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Match Made in Manhattan: A Novel

Match Made in Manhattan: A Novel

Escrito por Amanda Stauffer

Narrado por Elenna Stauffer


Match Made in Manhattan: A Novel

Escrito por Amanda Stauffer

Narrado por Elenna Stauffer

valoraciones:
3.5/5 (6 valoraciones)
Longitud:
10 horas
Publicado:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781543655872
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic as she explores the New York City singles' scene. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she's dumped before the first kiss; on another, she dons full HAZMAT gear; she meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker, an undercover agent who tracks illegal exotic animals, and dozens of other colorful, captivating personalities.

Giving them each her signature "pants speech"-her pants aren't coming off unless she has a real connection with someone-she desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love, but finding "the one" is starting to feel impossible. That is, until she meets Luke, who is sophisticated, funny, and not to mention, hot. Alison finds herself falling for Luke harder than any guy she's dated and finally letting her walls down, but will he stick around or move on to his next match?

Match Made in Manhattan is a fast-paced, contemporary story about the struggles of dating in the digital age. Replete with online profiles, witty dialogue, and a super-supportive group of female friends, this all-too-real and relatable debut novel will have readers laughing, crying, and rooting for Alison all the way to the end.

Publicado:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9781543655872
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Amanda Stauffer is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities who works as an architectural conservator, restoring historic landmarks across the country. An erstwhile expat who has lived in Bangalore, Sicily, and Paris, Amanda currently lives in New York City, where she is busy writing her second book.

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  • (4/5)
    Alison has just broken up with her boyfriend. After two years of dating, he was unable to fully commit to her. Having been away from the dating scene, and with six months free on Match.com, she decides to re-enter New York City’s single scene.While Alison seeks to improve her social life, her professional life starts to decay. Her job as an architectural conservator is put at risk when she starts to clash with her boss. She blows off steam by actively embracing online dating. Through Allison’s email exchanges we get an authentic look at the highs and lows of online correspondence. An example is Allison’s strict adherence to a “Pants On Policy” for her suitors. Through her experiences, Allison matures and starts to realize what really makes her happy.As a baby boomer, I missed out on text messaging and dating apps. This was a fun read and helped me better relate to the current crop of millennials looking for love. This is Amanda Stauffer’s debut novel.
  • (4/5)
    Before I give my review of this book, I want to point out that I don't think I'm in the age range of the target audience and that probably will account for any negative feelings about the book. That said, I thought that this was a fun coming of age story. It's a debut novel and I expect to see interesting work out of this author in the future.After Allison breaks up with a long-term boyfriend, she decides to try on line dating. Since she lives in NYC there seem to be lots of guys that she can meet on line. Each chapter was about a different guy and a different date. Allison is looking for true love and most of the guys are looking for fun so she has a lot of problems with the guys she meets. I was rooting for her to find her hea (happily ever after) and find contentment with her life.This was a fun book to read and was an interesting look at on line dating.
  • (5/5)
    My Review of “Match Made in Manhattan” by Amanda StaufferKudos to Amanda Stauffer , Author of “Match in Manhattan” for such an entertaining, witty and unique story. The blurb for the story states” The Awkward, Romantic, and Cringeworthy Struggles of Trying to Find The One in the Digital Dating Age.” The genre for this book is Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The story takes place in Manhattan.What do you do when your boyfriend of several years is sort of hesitating, stalling, and indecisive of the next step in the relationship, of you moving in with him.? Your girlfriends are getting engaged, and in many cases you are the “Queen” of being the maid of honor. Well, our heroine Alison decides that it is time to move on in a new direction. Alison has had two long-term relationships and really is not sure what to expect in the dating scene. Alison luckily has the emotional support of her girlfriends, and her family, and signs up for “Match.com” an internet computer dating site.The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex, complicated and confused. The author uses a subtle sense of humor in her writing. I love the way Alison is close with her friends, and that her parents and brother have her back. This reminds me sort of “Sex in the City”, with mostly Alison coming to grips with “Match.com” In this book, the author provides chapters of the various men that Alison meets. Alison is a hardworking single girl, and has certain rules for dating. Throughout the different stories, the author gives a feel that we have a front row seat to Alison’s dating life.Alison gets to meet a variety of men, with different personalities. Sometimes these meetings seem awkward, witty, challenging, and the exchanges through Match.com, texting and e-mail are intriguing. Often the outcomes are confusing. and the expectations are not what she expects. I do love the growth and perspective of life that Alison seems to have.I enjoyed the author’s perspective of the new world of online dating. I would highly recommend this delightful and heartwarming story to readers of Women’s Fiction. I received An Advanced Reading Copy for my honest review.
  • (3/5)
    If you’ve ever tried dating via a website or an app, I think you’ll find this book extremely relatable. The main character, Alison, has just gotten out of a long-term relationship and is looking to meet men outside her normal friend-sphere. This leads her to join a dating website. The story follows her journey through the many men she meets and dates she goes on. There were a few guys in there I was rooting for throughout the story, that ended up being duds or just plain disappointing; which unfortunately I think is true to life. The stories themselves are hilarious, and Stauffer did a great job with dialogue and situational humor (which I find is always funnier than punch-line jokes).

    I really empathized with Alison and her search for her love match. It’s tough out there, and she showed perseverance even when the pickings were slim. Since this is an honest review, I will say it didn’t end how I expected nor how I wanted it to, and I admit I was a smidge disappointed. I do think it stays true to the character though, and that is important. Overall I enjoyed the story, and it’s definitely a laugh out loud read. If you’re looking for a hilarious and sometimes cringe-worthy story of a modern woman looking for love in the big city via a dating website, then you’ll want to pick this one up!

    I received an ARC of this book from the author and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
    This review originally appeared on Books For The Living.