Review of CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER by Michelle Cunnah (see her website)
Avon Trade, August 2005
Rosie believes she's found the right man. Jonathan is sweet, he and Rosie have things in common, and if he doesn't make the earth shake, he at least makes the nightstand tremble. But when he takes the side of his lecherous boss over Rosie, and then uses their excuse to break up with Rosie via answering machine, Rosie realizes he isn't right after all and she gives up on men.
Oddly enough, just when she's decided to remain stoically single, all of her friends are hooking up and she is consumed by daydreams of a handsome doctor whose name she doesn't even know (although she does know how he kisses because they did kiss).
Confessions of a Serial Dater is a quintessential British chick-lit with all the requisite ingredients--plucky heroine with an interesting career, a quirky family, loyal girlfriends and gay- friends, a beautiful, scheming antagonist, and a cast of current, ex- and future boyfriends. But Michelle Cunnah's excellent writing elevates this into more than just another generic chick-lit. I devoured it because I just couldn't wait to see how it all turned out--whether she would end up with Mr. Exciting but Unattainable or Mr. Comfortable-Like-Your-Favorite-Shoes, or neither.
I have to say, though, that the title is misleading. Rosie doesn't seem to have dated all that many guys, and for most of the book she's dating no one.
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