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Isobel quits her dead-end job and travels the world seeking the man she believes she is meant to be with. A hilarious and irresistible romantic comedy about a globetrotting quest to find love.
Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text.
Where did it all go wrong?
When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it's a sign. If she'd stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him...
Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
Slapdash superficiality is apparent from the opening scene of Blake's flimsy contemporary. In a total failure of dialect, an American would-be dancer declares her intention to sell "prawns" to "punters." That's Mel, sidekick to the British heroine, Isobel Graves. Iz too aspires to stardom but currently works as an advertising mascot in L.A. Then she spots her dream man in the background of a news clip a clip she's watching because her dad is in the foreground. Undeterred by the Freudian implications, she bolts to Cornwall to track the dreamboat down. He's Andrew Parker, whom Iz last saw being picked up from primary school by his mummy. He married and divorced Iz on the playground; now, age 29, she can't forget this momentary domestic bliss. Like a Holmes-less Watson, she bumbles after him from L.A. to Cornwall to Singapore to Malaysia, often drunk, always baffled, and rarely without a lover to distract her. Part Bridget Jones and part Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Iz's travelogue wholly misses the mark, lacking any shred of genuine feeling. This is all surface patter, straining for silliness and one-liners, and romance readers will find nothing of interest in it.