Thursday, 17 April 2014

How To Get a (Love)Life by Rosie Blake

HOW TO GET A (LOVE) LIFE BY ROSIE BLAKE (Publishing 29th January 2014: Novelicious Books)

What They Say:

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...

What I Say:

I would like to thank Kerri at Novelicious Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I want to say I love the cover of this books, nothing fancy or over the top as it might have been, but it just makes you want to pick up the book to find out what it's all about.

We first meet Nicola as she is the queue to go on a singles holiday, this instantly had me intrigued..... but this book isn't about Nicola trying to find a lovelife on a singles holiday.  It is all about what happens before she ends up at the airport......

I've got to say Rosie had me laughing at Nicolas disasterous dates the one with the Kayake was hilarious,  think personally I would of killed him with anything I could of got my hands (middle of November, no way).

Rosie surrounded Nicola with a host of likeable characters Charlotte and her madcap but loveable children.  Nicholas brother, who if he was mine think I would of killed after the dates he set Nicola up with.

Then there was James, Nicolas boss, wish I had a boss like him.....
I loved all the dates totally believeable, I'm sure everyone can tell about disasterous dates, I certainly can, although not as good as Rosie's.  I would love to read more of Rosie's books.

5 out of 5 stars


Rosie spent her university years writing pantomimes based on old classics. The 2003 production of The Wizard of Odd: Search for the Ruby Strippers enjoyed critical acclaim. This was followed a year later with a successful showing of Harry Potter: The Musical (complete with moving opening number, In my Cupboard I will Stay).

Rosie went on to write a winning short story in the La Senza/Little Black Dress Short Story Competition and was shortlisted in a few others including competitions run by Women and Home and The Daily Mail. Her first full-length novel, How to Get a (Love) Life, will be published in January 2014 by Novelicious books. 

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