Monday 2 February 2015

Review: Age, Sex, Location by Melissa Pinentel

A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones's Diary for HBO's Girls generation.

An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party. So why can't she convince a man she isn't after something more serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning?

Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide - from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path - and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month. 

Lauren's love life is about to get scientific . . .

Review: I knew this book was going to be fun from the moment i began to read it, or even when I read the blurb and it certainly lived up to my expectations! The book reminded me a lot of one of my favourites -Bridget Jones Diary-and I think that same pacey feel and someone who is trying out various different ways to find a lover made it even more enjoyable for me. Each section of the book covers a month in Lauren's life and which dating guide she is using that month. This make for some very funny moments and also some thought-provoking incidents. 

Any person who has every been on a date, be it good or bad, will relate to this book whether you are male or female, single and loving it or in a relationship and loving it! The story is told in such a way that the writer is speaking directly to you as an audience and so you have no choice but to join her on her dating experiment! I found the character of Lauren very easy to like and very easy to get along with as the book goes on. Her friends and acquaintances all had redeeming qualities as well which always helps when you're reading a book!

One of my favourite things about this book, aside from the fantastic comedy, was the ending. The ending was a realistic and everything I hoped it would be. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't talk about specifics but I just really loved the way the ending was woven into the storyline and the way it was constructed was just perfect for me. 

Overall this book was an easy read because of its deliberate yet laid back pace, it laugh out loud humour and its closeness to the reality of life and the dating world. I loved every minute of it and it makes a nice break from your usual, girl meets boy story because of its candid honesty and its different take on the world of dating in the twenty first century!

1 comment:

  1. I picked this up in a second hand bookshop last week, and Im so excited- sounds like a lot of fun!