Matt Dunn – 13 Dates

It’s been a while since I read anything at all, and I’m stuck halfway through a couple of epic books, so I needed something light to kick-start my reading habit again. I borrowed this book for free from the Amazon Prime Reading section, and I was quite looking forward to something a bit cosy and heart warming.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t really find any kind of empathy for either of the main characters which really spoilt my enjoyment of the book.

We have Angel who is living life to the full at every minute (for supposedly good reasons), but she is extremely unappreciative of anything that anyone tries to do for her.

And we have Noah, who I think is supposed to appear charming and lovestruck, but to me felt borderline stalker-ish and a little bit desperate.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good romance book as much as the next person, but I like to be able to feel like I could be friends with the main characters, as if the story could be being told to me over a glass of wine in someone’s sitting room.

I did like the pace of the story, and the idea behind it that it supposedly takes 13 dates to fall in love with someone, but because of the lack of feelings I had for the main characters it just didn’t do it for me really. I did read through to the end and I did feel slightly invested in how it turned out, but I think the main attraction of a so-called ‘chick-lit’ book for me is how it makes me feel, and I was lukewarm at best.

My rating: 2/5Average rating: 3.87
334 pages. Published in: 2017
Read in Ebookon 3rd-4th March 2019

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