39 Plus One by Ragh Bir
Published: November 24, 2022
Grosvenor House Publishing
Genre: Chick Lit/Romance
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Ragh Bir is the author of romcom chick lit. When she isn’t at her day job, you can find her running at Windsor Great Park, drinking wine, and eating dark chocolate.
“Another one bites the dust.”
Rachel decides on her 39th birthday to use this last year of her 30s to find her soulmate. She decides to accept all date offers and try out all avenues of finding a partner. For better or worse, she is giving her quest solid commitment.
I was not too fond of the main character, Rachel, at all. She is not as charming as the author intended her to be, and she comes across as snobbish.
While the concept of spending the last year of your 30s searching for your imperfect perfect soulmate seems like it would be filled with shenanigans, I wasn’t overly amused.
I found Rachel to be shallow. She was judgmental and not very nice. Some of her dating moments were comical, and I did enjoy her dynamic with her friends, but I wasn’t invested in the storyline at all.
For as long as the book is, the ending abruptly left me with questions. I don’t think I was a target reader for this story. I don’t believe in soulmates, and I think when we find our person, it takes effort, work, and understanding to support the relationship.
This was chick lit with bits of humor tossed in. I did enjoy the friendships, and I liked Rachel’s parents. I would have loved reading more about Harry and Vince- they were hilarious and fantastic. The whole friend group was really special.