I am sooooo excited to be today’s stop on Olivia Spring’s blog tour for her latest release, ‘Only When it’s love’. Huge thanks to the author for the blog tour invite and ARC – here is my review:
Alex’s love life is a disaster. Will accepting a crazy seven-step dating challenge lead to more heartbreak or help her find Mr Right?
Alex is tired of getting ghosted. After years of disastrous hook-ups and relationships that lead to the bedroom but nowhere else, Alex is convinced she’s destined to be eternally single. Then her newly married friend Stacey recommends what worked for her: a self-help book that guarantees Alex will find true love in just seven steps. Sounds simple, right?
Except Alex soon discovers that each step is more difficult than the last, and one of the rules involves dating, but not sleeping with a guy for six months. Absolutely no intimate contact whatsoever. Zero. Nada. Rien. A big challenge for Alex, who has never been one to hold back from jumping straight into the sack, hoping it will help a man fall for her.
Will any guys be willing to wait? Will Alex find her Mr Right? And if she does, will she be strong enough to resist temptation and hold out for true love?
Join Alex on her roller coaster romantic journey as she tries to cope with the emotional and physical ups and downs of dating whilst following a lengthy list of rigid rules.
What does TWG think?
Snigger. Laurie Love. Snigger. What a name!! No, I haven’t just decided to pluck names out of thin air. Laurie Love is the author of a self-help book which Alex’s work colleague, Stacey, recommended to her due to her amazing luck with guys.
Alex’s track record is shocking when it comes to the opposite gender. Obviously I’m not laying all of the blame at her door, she must have met some right shockers! Anyway, to help her find the man of her dreams, she attempts to follow the rules that Laurie Love has set.
I thought that the concept of this book was brilliant fun! When Alex was ‘interviewing’ potential partners, I ended up holding up a scoreboard in my mind, a bit like Strictly Come Dancing for dates except they don’t voluntarily shout, ‘omg what a cactus!’.
Alex is such a relatable and down to Earth character – her personality had me in hysterics because she just didn’t give a monkeys whilst also trying too hard. She was brilliant. Randy. But brilliant!
I really felt that Olivia Spring’s writing style had relaxed in this book, meaning that everything just seemed to flow so naturally, I ended up forgetting that I was actually reading a book because I was so engrossed in whether Alex’s interviewees would be ends of a bell, a spikey cactus or a part of a males anatomy. Or all three. Of course I was hoping that she would find the man of her dreams who would treat her properly both inside of the bedroom, and out.
The humour is absolutely brilliant and the overall vibe is so unique an addictive – I really did enjoy ‘Only When It’s Love’!
Such a uniquely told, laugh out loud, dirty and flirty, addictive novel which puts romance on the map in the least slushy way possible, in the most brilliant of ways.