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A dating sabbatical. What follows is a very 'sex and the city' type story including all the ups and downs that this 'contract' brings. From meeting good looking men to learning to say no - to learning to love herself again. Will she or won't she? I really enjoyed reading this but I did feel it went went on a little longer than it perhaps should have done. It just got a little long winded. I don't know if this was intentional but every day she was coming home uproariously drunk.
I suppose in chick-lit world, this is acceptable! Regardless, I'd definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a fun, light and funny read!
One person found this helpful. I have been reading a few authors new to me lately and Gemma Burgess is no different.
Her debut novel was released late and she has since released another book and her third is due out sometime soon. I was wrong, this wasn't good The book is written by Sass and almost immediately I realised this was a book absolutely made for me.
I almost had the feeling that I was having a phone conversation with a friend and she was keeping me ated on what was going on. Sass is a great character and I loved the fact that the book was about staying away from men. It is clear that although Sass is a complete nightmare and lacking in things such as confidence, she is also extremely loveable.
She is extremely funny and warm and I found myself on more than one occasion actually snorting with laughter not attractive I know. This book is not meant to be taken seriously and no it's not mentally challenging but that is NOT my forte so it suited me down to the ground.
Monthly Archives: October Operation Postcard. Leave a reply. So, I've been hard at work on Book Deux and on the last few things before the birth of The Dating Detox. The lovely people at Harper Collins and Midas PR are doing lots of stellar publicity things, and - probably because I'm a copywriter, so thinking up this stuff is my.
The best part of this book is the absolute realism to it. I loved the way Sass spoke to her friends Bloomie and Kate, largely because that's the way I speak to my friends. The biggest and most funny ct was I almost felt like this book took me down memory lane. The reminiscing and word plays that went on, as well as the drinking and stumbling around drunk was all too familiar. This book is NOT to be taken too seriously. It is however a true testament to the life of a single girl in her late twenties, soon to be thirty.
I loved the whole book and absolutely loved the ending. I adored the girls, the male friends and even the people Sass worked with.
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I was a part of this story and for that reason I would highly recommend to all you ladies out there that want a highly entertaining read.
Roll on for me with book 2! I really enjoyed this book and would recomend it to anyone in need of a good giggle. It is possibly one of the funniest books I have read recently. It is witty and the 'banter' between the characters is brilliantly done.
It was very easy to relate to Sass and you can just imagine every situation. If you want a strong male lead this is the book for you!
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Jake is brilliant and I wish there were more guys like him in this type of book. I love the way he is described and his humour is witty and he is a very different hero to the ones we are used to. All the secondary characters are well fleshed out and believable. The friendship group is very well described and the characters stick with you. The tone of writing too is new to me and I love the way that it's almost conversational.
Trust me it works. If you don't like swearing and drunken antics this probably isn't for you. But for me, it just made it more realistic. Yes there are some 'convieniant' plot devices but they are easy to overlook and lets face it, it's part and parcel of the genre. From the start you know that she is somehow going to bump into old friends in odd places and that is part of Sass' developpment.
It was great to see how she reacted in each situation and watch her gain confidence after so many set backs. I read it in a day then read it again almost immediatly.
I lent it to my sisters and they loved it too, we often read sections aloud to eachother and many hours of giggling have ensued.
Well worth the buy! Jake is I bought this book after happening upon Gemma Burgess' Name That Bastard website a call out for help with naming the bastard of her next book and it made me snort loudly with mirth.
This was encouraging. And while this is true in the sense that the main focus is not purely about the protagonist finding a man, there are plenty of romantic goings-on within the pages, for those of you who like to read about lurve. What stood out for me while reading this book was the voice. Its witty, conversational tone made me feel as if I knew the character of Sass and experienced the journey of the dating detox alongside her.
It was kind of like chatting to a mate. A hilarious mate. The supporting cast were fun, unique and a joy to read. I like my novels with a large dose of comedy. And The Dating Detox really delivers the laughs. Gemma has a brilliant way with words. The dialogue was sparkly and sharp, the situational comedy well observed, and the various bastardos in particular, Rick total comedy brilliance.
This book is slightly left of chick lit. While it contains all the elements of the genre, it does so with a fresh, unabashed take on the lives of women. I loved it. I'm pretty sure you will too. See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Man lernt leider auch ihr 'love interest' gar nicht so wirklich kennen.
Bei dem Paar in diesem Buch war mir irgendwie recht egal, ob die beiden zusammenkommen oder nicht. Insgesamt aber ein tolles Buch, um sich bisschen die Zeit zu vertreiben. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. I really like Gemma Burgess' books, that being said this didn't dissapoint at all.
