“I’ve been single for my entire life. Not one boyfriend. Not one short-term dating situation. Not one person with whom I regularly hung out and kissed on the face.”
So begins Katie Heaney’s memoir of her years spent looking for love, but never quite finding it. By age 25, equipped with a college degree, a load of friends, and a happy family life, she still has never had a boyfriend…and she’s barely even been on a second date.
Throughout this laugh-out-loud funny book, you will meet Katie’s loyal group of girlfriends, including flirtatious and outgoing Rylee, the wild child to Katie’s shrinking violet, as well as a whole roster of Katie’s ill-fated crushes. And you will get to know Katie herself — a smart, modern heroine relaying truths about everything from the subtleties of a Facebook message exchange to the fact that “Everybody who works in a coffee shop is at least a little bit hot.”
Funny, relatable, and inspiring, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever struggled to find love, but has also had a lot of fun in the process.
I requested this book for review for one reason: I saw it mentioned online and got excited about an author with the same surname as me.
That is truly, honestly the reason I got it, so I went in with no idea and no expectations.
If you like Bridget Jones sort of stories, this is a book you’ll probably enjoy. It’s a memoir of a woman in her mid-twenties who has been single all her life. The author writes in a light-hearted tone, not presenting her situation as someone who is depressed about their issues as much as baffled.
I’m a bit older than the author, but I could identify with some of her flashbacks to the 90s, and if you’re her age I’m sure you’ll find a lot to identify with there.
However, I have to say I wasn’t as interested in her memories from primary school crushes as I was in things that happened later on in her life. I think the second half of the book was more interesting than the first.
This is a very light, fluffy read.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.