Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Would Like To Meet Book Review

Book blog Blooming Fiction - book review of Would Like To Meet
Could the worst thing that’s ever happened to Hannah Pinkman also turn out to be one of the best?

She and her husband Dan have reached the end of the line. Bored with the same gripes, the same old arguments – in fact, bored with everything – they split up after a trivial row turns into something much more serious.

Now Hannah has to make a new life for herself, but that’s not easy. She’s been so busy being a wife and mum that she’s let all her other interests slip away, along with her friends. And when Hannah is persuaded to join a dating site, her ‘best match’ is the very last person she expects it to be . .

Would Like To Meet
by Polly James

Publisher: Avon
Publish Date: 30 Jun. 2016
ISBN-10: 0007548559
Rating: 4.5/5
*PR copy


Would Like To Meet is living proof that attention on social media is well worth the effort. Hopping around on Twitter I saw many book bloggers raving about the latest book by Polly James. I don't normally succumb to social media marketing but because there were several bloggers I know talking about it I decided to take the plunge and see what was in store for me from this gorgeously fronted book.

Would Like To Meet has a sad beginning where marital problems at home end up in a separation. Arguments over petty everyday issues spiral out of control and things are said which can't be undone. Your husband not fancying you anymore is not something you're likely to forget.
Hannah proceeds to get back on the dating scene with the help of her friends and family though it does cough up many funny incidences. Not unchecking the box 'up for anything' soon makes Hannah realise that she is indeed not up for anything. With contacts who are her son's age, and dodgy looking men who should really know better, Hannah goes through the turmoil of trying to delete then undelete her profiles. That is until she notices one profile in particular. Her husband's.
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The plot of Would Like To Meet reminds me very much of the Pina Colada song. I even sang it to myself in between reading sessions. Out of tune I might add. Being in a relationship can end up in a mundane rut which convinces either, or both, parties that they are drifting apart. The problem being that you get comfortable in a routine and can't find a way to spice it back up again. This is the issue for Hannah and Dan.
Talking to Dan through the dating site, under a different name, Hannah finds that she is discovering new things about Dan which could be what they need to rekindle their marriage. The only problem is he doesn't know it's her on the other end of the Internet. So what happens? I'm not exactly going to tell you am I?
I really enjoyed reading Would Like To Meet and really think it open s up some great ideas to help revitalise a relationship. The story is funny, insightful and completely addictive.

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