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The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke #Review #Contemporary #Giveaway #BlogTour

Lifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.

That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!

Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.

If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…

My Review:

This is a story about a journalist, Melissa, who is addicted to social media experiencing what life is like when access to technology is removed. She’s been instructed to write a story about her life without technology and she’s dreading it! She’s one of those folk who are always checking how many likes she has on her posts, uses dating apps and is forever sending and receiving texts. Life without technology is definitely different for her! Instead of texting she has to use her home phone and landlines to contact others – or actually go to visit them! When she also meets two potential dates without ever using an app, maybe there’s more to life without technology, after all?

I suspect we all know someone we’d class as being like Melissa – addicted to their use of technology. This is a refreshing story of how removing her access to it actually changed her life and her relationships for the better. Instead of worrying about how many likes she gets on different platforms and feeling isolated, she interacts more with real people and actually gets out and about more. There’s more than one romance in this but there are several potential partners and I’ll leave you to read it to discover just what happens…..

This is a light-hearted, easy read romance but perhaps with a message to everyone. Maybe  if so many people weren’t so obsessed with creating their own perfect life online they could just put their phones (tablets, kindles, iPads etc) away for a while and they might discover that what they are searching for is really already there, right in front of them, we just need to switch off the technology and switch on to life. ….. Easier said than done, I know, having read this story on my Kindle and typed up this review on my computer ready to share via different platforms! Oh well, it was only an idea 🙂

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


Purchase Link – getBook.at/TheSecrettoFallinginLove

Author Bio 

 Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

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Win an ARC of The Secret to Falling in Love and a box of Belgian Truffles (UK Only)

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read the book.

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