Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Happy Hump Day everyone, if you fancy a giggle then look no further and grab a copy of The Dating Game by Sandy Barker

My Review

Today I am delighted to share my review for a joyously light hearted read that will make you chuckle throughout, everyone needs to be a bit Abby in life. She is a wonderful leading lady who is funny, approachable and friendly, yet totally lacking in self belief at times.

The whole concept of the story was genius and with us being a household who loves Married at First Sight I found it entertaining from the offset and loved reading snippets out to my teenage daughter who also found them as amusing as me. There was a wonderful selection of personalities within the group of Does and I loved how the calculation of script was played out throughout this story adding to the humour with the villains, the fillers and the potential brides.

This book is a must for moments of comedy genius with wonderful friendships being formed, despite the fact that they are all in competition with eachother. An overall brilliant concept that I loved!

Book Blurb

Once upon a time, twelve women joined the hottest reality TV show looking for love. Except one had a secret identity . . .

Abby Jones is a serious writer. Or at least she will be, one day. Right now, she spends her time writing recaps of reality television under a secret identity.

When a recap for The Stag – the must-watch dating show – goes viral, her editor thinks she should be on set, writing the drama as it happens. The good news: the next season will be filmed in Sydney. Sun, sea and a glamorous trip abroad, this could be Abby’s big break.

The bad news: the producers don’t just want Abby to write the recaps, they want her to be on the show. Abby can’t think of anything worse than being undercover and followed around by cameras. But her career depends on it, and when she meets gorgeous producer Jack, Abby begins to wonder if this job might not be so bad after all . . .

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Sandy is a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list, and many of her travel adventures have found homes in her novels. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob. She lives in Melbourne Australia with her partner, Ben, who she met while travelling in Greece. Their real-life love story inspired Sandy’s debut novel One Summer in Santorini, the first in the Holiday Romance series with One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins. 

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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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