BOOK REVIEW A Girl Like You

A Girl Like You – Gemma Burgess
by Angela Smith, of Chicklit Club


Abigail Wood has never been single. Well, technically she was single at one point in her life but that was so many years ago that it seems like it never happened. So when she breaks up with her boyfriend of forever and has to face singledom once again, she’s perplexed as to the rules of dating. She goes from one disaster date to another, until her roommate, Robert, teaches her the rules of being single – and surviving the perils of dating. What are these rules? Well, for one thing you need to act like a man. Be cocky, arrogant, harsh and bulletproof. Don’t let any man know you’re too interested, and if you really aren’t interested then just delete his number and move on to your next target. That can’t be that hard, can it? After all, Robert is one of London’s most successful playboys. He has girls hanging on his every word and is never at a loss for female companionship. So what if a few hearts get broken on the way? That’s what dating is about, as Abigail soon learns, and being in control at all times is key. Abigail, though, can’t keep her cool for long. Especially when she meets a man she’s head over heels for. The cool, composed and detached Abigail is soon out the window and in its place is a panic-stricken, lovesick girl who will do anything to keep this unworthy fellow interested in her. What happened to Robert’s advice? And, even more importantly, is this man really worth it? He is the epitome of a cheating playboy but Abigail is blind to his faults until it’s too late. This is a laugh-out-loud story of a girl thrown into the hellish pit that is singledom (when all her friends are happily paired off), only to find that what she really wants has been right in front of her the whole time. It’s an enjoyable and fun read right until the very end and guaranteed to make you question the rules of dating and being single.

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