Monday, February 26, 2018

Match Made in Manhattan Book Review

 Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer on Tomes and Tequila

I have another Booksparks book review for y'all! Huge thanks to them for sending me another lovely white box filled with pink squiggly paper confetti goodness and a book to perk me up from the dreary winter doldrums I've been drowning in. (Perhaps I shouldn't drink wine before I write blog posts because that was quite a dramatic sentence??)

I found this latest book to be entertaining for a myriad of reasons. The biggest one being that the website Match.com is talked about a LOT in my house, as my husband is of the mind that a certain child of mine should be searching for his wife on there right now. Personally, I have not dated since the early 90's, and that was as a teenager...so I can't even fathom what it would be like to try and find a prospective partner in 2018, as a full grown adult. It seems like it gets harder and harder to meet new people in person, and outside work, it can be a struggle to find people you talk to enough to make a connection with. In comes Internet Dating to bridge that gap!

And in comes Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer*, a book all about a woman's quest to find the right man on Match.com.

Alison has had two fairly long and serious relationships, and travels in a circle of close friends who all went to school together. After she breaks up with her boyfriend, she finds herself lonely and looking for a relationship with someone who she hasn't known for years. So she decides to enter the world of Match.com, makes a profile and sets out to find love online. What comes next is a hilarious mix of odd dates with strange men, fun times with her friends, and angst over when is the right time to get intimate with a new man.

This quote was made purely to show my daughter's guy friends that all chicks dig guys in Henleys.
I really enjoyed this, and thought it was a fun book to read. Her pants speech, when she tells men that she's enjoying her date with them, but they aren't getting in her pants tonight, was a nice and clever twist...and I thought it was hilarious that all of her friends made jokes about it...and it was something she was known for. Alison's little eccentricities were what made this a fun book, and not a parody. The fact that she stayed friends with everyone she dated, bar one, was also something I found fresh. This wasn't a book full of man-bashing or anything, just a lady trying to find the right guy. It was full of heartwarming stories, and the cast of characters were intriguing and memorable.

As someone who has been married for eons, it was great to spend a little time in the life of a woman on her quest to find "the one". It was a quick read, and a perfect book to spend time with while the weather has been all gray and rainy. It would also be a good beach read...something fun and perky to peruse while drinking a beverage with an umbrella sticking out of it. Humorous and clever chick-lit made to entertain.

So big thanks again to Booksparks for sending Match Made in Manhattan to me! I have been suffering from the winter blues, and this was the right book at the right time.
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