Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz

Switch and Bait by Ricki SchultzSwitch and Bait
by Ricki Schultz
June 12, 2018
304 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner.We switch. I bait.
Let me help you snag a date.

All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women.

Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore.

When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . .

Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.



Switch and Bait is one of those stories that you can just read in one sitting which is what I did. It wasn't a perfect love story but it had plenty of steam, humour and heart. Definitely an enjoyable second chance romance.

Given the title there wasn't as much of a switch and bait situations as I would've thought. Except with the main storyline we only get a few lines of the other dating accounts Blanche handled. They were amusing but I think it would've been even more interesting to see some depths to them. I loved that Blanche had a set of rules for herself. The online world can get crazy so some guidelines definitely didn't hurt. Even if she had troubles keeping to them after a certain past comes back into her life ;)

I'm a big fan of the intense attraction between Blanche and Henry. They had such chemistry. The flashback scenes were delicious. I kind of wished we'd gotten more of them in the past though. I guess those might have been all there was? Either way the two of them totally lit up the pages. The unspoken sexual frustration in their bickering, the undercurrent of longing in their looks, the explosive heat when they were together, ugh, so good!!

Switch and Bait was hot and fun. If you're a romance lover and am looking for a good time, this book is it. Also! Make sure you read the dedication page. I had a good laugh when I first read it :P
4 Cats
*I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not affected in any way.

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