Title: The Last Single Girl
Authors: Bria Quinlan and Caitie Quinn
Publish date: 2012
Genre: Chick Lit
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About the Book
Has this ever happened to you? Your girls night out turns into a couples night out…only you don’t have someone to “couple” with? This is the dilemma that Sarah is finding herself in. She was supposed to have a fun night out on New Years Eve with three of her single girlfriends. Only while they all travel back home for Thanksgiving, they all find a beau. Well, all except Sarah. So now she’s left with finding a man so she’s not the seventh wheel on NYE…so much for “girls night!”
But it’s ok. She has two months to find a date. Easy peasy. She signs up for eLove. After all, “The internet had found me everything else of import over the last few years. An apartment, a job a car….that Kate Spade bag. So yes, I had some confidence in the internet.” So she creates a plan: talk to guys she thinks she’ll have fun with, meet up with her top five, then set a date with one of them. She picks a mutual day-date spot – an adorable little coffee shop – and starts meeting the guys. Only one thing after another goes wrong on these dates…
“Dating Truth #4: There’s always another fish in the sea…it’s just that we keep dumping toxic waste in the water so who knows what you’ll catch next.”
Will she ever find a guy to bring out? And how many more times is she going to embarrass herself in front of John, the coffee shop owner?
Well hello there, The Last Single Girl, aren’t you just absolutely adorable?!
I thoroughly enjoyed this light, fun read. It’s short – I read it in one day. And I was sad it was over. But thankfully it’s the first in a series. I’ve bought the second book and added the others to my to-be-read list.
Sarah is a very likable character. She’s independent and funny. She doesn’t pity herself. She doesn’t even think she needs a boyfriend – just doesn’t want to be the seventh wheel.
The relationships are believable and not at all over the top. Sometimes you like those romance novels that feel like a fairy tale, but they’re just that. Fairy tales. This is not that. This story could have easily happened to you or your best friend.
If you’re looking for a cat and mouse chase of a romance book with lots of steamy action, this is not your book. But if you’re looking for a fun escape with a rather realistic plot, that is sweet as can be, not cheesy, and has a happy ending, this is your book!
My rating: 4/5 stars