I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Married at First Swipe by Claire Frost
Also by this author: Living My Best Li(f)e
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 4th February 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
The brand new novel from the author of acclaimed debut LIVING MY BEST LIFE. Perfect for fans of Helly Acton, Mhairi McFarlane and Laura Jane Williams.
Hannah lives life on the edge. Never one to pass up on a new adventure, she has truly been living her best life. But once the adrenaline wears off, she wishes she had someone to spend the quieter moments with too. Learning that her best friend’s online dating business has taken a hit, she comes up with an idea that just might solve both of their problems...
Jess has been with her husband for twenty years. They have a stable marriage, great kids and run their own businesses. But what looks like a perfect life from the outside has its own problems within, and with her business on the brink Jess can’t help but wonder where the spark has gone in her life, and whether settling down is all it’s cracked up to be.
When Hannah embarks upon her latest scheme: finding a man using Jess’s dating app and meeting him for the first time at the altar, both women start to realise the grass isn't always greener. Can Hannah help her friend save her failing business or will Jess stop her from making what could be the biggest mistake of her life?
In the modern tech-fuelled world of dating, is it possible to find true love?
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I loved the fun that Claire brought to Living My Best Li(f)e. I was excited to read Married at First Swipe. I love the show Married at First Sight so I was excited by this premise.
We have two main characters Jess and Hannah. I loved both women even though they were very different. Hannah is impulsive. So far she has lived life on a bit of a whim. Jess is the organised one. The one who does the right thing. She married her childhood sweetheart, they had twins and bought a house. Jess feels her life has got stuck while Hannah dreams of having that security.
I did feel like we heard about a lot of things when Jess and Hannah talked but didn’t get to experience them. We skipped the hen do and the whole honeymoon which would have been really interesting to read about rather than Jess and Hannah discussing it after the event. I also felt like the book ended abruptly. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of their marriage and to see what happened with Jess and her husband.
The blog posts on the Save The Date website were really interesting. I loved seeing what both characters said in response to the questions. I think a chapter or two from Toby’s POV would have been really cool.
Claire does an excellent job of keeping the book current with the app and how social media plays a part in business these days. This is clearly well thought out.
This is a light entertaining read that you can easily spend an afternoon or two escaping to.
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