Love by the Book: A Novel

By Melissa Pimentel
Read by Jayne Entwistle

10.65 Hours 02/03/2015 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780698403383

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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Who hasn't wondered whether if they just hit on the precise formula, they'd find the right man? In Love by the Book, Pimentel's protagonist, Lauren, explores this idea full-tilt by adopting an advice-book-of-the-month approach to the problem. I often found myself laughing out loud and quickly turning the pages to find out what that month's dictum would have Lauren doing. A fun, fast-paced read. Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Hidden and Arranged
Love by the Book hits its humor beats in all the right places, and I love when someone comes up with an idea that prompts me to say 'I wish I had thought of that'. Pimentel's 'experiment' proves that the best book on love is the one you write yourself along the way. Elisa Lorello, bestselling author of Faking It and She Has Your Eyes
HUGELY enjoyable! Great fun, a gripping read, and very touching. New York Times bestselling author Marian Keyes
“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 author of I Do (But I Don’t)
A fun romantic comedy (or tragedy, depending on the day). If you love "The Mindy Project", imagine Mindy in London surrounded by British hotties, fabulous friends, and way too much bad dating advice. A wonderful debut by Melissa Pimental. Can't wait to dive into her next novel. Kim Gruenenfelder, author of A Total Waste of Makeup
Wincingly honest and hilariously perceptive, Love by the Book is a fresh, funny, clever take on dating, relating, and finding love. Anna Maxted, bestselling author of Getting Over It and Running in Heels
“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 author
I 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. Hemingway
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 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.” Glamour (UK)
“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.” Booklist
“For fans of Sex and the City.” Kirkus Reviews
“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.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Melissa Pimentel

Melissa Pimentel grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and spent much of her childhood watching 1970s British comedy on PBS. She works in publishing and lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 10.65
Audience: Adult
Edition: English