It was funny enlightening and very well interwoven to create a novel that had many coincedences. Although drawn out a little bit; I didnt get disinterested as the humor kept me reading, I like me a good long book as I find to many books end too soon and I am left wanting more of the same character.
That being said I would love for Sass to live on in another book or movie! I loved A Girl like you, I really did. So off course I wanted to read more of this autor.
Sadly, I was very disappointed in this book. It has no real storyline, nothing really happens, it isn't witty or funny. I'm exactly the same age as the hero and I just hated her. So, my recomendacion if you want to read a nice funny chick lit read A girl like you and keep your fingers off this one. Plus the storyline is so unbelievable and silly that it is not even funny.
I startend to skip whole pages because of boredom and could still easily follow the story. For me: a definite no-buy! I find this book super lame and boring.
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How did it get the green light to be published? Very rubbish writing, even for a chicklit. Load more international reviews. Ich mag ihren Schreibstil einfach und habe auch hier wieder gelacht und mitgefiebert.
I just wanted to read some chick-lit, after not having read any for a long time This novel revealed itself to be more than a other brush-off of "I'm so sexy,witty-see my glam life There are some truths inside, worth thinking about. Zu empfehlen! Coole Idee, witzig umgesetzt. Ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch! Ich bin noch nicht ganz fertig, aber ich ahne, wie es ausgeht Nice to read but after a few pages, you get the impression, everyone does everything "happily" and the girl does'nt walk but "bunny hops" all the time.
It's a bit tiring in all its cuteness. Ich habe gelacht, gelitten und dem Ende entgegengefiebert. Wirklich toll! Great book, funny, witty and heart warming. Love all of Gemma B's books, this one though may be my favourite. After her sixth relationship in a row fails, Sass has finally enough from dating and getting dumped by guys.
View 1 comment. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it it was amazing. Gemma Burgess reminds me of a real Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, women love her and she just writes about dating, relationships, and sex so well. She makes you laugh and root for the main character. She also makes you forget all about your dating woes and see a hopeful future. This book was funny, a page turner, and filled my girl power bucket up.
I read it when I was single and tried almost every If you can't date anyone nice, don't date anyone at all I read it when I was single and tried almost every dating site out there and was becoming the Grinch of love and relationships. This turned my frown upside down. This one seemed very amateurish and crude as compared to A Girl Like You. Couldn't really connect with the story. View 2 comments.
While not quite as good as A Girl Like You and maybe a little bit samey as wellthis book is still a fun, evocative coming-of-maturity story with interesting characters you can't help but love. Also like the later book this one was published some two years priorit felt a bit long near the end with Sass being just a touch too clueless about her own emotional state.
But talking about how it falls short of its later cousin does it a bit of a disservice when the fact of the matter is that I enjoyed While not quite as good as A Girl Like You -and maybe a little bit samey as well-this book is still a fun, evocative coming-of-maturity story with interesting characters you can't help but love. But talking about how it falls short of its later cousin does it a bit of a disservice when the fact of the matter is that I enjoyed reading it and I'm glad I picked it up.
A note about editions : It looks like Avon originally published this book, too, but that the author is the one with the eBook rights. As such, the two aren't actually linked so if you hit Amazon on the hard copy it doesn't link the kindle book from there and vice versa.
That may be the case in other retailers as well with such a complicated rights issue. The author messed up, some, on the formatting on this one, too, only it's much subtler-it looks like all m-dashes like this "-" became question marks. Weird, but again, no real harm done. A note about Steamy : There's sex in the book, and a make out or two that get pretty hot, but Burgess cuts well before we get terribly explicit. It's just enough for me to flag as "Steamy" but on the lowest possible setting.
May 31, Inge rated it really liked it Shelves: chicklit. Dec 10, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-rea for-review. After being dumped six times in a row, twenty-something Sass decides enough is enough.
For three months Sass will abide by numerous rules including: not making any new man-friends, not flirting with any man and most importantly, not going on any dates. Will Sass be able to abide by The Dating Detox for three whole months?
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After the three months is up, will Sass go back to her destructive dating lifestyle or will she After being dumped six times in a row, twenty-something Sass decides enough is enough. After the three months is up, will Sass go back to her destructive dating lifestyle or will she decide that, actually, being on her own is a lot more fun and far less hassle? The Dating Detox first came to my attention a while back when it was due to be released under the title of The Dating Sabbatical.
I heard the synopsis and thought it sounded incredibly interesting and, most importantly, rather unique. I love a unique chick lit book.
And, boy, did I love it. The plot, as I mentioned, is a very unique one. Well, three months anyway. It made the Detox make sense, I must say! I actually love the fact she embraced her new single status and went out of her way to not go out on dates. It was actually quite a refreshing experience to see Sass want to stay single, rather than go back on all of her hard work throughout the detox and begin dating losers again.
