Tuesday 28 March 2023

HEARTBURN by Damien Casey


HeartburnHeartburn by Damien Casey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Today, I was in the mood for a novella, and I'm really glad I picked this one because it's a blast!

Dana is unlucky in love, so she signs up to the Ten-in-Ten app. Ten blind dates in ten days. Sounds like a great opportunity to find someone. Or a recipe for disaster...

OMG. This story is SO MUCH FUN!!

It's a modern romcom packed with very familiar pop-culture references and real-life frustrations, all wrapped up in a lighthearted zany humorous package that kept me glued to the page.

On the surface, this novella might be all fun and games, with situations we all know very well, but there's also plenty of commentary about introspection. Among all the gatekeeping, mansplaining, everyday sexism, and sheer stupidity that people like to hide behind, there's also the very real responsibility we each have when it comes to being judgmental. No one's immune, and I loved how this is dealt with in one woman's quest to find romance.

Also, I have to comment on the dialogue because Damien sure has an awesome grasp on it. I laughed out loud SO many times. Especially during the wrestling chapters and the Mortal Kombat 2 'illegal' move. 🤣

This is a wonderful story.

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