My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.
But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.
However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...
This was a complicated book for me to rate and read. On the one hand, I could relate to it, but on the other hand, I felt at times like instead of the main character being in her thirties, she was in her twenties. I love a book about internet dating and dating disasters, but this kind of fell flat for me. I think it was all the internal dialogue going on in Rae's mind that had me going "uh is this book going to end?" I also had a problem with the fact that there was cheating in this. Not with the main character, but a side character and it was made to seem like it was okay because when you're married a long time, you have a lot of children and things get hard - cheating happens! Well, I have news for you...my parents have been together for 43 years, and they've never cheated and had plenty of tough times. I guarantee that if one of them did cheat, it wouldn't be handled with a paragraph, a wink, and some guilt and that's all. I have issues with books like these. There should be just a cheating warning at the beginning because come to think of it, Rae's first relationship breaks up because the guy is married. So yeah...married, cheated, divorced and cheat some more. The only saving grace was that they threw Nick in the book and he was a kind-hearted, substitute teacher at the school Rae taught at and he was also a stripper. Yep, they had everything in this book lol!! Anyhow, if you've read the author before and like her books you'll read this one. I might read another book by her because I don't judge all books by an author by just the one.
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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