Monday, April 15, 2013
French Kissing by Catherine Sanderson: Review
She dips her toes cautiously into the dating waters, unsure whether or not to let her potential suitors know about her status as a single mother. However, the logistics of dating while being a single parent are a bigger issue. Dating isn’t easy when you can’t be spontaneous, have to plan for sitters and be home early. Can Sally find a guy who’s worth the effort?
Lordy, it took me longer than expected to read French Kissing. It could have used more French kissing actually. It dragged in parts, especially Sally’s dates. They weren’t particularly memorable, not sexy or terrible, just blah. Things did pick up at the end as Sally has to make up her mind and decide which dude she’s going to focus on.
I did like Sally though, when she wasn’t being a moron over one particular guy. Her situation is a difficult one and I can’t imagine trying to date while mothering a very young child, especially in a country that’s not her own. At least Sally is fluent in French, as she is an English tutor. She’s got that going for her anyway.
I’m on the fence about French Kissing by Catherine Sanderson. The premise, the setting, and most of the characters were enjoyable but the pacing just wasn’t there for me. The cover is very pretty though, that’s what made me buy it! (Shallow!)
French Kissing didn’t make online dating very appealing. I’m curious, if anyone is willing to tell me, is online dating just one long boring nightmare?