‘The Last First Date’ is the latest book by Hayley Quinn.
At 31-years-old, Helen Pines is far from where she thought she would be. Whilst her ex-boyfriend is now engaged, Helen’s ordering Deliveroo for one, wistfully dreaming of her last first date. Determined to give online dating a go, she matches with drop-dead-gorgeous Brody, and they hit it off immediately. One date later, Helen’s heart is still singing. Brody’s everything she’s looking for in a man – sexy, charismatic, and the perfect gentleman. But then she receives an error message on the app… all her contacts have been deleted. With nothing but Brody’s name and job title to go on, Helen is determined to track him down. But despite the initial chemistry, Helen realises she knows surprisingly little about her mystery man… Was it really love-at-first like, or will she find a new love along the way?
If you’re looking for a warmhearted love story then look no further, as ‘The First Late Date’ is the perfect love story to get lost in.
The story is seen from the perspective from Helen, heartbroken after finding out that her ex was newly engaged and she was alone. After some gentle engagement from her granny, Nanny B, she joins an online dating app where to meets Brody. After the perfect first date, she’s convinced she’s found the one until the app crashes and all the data is lost including Helen’s connection with Brody. Helen is determined to find Brody and have the second date. During this quest, Helen finds herself, looking up her grandmother’s long lost lover whilst meeting a historian blogger called Ish.
I loved this story and I adored Helen. She’s a romantic and wants to find the one. A bakery blogger, she’s trying to build her platform and audience but it’s taking longer than she hope on She’s kind and thinks that after finding Brody and his sweet words that he could be her forever. But, when she doesn’t hear from him with the help of her two best friend Sophie and Elle and then Ish, a quirky historian befriends her and joins her on her quest.
This story is a fantastic love story that drifts between the bustling streets of London and the beaches of Cornwall. The cast of characters are a great mix of personalities, the fieriness of Elle, the sharp wit of Nanny G, along with the quirky kindness of Ish. Sweetly written, ‘The First Last Date’ is a story of hope, adventure and new beginnings.
You can pre-order ‘The Last First Date’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops from 12th August 2022.