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My official title: Relationship Consultant. A modern-day, one-sided matchmaker. When I approach relationships like a formula, it’s simple really. If only I had the same success in my personal life.
My gorgeous neighbor turns me into a fumbling mess, and I don’t exactly match the leggy, model-types I’ve seen him with. Despite the fact that we’re total opposites, our chemistry is almost hot enough to convince me to give the dating game another shot. (Not to mention, it’s totally off-brand to be a relationship skeptic.)
What could it hurt to practice what I preach? After all, Theo Hartley would be a fun specimen to practice with. And if things go south—which is my luck—I just have to remember what I tell my clients:
don’t hate the player…
Typically, I do not read books like this. There’s nothing wrong with them, they just don’t typically pique my interest. But I knew I wanted to read one of Holly’s book and this one seemed like just what I needed and it came to me at the perfect time.
And wow– I was right! Hate the Game was SO much fun to read! What a joy it was to actually laugh out loud with a book. The banter was genuine and unforced and the writing flowed so nicely that I got lost inside the pages. Not only all of that– the story line was completely original. How cool to read the POV of a relationship consultant?!
“Maybe love wasn’t about the perfect person checking off all the boxes on your list. Maybe it was about the steady in the chaos; the person who, as life buzzed on around you, kept you grounded instead of caged.”
I felt like the characters were so comfortable with themselves and confident and really three dimensional. It’s so refreshing reading a book that contains characters that have a sense of humor. Every time they interacted, I had to run to the bathroom and pee because lets be real– after you have kids your bladder just isn’t the same even if you’re giggling.
Holly needs to write more rom-coms. Period. Girlfriend really shined with this one. Hate the Game was just the right amount of light-hearted fun and heart-felt moments that kept me turning the pages just as quick as I could.