First review of the year 2018, Yay 😇 Happy New Year my dear lovely fellow booklovers. Hope you have a great one ahead and read your way through this year too.
This title’s pretty kick *ss as single girls should be. Do check out the other blogs for their views, extracts, guest posts and reviews on the story. Happy reading y’all.
Title : The Single Girl’s Calendar
Author: Erin Green
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Published: January 1st, 2018
Location set in: Birmingham, England.
Profession of main characters: Shop Administration and Palliative care nurse.
A task a day to cure a broken heart.
Esmé Peel is approaching thirty with some trepidation, but hope in her heart. If she can just get her long-term boyfriend Andrew to propose, she will have ticked everything off her ‘things to do by the time you’re 30’ list. She didn’t reckon on finding another woman’s earring in her bed however, and soon she finds herself single, homeless and in need of a new plan. Her best friend Carys gives her the perfect present – The Single Girl’s Calendar – which has a different cure for heartbreak every day:
Day 1: Look and feel fabulous with a new hair style.
Day 2: Step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Day 3: Reconnect with friends and enjoy!
Despite thinking it’s a bit of a gimmick, Esmé hasn’t got any better ideas, so she puts the plan into action. By the end of week one she has four new male housemates, and despite a broken heart she is determined to show Andrew she can do more than survive, she can thrive.
The story revolves around the newly, forced to be single heroine Esme. She finds herself alone, cheated on and out of house on the eve of her 7 year anniversary. The culprit, Andrew is not the partner she thought he was.
Soon, with a nudge from bestie Carys, Esme is handed a singles calendar filled with a month full of tasks to get her life as a single person sorted. The tasks push Esme out of her comfort zone and make her try things far from her norm. Which is why she finds herself with 4 roommates who happen to be her brothers mates. Living with 4 men of varied personalities and professions means never a dull moment in the house. Paired with the housemates and the single’s calendar tasks, Esme has an adventurous month. A month which sees her zip line, drink like fish, take risks, get back to old, much loved, forgettable hobbies. It is safe to say that by the end of the month Esme’s life is changed and her dreams fulfilled.
Wow, I loved Esme’s life in the story. Her tasks are boring at times, some are goofy, hilarious and interesting too. Her dynamic with the housemates, especially Asa was the highlight for me. The housemates are characters in their own right, adding their own bit to the story. My favorite has to be Asa, if only for his awesome Tattoos, but he is a pretty cool person too.
I am pretty sure you will enjoy read about the turns and twists in Esme’s life. I loved the ending, so very fitting and definitely true to “Live a little”. Single girls will surely find a tip or three to sort their single status.
The characters are pretty sorted and easy to get and like. The plot is fun and situations interesting.
Erin was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. She writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and copious amounts of tea. Erin was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017 and previously, Love Stories ‘New Talent Award’ in 2015. For more about Erin, visit her website www.ErinGreenAuthor.co.ukor follow on Twitter @ErinGreenAuthor
Reviewed by Bharti