‘Someone To Kiss’ is the latest book by Jamie Anderson.
As the clock strikes midnight over a disastrous New Year’s Eve and happy couples celebrate all around her, Kate makes a resolution, hastily scrawled on the back of a napkin, that next New Year’s Eve she will have found someone of her own to kiss. But when you’re a forty-something cat-mom who’d rather binge Netflix than brave the singles scene, finding someone to kiss turns out to be harder than it sounds. Kate is totally unprepared for navigating hook-up apps, speed-dating, and sliding into somebody’s DMs. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, Kate seems further than ever from reaching her goal. As relationships crumble around her and dark long-kept secrets spill out, could Kate’s fixation on her quest cause her to let true love slip through her fingers forever?
I spent my Sunday with my head in this book and it was just lovely!
The story is primarily seen through the narrative of Kate who after getting blind drunk at a wedding alone whilst everyone else couples up makes a New Years’ resolution to have someone to cuddle up within the year. So with the aid of her best friend Julia, she sets up an online profile and goes on a serious of disastrous dates. But whilst dating and putting herself out there, she discovers some things about herself and why her relationships haven’t worked in the past.
The story is also seen through the narrative of her best friends Julia and her brother Ben who both have their own struggles in life. The trio make for a lovely friendship group each with their own dynamics and personalities. I loved Kate, at 43 she’s under pressure from society to find a significant other other and also having to find genuine people from the others who are just looking for a good time. It’s fun to join Kate on her dates and the characters she meets along the way. There are also flashback moments to Kate’s previous dates that has moulded her into the person she has become.
Another interesting slant is the perspective of Kate’s work life, working in a marketing company for Terry, who’s an absolutely horrible man. A self centred man who’s full of his own importance and packed with toxicity, infact most of the men are in the book are bad apart from the lovely, kind Ben.
‘Someone To Kiss’ is a fun and tender story about new beginnings and resilience.
You can buy ‘Someone To Kiss’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.