The Secret to Falling in Love – Victoria Cooke

Lifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.

That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!

Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.

If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…



My review

Life is a lot easier now. You can almost order anything and it will be delivered on your doorstep. But does that make you any happier and are social media really good for social contact? Or was it better before all those gadgets practically took over our lives?

You can not only find material things, but you can also shop for love online or are you better off meeting the love of your life face to face?

The author takes allows us to follow Melissa, a busy online addict who finds herself suddenly being gimmickless … Is this the way to start looking at the right things? The things you would have missed while being absorbed by technology?

I really enjoyed this story. It’s fluently written and it makes you look around and realise how often you grab your phone or tablet even when you are surrounded by other people. It certainly was a bit of an eye opener.

It’s never too late to find mr or mrs Right. When the time is right, they will come along.

A lovely story. I have added this author on my list of favourites.

Thank you, Victoria Cooke and RachelsRandomResources.

Book received courtesy of the publisher/author.


About the author

Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

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