What’s it about?
Cali Summers decides that the only way to get over her broken marriage is to hit the world of fast love on a dating app.
Using room 102 in the hotel where she works as her dating ‘lair’, she quickly discovers that passion and excitement are mixed with danger, lies and deception.
With a charming F1 engineer, a handsome army officer and her adulterous ex all on the scene, a predictable love match is far from on the cards.
Will she choose dull security or risky freedom ? Join Cali on her dating adventures and see if a modern Cyber Cupid’s arrow is still on aim.
I’ve never tindered in my life. In my younger years you only met your new love interest through friends or you just had to pluck up the courage to step up to a complete stranger. That’s also how Cali met Jamie, but after 12 years and being married a little over a year he traded her in for ‘their’ personal trainer. And now times have changed and Cali has to catch up with modern dating if she doesn’t want to spend the rest of her life stuck at home with a foul-mouthed parrot.
I loved that Cali’s emotions are not your usual cliche which I have to read about more often than not. She’s angry at Jamie but still loves him too, her feelings are clear and she’s not trying to hide it from herself or the reader. She doesn’t get hung up on a revenge angle though nor trying to get him back at any cost.
This novel isn’t a string of all the weird dates she finds through this dating app.. well the first one inevitably is but soon after there is some real potential. There’s Will, the handsome military officer, there’s Mario, a very hot Formula 1 pilot and I had a feeling that Jamie aka Big Boy J, as her hilarious parrot calls him, might be having second thoughts too as he seems to find all sorts of reasons to turn up at her place unannounced quite a few times. Who will she choose?
While she’s making her way through a few dates, learning through trial and error that some men aren’t really looking for love, there’s also a thing or two happening at work with her colleagues. The drama and entertainment level was quite high in this novel and I couldn’t wait to find out what was waiting around the corner (or page here). The only thing that was extravagantly outrageous was Lady P, the parrot – well African Grey – with her foul mouth. Lady P was a fantastic addition to the story and that bird was able to make me smile every single time something came out of its mouth.
Even though I wouldn’t have made some of the choices Cali makes – she is a bit naive after all and I’d like to think that I’m not – I could connect very well with her. I was on pins and needles to see if she’d make the right choice and choose the right guy in the end but I can only say all’s well that ends well eventually. This was a perfect distraction and a serious beam of sunlight on what originally started out as another dull day.
I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.