Zoe May’s debut novel, Perfect Match, is a lovely light read with a few unexpected laugh out loud moments – Japanese soup, anyone?
Perfect Match does suffer with debut novel syndrome in that, at first, the writing is a little clumsy and slow going. I urge you to persevere, however, as the author soon finds her stride and the book turns into an engaging story following the development of Sophia’s emotional maturity. At the beginning of the novel Sophia is immature, self absorbed, and downright superficial! She is annoying, but that is what makes following her journey of personal growth so much fun.
The last half of the book is certainly the best. It is here that you can see the author finding her style and becoming comfortable with it. If you give Perfect Match a go, you may just be pleasantly surprised.
Zoe May has shown potential in this, her first novel, and she is certainly an author I will be keeping an eye on in the future.
Perfect Match by Zoe May is a delightful romantic comedy about finally meeting your “perfect man” only to realise he’s not what you really want, or need.
Perfect Match is released 12 January, 2018