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3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  4,449 Ratings  ·  440 Reviews
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 McIn
Published 2012 (first published 2011)
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May 01, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Do not attempt to read this book:

1) In bed with somebody who is trying to sleep next to you or in bed if you have cats who try to sleep on top of you when you read
3) Are in a public place. On a train, in a waiting room or at work? Forget it
4) If you can not laugh at sex and or poop

Do read this book if:

1) You don't mind laughing out loud more than once (please note you may also have a few full on belly laughs, hence the reason the cats were not happy about me disturbing their sleep)
2) You have a
Feb 10, 2015 Rossy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first half had me laughing so hard! I actually laughed out loud on unsuitable places.
The second half was still funny, but more "cute-funny".
Oh, the world of dating...!
May 13, 2012 Simon rated it liked it
A nice easy read.

For the first few chapter the 'laugh out loud' tag line was spot on. As the book goes on its not so laugh out loud, but its likeable, and a nice easy read. I guess it would be described as an airport trash book.

Sara Baker
Отдавна не съм се смяла така!
May 16, 2012 Stacey rated it really liked it
Shelves: chicklit, favorites, funny
I grabbed this book because it was cheap on Amazon. In the beginning I wasn't particularly engaged with the story but I'm glad I kept going. There were several points where I actually laughed out loud. I can't tell the last time a book has made me laugh out loud - in public no less!
This is not literary genius and there are editing misses. However, this is a very entertaining read and a cute story. I will happily read the sequel.
Beckie Stevenson
Bloody brilliant. Perfect banter and inner dialogue. This book is written exactly how women and men (from what I've ascertained by asking) think. I was laughing out loud during every chapter and equally looked forward to hearing from Laura as I did Jamie!

If you want a fun read then this is the book for you!
Jan 18, 2014 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book... Where do I start? This book made me laugh SO hard! I laughed so hard, people around me in the DMV felt the need to move seats to get further away from me. It was that funny. I cried. Read it.
Feb 18, 2012 Shelley rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Jaimie and Laura record their separate adventures on the dating scene as they try to find someone they can spend their lives with. For singles in their late 20's, I think this hapless couple's feelings as they stagger gamefully on to the next disaster will probably stir some uncomfortable memories.....

The beginning is so obviously written by a man - it makes unfomfortable reading at times, rather than funny.Perhaps my discomfort is a woman thing.... But when Laura and Jamie meet, it becomes hila
Katka R.
Super, smiala som sa ako blázon. Nie je to nič pre naivné dušičky, ktoré si myslia, že ženy a hlavne muži myslia len na motýliky a srdiečka a božteky. Je to pre tých, ktorí chápu, že v ľudskom tele sú hormóny, ktoré fungujú nezávisle na tom, čo si vy myslíte a chcete, že k životu patria aj veci, o ktorých väčšina kníh mlčí, akoby to bolo tabu (chodenie na toaletu, nepríjemnosti ako vetry a hnačka, telesné tekutiny a pochody spojené s pohlavným stykom a pod.), že Murphyho zákony schválnosti sú na ...more
Loved, loved, loved this book! It was rude, crude and hilarious (and oh so true regarding dating). I listened to the audio book and Napoleon Ryan was one of the best narrators I've heard (the female narrator was great as well).

I spent $3.99 total for the book AND the audio book for my kindle (ebook is on sale for $2 right now and immersion reading is $1.99) and got many hours of laugh-out-loud enjoyment.

This would be great to read, but if you have the opportunity to listen to the audio book, I
Nina Draganova
Mar 23, 2016 Nina Draganova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Абсолютно невъзможно е да спреш да четеш книгата, веднъж започнеш ли я и освен това, се смееш така, че се чуваш надалеч :)

Разтоварваща , свежа и щура история.

