What’s it about?
Ruby Wood is perfectly happy playing the dating game – until she has a red-hot dream about her very attractive flatmate, Nick. He might spend every day saving lives as a junior doctor, but he’s absolutely the last man on earth that fun-loving Ruby would ever date!
The solution? Focus on all of Nick’s bad points. And if that fails, up her dating antics and find herself a man! So what if she manages to make disapproving, goody two-shoes Nick jealous in the process…
Only, after a series of nightmare first dates, there’s still just one man on Ruby’s mind. Maybe it’s time to admit the truth and dare to ask Nick to be her next date?
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I’m upgrading this to 3.5 stars because reading this novel is guaranteed a 100 % to make you forget your everyday worries and problems. It really is the perfect distraction to lose yourself in. The writing was very to the point, a little sarcastic in tone sometimes, and made me chuckle almost every other line. Sometimes I felt it was perhaps a bit too fast going, the humor too much too fast but still, I enjoyed the jabs Ruby gave, she gives her thoughts so crudely, or honest to the bone, if you’d rather put it that way.
The novel opens with Ruby having a dream about her flatmate Nick. The same Nick who annoys her to no end ever since they had an argument about her smoking (and almost setting the flat on fire). He is boring as hell, he makes her deposit her keys in a key bowl by the door and wants her to fold the tea towel around the oven handle, he only eats healthy food.. you know the type right? And yet, she can’t get him out of her mind.
The only two problems there are in this situation is that first, he has a girlfriend Heather and secondly, he can’t stand her either.
Well her best friend Millsey puts her for the slightly adapted dilemma of the well-known Truth or Dare game. Since she’s not willing to fess up her feelings to Nick, she sees no other choice than to make him jealous with one of her dates she found on MatchMaker.com. Throw into the mix an authoritive boss, a crazy friend, a paranoid brother, a date who definitely isn’t the brightest light in the world and a neighbor with suspicious activities and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fun-filled book that makes the perfect escape for whatever troubles you!
I received a free copy of this novel from the publicist (Carina UK) through Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.