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The Introvert’s Guide to Online Dating by Emma Hart

Online dating: the act in which you try to avoid the catfishes and D pics. And try not to get caught hooking up with your best friend’s brother.

With all my best friends off the market, it’s time that I, Tori Sussex, join them.
So where better to find my future husband than the internet? It’s great. I get to get all the awkward stuff out of the way and already know if I’m going to like the guy before we meet in person.

It’s a shame nothing is ever that simple.
My relationship with Colton Lane is the very definition of complicated—dirty little no-strings-attached hook-ups we’ve somehow managed to keep secret from all our friends for the past six months. We’re bound to get caught, and if I’m serious about dating, I only have one choice.

Call it quits. End our little covert booty calls for good. Tell him my parking space is off-limits to him. It should be easy. It should be simple. And I’m sure it would be… If only I wasn’t in love with him.

Title:The Introvert’s Guide to Online Dating
Author:Emma Hart
Series:The Introvert’s Guide (Book 1)
Pages:161
Genre(s):Contemporary
Romantic Comedy
Trope(s):Enemies to Lovers
Point of View:First Person, Present Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)
Location:US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:28th April, 2021
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A fun and fast shot of romance

I love Emma Hart and her writing. I like to flatter myself with the thought that if we met in real life, we’d be bffs. That’s because if she’s halfway like her characters, Ms Hart is one sassy, smart-aleck, foul mouthed wee madam. And I’m here for that because I’m a bit like that myself.

Tori is also exactly like that. She’s grumpy, sassy, bitchy and says exactly what she wants – even if it’s before thinking first. I liked her. While she made me laugh, I also completely empathised with her position and I admit that I might have been a tad emotional when Tori herself got emotional. It’s hugging – it kills me!

Colton was the perfect foil for Tori in that he took her shit but also managed to dish out a fair amount back to her. He made me laugh and he was a good male lead, but I loved the fact that he wasn’t scared to admit his feelings for Tori. Well, except to her, that is!

Together the pair were like a bickering old couple. In previous books we’ve seen the animosity between Tori and Colton but in this one we learn what that was really hiding. The book actually starts when things have already progressed between the pair so we get some shenanigans right at the start as well as later so yay!

“…Ms Hart is one sassy, smart-aleck, foul mouthed wee madam.”

There are a couple of plot points that are mentioned but then not fully developed such as Tori’s mum – but the story whizzed along so quickly that I had forgotten about it soon after the fact.

While this is the first book in the Introvert’s Guide series, you could also call it the fourth book in the Bookworm’s Guide series as it features the same friend group. You might be a little confused by the relationships and who’s who if you haven’t read that series but Tori and Colton’s romance does stand completely alone and they weren’t heavily featured in the previous books.

This book is kind of like a chocolate from a selection box. It’s small, perfectly formed and provides the perfect hit of sweetness that you’re craving. If you think too deeply about it, you’ll realise it’s not a full meal, but hell, it’s what you were craving so you’re happy and satisfied once you’re done. 5 stars.

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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