Author: Lisa Daily
Release Date: June 27th, 2017
Tour Dates: June 27th – July 4th, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There’s only one problem: Alex’s husband Michael is gay, a fact he neglected to mention in the 23 years since they first met.
Now, Alex’s perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant. Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers—including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian—Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love.
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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Single-Minded! Happy publication day to Lisa, I wish you so much success.
Poor Alex, I warmed to her character right away, how could you not?! She just found out her husband is gay and her entire world has crumbled. After the initial few chapters detailing their breakup, things fast forward to five months later which was a decision that I really liked. Instead of outlining Alex moping about and eating ice cream straight from the carton for weeks, you catch up with her again after she’s started the healing process. Her two best friends are insisting that she gets back to dating, especially since she’s only slept with one man before. Since he’s gay, they determine it doesn’t really count and implore her to lose her gay husband virginity. How? Online dating. Thankfully, I was married well before dating apps were a thing because I’ve heard some horror stories about them, but living vicariously through Alex was hugely entertaining. Some of them men she meets where a walking nightmare! Fun to witness for sure, but it made me extremely grateful for my husband.
Daily is a great writer, her prose is smooth and light and infused with so much humor. There were countless scenes that made me giggle and plenty of conversations that had me in stitches. The characters were realistic and relatable and Alex is the type of friend I would want to have in real life. There was a sweet romance and I so badly wanted Alex to find happiness with a man worthy of all she has to offer. This is an ideal book to pick up this summer, super light and easy going but with enough heart and substance to keep you engrossed.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.