A Hilarious and Heartening Take on the Pitfalls of Modern Dating.
As the clock strikes midnight over a disastrous New Year's Eve and happy couples celebrate all around her, Kate makes a resolution, hastily scrawled on the back of a napkin, that next New Year's Eve she will have found someone of her own to kiss.
But when you're a forty-something cat-mom who'd rather binge Netflix than brave the singles scene, finding someone to kiss turns out to be harder than it sounds. Kate is totally unprepared for navigating hook-up apps, speed-dating, and sliding into somebody's DMs.
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, Kate seems further than ever from reaching her goal. As relationships crumble around her and dark long-kept secrets spill out, could Kate's fixation on her quest cause her to let true love slip through her fingers forever?
Someone to Kiss is a wry and witty romantic comedy, tackling serious issues with real heart. The perfect new read for fans of Beth O'Leary, Jennifer Weiner and JoJo Moyes.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 360
Date of Publication: September 26, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Why are there so many happy couples sharing a kiss as the clock strikes midnight to ring in the new year? Kate grabs a napkin to write down her resolution. She will find someone to kiss before next New Year’s Eve. Kate has been alone far too long and her busiest nights are spent in front of the television watching Netflix. Life just has to have more to offer. There has to more to life. There has to be a man out there for Kate.
So Kate embarks on a few routes to find a man. Online dating. Speed dating. Even being set up. Will one of the men that contacts her be “the one”? Kate is not alone on this journey. She has best friend Julie and Julie’s brother Ben right there for support. They have both stood by her for years and are not about to leave her on her own now.
While this book might be a romantic comedy there are some very serious moments as this book deals with some serious issues. These issues include anxiety and how it has a strong impact on one of the character’s life. There is another aspect of mental health that comes up and that issue brings a sense of levity, a sense of healing, to this enjoyable story.
Kate suffered a low level of self esteem for most of her life and this eventually had an impact on her relationship with Julie. Another thing about Kate’s life involved Ben, and I really like how that part of the story developed.
With characters in their forties, this gave this book an extra push for me. While I did enjoy the laughs generated by this story, it was the more serious issues and moments that really made this book work for me.
Many thanks to Trm Publishing and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jamie Anderson is based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. A proud Canadian and Saskatchewanian, she wanted to set her first two novels in the place she was born and raised.
She works in content marketing, has a certificate in professional writing and has done a smattering of freelance writing, character development and copyediting over the past several years.
She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, and has been reading for longer than that. She lives happily with her mountain of books, her TV and her two plants.