Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fresh Ink: Spotlight on Debut Books of All Kinds
A laugh-out-loud debut novel that will delight fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary and HBO’s Girls

Love by the Book charts a year in the life of Lauren Cunningham, a beautiful, intelligent, and unlucky-in-love twenty-eight-year-old American. Feeling old before her time, Lauren moves to London in search of the fab single life replete with sexy Englishmen. But why can’t she convince the men she’s seeing that she really isn’t after anything more serious than seriously good sex? 
Determined to break the curse, Lauren turns her love life into an experiment: each month she will follow a different dating guide until she discovers the science behind being a siren. Lauren will follow The Rules, she’ll play The Game, and along the way she’ll journal her (mis)adventures and maybe even find someone worth holding on to. Witty, gritty, and very true to life, Love by the Book will have you in stitches.

Praise for the book:
“HUGELY enjoyable! Great fun, a gripping read, and very touching.” ~Marian Keyes

Love by the Book feels like a no-holds barred girls’ night. I found myself laughing out loud at every turn. Melissa Pimentel is a great new voice. She’ll go far!” ~Cara Lockwood, I Do (But I Don’t)

"Melissa Pimentel's voice is wickedly funny and entirely appealing. Reading Love by the Book is like taking a tour of London on the arm of an audacious and hilarious new friend—in other words a whole lot of fun!" ~Meg Donohue, author of All the Summer Girls

"Wincingly honest and hilariously perceptive, Love by the Book is a fresh, funny, clever take on dating, relating, and finding love." ~Anna Maxted, author of Getting Over It

"A fun romantic comedy (or tragedy, depending on the day). If you love "The Mindy Project", imagine Mindy in London surrounded by British hotties, fabulous friends, and way too much bad dating advice. A wonderful debut by Melissa Pimental. Can't wait to dive into her next novel." ~Kim Gruenenfelder, author of A Total Waste of Makeup
“I loved this book! So smart and sassy but with a great big heart, too. It sends up the whole game of modern romance by applying Harvard Business School techniques, Victorian dating rules and Flapper ideology to the Tinder age. You'll go through this book as quickly as Lauren 'swipes left' on her iPhone. Love by the Book will delight anyone who has ever tried looking for love.” ~Naomi Wood, author of Mrs. Hemingway

“Pimentel’s riotous tale will appeal to any woman who has ever suffered through the woes of dating. Readers will feel Lauren’s frustration and find themselves relating to her mishaps and laughing at her more ridiculous predicaments. Witty and smart, Love by the Book puts a fresh twist on the age-old dating story and will especially appeal to millennials.” ~Booklist

“For fans of Sex and the City, Pimentel offers a fictionalized account of a real-life experiment in dating.” ~Kirkus Review

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