Published January 7, 2020 by HQ Digital
Genre: Romantic Comedy
About the Book: Polly and Olly were never supposed to meet…
Polly might spend her days searching for eligible matches for her elite list of clients at her New York dating agency, but her own love life is starting to go up in smoke.
Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about the very person she’s meant to be setting her latest client up with… surely it can’t get any worse!
But then Polly bumps into oh-so-handsome Olly, who heads up a rival agency, and realizes that perhaps all really is fair in love and dating war…
Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.
Polly is a Brit from Cornwall who moved to New York to become a famous photographer. Well, we all know about the best laid plans. She has just started a job with a Dating Agency and is taking pictures of food for free, asking only for credit from the instagrammer when her cookbook is published. She will do whatever it takes to build up her portfolio to make a living with her photography. She lives in a small apartment with a gay, male friend in a rundown area in New York, just hoping for her big break. Polly easily falls in lust with a handsome face, but realizes that there has to be more than that.
Polly’s exploits with friends and clients of To the Moon and Back are a hoot. She really is a funny gal, who just can’t seem to find Mr. Right. I love her relationship with Gabe, her roommate. They are so good for each other. They kick each other in the butt when they need it, and act as cheerleaders as well. Polly’s boss, Derek, was a sweetheart. I would have loved to work for someone like him. Polly and Olly have a very strange relationship and that is all I am going to say about that. This book is full of humour, it had me smiling and laughing many times. There was also some seriousness to parts of it, regarding not giving up and fighting for what you believe in. Overall, When Polly Met Olly is a feel good, humorous romance with some great characters, witty banter, a well developed and quirky plot and even a couple of twists. If you enjoy a good romcom I definitely recommend you pick this one up. I received a copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
About the Author: Zoe May lives in London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’. As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.