Book Review: Planning For Love by Ellen Butler

pflPoppy Reagan is a Type A personality who runs her professional life with the precision of a Swiss watch. After catching her latest boyfriend cheating, she decides it’s time to take her dating life as seriously as she does her business. She swears off the bad boys and strategically maps out a plan to find an honest, attractive man to become her life partner.

As she works her way through a summer of dates ranging from crazy to plain boring, she begins to wonder if her soulmate’s even on the same coast. Her foolish emotional spirit secretly yearns for the sexy Ohio dermatologist she met on a trip to Hawaii last year. The one who she insists is “just a friend,” because she refused to engage in a long-distance relationship.

Will her heart overrule her head and move this California girl to the Midwest?


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I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Poppy has terrible luck with men. She tends to gravitate toward bad boys and it always ends badly. At a stage in life where she wants to settle down, Poppy signs up to a few online dating sites and waits for the magic to happen.

Adam can’t get his holiday fling out of his head – smart and sassy, Poppy is everything he wants in a woman. Problem is – he lives in Ohio and she lives in California, plus – she seems pretty intent on finding her Mr. Right online.

Planning for love is a fabulous contemporary romance served with a side of funny. As Poppy embarks on several internet dates I was left both cringing and laughing. I thought is was sweet that Adam and Poppy became friends after the holiday fling (the holiday fling is back story) and how Adam always carried a torch for Poppy.

When Adam finds out that Poppy is looking for real love, he wants to be the one to give it to her, but the distance remains a problem. Adam finally gets Poppy to meet him midway when he has to attend a conference and the sparks ignite. However….Poppy loves her life in California so a long-term romance doesn’t look to be on the cards.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book, both Adam and Poppy are great characters. However, I did feel that the romance aspect wasn’t all it could be and it did leave me wanting more.

An almost there 4/5



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