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Symona Brown is a 37-year old Jamaican British woman living in South London looking for her Mr Right whilst her biological clock loudly ticks on. She announces to her close girlfriends after a boozy Sunday brunch that she is ready to up her game and start actively dating, to their surprise and delight. After being consciously single for a number of years, Symona remembers what worked and what definitely did not in the dating arena. This time, she knows who she is and what she wants. 

As Symona reflects through her memories from one Mr to another, she reveals her sensual, hilarious and downright frustrating encounters. She finds herself asking, “What does it mean to be a Black woman trying to exist, date and find love?” In her pursuit of love, she learns new lessons and different answers. Will these new revelations get her what she wants?

©2020 Lisa Bent (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Feels badly written

Really struggled with this. Starts ok, descends into nonsense and ends terribly. Made no sense! The stories of her friends are far more interesting than her own but they are inexplicably dropped in the last third. The man at the end is pure fantasy. So much so he has no depth and feels made up. So many points go un tackled, so many questions go unanswered. And so many OMG's I wanted to scream. Reads as badly as 50 Shades but for black women. Sigh.

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So much more than a book about finding a partner

This book is great. Full of self-discovery, this book is part love story, part valuable life lessons around spirituality, growth and healing. I love that it includes the real fears, joys and obstacles of being a Black woman in the UK and it’s so beautifully written that whilst reading it, you can see the film playing in your mind.

The narration is great in the Audible version (I actually have both paperback and audiobook) although it’s a shame that Lisa Bent isn’t reading it herself - but that’s really just a personal preference of mine.

Full marks all round. Give it go, you won’t regret it.

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Amazing Story, about time #BlackWomanmagic !

I started off a little hesitant, in the beginning as, the truth of this character's dating experience was a little too close to home lol. However, I was drawn in as the story gained momentum, in the way she consistently moved forward despite the struggles and setbacks in pursuit of her own story of self-love first, and then in search of what is really for 'her' and the belief that it is out there... There were so many hilarious times, I laughed out so loud the neighbors could hear.
I really enjoyed hearing about the characters, their dating strategies, and their own journeys.
Loved the choice of narrator, the accents, and the relaxing voice tone/style. In all, gives me hope (even a few dating tips..) and keeps me curious and open to my own dating adventures... Also, a little push to keep believing that what is for me won't miss me. I really enjoyed listening to another black woman's story of love. Movie please! Me and the girls would love it!

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So Relatable Its Scary!

I absolutely loved listening to this so much! The storyline had me smiling, laughing, crying wishing and hoping for more for our Symona.

So so relatable. I'll be buying the physical version to keep on my shelf! Brilliant!❤

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Not for me.

I listened to the end because I hate an unfinished book. But absolutely not the read for me. A whole novel about turning over stones, micro examining every breath of any real or potential relationship and self exploration that made me weary. Maybe not narcissistic but a little too much navel gazing. A lot of other people will thoroughly enjoy this book about this woman’s ‘journey’ to her ideal relationship.

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funny, witty and full of life

I really enjoyed this story. it captured all the essence of being single. it also had tips that I will take on board. I hope the author writes more stories. I will be checking that out.

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relatable and hopeful

thoroughly enjoyed this book and gushed many times over. It was well performed and at times felt I was there

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Wonderful book

Took me a little while to get into but absolutely worth a listen! Incredible with so many poignant nuggets of wisdom.

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Wonderful, heartwarming book

This book was such a great read. Wonderfully romantic. Lisa Bent has written a book that’s makes the reader feel like they are a part of the friendship group. It’s so relatable, what a journey I’ve been on with Symona. Would highly recommend.

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Loved it!

Such an insightful read that made me feel understood and less alone. Loved the strong female characters.