Read How to Fail at Flirting

Read How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down. When her flailing department land…

This one’s got some intense backstory! The Heroine’s past abusive relationship is a strong element through the story. As she progresses in her new relationship, she gains confidence and starts to realize how strongly her past abusive relationship affected her – though of course that’s never something you recover from instantly and she acts poorly, prompting their splitup.

My relationship started as a long distance are we or aren’t we thing so I enjoyed seeing how that was handled.

I disliked one element of the ending in how they recovered from their big argument. It used what I consider an outdated trope and didn’t love finding it here.

The heroine was pretty stubborn about refusing help and playing her cards close to the chest. It was realistic for her character and backstory but as a book published after #metoo I would have liked to see more support for a woman treated poorly in a relationship and see her listen to her friends.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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