After reading ‘Husband Hunting 101’, the first book in this series, I couldn’t wait for the release of this book because I really enjoyed reading the first one. You can check out my review of that book in ‘Book Reviews’.
This book follows Adaora who has been bestfriends with Benji for over nine years. She is determined to find herself a husband as soon as possible especially with her thirtieth birthday fast approaching and one of her younger sisters getting hitched soon. Luck shines on her when the most eligible bachelor and her long time crush at church asks her out on a date but this seems to have rubbed Benji the wrong way and she doesn’t understand why. Benji eventually confesses that he is in love with her and this threatens their long standing friendship. Adaora is left to decide if she will go with “Mr. Right” or explore what may be possible between Benji and herself. This is a story about love, friendship, the pressures young unmarried women face and complicated relationships.
I am a fan of the ‘friends to lovers’ romance troupe so it was easy for me to get into it and I also liked the premise of the story. As always, the writing was good and I also liked that the story was told in first person POV style because it usually makes the character more relatable to me. However, in this case I couldn’t really get myself to like Adaora’s character no matter how hard I tried and this is a key ingredient for to “like” a story. Perhaps it had to do with the fact that the character kept on repeating the same thing over and over again and I got tired of it despite the fact that it was a very short/quick read. Other characters I liked like Benji and her room mate who had her own issues made up for this but I left the book feeling that it was just an okayish read especially when compared to the first book.
I still read look forward to reading more of the author’s work because this is an outlier from her other books I have read. We are expecting the third book in this series and I hope it would be a bang like the first book.
Rating: 3 Stars
Published: October 19th 2021 by Glory Abah
Glory Abah is a die-hard romantic. She loves reading books that make her smile and now, she writes them too. She is also a Creative Writing Coach and hopes to build a new generation of African writers.
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