Book review: Perfect Match by Zoe May.


Release date: 12th January 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @zoe_writes

A lot of the time, my TBR pile consists of books that authors have sent me or blog tours I have been invited on. This makes me feel so lucky and grateful, but also means i'm usually prioritising those books over any other books I may just like the look of. There's also the added factor of there being so many cute books out there that there just isn't time to read every single one of them. 

Every once in a while though, when i'm browsing through Netgalley, there will be a book that calls to me, that I simply can't resist. Thus was the case with "Perfect Match' by Zoe May. It sounded like too much fun to pass up, so I thought I would squeeze it in between blog tours. Turns out I needn't have worried about time because I read it in two days!!

You know those books that completely suck you in, to the point where you are literally just counting down the hours till you can read them and jump back into the characters world? Well this is one of them. It had a very Portia MacIntosh vibe to it, which was perfect for me because I love Portia. Zoe May writes with the same humour and wit, that I was easily hooked right away.

Sophia Jones has almost given up on love. She's a member of all the easy to sign up to dating sites, she even has her own dating profile saved on her computer and yet she still hasn't found 'the one.' There's been no spark with any of the guys she's gone out with and she's fed up. So, when her best friend and flatmate Kate makes her sign up to just one more site, Sophia decides to have a bit of fun. She, with the help of a little alcohol, creates the most honest, crazy and rather specific profile, that she's certain no one could possibly meet the criteria. Nobody could really be that perfect, could they? 

Firstly, Sophia is a hoot. I loved that this is her story, told in first person because she has a lovely voice that draws you in. She was easy to relate to and easy to like. Even in moments where I thought 'okay Sophia, you're being a little harsh because you wanted this and you did this.' she brings it back and reprimands herself, so she doesn't come across like some high-maintenance, blame it on someone else kind of person. She owns up to her mistakes and accepts the consequences for her actions. This made her more real and down to earth. 

The story itself completely pulled me in from the start, I loved the relationship between Sophia and Kate, I even loved visiting Sophia's office and seeing what her odd boss and eccentric co-worker were up to. All the characters helped to build the story and all played their parts perfectly. I was literally on the edge of my seat with anticipation for what was going to happen next. I was almost late for work one day!  Daniel got me good because I 100% wanted to trust and believe him. I don't want to give too much away about him because then i'd spoil the suspense, but ahhh I couldn't help but be annoyed with him. Yet I was happy with the ending because it kind of comes as a surprise. It's not a sure fire thing and I enjoyed that. There were plot twists and a lot of sincerity and honest revelations, that felt very realistic. 

There's no such thing as perfect and if there is you have to find your own version of it. 'Perfect Match' is funny, compelling and a fantastic read, that I definitely recommend. I am very much looking forward to Zoe May's next book!

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2 comments :

  1. Awesome review! Only 2 days?! Must be GREAT!

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    1. It is! I would definitely get it, if you are looking for a fun read! :)

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