Rule 1: Never ask him on a first date. Rule 2: Laugh admiringly at all his jokes. Rule 3: Always leave him wanting more.
. . . wtf?!
Have you heard of The Rules of Engagement? It’s a book that promises to teach you to find the man of your dreams in ten easy steps. Unsurprisingly, I don’t own a copy. What is it, 1892?
But I’m a journalist, and I’ve promised to follow it to the letter and write about the results. Nevermind that my friends think I’m insane, I’m stalking men all over town and can’t keep my mouth shut at the best of times.
My name is Cat Buchanan. I’m thirty-six years old and live with my daughter in Glasgow. I’ve been single for six years, but that’s about to change. After all, I’m on a deadline.
I Followed the Rules and this is what happened.
If you loved Bridgit Jones you are going to love Cat (Catriona) Buchanan.
Being a single mum and not having much luck in her love life, Cat decides to kill two birds with one stone. Her column in a Scottish paper isn’t getting the readers it once did and after being ambushed into reading The Rules of Engagement by a work colleague, Cat decides to take on the challenges in the book to find herself a man and to also write about her experiences in her column to hopefully bump the figures up.
I Followed the Rules is such a light hearted and uplifting read. I loved the storyline and there is a great mixture of characters.
Grace, Cat’s daughter is adorable and I love Cat’s interfering sister Helen. Cat herself is a great character and comes across as being a lot of fun, would certainly love to have her come along on a girls night out.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out what is going to happen in the story and that’s what I love about chick lit books, they are so easy reading so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the story for what it is.
As with any love life things never go to plan even if you are following instructions! Luckily being married myself I won’t be attempting the rules in The Rules of Engagement any time soon.
Many thanks to Quercus Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.
I Followed the Rules is available to purchase from Amazon.