Подейства ми като хапче за щастие .
Jan 14, 2013 Leah rated it it was amazing
When I heard about Nick Spalding’s novel Love From Both Sides, I was intrigued. Nick self-published the novel last year and it was then picked up by a traditional publisher in Hodder & Stoughton. Which is fabulous news for him, and I love hearing about self-published authors who then get a book deal with one of the big publishers. It speaks volumes about their work, and I had noticed Nick’s book before then, I just didn’t have any time at all for it. Which I now massively regret, actually, b ...more
Jan 25, 2015 Silvia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jamie Newton, copywriter freelance, ha un problema esistenziale: è single e non riesce a trovare la donna giusta. Gestisce un blog nel quale racconta al popolo degli internauti le sue disavventure: appuntamenti disastrosi, speed date finiti in mutande, incontri con donne troppo diverse da sé. Laura Mctyre, proprietaria di un negozio di cioccolato, vive un momento di crisi: è stata abbandonata dall’uomo della sua vita, gli affari non vanno come dovrebbero e sua madre con la quale avrebbe potuto c ...more
Petra Sýkorová
Nikdo nechce zůstat na ocet. Jenže hledat toho pravého není nijak jednoduchá záležitost. Své o tom ví Jamie i Laura, během nekonečných schůzek toho zažili více než dost.

Jamie se tak střetl se sexuálně agresivní rozvedenou ženou nebo dívkou, která je natolik božské podstaty, že je rád, že jejich schůzku vůbec přežil. Laura zase musela odolávat nadrženému realitnímu makléři nebo až příliš zapálenému cyklistovi.

I když to vypadá, že na toho pravého ne a ne narazit… nakonec narazí jeden na druhého. J
Jun 29, 2015 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After I read "Fat Chance" I logged into Amazon to immediately order all of Nick Spalding's books. However, I noticed that the ratings for his books weren't as good as I was expecting, so I thought I'd give one a try first before buying them all.

This book is about two single people, Laura and Jamie, who are trying to find love but seem to find the weirdest single (and non-single) people out there. They briefly meet at a speed dating event and after meeting again both by and in an accident, it see
Aug 06, 2014 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Love..From Both Sides is a book about the misguided attempts of Jaime Newman and Laura McIntrye to find love. Jaime tells his story through his blog and Laura through entries in her diary. This seemed like a light, funny read that wouldn't take itself too seriously but it didn't hit the mark for me. Neither character struck me as all that funny despite the potential for some good laughs. I also couldn't remotely identify with either character. Both seemed a bit over the top in different moments ...more
A.S. Kelly
Sono 3 stelle e 1/2.
Il libro mi è piaciuto davvero, nella prima parte ho riso come non ridevo da tempo ed era proprio quello che cercavo in questa lettura.
Volevo svagarmi e non immergermi in una di quelle letture che t'impegnano corpo e mente e questo libro è riuscito perfettamente nell'intento.
Scritto con il doppio punto di vista, anche se quello di Lui era di gran lunga più divertente e scanzonato, ha catturato la mia attenzione e la mia risata e be', non è mica facile far ridere il lettore.
Nov 12, 2012 Joanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny
having just purchased my kindle, I was looking through what books were available for free or at a low price, and came across this one. I dont usually go for books written by blokes but thought I would give it a go. Started reading it when the England match was on TV, and I was banished to the kitchen because I was laughing out loud so much that my husband couldnt concentrate on the commentary on the TV. Then in the kitchen, my son was watching something else and he also didnt appreciate my const ...more
Христо Блажев
Любовта от двете страни на барикадата:
Ник Сполдинг определено почти успя да ме откаже от книгата си с първата си глава, описваща съвършено една от най-отблъскващите сексуални сцени, на които съм попадал. За щастие съм упорито книжно магаре и му дадох шанс и в крайна сметка два часа по-късно приключих книгата захилен до уши. “Интимен наръчник за блогъри” (странен превод на оригиналното име) си е рядко забавна хумористична чудесийка без особени претенции и
Letto grazie all'offerta kindle di San Valentino di Premetto che i gusti sono gusti, anche se sinceramente non capisco come il libro abbia potuto scalare le classifiche inglesi. Dirò prima tutto quello che non mi è piaciuto: troppo banale, mediocre, personaggi stereotipati, a tratti volgare e squallido. C'è però un unico elemento che lo risolleva: è molto divertente, tuttavia lo humor non basta a mio avviso a salvare completamente un libro più che dimenticabile. Per fortuna è breve e ...more
5 stars

This was the funniest book I've read all year; I found myself cackling like a hyena at least ten times within the first hour.

