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Par Perfeito

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Não está sendo fácil encontrar o homem dos seus sonhos? Pois bem, então pare de sair por aí batendo cabeça, entrando em roubadas homéricas e espatifando a cara a cada encontro. Está mais do que na hora de você procurar uma profissional na curiosa arte de encontrar o par perfeito. Alice Brown, até que provem o contrário, tem o melhor emprego do mundo. Ela é o que ...more
Paperback, Brazilian Portuguese, 352 pages
Published June 23rd 2014 by Valentina (first published 2012)
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Ashley31
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was recommended to me by a friend just before going on holidays - And I'm so glad it was. This is the best book of its genre I've read since 'Bridget Jones'. This is 'Chick-lit Plus'- its brilliantly written - warm, romantic, sensitive but above all very funny.

There are a number of charactors in the book which can sometimes confuse a storyline - but not in this case. The charactors are all interwoven into the plot beautifully and are written in such a way that you feel you know them -
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Katy Noyes
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Yes, I've given this four stars. After reading (unintentionally) three back-to-back emotional rollercoasters featuring kidnapping and violence towards children I was thrilled to find this next on the pile - something light and cuddly, where no-one died, was dismembered or ended in a mood of doom and gloom.

It's a bouncy and bright book. I was attracted by the sound of a 'Hello Dolly' of a matchmaker looking for her own perfect match.

This is probably a woman's book, but a good example of the
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Jess
Oh, it was all a bit naff, really. There's nothing terribly offensive about this book (well, okay, apart from how it kind of slut-shames Lou a bit); it just sort of ambles along at its own pace. There's also nothing terribly surprising about it - no particularly well-drawn characters or fabulous scenarios. Of course Alice was going to look amazing in that dress and catch John's eye. Of course Kate needed the exact opposite of what she thought she was looking for. Of course even awful Audrey ...more
Leah
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eleanor Prescott’s debut novel interested me as soon as I heard about it. A novel about matchmakers? Yes, please. I don’t think you can beat a novel about matchmaking and I can’t quite believe no one hasn’t already jumped on that idea for a job and written a book about it already. Never fear, though, as Eleanor Prescott has and I eventually, after much putting off and much putting off, purchased the novel for my Kindle (it was inevitably going to happen and, man, was it a good idea). Due to an ...more
Kathryn
So this is less about the lessons that Alice Brown - Table for Two’s “Matchmaker in the Making” - gives to her clients on her lists, and more about the lessons that Alice learns, one way or another, in her life.

It is told from the perspectives of Alice, Audrey (owner of dating agency, Table for Two), Kate (a Table for Two client), Lou (her friend, who DOESN’T require Table for Two’s services), John (who is not as he initially seems), and Sheryl (owner of a rival dating agency).

I cannot, with any
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Kate
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.

I usually find the first couple of chapters in books are the hardest to sink your teeth into, yet I feel that they are also a huge test of how good the book is and how well the author writes - if you stick with the book after Chapter 2 then it's a massive thumbs up (in my experience!).

I'm a sucker for all things Chick-Flick/Lit so I assumed I would enjoy it before even opening the first page. I felt like I really related to the character Kate
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Emma
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a lovely, light hearted and fun read with the story unfolding from each characters perspective. It follows a small cast of characters based around a dating agency and all, in one way or another, are seeking their happy ever after. It is very much chick lit and somewhat cliche but the characters are believable, the plot moves at a steady pace and I didn't find myself getting bored. overall it was an entertaining, well written, perfect holiday read. This is Eleanors debut novel and I look ...more
IronyOnHighHeels
I am not sure how to write about this book without bringing in spoilers.
The best way to describe the content "Don't judge a book by its cover". We are way too judgmental about the ways of being of others - but more than often there is a reason for it. Or what might drive us nuts, makes them good at what they are doing.

If anything - don't expect any proper dating advice from this book.
Michelle
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could it be was one of my favourite books of 2015 and this book im sure will be a favourite of 2016. I just love the authors style of writing and such easy reads. Perfect for those cold weekends snuggled under a duvet
Aileen
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this book, it was funny at times, there is a lot of Characters and I was worried I wouldn't be able to follow the book as each chapter is about a different person. However I would recommend.
Lucillehowe
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming, whimsical...three leading ladies you'll love spending time with. The literary equivalent of a hot choc with marshmallows on a gloomy day
Jules (Never enough time to read)
I really enjoyed it. It was funny, sweet and made me smile, it was also a little bit different from the majority of standard chick lit out there.

Definitely recommended.
Jocasta
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
was recommended it and loved it. A bit of a change for me that engaged me and made me cringe and giggle in equal measure
Jinzhu
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! This is what I was expecting when I decided I wanted to venture into English authors. Very light and fun read.
Leigh
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewer at The Window Seat on a Rainy Day

The cover of Alice Brown’s Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating by Eleanor Prescott has a quote on the cover stating Life’s more exciting when you let yourself be surprised, and that applies to good books. Of course it is thrilling when a highly anticipated book delivers all that you expect and more. But many times that doesn’t happen. But just as exhilarating is when a book by a new author keeps you up late into the night and Alice Brown’s Lessons in
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Nikki-ann
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nobody is better at matchmaking than Alice Brown. She loves her job at the Table for Two dating agency (despite the boss from hell) and never fails to find her clients the man of their dreams.

