The Fussy Virgin by McGarvey Black #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

How do you find your soulmate if you don’t know their name?

After another unsuccessful relationship and determined to find “the one”, twenty-nine-year-old New Yorker, Callie Swan, an aspiring author who makes her living as a phone marketer, reclaims her virginity and begins writing a guide for finding your soulmate.

On Valentine’s Day, while conducting an opinion poll, the call connects her to Patrick Walsh. 

When their ten-minute call turns into a three-hour discussion, both Callie and Patrick wonder if the other is their soulmate. But before they can exchange names and make plans to meet, the call cuts out when a massive power outage blacks out Manhattan. 

With no way to recover the call, they each set out to find the other using the information they shared during their conversation.

Soulmates are meant to find each other, right? Guess again, the universe has its own plan…

McGarvey Black is also the bestselling author of the psychological thrillers The First HusbandI Never Left and Without Her ConsentThe Fussy Virgin is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy which is the perfect read for fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diaryas well as for authors like Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.

Very Enjoyable & Entertaining!

Fun, romance, doubts and life for singles in the big apple – what’s not to like?

Callie, 29, is working in a call centre to pay the bills while she works towards her dream of being a published author; she is writing a guide to finding ‘the one’. One evening, her random call generator connects her to Patrick – and three hours later they are still talking, both astounded at how they agree on all the important things in life. Before they can exchange details, the most awful thing happens – a power cut. Left in the dark, neither of them know the other’s name or where they live but they each felt a connection. Will they ever meet again?

When I first requested this novel it was based solely the name of the author; having read her work before I knew it would be an excellently written story. As the previous one was a thriller, it was a bit of a surprise when I began reading to discover this one was about romance, and funny! Such wonderfully created characters, skilfully described so that the reader has no trouble picturing them as they work their way through life. I read way beyond what I should have in bed as it was so hard to put down. Very enjoyable and entertaining, McGarvey Black is definitely an author to follow. I’m happy to recommend this one and give it 4.5*

My thanks to the publisher for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: romantic comedy

Author Details

I was a theatre major in college and pursued an acting career for a few years. Eventually, I moved into advertising sales in the magazine publishing business where I sold print and digital advertising and managed sales teams for companies like Conde Nast and WebMD. Ten years ago, I left media to become an executive recruiter for large and small internet companies. No matter how I earned a living, I always wrote…for me, for my friends and family.

Two years ago, I left recruiting to pursue a full-time career as a writer. I’ve written three novels thus far and working simultaneously on the fourth and fifth. I am obsessed with writing, sometimes waking in the middle of the night to put pen to paper when I get an idea. Since I usually write mystery/thrillers, my process is to know the beginning and the end before I start and then fill in the middle as I go. If I do my prep right and develop my characters fully, the characters kind of write themselves.

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