Rules for Thursday Lovers by Yana Stajno

maureensbooks89's review against another edition

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When I read the book description of ‘Rules for Thursday Lovers’ I knew this would be a different kind of book then my usual reads. But since that was what I was looking for at the moment I decided I really wanted to give this book a try. And don’t you just love that cover?!

In ‘Rules for Thursday Lovers’ we meet Angie and Fiona, two old school friends. Both woman are kind of bored and frustrated with their lives. One alcohol involved evening Angie and Fiona share their stories with each other and soon a plan is formed. Angie and Fiona will be looking for a lover they can timeshare. An hilarious journey starts.

To be completely honest, it took me a little while to really get into this story. I think this was because I needed to get used to the writing style. Especially in the beginning the story felt a little all over the place. Not necessarily in a bad way, but I had some trouble figuring out what was going on. Thankfully I got used to the writing and I could really start enjoying the story and the characters.

I really enjoyed the friendship between Angie and Fiona. It was fun to read and really entertaining. There were definitely some really funny moments which made me want to keep on reading this book till the very end. The best part for me was reading about how different both Angie and Fiona’s character were. I found reading about them very entertaining.

The one problem I had with this book was the whole looking for a lover, while being married part. I don’t understand how people can do that, and it definitely made me opinionated about this read. I tried to get past my personal feelings, and although I think I managed to see past it more than I thought I would, I still feel like I wasn’t completely able to get past it. And because of that I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted to.

Still, ‘Rules for Thursday Lovers’ is definitely an enjoyable read.

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I genuinely had no idea what I was letting myself in for when I signed up for the bookstagram tour for “Rules for Thursday lovers” but my god this novel was what I was needing.

Hilarious and unbelievable, yet I was still hooked on Angie’s and Fiona’s antics.
Although I did find myself actually feeling sorry for them both a little- both marriages were clearly struggling.

I did notice a fair few typos throughout the novel but that did not put me off too much.
I found that jumping between characters in the chapters was quite confusing, maybe a page break could have been used to make it clear that we were reading about a different character.

Speaking of characters, I’m not sure who my favourite was, it’s a tie between Jake and Derek. In a perfect world I would have liked the characters to have been more fleshed out, but this was a fun quick read none the less.

I won’t lie, you may sit there and think that this novel is so far-fetched, there were definitely chapters that had me chuckling with how silly some sections were, but it was still incredibly amusing and I would find myself giggling for a while.

Ideal for relaxing by the pool in summer or sitting in for a cosy evening by the fire in the winter.

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A love story with more twists and turns than a back-country road. I found this story both sweet and exciting. It was a nice light-hearted read, and the story was told from multiple perspectives. I especially enjoyed the engaging plot that went beyond a simple "rom-com" format and the dynamic characters that helped make the story truly come to life. The book became harder to put down the more I read, and I'm a little sad it's over. I will be recommending it to many of my girlfriends as a nice good-natured read; guaranteed to achieve a smile!