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Isobel is eight years old and marrying Andrew Parker, the boy of her dreams, on the school playground. Life is perfect. Then the ceremony is over, and a week later so is the marriage.

Twenty years on and Isobel is dressed as a prawn handing out promotional fliers. Her career is going nowhere, and her love life leaves a lot to be desired. Then she catches sight of Andrew, her first husband, and wonders if she can rekindle a playground romance.

©2016 Rosie Blake (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for How to Get a (Love) Life: "Rosie captures worst-case-scenarios and turns them into hilarious anecdotes." ( Hello)
"Wonderfully likeable characters and a realistic plot." ( The Sun)

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  • Katy
  • Theodore, Australia
  • 26-07-2016

boring and slow

gave it 3 stars due tothe lovely narrator. but only one for the story. the heroine is dull as dishwater. couldn't even finish a full sentence without stuttering amd had nothing witty or of import to say. she was also as dumb as a post. I was hoping for a fun chick flick kind of romp.....Sadly disappointed. 2.5 hours in with 7 hours left to go.....couldn't bear another 7 hours of.it. will have to delete and waste a credit😡

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  • Pixx
  • 15-07-2018

Obvious plot in far off destination

Isobel is possibly the most non self aware person on the planet. She’s vapid and relatively unlikable for most of the book, and this is possibly the first time I’ve found myself not even vaguely rooting for the main character of a book.

She suddenly decides her life is crap and goes haring across the planet in search of her ‘husband’ from when she was a kid. Not even someone she loved, just a friend who she ‘married’ in the playground - but sure, he must be ‘the one’.

Amusing exploits ensue and I did enjoy listening to the travel part of this novel, but every single interaction she had with another human being was cringeworthy (including randomly hating on another character who was nothing but nice to her) and I was looking forward to the fairly obvious ending.

I love chick lit and listen it almost exclusively but I really didn’t enjoy this book at all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2018

feel good get away

nicely written. easy listening and fun. the characters were believable and easy to relate to.

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