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Book review: It’s Got to Be Perfect by Haley Hill-Blog Tour+giveaway

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When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.

 Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all the singles in the world.

 Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with thousands of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs. She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.

 Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect. Or does it?

When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.

Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all the singles in the world.

 Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with thousands of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs. She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.

Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect. Or does it?

Our review

D Day is finally here! We’re kicking off Halley Hill’s Blog Tour for ‘It’s Got To Be Perfect’ and This Chick Reads is so proud to be the first tour host. It’s our very first blog tour so it makes is even more special. Big THANK YOU to fab Sharon from Fiction Addiction Book Tours and Halley Hill for this lovely opportunity to participate.

Holy cow, I never imagined matchmaking could be so hard! I remember, back in the days when I was cool and young (yes, there were times like that:)) people would beg me to pair them with someone because I was such a social bee and the COOL girl (at least people told me that HA!).

But unlike Ellie, the MC in this novel, I never thought of turning it into a business (have to say it’s an awesome idea though). After a disastrous ending of her relationship, Ellie decides she needs a change. A new career, a new man – practically a new life! So why not try matchmaking, after all she could help other people find their soul mates and actually make some money of it, though money is not the primary reason for starting this business. Easy peasy right? You find a descent looking client, make a detailed list of all the things they love/hate doing and pair them with someone who shares sames interest.

Shazam! Not only you’ve made profit, but actually done a good deed! And it couldn’t be hard, I mean, there are so many great people out there looking for the other half.

Well…things are not that easy, and Ellie is soon to find out.

‘I don’t need a hero, just a descent guy. One who doesn’t have nasal hair, a porn addiction or a personality disorder’

I’m gonna be really honest with you, I didn’t like Ellie much at the beginning. I didn’t like the fact she’s dating someone that’s not officially divorced. It’s not just a question of morality guys, but it’s very rare that relationships like this work and most of the time someone gets really hurt. So, as much as I was sorry for what Ellie is going through, I must say she should have been more mature to foresee some things. I really couldn’t understand why she would want to be with Richard when he’s so disrespectful to her. But anyway, as the story continued Ellie kind of grew on me. I saw the fun side of her, she’s out spoken and really believes in love and putts lots of effort into matching her clients with the perfect ONE.

What I enjoyed the most was the humor. Some parts had me laughing really hard and even now, when thinking of them I can’t help but smile. The novel is inspired by the author’s experience in matchmaking, and that made it even more fun to read.

To sum it up, this really is an easy and entertaining read. If you’re looking for a fun read and some great humor – look no further. ‘It’s Got to Be Perfect’ could be just the perfect book for you.

My rating: 3/5

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About Haley Hill

 Haley was born in London in 1977, with a big heart, big feet and big ideals. In 2005, she set up what turned out to be the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency. She has since sold it and drunk the proceeds. She lives in Battersea with her husband James, a wine merchant and consequent enabler of her habit, their twin girls and a scruffy hound called Rufus. She spends her days chasing her toddlers around the house, trying to write but mostly just messing about on Twitter.

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