When Noah Wilson first encounters the quirky, opinionated and very beautiful Angel Fallon, his world is turned upside down. It’s clear she’s not his normal type, but Noah can’t stop thinking about her—which doesn’t bode well for the blind date he’s already late for.
Convinced by his friend (and self-professed dating expert) Marlon that thirteen dates is all you need to fall...more
Angela (Angel), is 29, free spirited, beautiful, and trying to live life to the full. She doesn’t want to be tied down, which means that relationships are out of the question for her.
Noah, in his 30s, single and quite conservative, though he is also completely barmy. He is at the time in his life where he would like to find that special one, get married, and have children.
A chance encounter at Starbucks throws these two together, not literally, but ...more
אנג'ל צעירה תוססת, שאינה מנהלת מערכות יחסים. היא מוכנה לתת הזדמנות לדייטים של אקסטרים, כמו טיפוס הרים, אבל הם חד פעמיים.
נואה בן ה 35, מנהל גלרייה לאמנות, בדיוק נמצא בדרכו לבליינדייט שארגן לו מרלן, העובד שלו.
הוא כמהה למערכת יחסים משמעותית, אבל הוא לא מצליח למצוא אישה מתאימה. הוא די חנון, אירוני ומודע לעצמו.
ואנג'ל מצליחה להוציא אותו ממרובעותו. היא מזמינה אותו לחלוק איתה שולחן קפה ומשם המציאות בכל פעם מפתיעה את נואה מחדש.
In the beginning, you meet Noah and Angela, aka Angie. At first I didn't really like these two, together or apart. Then Angie definitely started to grow on me because I honestly liked that she didn't sugar coat anything. Nope, she told everything like it was. Then there's Noah, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this character. H ...more
13 Dates was a very enjoyable read, however I found the main character, Noah, to be extremely irritating as he was very socially awkward and quite calamitous. The idea is that it takes 13 dates to fall in love, so the plot centres around these dates. Some of the dates and things that happened I found to be more on the comical side rather than on the side of believabl ...more
This book isn't exactly as advertise ...more
Matt Dunn has been on the writing scene for donkeys years. I rank The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook as one of the funniest “lad lit” novels there is. It’s proper old-school lad lit, and I remember how amazing it was to get a fella’s perspective in a book for the first time, and I liked it. It led me to Jon Rance and Nick Spalding and Mike Gayle, and they’re definitely the four core lad lit authors I’d recommend if you wanted a fella’s perspective on life, love, dating, because they write so well (and ...more
After requesting it I realized this had happened ones before with one of his books and I'm sorry I didn't realize before I requested it, Its not fun to give a bad rating when Its my own personal taste that is the problem, not the book.
The cover is appealing, the synopsis has me hooked and then.. there are no sparks. His writing just doesn't sit with me and no matter how much i'm dissecting my brain as to why, I don't have a b ...more
Of course nothing is ever easy and wow is there a good reason for Angel not really wanting a relationship, and with it is the storyline that gives the whole book an added layer of depth, complexity and emotion that I wasn't expecting at all.
I was expecting and received plenty of light hearted ...more
Angel is interesting - we learn that she has a heart defect and does not expect to marry or have a family, so she is just living ...more
Noah had been looking for love without much luck. Then Angel fell into his life, and while, it seemed, he stood no chance with the upbeat, unpredictable, beautiful woman, he was determined to get her to fall in love with him, no matter the cost. His self-dignity took more than a couple of hits in this upbeat romantic comedy, ...more
This is the type of quality, sweet book I am coming for! I loved it!
For me, the strong point of this book is the cast of characters. Noah is a sweet guy, very awkward and always so corny/funny, and Angel is the strong, independent woman who is still vulnerable but hides it well. And I love them both dearly. Still, I have to admit my favourite character is Mary, Noah's landlady who is the greatest gran in the history of all fictional grans (if such ...more
Usually I'm not a fan of romance novels but this novel had such an interesting description I couldn't help but give it a go. Unfortunately it just reminded me how awful romance noels can be. I disl ...more
13 Dates gave me so many feels. 13 Dates was funny, thoughtful, exciting, happy, sad, hopeful, hopeless and inspiring.
It’s about Noah who wants to find a girl, fall in love and settle down. So when he’s about to go to a blind date, he finds Angel who is adventurous, funny, different and lives in the now. After meeting her, his life turns upside down trying to keep up with her. Artless art shows, dangerous ...more
Unfortunately, I couldn’t really find any kind of empathy for either of the main characters which really spoilt my enjoyment of the book.
We have Angel who is living life to the full at ever ...more
I read this book hoping that it would be light, funny and fun. Well it's light I suppose. I can see where it might be funny but the sense of humour is not mine. The main characters - two people in their late twenties, early thirties - seem to exchange dad jokes.
And I just found a lot of it implausible. No one seems to know how things work. They meet in a Starbucks and it's as if neither of them had been in one, or even heard of one before. I had to check the date the book was published ...more
Noah is a planner and eventually wants marriage, kids, a house, etc. Angel, though, lives for today and isn't ...more
The style of writing Matt Dunn uses made me laugh - because you "hear" all the things going on in Noah's head at any given time. Noah's thoughts in the coffee shop when he encounters Angel was hilarious to me. I probably over think things too - which is why I thought it was funny. This was an easy, fun read that had me laughing - but thought provoking too. I love all things British, so I liked the different verbage used in the book. Ver ...more
i liked the premise of it and what it could have been but i wasn't too crazy about it.
i loved noah. i loved that he was the "typical" nerdy guy going for the girl who is "out of his league". i loved him because i found him pretty funny. because he was a go getter and because he tried.
Angel herself was pretty funny but i grew a bit irritated by her. by the date (forgot what #) that involved the train, i decided to just give up. i was forcing myself too much to try a ...more
Matt is the author of four contemporary romantic comedy novel ...more