Chicklit Club



Match Me If You Can – Michele Gorman (2016)


Best friends and housemates Catherine, Rachel and Sarah are all single, but not too sure whether they’re really ready to mingle. Finding Mr Right isn’t an easy task and there are quite a number of strange guys out there. So, when Catherine convinces her two friends to join her own matchmaking website, RecycLove, Rachel and Sarah are curious to see what it will bring them, especially since you can only sign up together with an ex... Match Me If You Can is definitely one of Michele Gorman’s best novels so far. The book ticks the box for numerous things an entertaining romantic comedy novel should have such as great characters, several interesting storylines, a comfortable and well-paced writing style, and of course a lovely dose of romance. The chapters are told from the different perspectives of the three main characters which really provides the reader with an insight into their lives and thoughts. Catherine, Rachel and Sarah are relatable and realistic female characters, and I think many readers will be able to recognise certain situations or feelings. I have to admit both the title and the description of the book resulted in me expecting a bit more focus on the matchmaking aspect (and the original idea of ‘recycling’ your exes) but I certainly wasn’t disappointed by how the story turned out instead. Overall, this is another fabulous read by Gorman; a relatable, fun, amusing and light read that will be enjoyed by any chick lit/rom-com fan out there. (JoH)

Rating 8/10

Match Me If You Can, by Michele Gorman, sees friends join a dating site where they can recommend their exes. The synopsis says: "Three friends upcycle their exes through London's most popular boyfriend recycling website, but haven't bargained on the consequences of the exchanges they make. Meet best friends Catherine, Rachel and Sarah. Yet to find Mr Right, they've been settling for Mr Right Now. But when Catherine, London's finest matchmaker, gets the girls to join her dating site where they can recycle their ex-boyfriends, they soon realise that anything could happen. Rachel's office romance James was a big fat mistake and she's more than happy to upcycle him... Or is she? Homebody Sarah hasn't had a date in years but when her transformation finds men falling at her newly-pedicured feet, will her popularity be worth the sacrifices she's making? And Catherine falls asleep more often on her desk than on a man, so when she builds the perfect partner who ticks all her boxes, surely it's a recipe for love ... not disaster? There's someone for everyone, right? These best friends are about to find out for themselves." Match Me If You Can is out in January 2016.

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