A good book boyfriend is hard to find — that's almost what Flannery O'Connor was talking about, right? When it comes to romantic comedies, nothing beats the search for the right guy. But, what if Mr. Right is Mr. Right Now, or in this case, Mr. Right-Swipe? How does that impact the romantic comedy? I mean, imagine if Carrie Bradshaw had found Mr. Big on Tinder instead of bumping into him in the street?
For single girls, it's a brave new world out there. Have you ever waded through the swamps of online dating? Have you felt the pressure to couple up because you're the last single one standing? Have you ever felt just about ready to give up on love? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you've got a lot in common with the heroine in Ricki Schultz's debut novel, Mr. Right-Swipe, out now.
Rae Wallace is a love skeptic. She's in her thirties, divorced, and struggling to become a published author while spending her days teaching elementary school. She doesn't have time to play games, but she also don't want to settle for the next random dude that swipes right.
And so her best friends — the long-married Valerie and the soon-to-be-wed Quinn — takes matters into their own hands and sign her up for the dating app, Spark. Their goal? To get Rae a date in time for Quinn's wedding.
This intervention isn't a totally terrible idea — but Rae is still forced to swim through the murky waters of online dating. Finally, she meets a guy that doesn't make her want to down a bottle of pinot before the date: Nick, the hot substitute teacher at her school. But, this is still a romantic comedy, and it wouldn't be complete if everything and everyone got in the way of their happily ever after. Author Ricki Schultz doesn't pull any punches in this sarcastic, hilarious, and so-true-it-hurts quest for True Love™.
In case you aren't already convinced, Mr. Right-Swipe, is a definite summer favorite — here's why: