When Polly met Olly by Zoe May #Review
I am so happy to be taking part in the celebrations for Zoe May's romcom, When Polly met Olly. It is an uplifting, funny read set in New York.
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…
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.
What made this such an enjoyable read was the character of Polly, in particular, and the cast of characters who she meets in the story. There is an element of kindness around her, typified in her attitude to her job as a matchmaker. She doesn't judge and her friendship with her boss seems genuine. Her self esteem has taken a knock but she slowly rekindles her passion for photography. All of the characters in the story are well drawn and you can visualise them clearly.
I also liked the New York element. Although brought up in Cornwall, she has had a yearning to live in New York and you get a feeling for the bustle of life there. With some laugh out loud moments and keen observations, it is an uplifting read as Polly comes to terms with her life post University.
In short: humour and romance merge in this warm, witty read.
About the Author
Zoe May lives in Oxford and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple's top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as 'a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery - fresh and very funny'.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading,
You can read my review of Perfect Match here
and How (not to date) a Prince here.
Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter @zoe_writes , at Facebook and Instagram at: zoe_writes
Thanks to Zoe May, HQ Digital and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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