Please join me in wishing Happy Birthday to Zoe May’s Perfect Match which turns a year old today! I can’t believe it has been a whole year since I read this fun romantic coming-of-age story and am thrilled to be a part of the Book Birthday Blitz. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Can you ever find true love online?
Sophia Jones is an expert in all things online dating: the best sites, how to write a decent bio, which questions to ask and the right type of photos to use. The only thing she’s not so great at? Picking the guys…
After sitting through yet another dreadful date with a man who isn’t quite what she expected, Sophia is just about ready to give up on the whole dating scene. But her flatmate, Kate, persuades her to give it one more chance, only this time she must create a profile describing her ‘perfect’ man.
Yes, he must look like Robert Pattinson and needs to own a multi-million-pound business, but there are a couple of other deal breakers, too! So, when a guy comes along who ticks every box, surely there’s got to be a catch?
As I sit, watching it chug along, I can’t help feeling as though everyone I know is moving on except me.
Sophia’s friends are all hooking up and getting married, but she is waiting for the perfect match like her parents. When her roommate adds her profile to an online dating site as a gag, she meets a multi-millionaire who looks like a famous actor and she gets caught up in his fancy life while she forgets what is important.
I was happy to see Sophia’s character grow after some bad decisions and choices. She was a bit hard to like at first with her judgmental and picky preferences, but her friendship with her elderly and feisty neighbor, Lynn, unveils her more human and likable side.
The other cast of characters were interesting with Sophia’s roommate and budding actress, Kate, who recites Shakespeare every chance she gets. Daniel, the multi-millionaire, Robert Pattinson look-a-like boyfriend, rubbed me the wrong way and seemed a bit odd. However, I really enjoyed Chris, labeled as too nerdy by Sophia at first, but very kind-hearted, patient, and full of interesting factoids.
Perfect Match is a funny, chick lit coming of age story which tells us there is more to people than meets the eye and what’s on the inside matters much more than what’s on the outside.
If anyone has dated someone who is too good to be true, I recommend this book for you. It is full of humor, regret, self-discovery and just being yourself.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zoe May lives in southeast London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!
Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes and her Facebook page.
She posts updates and blogs on her website.