Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz

"I wish I could just lick myself like you, girl. You're my hero." - Rae Wallace

Mr. Right-Swipe
Author: Ricki Schultz
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: June 6, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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A Tale of #LeftSwipes, #NotMyTypes, and #Vodka

Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man.

But when her best friends stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.

However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...

Sarcastic, irreverent, and uproariously funny--the painfully-true, so-insightful-it-hurts kind of funny--Ricki Schultz's wry debut will speak to fans of Bridesmaids or Trainwreck, and to anyone who's ever been on a bad date.

If you ever want me to be instantly attracted to a book, compare it to a movie that I liked. Bridesmaids and Trainwreck? Yes, please! I loved every snarky, sarcastic, and laugh out loud moments in Mr. Right-Swipe. Throughout the book Rae observes relationships in different stages. There is Rae's stage - the very beginning when you either swipe left or right depending on your mood that day. Then there are the stages her two friends are in - the committed, but not yet married and the married with kids. From the outside, she's able to see all the ups and downs in the various stages and she wants nothing more than to avoid it at all costs. The fact that her friends constantly push her to settling down frustrates her, but she can't say no. So, she goes with it and {reluctantly} dives in. What follows is a bunch of bumps and dumps as Rae wades her way through assholes and creeps until she finally finds a guy that makes it all worth it. 

While it seemed like it took me forever to read Mr. Right-Swipe, I had a blast reading it. The author's writing was smooth and the plot had a good flow. There weren't moments that seemed too fast or slow. The characters were well developed, especially Rae. I felt her frustration jump off my Kindle. I did want a little bit more time with her and Nick, but I wouldn't change anything. Excellent debut for Ricki. She's an author to keep an eye on if you're a fan of women's fiction with romance, snark, and lots of laughs.

From the publisher's website...

Although she is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and has spent the most time there, Ricki has also lived in Georgia and Virginia. (She promises she's not a drifter, though.) In addition to writing, she has molded the minds of tweens & teens as a middle school and high school teacher in both the CLE and the ATL-and she also spent a year teaching writing and communications at the college level. She's back in Atlanta now, and she owns the cutest beagle ever (Molly).