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I ve actually read Would Like to Meet some time ago after receiving my ARC copy, having mixed the publication dates, but even though I haven t written my review then I can still remember the highlights of the book which is a great thing because it means that I truly bear it in my mind and that it s not a book easily forgotten It is also a second book by Polly James, and second that I had a pleasure to read and I can say that the author doesn t fear to write about things that are not so o I ve actually read Would Like to Meet some time ago after receiving my ARC copy, having mixed the publication dates, but even though I haven t written my review then I can still remember the highlights of the book which is a great thing because it means that I truly bear it in my mind and that it s not a book easily forgotten It is also a second book by Polly James, and second that I had a pleasure to read and I can say that the author doesn t fear to write about things that are not so obvious, that are painful, about our everyday problems but in a very entertaining, down to earth way.There is a great mix of characters in the book and you can choose between funny, nice, hilarious, unlikeable and all of them are going to surprise you Hannah is a great character, so well written and rounded and it was a real joy to follow her on her journey to find happiness again I loved her down to earthnesness and that she maintained a healthy distance to herself, not taking herself too seriously She had moments of breakdown which only made her feel so muchrealistic, because who wouldn t have a breakdown when in her shoes The things she goes through are sometimes heart breakingly sad and sometimes laugh out loud funny but always realistic and there were moments that I found myself cringing with embarrassment, saying Oh God and rolling my eyes but mostly I just wanted that everything went great for Hannah.There was one character that bothered me a lot and it was Esther, Hannah s friend from work I think I looked through Esther right at the very beginning and it frustrated me that Hannah hasn t seen what kind of person Esther is This was this typical kind of toxic relationship and as much as it annoyed me that Hannah sticks with Esther, I also could understand and see the mechanisms that pulled her back from finishing this relationship and why she always tried to engage Esther in her activities However, Esther, a very big no go from me.But my most anticipated part of the book was when Hannah eventually agreed to join a couple of online dating sites You know how much I loved stories about dates, blind dates, online dating etc, no idea why to be honest, I just love them, and each time I can t wait to see on which levels of hilarity the author is going to take us with And even though Polly James has organized neither an earthquake nor revolution when it comes to online dating, some of Hannah s experiences were hilarious and impossible to describe just let me tell you that I wasn t disappointed Hannah was sometimes speechless at what she discovered at the websites, and I was speechless with her I am not a specialist in splitting up hallelujah but I think that even though some of the reviewers are moderate about the way it happened in the book, I think that this is the way it happens the emotions and feelings rally for a long time and then what we need is a knickknack, a bagatelle, a detail for them to explode and here we are, splitting over a reality TV program Altogether Would Like to Meet is a light, funny and entertaining story with a great depth to it At first it will make you think about marriages and that not everything may be as we think it is, and then it ll have you in stitches horrified entertained while introducing you to the world of modern dating, and actually how dating looks like after many years you used to do this Polly James just hits the most important spots and writes how it really is, without beating around the bush, but also without any patronising moments, in a very accessible way The book is written in a easy and light way and I quickly found myself totally immersed in Hannah s life It is a thoughtful and warm read, full of characters that it is easy to connect with, even if they annoy you every once in a while, so true to life and I really enjoyed it.Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a review I received this book for an honest review I thought this book was fantastic, I loved the main character Hannah not just because she has my name but she does stuff that is hilarious though I did feel sorry for her in some parts This is a story about the importance of friendship and rediscovering yourself I would definitely recommend this book if you want a feel good read. As soon as I saw this cover I was smitten I couldn t wait to delve into the story of Hannah and Dan and I m so glad I did Would Like To Meet is one of those books that you just can t help but fall head over heels for Hannah and Dan have been married for what seems like forever They have a teenage son and their own house and seem to be sorted in life However when they start bickering over something small it escalates quickly into an argument that ultimately ends up in them splitting up Dan As soon as I saw this cover I was smitten I