Book Review: No Such Thing As Perfect by Emma Hughes

I was given an advance review copy of this by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here’s the blurb:

No one’s life is as perfect as it looks.
Least of all Laura Morrison’s. (Although she’s not sure how perfect hanging onto your job by a thread and sleeping on an air mattress at your sister’s looks, in all honesty.)
When Laura gets the chance to trial Cupid – a high-tech new dating service which will draw on everything she’s ever done online to find her perfect match – she figures it’s got to be worth a try.
She can’t believe her luck when good-looking, kind considerate Adam turns up for their first date. On paper he’s…well…perfect.
But when Laura develops feelings for the person who led her to Adam in the first place, familiar doubt creeps in.
Maybe for life to start falling into place, Laura has to learn to let go…”

Laura feels like her life is pretty rubbish, and then she’s put on notice at work – but given a ‘prove herself’ assignment to test out a high tech new dating service which will match her with a prospective partner based upon all of her internet history – so she kind of feels she has to give it a go. Wrapped around that main storyline are the relationships Laura has with her sister, parents, friends, ex housemates and colleagues – none of which are that great.

Adam is lovely, but seemingly a bit of a wet blanket, and so ‘the bad boy’ is appealing.

The storyline is relatively predictable, and I didn’t particularly like any of the main characters – frequently wanting to shout at them.

The writing was good and funny – but for me, it just didn’t quite hit the mark. It wasn’t offensive, and was an easy read – but didn’t set the world alight. Maybe I’m just too old and cynical to be target market?


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