Title: How to fail at flirting
Author: Denise Williams
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Genre: Romance, Drama
My Rating: 8.5/10
How to fail at flirting
Naya is a professor at a university and one night her friends made her a list of the things she has to do. One of them is letting a stranger buying your drink and another thing on the list is a one-night stand. Naya would never do something like that until she meets Jake at the bar. There is a lot of chemistry between them.
At work, Naya is dealing with other problems because her abusive ex is back and he is blackmailing. But she is too afraid to tell anything.
I am currently reading a lot of books that have been on my wishlist for way too long. This was one of them. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by Denise Williams, but I think it is nice to discover new favourite authors. That is why I read a lot of books from unknown authors (for me at least). One thing I noticed that a lot of the books I liked are from Little Brown Book Group publishers. I also thought I would read a lot of books from HarperCollins but I guess not.
My favourite part was the beginning. When they just met at a bar and decided to have a one night stand. I really liked the beginning of their relationship. You could really feel the connection. It was funny and very enjoyable.
But this was definitely not a very light read. One part was definitely fun and heart-warming. The other part was about Naya’s ex-boyfriend Davis and their relationship. They dated a few years ago but Davis was very abusive. And he is still coming after Naya. He is blackmailing her which means he has control over her. And Naya doesn’t want to go to the police. I even had this feeling that Naya thought that this wasn’t bad enough for going to the police. Or maybe she was afraid that they would not believe her.
But I liked Jake. Seriously, that is the kind of guy I would like to date. I immediately knew he was a keeper. He is really nice, funny and he is the kind of man we women deserve.
Overall I really enjoyed reading this book. It was well-written and enjoyable (well except for the abusive part obviously) and Naya and Jake were very likeable.
I would definitely recommend this romance book. Even though this book is also about abusive relationships, the ending is heart-warming. There is a lot of chemistry between the two leading characters.