Monday, 10 June 2013

Tour Review: Blind Dating - Kerry Taylor

Reviewer: Stacey
Rating: 4 out of 5 Fairies

This is a romantic comedy novella that made me chuckle to myself. Blind Dating is a story about a divorced mum of three, who thinks her life is boring, dull; she even believes her own mum has more fun than she does. After marrying a man who cheated before they said their marriage vows, Kimberley should have known life wasn't going to be all sweet and smelling of roses!

After years in a non loving marriage, divorce came with no heartache what so ever. With three kids who think their mum needs more fun in her life and even more so...a man, Kimberley decides to take control of her life, to take the bull by the horns and make her life better.

I'm 38 and I kept thinking, poor lass! What would I do in that situation? I started to feel for her and willed her to "get a life" and take that first step to happiness. There were certain parts in this book that I wanted to shout at Kimberley, but luckily for me, her baby sister is great and did that for me.

I whizzed through the first 5 or 6 chapters in no time. It's a light and easy read, captivating and funny, with some great one liners!

*Sneak Peak* - The sex shop was a hoot! Looking forward to the next book.
Book Description
When mid-forties, divorced, single-mother-of-three, Kimberly, realizes her own mother has more of a life than she does, she decides to do something about it. Encouraged by success stories from people at work, she joins a dating chat room, ICQ, which starts to rock her world.

All of a sudden she’s a swinging single, online, with extreme dates, a little dirty talk, and a sense of her new, sexy self— until that fateful moment when her long-time chat-room buddy, LonelySingle, wants to meet. "Are you trying to find a man on Facelook?" her Mom questions, after years of being told it is Facebook! What if he doesn’t like her? What if she doesn’t like him? These are the thoughts, inside her head. Until they meet and realise, that they have been friends offline as well as online! What happens next?

A light-hearted, romantic comedy about a single mom finding true love, which was right before her eyes.

Short Excerpt:
If I had a partner things would be different I would not be feeling or thinking like this, I would be sharing responsibilities. I would have birthday parties, and not have to be the one who deals with everything to do with the party.

Stop it Kim, you’re kidding yourself - you had a partner—Tom—and he never did any of that. We met due to the fact that I decided to take a year off prior to going to college to work in a cafeteria, how sad is that? Everyone was shocked. I just opted for a job in a local cafeteria until I figured out what I wanted to do. Before I knew it, I met Tom there, and then we dated, got married, and had kids. I never made it to college. Looking back, it was more like I got married and had kids. He was just some guy that used to come to the cafeteria too much and paid me some attention. After high school, no man really did. I was no longer the prettiest girl or a prize token.

I am the mother of three kids. OK, so the girls are twins, so technically I have only given birth twice. That doesn’t make the pain any better. It was obvious after the twins that I could not have any more children. Not only could we not afford it, but the whole ordeal of the pregnancy took its toll on my body and Tom’s financial commitment to the family. He said he couldn’t deal with any more stress.

Ironically, he was not the one that was stressed, because he just distanced himself even further from the family when the twins were born.

About the Author: 

Kerry Taylor was born in London. Currently, she resides in Madrid with her three children. She is often found either writing in her local park or, if the weather is bad, which is not often in Madrid, in Starbucks. She has written several poetry books and romantic comedies.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the book. Have a good week. Take care, Kerry


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