I could see completely why Sass was terrified of entering back into the dating world and did wonder if she would ever make that leap again.
All of the characters in The Dating Detox are fantastic. I loved her from the get-go and any twenty-something will find it easy to relate to Sass. What makes the book though are the ensemble cast around Sass. Her best friends Bloomie and Kate were fantastic and the relationship between the three of them was portrayed very realistically.
They had their moments, did the three friends, but when it all came down to it, they all pulled together regardless of all of the problems they all had to face. I adored Bloomie and would love to have her as a friend. I loved Jake, who Sass meets one night and keeps bumping into with alarming regularity. I kept waiting and hoping he would appear throughout the book and I was so pleased when he did.
I applaud Gemma for going with that writing combo for her debut novel, she really pulled it off and made reading the book an utter pleasure. I could have read about Sass all day long, she was that enjoyable a character. Gemma has hit a winner here with her debut novel and I truly loved it. Not only is the plot unique but the characters are ones you really care about and only want the best for. A true must-read. Mar 17, Apen rated it it was ok.
There was too much description of clothes that bored me, and as it wasn't my style of dressing, I found it weird. Also, the love story didn't hook me, I don't know but it isn't like A girl like you, were I was totally in love with how the relantionship grow and the many details that you could read about it he folding the paper for her, that kind of stuff. Maybe I had so many expectations because of her other book, but if you are trying to decidie which one to read first I would reccomend you go to check "A girl like you".
Jan 05, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: format-ebookhow-kindle-unlimite books-read-inbooks-read-innew. Overall, I liked this a lot, but I think the pacing was a bit off. I wish it hadn't slight spoiler view spoiler [jumped the three months of the initial dating detox.
I've been feeling that a lot lately, that increasing sense of confidence that maybe you DO know what you're doing! And I liked that this dealt so head on with the recession.
I'm not sure I've really read that before. And certainly it's affected, is really still affecting, my generation Overall, I liked this a lot, but I think the pacing was a bit off. And certainly it's affected, is really still affecting, my generation a lot. It made me think about my own life.
It took me so long to get a job and I blamed that more on me and my issues than the recession, but it's all interconnected. I liked the group of friends and the fun they had together. Sass was maybe a little too mean in her thoughts to some of them, but I suppose that's realistic, too.
You don't love everyone in a group of friends. Not you all-I love each and every one of you. The love interest took a while to grow on me, maybe because he didn't have much of a presence in the first part of the book, but I was hooked by the end. But, yeah, if you're looking to try this author for the first time, go with A Girl Like You.
Aug 20, Rosie Review rated it it was amazing Shelves: must-read. Taken from my blog www. To read a book from one author and then run straight to another. Normally if I like a author Ill download another, but Id read a book from a different author; in a way cleansing my reading pallet before coming back to this author.
Buy The Dating Detox by Burgess, Gemma from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Dating Detox: susanneill.com: Burgess, Gemma: Books/5. "The Dating Detox really delivers the laughs. Gemma has a brilliant way with words. The dialogue was sparkly and sharp, the situational comedy well observed, and the various bastardos (in particular, Rick) total comedy brilliance. This book is slightly left of chick lit. While it contains all the elements of the genre, it does so with a fresh /5(23). "The Dating Detox" was a pleasure to read! 28 Year Old 'Sass' has been dumped six times in a row by six different men. After the 6th break up left her miserable and heartbroken, she decides to draw up a contract (with help from best friends, Bloomie & Sarah of course) which states that she is not allowed to date for 3 months/5(16).
This book like AGLY was excellent. It had me in stitches, it had me wanting for more. It shows really well a girls insecurities about Taken from my blog www.
Hands up who has a lucky clutch? Mar 12, Sara rated it liked it. Some very strange feminist ideals. I am a feminist but I still judge women for being overt with their sexuality more so than I would ever judge my equally playboy dude friend. I am a feminist but the guy should still be the one to give chase. I am feminist but it should still be the guy who asks me out first. I am a feminist but the guy should still say I love you first. I am feminist but, but, but But the book had its good parts too-like Sass standing up to her asshole coworker.
The rest of Some very strange feminist ideals. The rest of it was just a bit bland Sep 25, cloudyskye rated it liked it. As usual, I did enjoy Gemma's lively and amusing way with words. I'm simply charmed how London comes to life. I liked Sass and her friends, Jake is smashing, of course - although Robert in "A girl like you" touched my heart a lot more. Gemma Burgess is now officially my favourite chick-lit writer. If life is so great, why the constant need to drown it in vodka, wine, beer, schnapps?
