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5.0 out of 5 starsSweet love story.
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019
Wonderful love story full of tenderness, hope, and love between two people who have had lots of sorrow in their lives. It just makes you feel good! Very sweet story.
3.0 out of 5 starsWell-written, but pretty predictable
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2019
It is fairly obvious from the beginning that these two people will end up together. The obstacles and challenges they faced were fairly trivial and silly. Their verbal sparring was meant to show them both as intelligent and clever, but it fell flat for the most part, in my opinion. I almost put the book down without finishing it.
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother fun book from Matt Dunn!
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
If there were ever two more screwed up people on a blind date, I'd be surprised. Matt Dunn has once again made me laugh at the foibles of messed up human beings while falling in love with them as they fall in love with each other. Loved this book.
Lisa doesn't have the best track record with dating and seems to be attracted to all the wrong guys. Despite her poor luck, she still believes fate has someone wonderful in store for her and maintains hope. Simon has found the love of his life and subsequently lost her. He's just getting by and would prefer his friends didn't meddle in his life. But of course, his friend Will can't help himself and tricks Simon into meeting Lisa for a blind date, courtesy of the local newspaper. Will these two hit it off or be yet another failure in the column's mismatches?
Firstly, I may be a bit biased because I've read nearly everything Matt Dunn has written and always snag his new releases. I adore his wit and humor and he's always been one of my favorite authors. While this is not my favorite of his, mostly because I really didn't care for Lisa, I still really enjoyed it. It was hilarious, awkward and charming, much like life itself. Plus there were some very hopeful and also poignant overtones in this that I vastly appreciated. I'd say Matt hasn't let me down yet and I'll keep dutifully reading his work.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2019
I wanted to love this book. After reading all of Perotta and Tropper and some of Hornby (some of his books are unfinishable), I was wanting to stick to rom-coms, and this sounded like a series I could really get into. Unfortunately, the action is tedious, taking over 80 pages to tell about a blind date at which nothing really happened. Add to this, the very British humor which is done well at first, but then becomes too much, as every next sentence is a set up for the next joke derived from a misunderstanding. For 40 pages, I was loving this book, but then I needed a change of pace. Something more than mere talking needed to happen, but then it just keeps going exactly the same. I haven't given up on the author, as this is the first in the series, but if the rest of the series is like this one, I'll have to pass.
2.0 out of 5 starsNowhere near as good as previous books!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2019
Despite being a fan of a number of Matt Dunn’s previous books, I really didn't enjoy this one. The entire content is a little flimsy without a strong plot to carry it through, despite the idea being an interesting one to explore. The two main characters are extremely unlikeable, especially the girl, who leaps from one emotional extreme to another without any real reason, while the guy comes across as a mopey whine . My only hope was that a less than happy ending for the characters would bring the book to satisfactory conclusion, but alas we're left with a predictable and very weak last few pages. Best to avoid and move on with your life.
Complete shocker. I’ve enjoyed Matt’s previous books enormously but this is the dullest, most inane and cliched book I’ve read in a long, long time. The characters are not even one dimensional; the plot is tedious; the narrative uninteresting and the outcome could have been predicted by a goat with severe learning difficulties. Not that it would have cared - it was that unrewarding. Read his other stuff - it’s great - but don’t waste your life on this.
Couldn't wait to start reading Matt Dunns latest, 'Then I met you'. Problem was, soon as I started reading, I couldn't put it down. Lose so much sleep reading these books !!! Wonderful, Brilliant storylines, fabulous humour, real life experiences, Sorry but I read it in one sitting AGAIN. so can't wait for the next book. If anyone hasn't tried one of Matts books then you honestly don't know what you're missing, LOVE THEM x
Another 5 star book. Could this be the new start, follow up to my ex girlfriend series. I would like to think that the characters start to get some meat on them. Chris the ex boyfriend could add something, Mum and dad potential maybe. Will and His girlfriend maybe . Or could we get Dan flirting into the scene. Mr Wayne Kerr. Matt's books are great fun and very enjoyable
I always enjoy reading Matt Dunn when I feel in the need of a 'feel good' book and this didn't disappoint. The whole book concerns a single date between two characters who have been bruised by love. It was touching as well as being laugh out loud funny - absolutely terrific!