Switch and Bait
We switch. I bait.
Let me help you snag a date.
All through college, Blanche Carter was known as ...more
Switch and Bait is the second novel by Ricki Schultz. I was lucky enough to read her first Mr. Right-Swipe on vacation last year. Imagine my surprise when I got a request to again review another Schultz novel and added bonus...I would be enjoying it again on another beach vacation! Which let me just say... Schultz should be required beach reading material. I was very excited to read this book. I loved her first. You can read my review of tha ...more
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Switch and Bait was a refreshing read I found perfect for a relaxing day. This was my first from Ricki Schultz but I easily fell in love with her writing style and I know it won't be my last book I pick up from her. I thought the story was fun and light, and the characters were the perfect combination of quirky and sweet.
This is the type of book that you want to read in one sitting because once you immerse yourself in the world of Blanche Carter you won't want ...more
Different type of story then what I ...more
I had some issues getting into the story. Surprisingly, I really liked the ending.
Switch and Bait's protagonist is a young woman by the name of Blanche. She works in a bookstore but as a side job, she helps people find a good date in the world of online dating.
She has become a success as a matchmaker ever since her earlier years at college. Now, she does it for a commission. She takes female clients only. As per the name of the novel, Blanche pretends to be the ladies and corresponds with the ...more
Ah... it has been out for a bit so I am going to keep this short and sweet, as well as spoiler free.
One of my top reads for 2018 thus far. I needed an injection of humor and th ...more
Given the title there wasn't as much of a switch and bait situations as I would've thought. Except with the main storyline we only get a few lines of the other dating accounts Blanche handled. They were amusing but I think it would've been even more interesting to see some dept ...more
Blanche manages a book shop in D.C. but in order to help pay the bills she also helps women get online dates. She considers herself a guru of online dating and offers to make dating profiles and online chat with men in order to get these women a date! However, her own dating life is basically nonexistent--through her own ...more
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
Blanche spent much of her college years being known as the Love Guru in her sorority, for her ability with matchmaking, even though she’s never managed to parlay those talents into a relationship of her own. Now out of school, she’s managing a bookshop a dating site that caters to the women of Washington, D.C., helping them to tweak their profiles to meet a man. She also handles those ‘pesky’ introductions and screenings, fending off inapprop ...more
This book has a Matchmaker's Playbook vibe but instead of 2 dudes running a company, it's just one woman.
Blanche is a really interesting character. She helps her clients find love while not believing in it herself. A huge majority of her jobs are successful but when one of her clients gets matched with someone she has a past with, things get rather awkward. It's not even just a random hook up. It's her best friends brother-in-law so they consta ...more
Funny and smart, this book was a great summer read. I needed something that would make me laugh and be a fun read...this was the perfect book. I laughed out loud several times and buzzed through the book. It was so insightful and well written with a main character I adored because she was funny and sarcastic and really authentic. I think many readers will really relate to the struggles captured in the book and will appreciate the delivery of those struggles because the ...more
But the overall execution was just okay. Not sure what ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When I read the premise for Switch and Bait I was immediately hooked, it's about a woman who runs other women's online dating profiles to help them find dates. While helping a client, she finds out that the woman matches with a guy she used to have a thing with, and is conflicted about what to do.
I found both Blanche and Henry to be sexy and honest and just great together. Their banter was delicious and the back and forth was such a delight. I loved that the author was able to seamlessly jump into their flashback scenes pr ...more
Blanche is a book store manager (hello I want her job!) and on the side she is a matchmaker to those that are hopeless and can't find a date.
She did it for her sorority sisters back in the day for free, why not make some cash this time around. :)
She basically logs on to dating sites, sets up profiles for her clients, find the "perfect" matches and converse with them all while setting up dates for her clients to go on! She will even be at the date in hi ...more
I really enjoyed reading this story from beginning to end. I loved the characters. Blanche, Henry, Gordon, Ansley, Isla and Graham. My least favorite character is Cliff.
The romantic/comedic banter between characters was fun and the family type friendships were a little emotional at times, ...more
The story centers around Blanche who runs a bookstore by day, and has an interesting side hustle by night: running online dating profiles for women who need a little help getting a date. It's a fun job; she creates their profiles, finds their matches, messages back and forth with handsome men, then sends the happy women on their way. All is going well, until a man she had a one-time fling with shows up as a match for a client ...more