Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz


Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Mr. Right-Swipe
by Ricki Schultz
June 6, 2017
304 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.

But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.


However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...



Review

Lately I've been really into humourous romance reads. Who doesn't love a swoony laughter-filled read, right? Mr. Right-Swipe gave me that. I did feel like the story was missing some sparks but it was overall fun.

I had a bumpy start with Mr. Right-Swipe mainly because I couldn't get into the voice. A few pages in and I had the feeling the writing was trying too hard. The sarcasm was there but the dramatics were sometimes too over the top. I think the vibe was suppose to be easy and casual but the dialogue felt too rehearsed at times. It did get better as I got more invested in the story.

Rae was hard on herself. Instead of letting others judge her, she's quick to degrade her self-worth and play things off as just fine. She has a very negative view on dating and always seem to need her friends to give her a push. Given her past it was understandable but I'm also very happy to see her perspective to slowly start to change as the story went on.

The wow factor wasn't there for me with the storyline but I liked the characters. They were vastly different yet more alike than they seemed. Rae and her best friends were so volatile but I loved their dynamics. They ended up in some pretty hilarious situations but the snarks and steams were so worth it. I also loved that Rae had friends outside of her best friends to talk to. Sometimes you just need a break from those closest to you. Whether it was the sarcasm between the bffs or the flirtation between Rae and her love interests this was a relatable book.

While the friendships really shined in Mr. Right-Swipe I think the romance fell on the flat side of things. Rae sees a couple guys throughout the story but she has a very real connection with Mr. Hot Sub Guy that isn't really explored until the last quarter of the book. The conflict in their relationship came quickly and left even quicker. I'm happy for the turnout but I wanted just a bit more development.

If you'd like some good laughs in your reads then Mr. Right-Swipe is the perfect candidate. There's humour with a bit of craziness, a side of hotness and a really accurate portrayal of friendship.

3 Cats
*I received a finished copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes we just need a fun read! Though this one sounds a little over dramatic for my tastes, I do love a fluffy and funny read.

    Great review!
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Ya this one was fun but not as fun as I imagined.

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