Dual POVs that begin each chapter with "Jamie's blog" or "Dear Mom" but quickly go from telling to showing via flashbacks of their dating disasters. This might not be for everyone (extreme potty humor/crude jokes and language) but if stories about accidentally jizzing on pictures of biblical figures and women giving men pity handjobs don't turn you off, please read
Dec 16, 2014 Malia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This books sounded quite charming and just like what I wanted after reading a series of darker novels. Unfortunately, the weak smiles it elicited can be counted on one hand. Humor based on bodily functions (you can guess what I mean) really ought to be confined to C-list movies, if at all. Further, I found both characters inordinately shallow and quite self-obsessed, which made it difficult to want to connect with them. I will say, Spalding's idea of telling the stories of dating from the man's ...more
Jun 08, 2012 Lisa. rated it it was amazing
This book was a spontenious buy from the kindle shop. It was fairly cheap and had good reviews (I am a big fan on reviews). It takes only a day to read this book but my gosh It is a lot of fun to read. I enjoyed seeing Jamies blog and probably enjoyed it more than Laura's diary. They both said lines which made me laugh which for books is hard, I can smile but this book made me full on L O L. Its great for a summer read and want to check out more books from this author!
Mar 29, 2014 Meg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
The problem with this is that it was incredibly crass, and did not have many redeeming qualities. The first two chapters, told by a man and a woman in their prospective journals, recounted two very depressing dating situations. In each, they got drunk and ended up having sex with someone that they regretted. I just couldn't continue.
Aug 25, 2012 Magda rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
What a feel good, hysterical book.
I could see this book made into a hilarious rom-com!
From being knocked out with a dollhouse, giving your date food poisoning, and seeing a soft-core porn flick because you didn't pay attention to what movie you picked for date night, this book had me laughing out loud.

Best part, it's free for Amazon Prime Members! Pick it up now.
Sep 06, 2012 Jules rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jules by: Amazon
OK, it was funny in parts and the fact that it was in effect chic lit written by a male author was...different. I found the whole thing incredulous though - does this crap actually happen in real life?? Blah, definitely not my type of book.
May 01, 2012 Gemma rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! It had me laughing out loud from the first sentence - literally.
The ending seemed a little abrupt but I think that is just because I wanted the story to continue.

This was my first Nick Spalding book and I shall definately be reading more! Great Book! :)
Jun 24, 2015 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me laughing with tears rolling down my cheeks from the first few pages in - I was laughing that much that I couldn't even read the passage out to my other half without laughing harder - he had to read it himself to see what was so funny!

I've now bought the rest of the series......
Louise Mccormick
Oct 08, 2012 Louise Mccormick rated it it was amazing

I only bought this book because it was cheap on amazon, and I'm so glad I got it!

it's the funniest book I've read! how they're misfortune both plays out throughout the book. genius, and will definitely be buying the next one to carry on!
Caroline Montague
Sep 04, 2013 Caroline Montague rated it it was amazing
This was honestly one of the funniest books I have read. From chapter one it had me laughing out loud. I have the next two instalments at the top of my to read list!
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Nick Spalding is an author who, try as he might, can't seem to write anything serious.

Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in the communications industry, mainly in media and marketing. As talking rubbish for a living can get tiresome (for anyone other than a politician), he thought he'd have a crack at writing comedy fiction - with a very agreeable level of success so far, it has to be s
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