*PREVIOUSLY TITLED AS AGE, SEX, LOCATION*
A hilarious take on modern dating, Love by the Book is Bridget Jones's Diary for HBO's Girls generation.
Can a single girl really have no-strings sex minus the heartache?
Lauren moves to London looking for fun, not commitment. So why do the men she dates assume she's searching for The One and run for the hills?
It's time for drastic action. Lauren turns her love life into an experiment, vowing to obey the advice of a different dating guide each month. She'll follow The Rules and play The Game to discover the science behind being a no-strings siren.
But modern dating is more complicated than swiping right - and Lauren's about to discover that the things you run from tend to catch up with you . . .
'Great fun - a gripping read and very touching' Marian Keyes
'Laugh-out-loud funny' Elle
'If you loved Girls you'll love this!' Katy Regan
Lauren Cunningham leaves her family, relationship, and career in Maine for a new adventure in London and the promise of meeting hot British men. Although she lands a great job, makes friends, and does plenty of partying, none of the men she meets seem to stick around for more than a few dates, despite her insistence that she isn't looking for a serious relationship. So Lauren changes paths and attempts a more scientific approach: over the course of 12 months, she tries the tactics outlined in 12 different dating manuals, from modern guides to a tome on Victorian etiquette, noting her successes and failures along the way. As she's employing her mixed bag of dating strategies on would-be suitors with nicknames like "Sleepy Eyes" and "Bike Guy," Lauren actually does learn a thing or two from each book. Naturally, though, the man who's going to give her the happy ending is the one guy who knows what she's up to, and the only one who's never been one of her experimental subjects. In Pimentel's debut, her portrayal of a variety of relationship dynamics some traditional, some not and her diverse cast of characters is a refreshing twist on a well-worn formula. Unfortunately, the overall trajectory is still one that any chick-lit reader will have seen before, right down to the passionate kiss in the final chapter.