Disheartened about not being able to find “Mr. Right” on the London dating scene, best friends Jodie Lynch and Louise Hewson create a blog to not only document their disastrous dates with the numerous “Mr. Wrongs” and “Mr. Okay-for-nows” but also to help those going through the same experiences and to see where they’re going wrong. How will they deal with everything the dating scene has to throw at them — planned or otherwise?
Sipping her hot coffee, Jodie Lynch tapped in her login details to check how well the latest blog post had been received. The stats were through the roof, and there were almost thirty comments awaiting approval. She’d never expected that writing about the nonexistent sex life being experienced by her and her best friend Louise Hewson would garner so much attention.
Ever since they’d started the blog six months ago after suffering yet another dire date with someone who wasn’t what they’d ‘advertised,’ the friends had begun to enjoy the torture of dating. Back then, Jodie had sat with Louise drinking cheap rosé into the early hours and lamenting the lack of decent, single, honest men who still had their own hair and teeth. That wasn’t too much to ask, was it? Without thinking and under the influence, Jodie had pulled out her laptop and set up the blog. She’d been thankful that she hadn’t posted anything that evening, and she had almost deleted the blog altogether once she’d overcome her hangover the next day. However, after to speaking with Louise, Jodie had decided to go ahead with the no-holds-barred outlet for their frustration. She read the last post back before looking at the comments.
14 June 2012 –
Why Would You?
So, Louise got set up on another blind date by her boss Theresa. She kept telling Louise that Mark was “such a nice guy” and “so perfect for you”. Since pickings had been slim, Lou tarted herself up, yet again making me jealous of her gorgeous, slim, petite figure, which made my almost six-foot frame look extra gangly. As I curled her hair, she began her age-old whinge about wanting my red hair. Who wants to be ginger with all the hassle we get? Anyway, I digress. She got ready and went to meet him at the local Bella Pasta (His choice, not hers. *eye roll*). Typical Louise, she arrived early. She decided to wait at the tiny bar and get herself a drink — non-alcoholic, of course, since we ALL know what happened last time. While she waited, she scoped out all the escape points. Just in case.
I loved the concept of this story. J
odie and Louise are two single ladies taking on the London dating scene with little success. They take their experiences to a blog and let the world in on their awkward expeditions.
Louise is painted as the more attractive and outgoing one, while Jodie is the shy friend. They have each other's backs and persuade the other to go over the line to enjoy life.
Speed dating adds another dating notch on their belt. I was expecting complete disaster by the way thing were going, but was pleasantly surprised when Feeney gave the ladies a few viable options.
Feeney drew me in with her snappy narrative and lively characters. I adored Jodie and Louise and felt their pain from similar dating disappointments. This was a short, fun read that I throughly enjoyed an afternoon reading.
Thank you to MB Feeney and Renaissance Romance Publishing for gifting me with a copy of Right Click, Love in exchange for an honest review. I look forward to reading more from MB Feeney in the future.
M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog. She’s also a student teacher, a doodler and a chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the culmination of her hard work and ambition.
Signing up with Renaissance Romance Publishing to publish her first novella as part of a compilation in December 2012 was the first step in her writing career that she hopes will span many more works and years.