Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae Review


Dating Daisy
By Daisy Mae
Release Date: July 27th, 2017
Clink Street Publishing
Source: ARC provided by the publisher


What do you do when you're a newly divorced 52 year old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the internet dating process with trepidation. Having not been on the dating scene for nearly 30 years, and with fairly rudimentary computer skills, she finds herself embroiled in a series of haphazard and hilarious situations. Daisy keeps a diary of her internet dating life and reveals detail by detail, the ups and downs of her midlife dating extravaganza. Soon after starting out, Daisy realises her true mission. With no past experience and no-one/nothing to guide her, she needs to produce - Internet Dating lessons. 

Read on to find out about PLONKERS, muppets and MAWDs, and a whole host of amusing anecdotes, tips and ideas. Working by day as a Sexual Health doctor, the story as it unfolds contains accounts of Daisy's clinical experiences with patients in the Sexual Health clinic. She also reflects on her past life with Voldemort (the dreadful ex-husband). With advice and encouragement from Imogen, her 17 year old daughter, her surrogate parents known as the Amigos, with a big house and swanky swimming pool, her friend Pinkie and from Jeannie, her nonagenarian friend from the Nursing Home, Daisy resiliently persists in her quest to find a long term partner. 

This is a heartfelt story that will ring bells with anyone who has ended a long term relationship and now wants to find somebody new. It is humorously written, full of emails, poems, limericks, and even a recipe! Daisy can't resist her pages of advice on topics like "Kissing" and "Anti-Snoring." It is a unique and highly amusing book, which will make you laugh out loud! So read on and see. Will Dating Daisy find her "prairie vole?" Or will the whole process end in disaster?

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*
As someone who found her husband online, I tend to love any one line romances, though they seem to be few and far between in romance-land, which in all honesty one of the things that drew me to the book, because I knew it was going to be a big breath of fresh air.

Dating Daisy is the story of a 50 year old women, who was suddenly thrust back into the world of dating, and how do many of us find dates nowadays? Online, which is pretty much how we do everything in this day and age.

The main character is Daisy, after the death of her 26 year marriage to Voldemort; Daisy steps back into the world of dating, to find that special someone to share her life with. So Daisy enters the world of online dating, but you add to that her job as a Sexual Health Doctor, are you are in for a funny, but candid ride!

Now of course, there is much more to the book than I have touched on, but as normal, I don't like to give too much of the story away, but I will say that I did enjoy this book, and at times I found myself in stitches; it has sort of an air of reality to it, which gives to you the hint that this story is somewhat autobiographical.

I give Dating Daisy 3 stars.

 


Living in the South of England Daisy_224 shares many similar professional, life, and dating, experiences as her protagonist; for this reason she has chosen to write under a pen name.



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