This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. .Swipe Right by Stephie Chapman
Published by Hera Books on May 13, 2020
Also by this author: Call Me, Maybe
Love could be a click away... Or in the last place you expected.
When Fran meets Ollie, it’s eye roll at first sight. Who does he think he is – with his Ray-Bans, piss taking and artfully styled hair? Forced into working together at Viral Hive, the trendy media content agency, at first they butt heads, but soon realise that they could be BFFs. Fran’s happily settled with boyfriend Lucas, while Ollie is fully committed to girlfriend Lou.
But when Fran’s relationship crumbles, and Ollie sets off with Lou for a round-the-world trip, she decides to start an anonymous dating column, detailing all the perils of dating online – from the bloke who angrily demanded she share the bill when she refused his clumsy advances, to the one that ended their date by weeping into her cleavage – even if it seems that all the good (or even normal?) men are hiding. Maybe there aren’t plenty more fish in the sea?
But, on her dating journey of discovery, Fran’s about to learn that sometimes love can be where you least expect it… you just have to put down your phone.
✮ My Review ✮
I have got the worse case of leaky eyes after finishing this, I am not sure that they are going to stop neither! When I saw Stephie had another book coming out I knew I had to read it, I adored Call Me, Maybe and so I knew Swipe Right would be a must-read for me.
The instant I met Ollie and Fran, I loved them, I loved the chemistry, banter and most of their friendship, the work-marriage status. I mean who does not love the closeness with another person that they share. I think most people have a work-marriage, not necessarily finishing the way this does but as I say it is nice when that person gets you.
Ollie and Fran get each other, from the minute they meet at the job interview, you feel the crackle of electricity between them. Both with respective partners become a dream team. It is always an inconvenience when you are dying for the two main characters to be together, especially when they have partners. You almost want to hate the partners because they are interfering in your reading but you know they are only human too!
One of my favourite scenes I have to say is Fran’s smackdown at Lucas’s Christmas Party – bam – talk about a mic drop. You have to read it to find out what I mean but if I had been drinking something I think it might have been snorted out my nose!!!!
It is not until halfway through the book that we get to its namesake, although I was wondering when it was going to happen. I was enjoying the lead up to it. I just could not put this book down and I did not want to either. The characters are realistic and flawed, so flawed but that is what makes great!
Is it also wrong to enjoy reading about someones disastrous dating life? I mean what is about revelling in the awful dates someone has to endure and there were some clangers, from one extreme to another, crying and clingy to damn right abusive!
I have read a couple of books like this before, but this is by far my favourite of them. I was smiling pretty much the whole way through, I know this because my face hurts! Odd as it sounds, I want to just climb inside the pages and stay in a happy place with everyone, especially Carlina. What a fab gal she is. I know you must think I am right old nut job, I mean I am, but this book is a safe haven. It is a book to make you smile and to reinforce that there is love in the world.
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review.
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