8.12.2021

finished reading

Very similar to You've Got Mail (which is a favorite of mine), this is a contemporary take on a fairy tale type story.  The secondary characters were as much fun as the main characters.  I liked how the book was structured, with texts messages introducing the chapters.  A light, fun, summer read.

From the publisher:
Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. So when her father dies just five months after a lung cancer diagnosis, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store’s profit margins are being squeezed perilously tight, and complicating matters further, a giant corporation headed by the impossibly handsome, but irritatingly arrogant Sebastian Andrews is proposing a buyout to turn the store into a parking garage. But Gracie can’t bear the thought of throwing away her father’s dream like she did her own.

Overwhelmed and not wanting to admit to her friends or family that she’s having second thoughts about the shop, Gracie seeks advice and solace from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app where matches get to know each other through messages and common interests before exchanging real names or photos.

But although Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life…and they can’t stand each other.

1 comment:

  1. Now here I thought you were reading the 1959 memoir that inspired the Sidney Poitier movie! (Hey, I'm reading Valley of the Dolls.) But this sounds charming and probably a much better "last hurrah" for summer than reminiscences about classroom life.

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