Friday, 24 April 2020

Book review: The First Date by Zara Stoneley



The First Date by Zara Stoneley


After breaking up with her childhood sweetheart, clueless dater Rosie has found herself in a boyfriend-drought. So when she finally swipes right on a guy who seems interested, she can’t wait to meet up in person.
Until she’s left standing alone. In a bar. Stood up.
Enter Noah. Confident, funny … and a serial first dater. Offering to give Rosie a crash course in seduction, this could be just what she needs. Until her matchmaker turns out to be the best date she’s ever had – and Rosie wonders if she wants the fake dates to be the real ones after all



My thoughts... 

Well that was certainly a Stoneley special. From start to finish I was all in....this book completely consumed me and I couldn't put it down even for a second. The writing was filled with that Stoneley sense of humour that I love and I found myself giggling at the turn of every page.

As far as two leading characters go, I must say that Rosie and Noah had it all. Their chemistry was off the charts and I could feel their heat burning through the prose. Their witty banter was second to none and for me it was the best part of the book. I had jaw ache from grinning like an idiot at their battle of repartee. It added a lively nature to the book that was utterly infectious.

The narrative was filled to the brim with dates, dares and dimples that created an addictive charm. Although satire played an important role, the story wasn't short of a serious heartfelt moment or two. This worked to anchor the piece and also give my aching body a chance to recover from the laugh out loud moments.

The First Date might well be my favourite Stoneley story to date....a huge and brave statement I know, but a story I'm sticking to. It is witty, addictive and simply moreish and I know it's going to be a huge hit.



Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for letting me take part in this fabulous blog tour.

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About the author... 

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.
Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.
She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say 'ahhh'.
Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron. Zara’s bestselling novels include 'Bridesmaids', 'No One Cancels Christmas', 'The Wedding Date', 'The Holiday Swap', 'Summer with the Country Village Vet', 'Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage' and the popular Tippermere series - 'Stable Mates', 'Country Affairs' and 'Country Rivals'. Where you can find Zara - Website: http://www.zarastoneley.com Twitter: @ZaraStoneley Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZaraStoneley

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