I love Tracy Bloom's books, I thoroughly enjoyed her book No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday, which by the way, if you haven't read it yet then I really urge you to try it because it is just fantastic! So having enjoyed that one, I was very much looking forward to her latest book.
Suzie Miller is an agony aunt, giving advice to many readers who turn to her for help. But after she is dumped yet again in the most awful way (what type of man dumps a woman by text, seriously?!), she decides to take action. Suzie is going to get revenge on the men who broke her heart.
I LOVED this! Tracy bloom has come back with another gripping and brilliantly written story. Single Woman Seeks revenge is one of those stories where you can't just read a little bit and then put it down - you have to read it in one sitting. The story is fast-paced and addictive, so that once you get started you are caught up in a whirlwind and you won't want to put this down!
One thing I particularly like about Tracy Bloom is that she knows how to write hilarious scenes that have you spluttering with laughter and eager to read more. Tracy Bloom is back with many sharp lines and humourous moments - I laughed out loud, I cringed, and at times I really felt for our main character Suzie. I'm sure there are many of us out there who have been dumped at some point in our lives, and I was able to relate to some of Suzie's life. There is a range of other brilliant characters, and oh this book is so worth reading!
This story is so easy to get into, within the first pages I genuinely felt as though I had known Suzie my whole life, and I thoroughly enjoyed being by her side as she progressed through the book. I could not tear myself a way from the pages, I so desperately wanted to see where her journey would go and what would happen.
Single Woman Seeks Revenge is a fantastic story full of moments that will make you cry with laughter, likeable characters, revenge, drama, and some romance too! Tracy Bloom is a firm favourite author of mine and I, like many others, will be eagerly awaiting her future releases!
on 30 October 2013
If it is a feel-good romantic story for a bit of escapism / light-reading (like the sort I was looking for), look elsewhere.
The best thing I can say about this story is that, it being an e-book, no trees were damaged for it to be published.
Hated the "heroine", and her stupid carry-on at her workplace (specifically, the meeting she holds early in the book with her new editor, her mate and her ex); a totally unbelievable scene; a farce.
Her clingy personality and air-headed-ness just made me want to slap her..
Then she decides to get some pay-back for being dumped / having her heart broken.. Completely boring take on a well-traveled road.
And the "hero" of the story? Unbelievable. Truly. The inspiration for him must have been an ET.
So, yes, I disliked the leads, but the honest truth is that the story is completely boring, predictable, and forgettable.. There are other light reads that have made more of an impression on me..
I couldn't even see what was supposed to be "funny" about this rom-COM... It was so dull!
Personally, I would say: don't waste your time with this.
Isn't revenge sweet? Oh yes, it is, especially when you are Suzie!
"Single Woman Seeks Revenge" was first published only as ebook, and it was a bestseller, which is not a wonder, and now you can also put your mittens on a paperback copy. Isn't it great? And! The biggest news is that the sequel to "No - One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday" will be published in September this year! Roll on, September!
"Single Woman Seeks Revenge" is about... yes, revenge! Suzie Miller works in a magazine as an agony aunt and after being dumped one time too many, and through a text (!!! I mean, TEXT?!?!) her column gains a new make - over. No more sympathy, no more compassion, no more patting on the back, now Suzie is writing how IT IS. And, instead of moping over the men that dumped her, she takes matters in her own delicate, womanly hands. No more broken heart, no more drunk evenings, no more poured tears, oh no, now it's time to get revenge on every men who broke her heart. No matter how many years ago it happened. Revenge is a dish best served cold... Her work colleague Drew, engaged and soon to be married to his school - sweetheart, is going to help her to organize the revenges. But - is Suzie taking the whole idea too far? Doesn't she have any feelings to her exes anymore? Or maybe she doesn't see the real feeling, so very close to her?
So, it may all sound verrrrry serious, right? I mean, revenge. But don't worry. It couldn't be written in a more easy, light, funny way, and the revenges are not bloody, vindictive or terrible, and no violence is needed. Maybe a little persuasion... I was incredibly curious what kind of revenges is Tracy going to write about, I mean, cutting the exes suits or putting sugar in the petrol tank - we all know those, right? But Tracy has concocted the most original revenges and yes, those guys deserved them. I absolutely loved the football revenge, it was the best one and I felt like punching the air and shouting: Hooray, you got him, girl!
Suzie was brilliant, and her column was even more brilliant, please give me a magazine with an agony aunt who writes how it IS, now! The letters to her and her answers were priceless, and the feedback that she got told us that it works! Some of her advices were seriously wicked, same as some of her revenges but oh my, she hasn't murdered anybody, right? And still she believes in love, she had the best friends ever and I couldn't wish for a more likeable, relatable character.
Drew was a great character as well. So serious, but so funny in this seriousness, with his dead pan humour, and so patient when it came to women. I absolutely enjoyed chapters devoted to Drew and Emily, and it was also great to read about Drew's thought on Suzie and her plans as well.
All the other characters, especially Jackie and Emily, were larger than life, down - to - earth and more than funny. Even Emily, with her tightness and all things concrete was hilarious.
The story was fast - paced and addictive, I really couldn't put it down. There is a lot happening and while all the ideas that Suzie has, and the situations are absolutely realistic, they are written in a lot of humour and irony, and it makes the reading much, much more entertaining. Tracy really knows how to write her scenes in a colourful, vivid way, and no matter if it is on a football game, in a bar, choosing wedding gifts or very clearly explaining what Suzie would do to her last ex - there is sparkle, there is wit, there is heart, and I really felt for our Suzie. I think I was so rooting for her because she is so normal and well, I guess we can all relate to her - probably all of us was dumped once or twice in our life, and who wasn't plotting a terrible revenge? Only Suzie has the guts to take matters in her hands, and she's taking us with her on this brilliant journey.
The writing style of Tracy is so smooth and easy to follow and I didn't have any problems to get straight into the heart of the story. This book has it all: friendship, great characters, s little romance that was so unexpected, and revenge of course. I am not the biggest fan of cinema or films or other things, but reading the book I could see it being done to a film, I just could imagine all the scenes on the big screen and I would be the first in the queue to buy a ticket to see it!
So if you haven't read Tracy Bloom's books yet, it's now time to do this! They are all fantastic, full of laugh - out - loud moments and this down - to - earth feeling, with great characters that you very quickly start to love and root for, witty dialogues and incredibly, original, fresh plots. I love Tracy Bloom's books. I just love them. I can't sing them enough prises. It was really brilliant story about girl power!