Ruby Wood is perfectly happy playing the dating game – until she has a red-hot dream about her veryattractive flatmate, Nick. He might spend every day saving lives as a junior doctor, but he’s absolutely the last man on earth that fun-loving Ruby would ever date!
The solution? Focus on all of Nick’s bad points. And if that fails, up her dating antics and find herself a man! So what if she manages to make disapproving, goody two-shoes Nick jealous in the process…
Only, after a series of nightmare first dates, there’s still just one man on Ruby’s mind. Maybe it’s time to admit the truth and dare to ask Nick to be her next date?
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
This book has a really good premise. Friends to lovers or, as in this case, enemies to lovers is always a good read. However, I really didn’t connect to Ruby, the main character, and I also didn’t fully believe in the idea of her crush/wannabe romance as there didn’t seem to be any real sexual/romantic tension in play.
I enjoyed the inclusion of the dating app idea, and believe her dating failures could have been extended. I wanted more failed first dates!
Ms MacIntosh really succeeded in giving her novel a chatty, conversational tone, the there was a little too much gratuitous f-bombing for me, and I struggled a bit with the present tense point of view. All in all, though this was a cute story and I enjoyed the Leeds setting. There s also an enticing excerpt for another of the author’s books, Drive Me Crazy, which I will be taking a closer look at.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.