When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May

41835337. sy475 Goodreads Synopsis

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…

I was supposed to read it for a mini blog blitz organized by Rachel’s Random Resources but I was unable to finish it in time and I am glad I was late because I would have hated to not say good things but there you have it.

Rating and Review

Light Pink Star

1 star. Yes, that is what I give to this book because;

  • It felt as if the narrator was rambling. Despite not being a fan of stories in first person narration, I am well aware that there are some awesome ones out there but this one? The structure was not even of that of someone’s diary entry.
  • The best friend was gay but that best friend did not add anything to the story per se. It just seemed as if the author wanted to remain relevant in a time when LGBTQ characters and POC characters are all the hype.
  • The age difference between the main leads. Now I am not completely against the idea of that big a difference but the entire relationship seemed forced.
  • There was no love. It all began with attraction and I did not see it moving anywhere after that.
  • There was no character development of the male lead and very little for the female lead.
  • Dating in the online world is a reality for many and that could have been the basis for this story but it was made out to be completely out of the world which removed any sense of reality from the story.

As a reader, I won’t recommend this book.

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