The Dating Detox was a whole lot of laughs. It was fun, well written, easy to read and I liked the authors humour a lot. My only small complaint was all the smoking breaks really began to get on my nerves. Definitely recommended. Thanks Tory for picking it as our first super awesome book group choice :. I'm just gonna say one thing: epic parties and nights out that make you wanna hit town. I mean, seriously: I wanna bring out my shades, put my best party dress on, turn up the music preferably something like Bright Lights, Bigger City or other party tunes and be part of that crew.
Totally worth the hangovers. Nov 06, Isabella rated it liked it Shelves: chick-lit. Ok, but not great. Didn't love it. Dec 07, Bookevin rated it it was amazing. Review originally on I Heart. Chick Lit. I know, I'm that crazy.
It was a day I would remember for the rest of my life. Okay, until next year when I go again. And the best part was, all fiction titles, hardback and paperback, Review originally on I Heart. It was that cheap and I went completely over the top and bought about 15 chick lit titles, sadly I would buy more, but I was soon broke after picking up the last book.
Gemma Burgess's The Dating Detox was in my pile! Fed up with the perils of dating and getting her heart broken, she and her best friend Bloomie, come up with a list, all the things she shouldn't do in order to get her life around, thus, the Dating Sabbatical was born. The Dating Detox is about Sass, or Sarah she hates being called Sarahwho has sworn off dating men because they are all cockmonkeys new word and sadly, being dumped 6 times in a row by unsuitable men.
The funniest thing was, at the first few chapters, Sass tells you about all the bad men who broke her heart. I almost felt sorry for her, but of course, I was busy laughing and grinning like a loon. You know, in the season finale of the final season, the identity of Gossip Girl was revealed. Shocking, OMG! Super shock with jaw hitting the ground!
Andrew Garfield. Shoot me.
All right, let's talk about Sass! I don't know why, specifically, but I really liked her, as in, the feeling you get when you see some popular senior in school and all you think about is "I would love to hang out with her!
Yep, that's exactly how Sass was for me. She's a really funny character, in fact, hilarious! Her sarcasm is unparalleled to all the other chick lit heroines I've read about. The dialogues in the book are a bit tongue-in-cheek and it never failed to crack me up. I really adored Sass, pre- and post-Dating Sabbatical.
And of course, what kind of chick lit book would it be without the help of the wonderful best friends? I'd love to have them both as best friends, strangely, the trio reminded me of the girls from Sex in the City, minus the expensive designer clothes and Cosmos. Minus the sex "There's no sex in this city".
The flow of the book worked for me. I wasn't bored throughout the book because in every chapter, you'd definitely have something to laugh about or gasp in shock!
Sorry, Helen Fielding! Loved it, get your copy, you won't be disappointed! View all 3 comments.
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Jun 03, Snigdha Prakash rated it liked it Shelves: books-i-own3-starerhumour-sarcasmwas-okay. I don't know I'm really confused about this book,so just bear with me guys Something that you won't feel lack of in this book is the presence of the main protagonist. Which can be very annoying. I'll get back to that in a minute. The characters in this book are people who you'll get attached to quite instantly.
Something that I adore in a book. Sass and her friends are quite 3. Sass and her friends are quite hilarious and grab your attention very effectively. Where Sass and her friends are very entertaining,the male protagonist of this book is so lost that it's like he's almost not there. Though,I like Jake's character but imagine that you're more than halfway through the book and he makes only two appearances?
That can be very very annoying Other thing. Dating Detox is a new concept which I liked. The idea of not dating was good and a bit refreshing. But then theres a limit to where you should strech things.
The thing is this book was really really really good in some sections and makes you laugh out loud at times with refreshing jokes and one-liners and whatnot. In the other section,it's really really really annoying So i'm a bit confused about this oneas to where to go with this. So this is me,in my confusion. Feb 26, Lulufrances rated it really liked it. Gemma Burgess is on the highway of being my all time favourite chic-lit author! Let's say it's a tough one between her and Queen Meg Cabot, okay.
I love it when chic-lit involves a lot of banter and especially a lot of fashiony details - two things I can count on with Ms Burgess! I loved the fact Gemma Burgess is on the highway of being my all time favourite chic-lit author! I loved the fact that our main girl Sass had a sort of coming-of-age plotline at 28 slash 29 years old and that she engaged with the reader, referring to stuff she "told us" earlier and all that jazz.
Yes - she is now my friend, okay! All secondary characters where beautifully well-rounded and I loved how everything played out for them, too, and just worked. Gemma Burgess has a lovely way of making atmospheres and vibes come alive and I could sense being on that Oxfordshire getaway weekend and enjoying the sun or, mind, rain with that funny and raucous crew.
Personally, I could have done with waaaay less swearing, but hey, I guess it creates a certain atmosphere