But the most deliciously spiteful thing that Tara bought was her very own state-of-the art air fryer. She chose the most obnoxiously large one she could find, to ensure it didn’t go unnoticed. It wasn’t cheap but it was a small price to pay to prove a point. Colin still hadn’t unloaded the dishwasher, so she would be cooking for one for the foreseeable future.Chapter 14, Page 132
In a nutshell
After six years of marriage and three rounds of failed IVF, Tara and Colin’s marriage is crumbling. Separately they both find solace in the latest craze app, Fling, which was created to help unhappy couples have affairs. Could they recapture the spark they once had with their 100% matches?
Book Club Notes
It doesn’t feel good to rate an author’s debut novel negatively, but I did not enjoy this book. Although the concept was funny and borderline original, the storyline read flat and fickle. The characters were childish, wildly annoying and one dimensional. Although it tackled a serious real-life issue, the fling app was the main focal point, and the absurdity and immaturity of their 100% matches overpowered everything else. There was no substance to the predictable storyline and the comedic aspects were more haha funny than make you belly laugh funny. It was like a cheap thrill without the thrill. I will give it credit for a creative idea and making me want to finish it, but it left me thinking, is finishing a book that leaves you with no feelings of gain (be it learning, thinking or even just the warm feeling of a cup of tea with a friend) better than a DNF?
You love romcoms and don’t need it to be a good substance filled story.
Writing – 5/10
Character Development – 0/10
Plot Twist – 0/10
Shareability – 0/10
The Nitty Gritty
A note on our book ratings
Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?
Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?
Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?
Plot Twist: Where you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?
Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?