Inspired by the Author’s six years as a matchmaker
When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.
Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all the singles in the world.
Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with thousands of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs. She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.
Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect. Or does it?
I will admit, when I heard about ‘It’s Got to be Perfect, Memoirs of a Modern Day Matchmaker’ I was very excited to read it, not only did it sound like a great read but my inner Bridget Jones, was done with busting out her singleton moves and in some need of some tips!
The story follows Ellie, the disastrous singleton who decides to take matters into her own hands, she will have a successful relationship and while she’s at it, why doesn’t she work her inner Cupid on others in the same boat.
Five years later, Ellie is a hugely successful matchmaker with many a story to tell……
Being exceptionally true to life, the book shares with you, dates that will have you laughing, crying and cringing.
There’s something wonderful about the honesty of the dating scene, that’s shared within this book.
I laughed so much whilst reading this and just loved the fluidity of the story and how the story is told.
Personally I could do with Ellie’s help, but for now I will settle with the knowledge that this book exists and allows the reader to realise they aren’t alone in the world of dating and being set up with a guy smaller than a bar stool, is really not the worst date in the world.
A brilliantly funny debut!
Thanks to Shaz at fiction addiction tours for inviting me to take part in the blog tour!