Kate, however, is proving to be Alice’s biggest challenge. Kate wants to find her perfect man, the man of her dreams. She knows exactly the type of man she wants and she’s in a rush to find him as she’s already behind in her life plan.

Another of Alice’s challenges is her boss, Audrey. Audrey runs her own
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Lainy
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb From Goodreads

Sometimes finding your dream man is a job for a professional...Alice Brown has the best job in the world. She's a matchmaker and spends her days helping people fall in love, all the while imagining her own Prince Charming, who's somehow never come along. Her latest client is Kate. She's 569 days from her 35th birthday and she's already five years behind in her life plan. Desperate to find the perfect man, she enlists Alice's help, but will anyone
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Lia
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book tells the story of Alice, a professional matchmaker, those who work in relationship and agencies that make your work your life goal. Alice is a simple woman, very romantic simple and clear taste. Is very good at their job, and enjoys it. Feel happy every couple can form and that works. This brings joy to your life.

One of his new tasks will be to find the perfect match for your Kate client, and from there the lives of these two women take new and surprising ways. The chapters are short
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Lindsay
I was lucky enough to 'win' a signed copy of this debut novel on Twitter. I use the term win lightly as it involved a tweet, a follow and crossing my fingers and here we are :)

I enjoyed this book, it's a light hearted, fun but predictable read. It's typical chick lit with some very likeable (and not so likeable) characters. The plot moves at a good pace, there are no real surprises but I didn't mind that.

I liked that each chapter is from a different character's perspective, it gives a nice
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The Window Seat
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover of Alice Brown’s Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating by Eleanor Prescott has a quote on the cover stating Life’s more exciting when you let yourself be surprised, and that applies to good books. Of course it is thrilling when a highly anticipated book delivers all that you expect and more. But many times that doesn’t happen. But just as exhilarating is when a book by a new author keeps you up late into the night and Alice Brown’s Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating did just that.

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Catherine
This book seemed average to me. The plot was okay, the characters were okay, the writing was okay. I didn't feel like I connected with the characters, but I didn't hate them. The plot was okay, but in the end, this was just another romance.

Alice is a matchmaker, and a hopeless romantic, and she works for Audrey, a deluded woman, who I hated at first, but I did warm to her, and Alice's client Kate, who is 33 and desperate for love. The book swaps the point of view, so sometimes you hear from
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Karen
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alice works for Table For Two - a matchmaking company founded and owned by Audrey. Audrey isn't a great boss, nor is she a great matchmaker. She herself is perpetually single and hires John from a local escort agency to take her to corporate events. Alice is a great matchmaker for others but not so much for herself. Kate decides to join Table For Two as a client with her list of perfect "Prince Charming" criteria in spite of her best friend, Lou, thinking it's a ridiculous waste of time. ...more
Stacey
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This really is a charming little book and one of the better ones I have read in its genre recently. Although it definitely isn't perfect and it took me a few chapters to get into it, I powered through it in no time at all.

The book is written from different character's perspectives, all helping to merge around the world of professional match-making (not something I know a lot about, my previous experience being limited to Austen's Emma, at best). The book follows Alice Brown, a matchmaker, her
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Kat
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw this book I thought it was right up my street, as I love books about online dating, and falling in love. So matchmaking was a different approach but thought it would still be enjoyed by me and I was right.This book pulled me in from the beginning, Throughout the book I was rooting for Alice and her happy ending. I wasn't keen on Audrey from the beginning as she was very negative about Alice and everyone else in her life and I was wanting to skip her chapters when reading them. I ...more
Theresa
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was a bit of a slow starter to me i liked all the characters really like alice and kate apart from audrey and sheila but audrey i started to like towards the end of the book. i loved the storyline and liked how each chapter was a different character i couldn't put this book down mid way had to keep reading didn't guess what was going to happen and left me all happy inside at the end of the book i would of liked to know more what happened to some of the characters ...more
Francessca
I am a bit of a hopeless romantic but I am also a bit of a realist (cynic) and all the intertwining stories got tied up a little to neatly for me.
I could find a little of myself in Kate, Lou and Alice but I thought individually their characters were a bit stereotypical and one dimensional.
And the same phrases could be used to describe the book itself.
It had a tendency too be a little predictable and was lacking any kind of depth.
That being said if you take this book for what it is a sweet,
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Tracy
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 to 4 stars
After a slow start, mainly due to me not being so into chick lit, I eventually got into the story, enjoyed the writing and found myself finishing the book with a smile on my face. Sometimes it is worth venturing outside of my comfort zone and persevering with books because I surprise myself and actually enjoy them!
MetLineReader
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
A good, funny light-hearted read. A different angle on the usual "single girl can't find a boyfriend". Clearly it was obvious where this would end up but still very enjoyable and well worth the time if you want to change your pace or read some lighthearted easy-going stuff.
4* from me.
Caroline Magill
I found this an enjoyable read and whilst a lot was predictable, there were some unexpected turns. I thought the character Audrey had the most touching tale whilst I couldn't abide her for most of the book! Love the Italian name for this book - sounds far more of a bodice ripper!
Mandy
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a super cute book and fun to read. I could relate to many different things the characters were going through. This is definitely one of my favorite chic-lits as of late.
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