This is the book I’ve been reading this week. A first Novel by a fellow Blogger. How exciting is it to be reading a novel by someone you feel as though you ‘know!’
When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £50,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end? Who will win The Hating Game?
First 5 sentences.. If I get pheumonia, he’s going to pay,’ Mattie Johns muttered as she gripped the chains of the dunk-tank swing and looked down into the murky water. Several unidentifiable floating objects bobbed on the surface and the water had a funky yellow tint. Bonus if she got diphtheria! She’s sue Stuart for all he was worth, saving her company and putting the loser out of business in one fell swoop. Shame you couldn't sue for boredom, she sighed, shifting her frozen bottom on the swing.
Where I got my hands on it.. Amazon. I know. I don’t make a habit of buying new books, but i did this to support fellow blogger Talli Roland. So really, I’m allowed right?
The cover.. This cover screams Chic Lit, definitely eye catching on the shelf, especially as it’s my favourite colour :)
Made me want to… Buy Talli’s next book when it comes out!!
Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?.. Could be YOU. (see the end of this post for details..)
I really wanted to like this book. Because I do follow Talli, and I’ve been supporting her run up to this book being published. I mean how terrible would it be if you hated your ‘friends’ first published novel?!
Luckily I needn’t have worried. This is Chic Lit at it’s best. I’ve read a lot of chic lit, and you know how they just blur and merge into one another? I sometimes get to the point that I can’t remember one chic lit novel from the next.
This is different though, the story line will definitely make it stand out in your memory from all the other novels on your shelf!
Go show Talli some love.
But, don’t just take my word for it..Would you like it for yourself?
Because I’m so nice I’m going to send it to one of my lucky readers, if you would like this to plop on your doorstep, just leave a comment on this post, and tell me what the last book you read was :)
PS. Happy Mothers Day!