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About The Book
What do you do when you find your love-life in ruins? Get revenge on every man who ever broke your heart of course....
Suzie Miller, a disillusioned agony aunt, can't believe she's been dumped from a great height yet again (this time by text, straight after they've had sex... twice!). So she decides the time is right to make every one of her exes feel the pain she felt when they carelessly cast her aside.
Her methods are unusual but humiliation on a grand scale is no less than they deserve.
Euphoric that she's finally stood up for herself she starts suggesting outrageous ways for her readers to deal with their relationship nightmares too. Suddenly everyone wants Suzie's advice. Finally content with being single and enjoying her blossoming career it seems as though happiness is within her grasp. That is until a man gets in the way.
Single Woman Seeks Revenge is a romantic comedy with a kick: a kick up the backside to any man who believes he got away with treating a woman badly and to any woman who doesn't fight back.
About The Author
In 2007 Tracy Bloom was kidnapped by her husband to go and live in America for three years. Living without friends and family and with a brand new baby she decided her only option was to set about making her dream come true (the one where she writes a book and gets it published, not the one where she marries George Clooney!) Her debut romantic comedy novel No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesdaywent on to become a bestseller as well as being translated into over a dozen languages. Back living in England the dream continues as she carries on writing books whilst herding two children and a husband around the Derbyshire countryside
Firstly let me start by saying hurrah for Dave, Barry Obama and Drew, yes this is a reference and if you buy and read this book you will get it and also join me in celebrating the three men that are the exception to the asshole rule! ( I also think Barry suits the President of the United States better than Barack.)
Now Single Woman Seeks Revenge is the story of Suzie, after being dumped by another troll, she hits rock bottom, but while down there, with the support of Mr sensible she comes up with a plan to not only get revenge on the men that broke her down and destroyed her hope that true love even existed but she also sets her career on fire!
I absolutely loved the format of the book, the letters of despair to Suzie's column, and her responses were hilarious. The typical my husband left me for a younger woman, to, teenage girls asking about the dreaded first time, I loved them all. What I really enjoyed was the realness, yes ladies when a woman who we dislike has not aged as well as you, we cant help but feel a little bit better about the world. Men do awful things, but so do women, I know, no sexist rants people, but come on you know its true, when women have sex we gain feelings its like woman law, while men can have sex and feel, well, feel how we do when we have had our hair done. So yes ladies take note we shouldn't take crap and be treated poorly but we should never judge a book by it's cover, and give up hope.
Now swoon appeal, the leading man in this book is different and fresh I liked how he was a bit robotic with his feelings, after his childhood tarnished his outlook on relationships. Drew to me was geek chic, the type with perfectly tousled hair, clean shaven jaw line and gorgeous dreamboat eyes, yes that's exactly how I imagined him. But Drew has a problem he is engaged to Emily, *pause for dramatic effect* so things get a little complicated for poor Drew!
Now I need to be serious and talk about structure and language and all the technical stuff, well no I am not going too, you can't make me. I am going to say this, the book is well written, funny and dreamy, it makes you feel good about yourself and all the shitty things that happen out on the dating battlefield and it also gives you hope and you have one of those stupid cheesy smiles on your face when you finish it.
The message of the book, don't take it lying down, never give up, love is out there, and it could be sitting next to you right now.
5 Stars Single Woman Seeks Revenge By Tracy Bloom
Things To Do After Reading Single Woman Seeks Revenge
1) Watch When Harry Met Sally
2) Put down the ice cream, family sized bar of chocolate and remember you are worth more than this.
3) if you have your very own exception to the asshole rule, give him a hug and pat on the back, he deserves it.
4) Go through your memory box or similar, relive those memories when bills, nappies and responsibility were things of the future.
5) Buy more Tracy Bloom Books!
Thanks For Reading Lovelies Have A Great Christmas You Filthy Animals
I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.