the time I came back from my holiday and once you get over the annoyance of them sniggering to themselves on their sun loungers you won’t stop recommending it to people!
8.5 stars out of 10!
BUY ME! 50 Ways to Find a Lover