Blind Date by Debbie Ioanna @Debbie_Cleo @damppebbles #bookreview #contemporary #womensfiction

Blind Date

ABOUT THE BOOK

Thirty year old Jenny has her own house, a good job, friends, a psycho cat and a Mother who is willing to sell her off to the highest bidder. What more could she want from life? Oh yes, a man. In particular, the handsome hunk she works with. The dangerously good looking eye candy makes regular appearances to her office and she must do all in her power not to combust in her seat when he says her name…

Some people were destined to have all the luck, whereas others, like Jenny, were destined to embarrass themselves at every awkward opportunity. After giving up hopes of landing her dream man, Jenny gives in to her best friend’s requests and agrees to go on some blind dates and signs up to a dating app. She discovers some interesting characters whilst having some no-strings fun with her reliable man friend. What’s the worst that could happen?

Follow Jenny’s journey through the Yorkshire town of Halifax filled with disastrous dates and embarrassing sexual encounters in this romantic comedy of modern dating. Will she ever get what she’s looking for? Or is she destined to remain in singledom forever with her crazed cat?

Warning: This book contains details of embarrassingly awkward sexual encounters and is not for the cringe-hearted.

MY REVIEW

I picked up another British novel told by a very frustrated and zany single woman trying to survive the most hilarious and awkward blind dates imaginable.

Jenny is your typical 30-year-old single woman with a cat from hell trying to weed out the duds and find her perfect man.  Unfortunately, for her, the duds are winning. But what about her gorgeous co-worker, Zack, who she is drooling over from afar? At first, he is just friendly, but is that interest she sees in his eyes?  When she finally gets an opportunity with him, it doesn’t turn out as she plans.

Jenny and her friend Sarah are so close, they can finish each other’s sentences. In fact, Sarah is Jenny’s phone call when a date is going bad which is happening a lot for Jenny lately.  She wishes she could find a good man like Max, Sarah’s fiance, but it is what it is. When Jenny finds out Sarah is moving to another country due to Max’s new job, the tears fall and big changes are in store.  But sometimes things are not all that they seem.

I laughed so hard at some of the extremely cringe-worthy scenes that I almost fell off my chair. The author has a brilliant way of describing the real and oh so awkward blind date encounters. In fact, you will never feel the same about Chinese food again. The book is a fast and refreshing read for these strange times. Recommend highly!

Thank you to Ms. Ioanna for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie IoannaDebbie is a multi-genre indie author and blogger who was born in Bradford and lives there with her husband, two-year-old daughter and anti-social cat Cleo. When she isn’t busy being a Mum, working for her local council or studying towards her Open University degree, she is busy focusing on her writing career.

Debbie doesn’t write to just one genre as she likes to write about anything. She is currently working on a romantic-comedy series but who knows what she will be working on in the future. As well as writing novels, short stories and blogs for her website, she is also reviewing other works by indie authors. She is passionate about helping other indie authors as she knows it is a hard world to master and getting reviews is a challenge on its own.

Debbie has been a regular attending author at the UK Indie Lit Fest in Bradford for the last few years and will be returning in 2020, as well as attending events in Shipley and Liverpool for the first time.

Debbie began studying with the Open University in 2015, aiming towards a BA Honours in Humanities, focusing on History and Creative Writing which are her two greatest passions. It is a part-time course, due to end in 2021 which Debbie is hoping means she will have more time to write.

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