Love… from Both Sides
Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face…
For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn’t proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species.
Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn’t a bowl of cherries either. Just ask Laura McIntyre, who’s recently contended with a horny estate agent on a quest for light relief and a rabid mountain bike enthusiast with a penchant for displaying his genitals. When Jamie and Laura bump into one another (quite literally) it looks like their luck may have changed – but sometimes finding the right person is only the start of your problems…
Based on real-life tales of dating disaster and relationship blunders, Love… From Both Sides is a warts-and-all romantic comedy for everyone who knows how tricky (and occasionally ridiculous) the quest for love can be.
Have you ever had a bad date? Not just a bad date, but one of epic bad proportions? No? Well then, you can happily read this book and be grateful for your good fortune.
Love… from Both Sides tells the hilarious tale of Jamie and Laura’s quest to find love and the horrific situations they find themselves in along the journey.
Jamie confides his story to his blog, and Laura’s tale is in the form of letters to her mum. Naturally, Jamie and Laura’s paths meet, although I think it’s fair to say that the path of true love never runs smooth. There are plenty of hurdles in their way but plenty of laughs for us.
Jamie begins by telling us about his speed dating disaster, where he meets a mix of ‘beige’ women who do nothing for him. He spots one blonde girl who is really pretty but looks far too grumpy. He doesn’t get a chance to chat to her though, since his sneaky fag in the toilets results in him being soaked by the sprinkler alarm system.
The blonde girl happens to be Laura, so throughout the novel we read about the progression of their relationship from both sides of the story. You would think it would seem to create a lot of duplicate story telling but actually it works really well. The reader might be biting one’s fist at times wishing they would communicate with each other!
Having read this after Spalding’s first book Life… with No Breaks, I was delighted to see that his same laugh-out-loud wit continues. Another cracker from Spalding.