The Secret to Falling in Love

The Secret to Falling in Love

by Victoria Cooke

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ISBN-13: 9780008243913
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 567,228
File size: 496 KB

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The Secret to Falling in Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
So, this book had some ups and downs for me. I spent the first third of it being annoyed by the main character's whining about being single. Even though she did come right out and say that she'd focused on her career and herself first, but now she just wanted to be with someone, it totally sounded like she was just saying she needed a man to be happy. And I got tired of that. But then, her boss did something and if I was Melissa, I'd have wanted to kill my boss!, Taking the break from social media and all technology was really a neat idea in the book though. I think for the most part, it would be a great thing for people, and all of the new experiences Melissa has show that. However there are also the problems, not being able to communicate with anyone, to let them know where you are going, for someone else to let you know they can't make it because of a flat tire, and then if their phone dies, they have no way to let you know then either! In the end, I feel like it all kind of worked perfectly, and there were some side characters that actually made their reason for being in the story more important for what they did in side stories. I really liked Scott, the guy that her mom wanted to set her up with. There was one moment that felt rushed, but the author then led us to another obstacle that helped me with the suddenness of that moment. Melissa was also having friend issues in a way, and I guessed part of that friend issue, but not all of it. The way I was surprised by that was really a good part of the story as well. So while this started off with me on the fence of if I would finish it, it ended with me turning pages as quickly as possible to see how Melissa's happily ever after would happen. I'd probably look for more books by this author in future. Probably more like 3.5 stars because of the rocky beginning, but the ending redeemed it.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Go without technology for a month. Give it up; live in simpler times. Think 1980 without the terrible hair and godawful shell suits. Calm down… Jeez, did the North Koreans design your self-defence system? The china cups were presented neatly on saucers. I didn’t think I owned a saucer. I didn’t even own matching cups, just random mugs I’d received as gifts over the years sporting classy slogans such as ‘Basic Bitch’. I rummaged through my bag; I seemed to have everything but that card. Amanda cast a disapproving look at my collection of ancient tissues going through various stages of decomposition. ‘Don’t you ever clean out your handbag, you disgrace of a woman?’ … he thinks his wife has run off with another man. He’s wondering why, wondering what this man has got that he hasn’t – it turns out it’s boobs! My Review: This was a fun and pleasantly entertaining read - shot through with irreverent humor and clever levity that provided frequent snickers and smirks. Melissa was days away from marking her thirty-fifth birthday and feeling quite dissatisfied with her constantly single standing. Maternal pressure was mounting, online dating had tanked, and fix-ups had been an uncomfortable disaster. She had been focused on her career and party-girl lifestyle for nearly two decades but didn’t seem to be feeling the love for her previous pastimes. She was highly motivated to upgrade her relationship status, yet her most recent e-Harmony perfect match had resulted in a humiliating walk of shame with a torn dress, courtesy of her date’s dog as she snuck out of his doggie flap in the locked door. Oh yeah, Melissa was a hot mess. Her heinous boss challenged Melissa to unplug and go without her phone or internet usage for a month as the basis of her next article, which caused major adjustments, considerable inconvenience, and humorous results. Although there were some benefits to be had as well. She thought she had scored big time after engaging with a handsome man in a coffee shop led to an oddly exciting date with a bewildering conclusion and continued complications. Although Melissa also found unplugging to be unexpectedly freeing and more enjoyable than she expected and was hesitant to reboot once the month was up. She was still a bit of a hot mess with or without technology, although the wily Ms. Cooke allowed her to find that highly desired HEA and everything she had been longing for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took a bit to get moving but did not disappoint. Really enjoyed the characters and the discovery. Quite a few loose ends so curious if there are other books in the future.