Book Reviews – Puja

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Ever since a young age, I’ve been a huge fan of reading. In Primary School (A.K.A. Elementary), I’d read the biggest books in the library, including the Harry Potter series and a book called Dragon Rider (by Cornelia Funke) that I remember I could barely carry, and my teachers would just look at me in awe. I never stopped loving books, and the genres Romance, Chick-Lit, Comedy and Mystery are currently my go-to’s.

My favourite authors (to name a few) are: J.K Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, John Green, Jojo Moyes.


haley2Blurb: Ellie Rigby isn’t holding out for a hero; she just wants a decent guy. But the promise of meeting thousands of ‘likeminded singles’ has come to nothing and she is fed up negotiating the minefield of one online dating disaster after another. In a moment of clarity, Ellie realises that she must take matters into her own hands. Her mission? Reclaim. Cupid’s bow from soulless software and become a matchmaker. As her client list grows, Ellie becomes an expert. She knows twenty eight is the most eligible age for a women, that most relationships fail and, most of all, that it’s got to be perfect.

Until a match with one of her clients changes everything…

Review: The story is about a woman, named Ellie, who went through a tragic time where she was planning her wedding to the man she’s engaged to when the man turns around and says he’s going back to his previous wife. With that being a huge slap in her face, Ellie decides she wants to open a matchmaking service, and hopefully find herself the perfect match along the way. She gets interwind in other peoples lives and forgets the motive of her own perfect match. Will she ever find her love? 

The thing about this book was that the character was so relatable. She was real, things like that can happen in real life, and best of all, she was a good laugh. The story was great too, not once did I think ‘screw this – NEXT!’, and the ultimate decider as to whether it’s a good read? I could imagine it being a movie in my head, hence why I recommend you read it!

With a cool concept, not only encouraging us to be ambitious like the protagonist was, but also letting ourselves find out about more than one main character which creates a dynamic story. In fact, we get to take a peak into many lives, yet at the same time focuses on a few characters so you don’t lose track (though sometimes I got mixed up with Dr Stud and Mr Marbella – but you get the gist of it!).

Overall, a well written, enjoyable read and one I was looking forward to picking up every day I was in Egypt. And with a view of the Red Sea, the myriad of activities and events happening around me, I still had the urge to pick up the book. If that doesn’t justify it being a good book, I don’t know what does!

Available from Amazon HERE.

My Rating: 4/5  



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