Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face...For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn't proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species.
Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn't a bowl of cherries either. Just ask Laura McIntyre, who's recently contended with a horny estate agent on a quest for light relief and a rabid mountain bike enthusiast with a penchant for lycra that leaves little to the imagination.
When Jamie and Laura bump into one another (quite literally) it looks like their luck may have changed - but sometimes finding the right person is only the start of your problems...
Love...From Both Sides is a warts-and-all romantic comedy for everyone who knows how tricky the quest for love can be.
©2013 Nick Spalding. P 2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The fajitas episode alone is worth the price of the book, but there is much, much more.
I listened to this book at work with hidden head phones, don't do this. I was laughing out loud and my coworkers thought I was crazy.
I don't think a print version could give you the same effect. This book was hysterical..........
The cat scene was too ridiculous... I had to get my husband to listen...........cracked us up!
Jamie read by Napoleon Ryan was my favorite.
The narration was so good I ended up getting the other two books in the series. I will listen to it again. I laughed throughout the book.
Worth the credit.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It was light, funny, and filled with the embarrassing things that can happen when two people are trying to find each other. Definitely a beach read (or listen). Sometimes you just want something that's easy to digest, and quite entertaining. Nick Spalding has that down in spades.
I have purchased all of these but I don't want to listen to them too close together - I think one could easily get tired of them so I space them out with more serious books in between in order to maintain the enjoyment.
The funniest part was when Laura has a blind date with a guy who shows up in bike shorts who is very full of himself. I was driving along laughing out loud!
The format is alternating between Laura's diary and Jamie's BLog, before and after they meet and fall in love. The male angle in Jamie's part saves the book from being pure chick lit I suppose, although I think this book will appeal more to women than to men - but I could be wrong!
I enjoyed the book. It was definitely funny and entertaining. I wouldn't have left a review until I heard the reference, used correctly to Type 2 Diabetes. As a mom of a 7 year old son with Type 1, I'm always listening to general references to diabetes and they make me sad, for many reasons. Although Type 2 can also be genetic and many times is no one's "fault" I was pleased you added the Type 2 in there since you chose to mention diabetes. Thank you!
I've been interested in Nick Spalding's writing for a while. Male "pink lit" writer? Unusual and intriguing! And I'd read several positive reviews, which I can understand after reading. He's got the formula down and tropes the occasional sentimentality of this genre with playful humor.
Overall, though, I don't have a ton of patience for Spalding's bad boyfriend coddling. His female protagonist, Laura, is a little too-perfect, while the main male character, Jamie, is too petty and flawed to believably keep perfect-Laura's interest. Or the readers.
The performances were really well done.
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