Jessica Jacobs is a twenty-two-year-old finance major at the University of Washington, whose brief encounters with blind dating have left her a single, cynical woman. When her best friend, Sara, gets dumped by the love of her life on Valentine’s Day, Jessie proposes a pact boycotting all men for the rest of the semester.
But then Jessie meets Graham, a gorgeous, yet respectable gentleman with the body of a Greek god and a heart of gold. Torn between her commitment to the pact and an undeniable attraction towards Graham, Jessie remains guarded and distant, which only makes Graham want her more. As fate intervenes time and time again, Jessie must embrace the inner fear surrounding her heart or risk losing the only man who would never break it.
When I look for a book to read, I always look at the synopsis as an indication of whether or not it would be something that I would think may rock my boat. When I read the synopsis for S.I.N.G.L.E, I have to be honest, the name of the book itself caught my eye. Lindsay Marie Miller did a great job in creating a title that is so eye-catching that the reader has no choice but want to read her novel. I mean come on, who doesn’t want to read a book that is S.I.N.G.L.E and also stands for Still In Need of a Good Loving Equivalent.
When we meet Jessica Jacobs, the young heroine of the book readers cannot help but sympathize with her and her disastrous adventures. When Jessica and Sara make a valentines pack to swear off men, readers are able to guess where this is going to lead. Once Jessica encounters cute but yet incredibly charming Graham you cannot help but root for the two to get together.
Initially, I was struggling to find out why Jessica was so afraid to date and found myself getting quite angry with her and the way she was treating Graham. When Miller delves more into the background of Jessica and what her fears are, it seems rational on why she was hell bent to stay away from dating and especially a man like Graham. Miller does a good job in creating a storyline that readers want to continue to read about, two characters who have this obvious connection and the ability to create a good dose of romance.
Would I recommend S.I.N.G.L.E?
Do I think you should add it to your To-Be-Read-Shelf?
Do I think the characters in the novel should be S.I.N.G.L.E forever?
Pick up S.I.N.G.L.E the next time you find yourself in a relationship problem or just need something that is heartfelt and full of kindness and compassion.
|Underneath the Covers ~ Review|
|Overall:||3.3 / 5|