couldn t wait to delve into the story of Hannah and Dan and I m so glad I did Would Like To Meet is one of those books that you just can t help but fall head over heels for Hannah and Dan have been married for what seems like forever They have a teenage son and their own house and seem to be sorted in life However when they start bickering over something small it escalates quickly into an argument that ultimately ends up in them splitting up Dan moves out and Hannah stays at home with their son who is hell bent on getting his parents back together again As the weeks go by, Hannah tries to embrace single life with help from her friends but finds that it s not that easy Can Hannah and Dan repair their relationship or is it over forever Polly writes with such wit and humour that nearly every page has a moment that puts a smile on your face or has you giggling at something Hannah ends up getting tangled up in I loved that even though the plot was one that would cause agony and upset for most people, Polly managed to inject a lightheartedness to it and lift it from being dreary into a story that was enlightening and positive I loved Hannah s character and even though I m not in the same generation as her, I certainly could relate to a lot of what she felt and what she was going through which was really impressive normally I find myself disconnected from characters that are older than I am The plot was pretty unpredictable too which was a nice surprise For the vast majority of the book I had no idea where it would end up and it kept me on my toes I also loved how the pacing of the novel never wavered it was constantly moving forward and I was always compelled to read just onechapter This is a book you could easily devour in one sitting tooWould Like To Meet has that ability to make reading it feel completely effortless I really recommend you pick this book up, it is a really funny, modern and positive portrayal of what happens when two people finally realise that they need to change the way they re living Definitely one to read on the beach on holiday This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Hannah and Dan had a very long marriage, until one night, after a discussion, Dan said something to Hannah and the separation seems inevitable Joel was the grown up son that still lived with his parents, can t understand how or why they are separating The book focus on this one fight, and I thought was funny and adorable that Dan was still in love with Hannah and vice versa, the online dating between both characters without Dan knowing that he was courting his ex wife was perfect.I loved the Hannah and Dan had a very long marriage, until one night, after a discussion, Dan said something to Hannah and the separation seems inevitable Joel was the grown up son that still lived with his parents, can t understand how or why they are separating The book focus on this one fight, and I thought was funny and adorable that Dan was still in love with Hannah and vice versa, the online dating between both characters without Dan knowing that he was courting his ex wife was perfect.I loved the characters, they were very real and Hannah had such a funny way to deal with her problems that was hilarious I give this book 5 stars Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for sending me the book for a review What would you do if you spotted your ex husband on a dating site Would you pretend to be someone else to win him back A hilarious, heart warming read perfect for fans of Shirley Valentine and You ve Got Mail 3.5 starts I enjoyed Would like to meet and Hannah s voice had me laughing throughout. The main character really annoyed me at first but becameengaging as I got further into the story. I think everyone goes through ups and downs in their relationships and marriage, and when the relationship is worth it, then they are looking to bring the sparkle back into it.Recently I ve read a few books where the heroines were looking for the One When I started searching for a new book to read, I went on Avon NetGalley site and was instantly taken by Would like to Meet cheerful cover and when I read the synopsis for this book I could not wait to find out about Hannah Pinkman story.And I can I think everyone goes through ups and downs in their relationships and marriage, and when the relationship is worth it, then they are looking to bring the sparkle back into it.Recently I ve read a few books where the heroines were looking for the One When I started searching for a new book to read, I went on Avon NetGalley site and was instantly taken by Would like to Meet cheerful cover and when I read the synopsis for this book I could not wait to find out about Hannah Pinkman story.And I can honestly say this book is a fantastic mix of well developed and lovable characters, intriguing storyline with a few surprises up its sleeve and heartwarming and emotionally gooey middle that drives you to literary inhaled this story in one breath I loved Hannah and her journey in searching for the new herself after a rather shocking split with her husband, Dan Hannah struggles to come to terms with her newly single status that comes with a few panic attacks, lots of crying and a couple of new friends some good ones some not so good As well as I felt for Hannah s heartbreak I couldn t help