Two Minute Review: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Shultz

Monday, June 12, 2017
Title: Mr. Right-Swipe
Author: Ricki Shultz
Genre: romance
Series: N/A
Pages: 304
Published: June 6 2017
Source: publisher for review
Rating: 3/5

Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.

But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.

However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work --Rae swipes herself right into a new problem... 

Short and not always sweet, Ricki Shultz's debut is a light-hearted and snarky contemporary romance. There's no denying that Mr. Right-Swipe is culturally recognizable and fun fluff. It's enjoyable in the way of a chic flick on a Wednesday during summer. It's entertainment you can turn your brain off and just sink into. There's nothing revelatory going on in the way of its plot or narrative -- we all know where and how Mr. Right-Swipe will end by the time the love interest is introduced. The fun with this romance and these characters is in the getting there of the Happily Ever After.

Mr. Right-Swipe's Rae Wallace has been dating forever. She's been married, divorced, and lied to. Rae is  #overit. Enter in two long-time best friends with reasons of their own for meddling in a singleton's lovelife and an obvious Tinder-standin and voila, you have the plot of Mr. Right-Swipe. Thanks to Rae's standards (surprisingly reasonable when she explains, see: bandshirts/intruments in profile pics.) and her strong voice it's often a funny read. Watching Rae try to relax and listen to her friends is basically watching Monica from Friends be breeezy. It's a bit too try-hard and a bit overacted but it makes for a good story.

It also must be said: there are too many in the narrative.

1 comment:

  1. BEAGLE! Ahem. This sounds good and omg Monica trying to be breezy, I can picture that perfectly. But books with extra hashtags or lots of slang always make me cringe. It does sound like they're trying too hard!


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