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Author: Catherine McKenzie
Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, close friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share her life with, however, she just can't seem to get it right. When her latest relationship implodes, and her best friend announces she's engaged, Anne impulsively calls what she thinks is a dati...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062115393
ISBN-10: 0062115391
Publication Date: 5/15/2012
Pages: 416
Edition: Original
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Chick lit with an incredible twist. I was on a journey with Anne Blythe as she tries to figure out how she always ends up in bad relationships with great looking men. With a little help from fate, she ends up calling what she thinks to be a dating service, but ends up being an arranged marriage company.

The characters, the every city location, and the concept all kept me hooked in this story. I read it in 24 hours, I couldn't put it down for one moment! From the first sentence, I wanted to know where Anne Blythe was going to end up. Maybe I missed it, but I liked that I couldn't quite place where this book took place, it felt like it could have happened down the street or across the country. The concept was not absolutely original, but with the twist that I can't divulge it took the story to the next level.

What I loved about this book is I thought I was headed down a certain path and then all of the sudden she flips a switch and the story goes down an even better road! Even a reader who may not read most chick lit, should pick this one up immediately.
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I must be getting old! Nearly threw the book across the room at page 65. Reads like the author is a very "experienced" teenager. Dialogue and writing is ridiculously simplistic.

On to something better!!!
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This book is a really nice, creative twist on chick lit. (And I don't mean "chick lit" in a condescending way--I mean "chick lit" in an escapist way. I read it today when I was stuck at the hospital for hours and it was perfect!) I can't help but think that a rom-com movie adaptation is on its way. It must be. This book would be a perfect romantic comedy. Some of it seems a tad ovewrought, and the ending is maybe too convenient, but these are the tropes of the genre, and I was readily and gladly sucked into them. This book is a heck of a lot of fun!