but laugh at some of the situations she got herself into with the help of her two friends Eva, who I adored Eva is the bold and beautiful one And Esther Hannah s co worker who I quite dislike from the beginning Ester s attitude and her actions were frankly appalling.I enjoyed reading Dan side of this story Dan also struggles after the split from his wife He moves in with some of his co workers, and it almost seems like he is enjoying his new status but as the days weeks go by, and Dan does all the things single people do or so are told to do even he starts to questions his future away from his wife of 27 years.Aside from Hannah and Dan, I just adored their son Joel, who would do anything to bring his parents back together Would Like to Meet is a story about family relationship break up but it is also a story of hope and a new beginning Polly James writing style is captivating, witty and inspiring I am highly recommending this book to everyone I love this cover I mean how could you not be drawn in with that Once you ve picked this up, what you ll get is the story of Hannah A woman cut off and left to fend for herself in the wilderness after 27 years of marriage to Dan Her husband Working in a place nicknamed halfwits by the staff and a fembot for a manager With an ageing aunt having avaried and interesting life than she is A 25 yr old son, Joel, still living at home and his behaviour gettingerratic daily Eva her gla I love this cover I mean how could you not be drawn in with that Once you ve picked this up, what you ll get is the story of Hannah A woman cut off and left to fend for herself in the wilderness after 27 years of marriage to Dan Her husband Working in a place nicknamed halfwits by the staff and a fembot for a manager With an ageing aunt having avaried and interesting life than she is A 25 yr old son, Joel, still living at home and his behaviour gettingerratic daily Eva her glamorous new friend who has secured an exclusive and exciting new job as editor of one of the trendiest glossies Viva Vintage Esther, a very single white female kind of a character Hannah does all she can to improve herself and her confidence to prove to the world she can cope.After joining a couple of online dating sites she is speechless at what she findsThis is a well written book Starts off with amusing asides and some outright funny moments However, I did find the first part of the book a bitenjoyable than the second I found after a time some of it a bit repetitive and the lead character could be a bit ditzy and naive at times Saying that though, I did enjoy it and would recommend It to anyone Thank you Netgalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read and review this arc To be honest, I have a bad habit of literally judging a book by its cover That said, I found the cover of this particular book really cute and the summary was quite interesting as well which was why I requested for this on Netgalley However, as I read along, I found Would Like to Meet to be quite dull after a few chapters I found Hannah to be quite annoying and naive for a woman her age Maybe it s because I ve always had this thought that as you grow older, you become wiser andconf To be honest, I have a bad habit of literally judging a book by its cover That said, I found the cover of this particular book really cute and the summary was quite interesting as well which was why I requested for this on Netgalley However, as I read along, I found Would Like to Meet to be quite dull after a few chapters I found Hannah to be quite annoying and naive for a woman her age Maybe it s because I ve always had this thought that as you grow older, you become wiser andconfident about yourself and Hannah just reminded me of a prepubescent whose nerves are all out of whack Also, at her age, shouldn t she have seen through Esther I felt like they acted like a bunch of teenagers As for that part wherein they were shopping for clothes in London, I thought that if Viva Vintage were the salesgirls favorite magazine, they would have recognized the editor the moment she stepped in their store therefore casually mentioning it would be unnecessary The characters as well as the way the story was going were uninteresting save for Pearl and Albert Unfortunately, I couldn t find it in me to continue reading till the end I did look at the ending and sure enough was it meant to be predictable though , it was exactly how I predicted it to end Would Like to Meet


About the Author: Polly James

Polly James was born in Wales, but currently lives in Norfolk, which gives her the perfect excuse to complain about how much she misses mountains on a daily basis She is married and has two supposedly adult children.In 2010, Polly started a comic fictional blog called Mid Wife Crisis , which she wrote under the pseudonym of the main character, Molly Bennett The blog quickly attracted a large readership and was eventually shortlisted for the Orwell Prize The whole thing came as a massive shock to Polly and she still hasn t got over it Diary of an Unsmug Married tells Molly Bennett s story, though Polly s second novel Would Like to Meet features a totally different cast of characters Polly s blog s publisher on Twitter Mid_WifeCrisisTo buy Diary of an Unsmug Married


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