A laugh-out-loud debut novel that will delight fans of Bridget Jones’ Diary and HBO’s Girls
Love by the Book charts a year in the life of Lauren Cunningham, a beautiful, intelligent, and unlucky-in-love twenty-eight-year-old American. Feeling old before her time, Lauren moves to London in search of the fab single life replete with sexy Englishmen. But why can’t she convince the men she’s seeing that she really isn’t after anything more serious than seriously good sex? Determined to break the curse, Lauren turns her love life into an experiment: each month she will follow a different dating guide until she discovers the science behind being a siren. Lauren will follow the rules, she’ll play the game, and along the way she’ll journal her (mis)adventures and maybe even find someone worth holding on to. Witty, gritty, and very true to life, Love by the Book will have you in stitches.
“Love by the Book feels like a no-holds barred girls’ night. I found myself laughing out loud at every turn. Melissa Pimentel is a great new voice. She’ll go far!”
Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling authorI loved this book! So smart and sassy but with a great big heart, too. It sends up the whole game of modern romance by applying Harvard Business School techniques, Victorian dating rules and Flapper ideology to the Tinder age. You'll go through this book as quickly as Lauren "swipes left" on her iPhone. Love by the Book will delight anyone who has ever tried looking for love.Naomi Wood, author of Mrs. HemingwayMelissa Pimentel's voice is wickedly funny and entirely appealing. Reading Love by the Book is like taking a tour of London on the arm of an audaciosu adn hilarious new friend—in other words a whole lot of fun!Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls
“Melissa Pimentel’s voice is wickedly funny and entirely appealing. Reading Love by the Book is like taking a tour of London on the arm of an audacious and hilarious new friend—in other words a whole lot of fun!”
Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author
“Honest, funny, and cringingly relatable.”
“Pimentel’s riotous tale will appeal to any woman who has ever suffered through the woes of dating. Readers will feel Lauren’s frustration and find themselves relating to her mishaps andlaughing at her more ridiculous predicaments. Witty and smart, Love by the Book puts a fresh twist on the age-old dating story and will especially appeal to millennials.”
“For fans of Sex and the City.”
“Wincingly honest and hilariously perceptive, Love by the Book is a fresh, funny, clever take on dating, relating, and finding love.”
Anna Maxted, author of Getting Over It and Running in Heels
“Hugely enjoyable! Great fun, a gripping read, and very touching.”
Marian Keyes, author of Anybody Out There?
“Jayne Entwistle gives Lauren, an American living in London, a fitting American accent…Entwistle’s narration is fine — she captures Lauren’s personality perfectly.”
Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for her outstanding performance for the Flavia de Luce series. A native of the UK, she now lives in Los Angeles.
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- Publisher: Penguin Random House
- Genre: Fiction/Humor
- ISBN-13: 978-0-698-40338-3