Thank You, Next | ARC review

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I’m excited to be back with another arc review. I’m still slowly treading through my Netgalley reads, but I think I have a system worked out, so we will see how that works out, lol. So, without further ado, below is my Thank You, Next review!

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“Seriously, why do guys on dating apps think I want a picture of what’s in their pants? I could open an art gallery with the collection I’ve got.”

Zoe really doesn’t want to die alone and surrounded by cats. But it’s not looking good: she’s had sex precisely twice in the last year, and her feline friend isn’t the kind of male company she wants in bed…

Her top dating disasters include:

1) The guy who kissed her hand, took out a violin and serenaded her in public.
2) The guy who force-fed her oysters (she can confirm that they’re not an aphrodisiac).
3) The guy who was so hungover he turned up with his t-shirt on inside out, sweating sambuca.
4) The guy who brought his actual kid on a dinner date.

And don’t even get her started on the dick pics, or how on earth you’re supposed to know whether a total stranger is an axe murderer or not.

Zoe’s ready to give up on the search for love, until her friend has an idea. Robbie lives by his horoscope, and he’s sure she’s got this dating stuff all wrong. He dares her to work her way through the zodiac until she finds The One.

Usually Zoe would laugh at such a suggestion, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Could love be written in the stars? Or is she destined to end up alone, eating take-out in bed and watching endless re-runs of Friends?

Firstly, I’d like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing that caught my attention was the book cover. I would be lying if I said I have never made up a lame excuse to not go on a date, but I think we have all been there, right? So, when I saw that phrase on the book cover, I was like “I HAVE TO READ THAT BOOK!.”

This is my second book by Ms. Sophie Ranald and it did not disappoint. Overall, I found this book to be very relatable and funny. Watching Zoe go through a series of dating mishaps was as awkward and disastrous as it was hilarious. You can’t help but get invested in her love life.

When Zoe initially settled for a boyfriend, I was a little frustrated, because I couldn’t understand why she felt like she had to have someone in her life for it to be completed. In the end, said boyfriend was ultimately part of a journey Zoe needed to take to grow as a character. While I like Zoe and her eventual main squeeze, it felt like something was missing. I think I simply would have just liked to have seen more of them, since he didn’t come into the picture until much later in the book. So at the end of the day, the romance plot fell a tad bit flat for me.

The narrative of this book is also worth mentioning, because you can actually visualize scenes and through some of the dialogue- it felt as if you and your best friend were just having a chat over a cup of coffee. While Zoe is the main character in the book, we also got to catch glimpse of multiple side characters and I for one am a huge fun of that, because more often than not- one of the side characters becomes my favorite person in the book!

Overall, while I was not as emotionally invested, Thank You, Next would be a wonderful book to pick up if you are looking for a light, fun, and enjoyable quick rom com read and it is out today!

Book Details:

Title: Thank You, Next
Author: Sophie Ranald
Publication Date: November 30, 3030
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom Com, Adult

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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