Book Review: When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May.


I've really enjoyed the last two books I read from Zoe May: Perfect Match and How (Not) To Date A Prince, so I was very excited about this one. I have to admit to it being one huge roller-coaster of emotions and sometimes I wasn't quite sure how to feel, however one thing was for certain - I couldn't put it down. Literally! I was reading it five minutes before leaving the house to go to work, I read it at work and I took it out with me. It had this way of making me feel like I had to know what was next; I needed to know what was next.


Polly and Olly were never supposed to meet…

Polly might spend her days searching for eligible matches for her elite list of clients at her New York dating agency, but her own love life is starting to go up in smoke.
Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about the very person she’s meant to be setting her latest client up with… surely it can’t get any worse!
But then Polly bumps into oh-so-handsome Olly, who heads up a rival agency, and realizes that perhaps all really is fair in love and dating war…
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.

My Review.

My mixed feelings came from sometimes feeling like Polly judged people a lot and could be a little woe is me, however at the same time, she did often tell herself that she was being judgy and learnt lessons from her behaviour. The other thing and this is me being judgy now, but I couldn't quite get my head round the age gap between Polly and Olly. But maybe that's just me. Saying that though, I did think Olly was very cool and I could imagine him being incredibly sexy and intriguing even if I often pictured him younger in my head. *Updated thoughts* I may have changed my mind on this after watching movies over the weekend because...Paul Rudd!!! ;)

However, I did really enjoy the story and how I never knew what was going to happen. I laughed because the twist at the end I completely didn't see coming. I kept wondering what the deal with Olly and Polly was going to be and it totally surprised me. That's what Zoe did amazingly well; she kept the story entertaining throughout, hence me not being able to put it down.

Having been to New York twice and often picturing what life would be like working in the Big Apple it was fun being on Polly's journey and nipping out for lunch at cafe's, or grabbing cupcakes. It was exciting exploring the streets of New York with her and definitely made me want to visit again. I also loved that it was her dream to live there and the fact that she had put a poster on her bedroom wall when she was younger, so that she would never forget her dream. Even when life got tough for her there she never became disgruntled about New York because it was always her goal. I liked that about her and actually found myself wanting to do the same poster/picture idea with my goals! :) It was very inspiring.

If you're looking for a fun read that will have you: laughing out loud at the craziness of online dating, daydreaming about New York and learning a lesson in love then 'When Polly Met Olly,' is just what you're looking for! :)  

Happy Reading!


  1. This book sounds great and the fact that it's only 99p on Kindle is perfect. I'll have to give it a read!

    1. Enjoy! A few of Zoe's books are currently 99p and they are definitely worth a read! :)