Happy Tuesday and happy September! I’m so excited – I love the Autumn….one of my favourite times of year…Yay!!  Anyway…..today I’ve got two reviews for you! First one is for The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey…..a brilliant laugh out loud comedy!

the blurb

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.

Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.

Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.

By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?

Where to buy: Amazon UK

my review

I’ve read a few of Morgen’s books and this is definitely my favourite!

Izzy is a journalist and has been requested by her boss to do something different……to write her column on dating.  31 different men and dates in 31 days.  She sets up her online profile and the dates begin…..and they are hilarious!  She meets some ‘interesting’ people over the 31 days that’s for sure!  But although she’s single and not really taking the dating seriously as part of her own life, will she actually meet Mr Right?

This is a fantastic read! I genuinely didn’t want to put it down – I just wanted to read on and see what her next date would bring.  She meets such a wide range of people, some are absolutely terrible, others you feel sorry for and there may be one or two who are actually ok!  The way Izzy deals with them will make you laugh out loud – my favourite involves a bottle of Bollinger!  Her column is enlightening and I’m sure there are lots of people out there who can relate to some of the experiences she goes through!

Izzy as a character is fantastic – I love her! and her friend Donna is brilliant.  You just want them to both find love and be happy.  The other supporting characters, such as her boss William, are also fab!

The story is well written and easy to read and follow and will suck you in as you go on your journey with Izzy.  As I say, this is a feel good, laugh out loud read that you don’t want to miss.  Most definitely recommended by me!



about the author

Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’  is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster.  As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.

Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!

Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.

When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she’s walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!

Where to find Morgen online: Website ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Facebook ~ GoodReads ~ Amazon Author Page

tour hosted by

Book On The Bright Side

Massive thanks to Sarah for inviting me on to the tour and to Morgen and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Have a wonderful day lovelies!

Chelle x

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