Review: The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating (The Bookworm’s Guide #1) by Emma Hart

Posted October 6, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Review:  The Bookworm's Guide to Dating (The Bookworm's Guide #1) by Emma Hart

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Review:  The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating (The Bookworm’s Guide #1) by Emma HartThe Bookworm's Guide to Dating by Emma Hart
on October 6, 2020
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 251
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars

The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating by Emma Hart is LIVE!


What I wanted for my birthday: Books.
What I got for my birthday: my brother’s best friend playing matchmaker.

Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am one hundred percent against being set up with somebody.
And I’m one thousand percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend.
I mean, if I’m so great, why isn’t he the one dating me? (For the record, I don’t know the answer. That’s just what the guy on the internet asked.)
Still, I’ll humor him. If I go on his little dates, he’ll teach my bookish, introverted self how not to be totally, completely, utterly, unforgivably awkward on every single one of them.
And all I have to do is fall in love with one of the lovely gentlemen he’s serving up for me on a silver platter—all of whom fit my very specific guidelines.
Simple, right?
It would be.
If only I could stop falling for Josh.

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My Review:

As usual I LOVED the latest book by this author! However as I read I kept feeling like someone had been pretty much following me and reading my every thought about dating and books, etc. I usually find connections with characters in my favorite romance books, but oh my gosh, Kinsley reminded me so much of myself that it was a bit crazy! Even though I’m 47 and she is only 26, her reasons for single pretty much sound just like mine. The reasons she would not be interested in a guy, even if he was cute, yeah, pretty similar to reasons I might swipe left on Tinder myself! And then there was the whole Harry Potter conversation, I could totally see having that same conversation, and have probably had very similar ones with people in my own life. Not on dates, mind you, because my dating life is pretty much like Kinsley’s was at the beginning of the book, nonexistent.

But then there was Josh. I adored him and how much he still crushed on Kinsley, and how her arguing and silliness was part of what he liked about her. And he was the perfect match. Even if we had that one thing that I always don’t quite get, the older brother or brother at all, not wanting their friends to date their sister. I mean if you know your friend is a good guy, why wouldn’t you? But being a female, it may just be that I don’t understand the reasoning.

Of course there were so many other funny aspects to this book. We got to meet up with the characters from The Girl Next Door, and we met who I’m assuming will be the other characters, some of them anyway, in the rest of this new series, The Bookworm’s Guide. Also, as per every book by this author that I’ve read for the most part, we have our geriatric crew of mischief makers who are the grandparents and their friends, the ones who help our main characters get into trouble, or figure things out, but always in a humorous fun way. This time, it’s a duck parade. Yep, you read that right!

I also had a couple lines that I loved so much I have to share.

“Sometimes romance was cold wine and sanitary pads.” – Now, not tampons? But still, hilarious and the way Kinsley dealt with her pain for that time of the month was very reminiscent of how I felt!

I’m also going to steal this one for the appropriate situations: “Settle your tea kettle”. I mean how perfect is that? And I love a good rhyme!

If you haven’t read an Emma Hart book yet, you really need to get on that, her books are always full of plenty of laughs and the perfect amount of steamy scenes for the romance as well.

About the Author:

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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