Today I’m pleased to be joining the blog tour for When Polly Met Olly. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.
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…
Zoe May is brilliant at creating characters! I’ve read and reviewed a few of her books now and although they’re obviously all different, I’ve always connected with the central female character. Polly Wood is no different: she’s more comfortable in jeans and shirts and she’s not very good at dating – May could almost be writing about me! I wanted things to work out for Polly (and Olly) and the story of their relationship kept me turning pages.
Setting When Polly Met Olly within a dating agency allows May to include several laugh out loud moments in the novel Her sense of humour shines through the pages and I really enjoyed this aspect of it.
As always, May addresses some serious issues amongst the humour. I loved seeing Polly question her sense of worth and build her self esteem as the story continued. This is an important issue in today’s society, particularly in the context of dating and May’s approach really made me think more about my own circumstances.
When Polly Met Olly is available from Amazon.
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