Blog Tour - Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae
I'm delighted to be the next stop on the Dating Daisy blog tour, coming up is a fun extract followed by my review so grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy...
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!
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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Publication Date: 27 July 2017
"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?"
(In which Daisy and Patrick play 20 questions.)
Thursday April 24th
Here’s the thing. However you try to convince yourself otherwise, the photo is very, very important.
The photo had been taken presumably in Patrick’s kitchen. Red gingham curtains hung in the background, and I could see the corner of a walnut-coloured unit. Propped on the work top was a small blackboard. A man, presumably Patrick, was sideways on to the camera, and pointing at the blackboard, on which there were two lists, headed ‘Likes’ and ‘Dislikes’.
Under ‘Likes’ the first word, was Daisy, and next to it, a big tick!
Underneath this was written:
Under ‘Dislikes’, was written,
lonely Sunday afternoons,
I had to laugh. It was funny. But there was something in the picture I didn’t like. Something that stood out immediately and gave me a worrying jolt in the pit of my stomach. Patrick’s face. It just wasn’t the same as the face on the website, when we had first got talking.
This face was rounder, and red cheeked. He was ill, and had taken the photograph with a temperature, so I had to be a bit forgiving. And I knew he was bald, so why was this a surprise. I don’t think it was, it’s just that in the photo, he was SO bald. And the face was not the face had first associated with him. I was so used to being cheated on the internet it didn’t surprise me, but I did feel unsettled. Was I in for more disappointment?
Being a book blogger, I read a lot of book descriptions and sometimes one will really jump out at me. This was one of those descriptions, it gave me a giggle and made me want to know more about Daisy.
I was quickly swept along by the conversational and humorous writing style. The nickname Daisy used for her ex husband made me laugh every time I read it 😄.
Daisy's job as a sexual health doctor fascinated me, I was amazed and highly amused by some of the stories - what an eye-opening profession! There was a rather large section of the book dedicated to this topic which I think might not appeal to some people but I must admit that I enjoyed it.
The potential dates that Daisy came across were a strange bunch with a variety of quirks, I began to wonder if she would ever find someone suitable.
One small thing that I didn't enjoy was the overuse of the phrase 'here's the thing'. I think it was supposed to be Daisy's catchphrase or something but I found that it really niggled at me after a while.
Dating Daisy was a fun, chatty kind of story. Definitely worth a read if you're looking for a giggle!
CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR
Living in the South of England Daisy_234 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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