Stay in control
Always leave them before they leave you
I’m horrible at dating, let me rephrase that, at 24 my dating life is non-existent. Okay that’s more truthful. So when I came across a book about a girl who, after seven years in a relationship, now has to live the life of a single woman in her late 20’s. When I read the summary of a girl who takes dating advice from a man to survive the single life, I immediately jumped on board.
Abigail ended her relationship with the only man she’s ever really dated. Having no clue on how to approach “singledom” she seeks help from London’s notorious bachelor, who just so happens to be her roommate.
Robert, Abigail’s roommate, gives her tips on how to survive the single life. Abigail takes everything he says and puts it to the test. Robert is one hell of a dating guru!
“Date like a man.”
The book did start out rather slow and I found it awkward. I’m not sure if it was the writing, which consists of English slang. Now, anyone that knows me knows that I love London and British people, having said that I was shocked that I wasn’t in love with it right away. I became disappointed and was about to call it quits…WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENED!
Page 152! Told you I was ready to quit, so of course I know what page it was that made me want to continue reading. Abigail had been on a few dates, and has already had a one night stand, and with her now confident attitude to dating she joins her best friends in…speed dating!
It wasn’t just the speed dating idea that I was intrigued with but what went during. Abigail has a major pain attack when not one, or two but three men she wished to ignore are now someone she has to converse for 3 minutes each. Abigail then calls her dating counselor Robert and come up with a plan! Using a Bluetooth and Robert on the line, Abigail continues the speed dates. The entire scene was just perfect and it was exactly what I needed for me to continue the book.
From that moment on Abigail’s journey of singledom, I couldn’t help but feel like I was living her life…in some points. Even after I continued and kind of knew where it was leading, I was intrigued and wanted to see it play out. Which in the beginning I was reading it to say that I read it. I was not about to quit and it on my bookshelf in shame!
A Girl Like You is a great book about finding yourself more so than a dating manual. I’ve read my share of romance books and of course I’ve read books that when two characters get together I sigh along with an awe. But this book by far had one of the most romantic and the best declaration of love that I’ve ever read!
I’m so glad I read it! I can even say that I’ve learned a few things from Robert and even Abigail herself.