How To Get A (Love) Life by Rosie Blake


Blurb: Some people book last-minute holidays, walk barefoot in the grass or party on a week night. Not Nicola Brown. Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture, sticks to a super-strict diet and definitely, absolutely Does Not Date.

Her colleague Caroline – loopy, warm and exasperated by her, knows that Nicola’s reluctance to lose control means she’s living only half a life. And so she lays down the gauntlet: Nicola must cast aside her hang ups and go on as many dates as it takes to find true love in time for Valentine’s Day.

The pick of local men is, quite frankly, a bit rubbish. And there are only three months until February 14th. Surely it’s an impossible task? But, as Nicola is about to find out on her dodgy dates, letting go isn’t quite as scary as she imagined. In fact, it’s rather a lot of fun…

Review: I was able to read this review copy before the book was published, so thank you to Novelicious and Rosie Blake. I enjoy chick-lit reads, so this was right up my street. It was a humorous, light hearted read. I couldn’t help but laugh at many parts of this book, it was very entertaining. The main character is likeable, and relate-able, often holding her tongue when things annoy her, which a lot of us tend to do. As part of Nicola’s plan – to find a man before Valentines Day, she goes on several dates, which the male characters never fail to make you chuckle. The ending was great, too. I enjoyed Rosie’s first book and would definitely read her books again.