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The First Date


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Right place.

Right time.

Wrong guy …

After breaking up with her childhood sweetheart, clueless dater Rosie has found herself in a boyfriend-drought. So when she finally swipes right on a guy who seems interested, she can’t wait to meet up in person.

Until she’s left standing alone. In a bar. Stood up.

Enter Noah. Confident, funny … and a serial first dater. Offering to give Rosie a crash course in seduction, this could be just what she needs.

Until her matchmaker turns out to be the best date she’s ever had – and Rosie wonders if she wants the fake dates to be the real ones after all …


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An Uplifting, Happy Read!      stars 4.5


Lots going on in this one – it’s funny, tender and romantic.

Rosie and Robbie were childhood sweethearts; when they split up it was for the best but Rosie is struggling to move on. She doesn’t seem to be able to get past the ‘first date’ obstacle and turns to online dating. Then the guy doesn’t turn up and she’s left wondering what’s wrong with her. Cue Noah – cute, funny, good-looking and confident but he confesses to only ever having a series of first dates – so when he offers to teach Rosie what he knows, they embark on a series of lessons . . .

This is a super, light-hearted read with more than a few grains of truth sprinkled through the pages. There is so much more to this novel than just Rosie and Noah. There is a whole bunch of fabulous characters, not least of which is the dog! I loved this one, and raced through it, smiling and giggling and nodding my head. An uplifting, happy read, one I’m happy to recommend and give 4.5 glowing stars!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romantic comedy
  • Format: ebook, audiobook
  • Size: 400 pages
  • Publisher: One More Chapter
  • Publication Date: 24 April 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
  •              Google Play
  •              Barnes & Noble
  •              Kobo
  •              amazon


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Author Bio


Zara Stoneley


Born in a small village in Staffordshire, Zara Stoneley wanted to be James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. Writing novels means she can imagine she is all these things, and more!

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.
She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a naughty cockapoo, and a very bossy cat, and loves spending time in sunny Spain.


Social Media


Twitter: @ZaraStoneley




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