The Dating Detox

The Dating Detox If you can t date anyone nice don t date anyone at allDating is a dangerous sport So after her sixth successive failed relationship romantically challenged something Sass decides she s had enough

  • Title: The Dating Detox
  • Author: Gemma Burgess
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • If you can t date anyone nice, don t date anyone at allDating is a dangerous sport So after her sixth successive failed relationship, romantically challenged 20 something Sass decides she s had enough The Dating Detox is born No men, no break ups, no problem The result Her life usually joyfully traumatically occupied with dates, clothes and vodka is finally eIf you can t date anyone nice, don t date anyone at allDating is a dangerous sport So after her sixth successive failed relationship, romantically challenged 20 something Sass decides she s had enough The Dating Detox is born No men, no break ups, no problem The result Her life usually joyfully traumatically occupied with dates, clothes and vodka is finally easy Chastity rocks No wonder nuns are always singing Everything falls at her feet Especially men Will Sass break the rules Why does fate keep throwing her in the path of the irritatingly amusing and gorgeous Jake Will she ever roll the dice and play again Or is a love free life too good to risk losing For the post Carrie Bradshaw, post Bridget Jones, post credit crunch generation of singles, life isn t beautiful, a bitch, or a beach It s a party.

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      Published :2019-02-10T12:38:34+00:00

    About " Gemma Burgess "

  • Gemma Burgess

    Gemma started writing anti romantic comedies for girls who like chicklit that comforts and charms without the silly fluffy bits She lives in Notting Hill in London, but grew up all over the place mostly Hong Kong She loves talking and writing, not necessarily in that order.She also loves burgers, vodka, white tipped Marlboro Lights, OK GO, Sixteen Candles, Lucky Jim, anything from Nora Ephron and Jilly Cooper, new wave music and clothes.Email Gemma at gemma gemmaburgess or get in touch with Sammie Rafique at Avon Harper Collins, Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents London or Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management New York.

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  • If you can't date anyone nice, don't date anyone at allDating is a dangerous sport. Gemma Burgess reminds me of a real Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, women love her and she just writes about dating, relationships, and sex so well. She makes you laugh and root for the main character. She also makes you forget all about your dating woes and see a hopeful future.This book was funny, a page turner, and filled my girl power bucket up. I read it when I was single and tried almost every dating [...]


  • Meh. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. The predictable-happy finale was good and earned it its third star.However this book didn’t capture me very much, the plot was a bit flat… it lacked tension. Definitely wasn’t gripping. Really, half of the book was practically the narration of useless day-to-day activities; the author spent too many words describing the surroundings, the group dynamics, the preparation and development of the parties or weekends. I felt that the Love Story, which for [...]


  • While not quite as good as A Girl Like You—and maybe a little bit samey as well—this book is still a fun, evocative coming-of-maturity story with interesting characters you can't help but love. Also like the later book (this one was published some two years prior), it felt a bit long near the end with Sass being just a touch too clueless about her own emotional state.But talking about how it falls short of its later cousin does it a bit of a disservice when the fact of the matter is that I e [...]


  • After being dumped six times in a row, twenty-something Sass decides enough is enough. On a night out with her friend Bloomie, Sass decides to begin The Dating Detox. For three months Sass will abide by numerous rules including: not making any new man-friends, not flirting with any man and most importantly, not going on any dates. Will Sass be able to abide by The Dating Detox for three whole months? After the three months is up, will Sass go back to her destructive dating lifestyle or will she [...]


  • 3.5 starsAfter being dumped six times in a row, Sass finds herself getting drunk with her best friend Bloomie at a steakhouse. Right then and there, she decides to swear off all men and stop dating for at least three months. And so the Dating Sabbatical is born:“1. No accepting dates2. No asking men out on dates3. Obvious flirting is not allowed4. Avoid talking about the Sabbatical5. Talking about the Sabbatical is permitted in response to being asked out on a date. Until then it would just in [...]


  • Ok, I am in love with A Girl Like You So I thought I was love this one as well, that wasn't the case. There was too much description of clothes that bored me, and as it wasn't my style of dressing, I found it weird. Also, the love story didn't hook me, I don't know but it isn't like A girl like you, were I was totally in love with how the relantionship grow and the many details that you could read about it (he folding the paper for her, that kind of stuff). Maybe I had so many expectations becau [...]


  • Overall, I liked this a lot, but I think the pacing was a bit off. I wish it hadn't (slight spoiler) (view spoiler)[jumped the three months of the initial dating detox. (hide spoiler)]I REALLY liked the work stuff. I've been feeling that a lot lately, that increasing sense of confidence that maybe you DO know what you're doing!And I liked that this dealt so head on with the recession. I'm not sure I've really read that before. And certainly it's affected, is really still affecting, my generation [...]


  • Taken from my blog rosiereview.wordpressI think it’s a first for me. To read a book from one author and then run straight to another. Normally if I like a author I’ll download another, but I’d read a book from a different author; in a way cleansing my reading pallet before coming back to this author. But after A Girl Like You I had to read more Gemma Burgess! This book like AGLY was excellent. It had me in stitches, it had me wanting for more. It shows really well a girl’s insecurities a [...]


  • Forgive me but i am completely flummoxed with where the plot is actually heading. I really thought this was some chick lit romance w/ Sophie-Kinsella humor but i am gradually flabbergasted already. The absurdity of the story is making me just drop it and close it without finishing it. It is just a drag. I completely understand the character's intent on ceasing the dating arena because she has been a complete dormat but it is just toooooo much already like stop it already and get on with him. but [...]


  • It took me back to be honest, for I was 'Sass' in a former life (when I still had one before I met my husband, settled down and had kids) and frankly, I'm glad not to have to put up with any 'cockmonkeys' or 'bastardos' anymore since I don't think my liver could take it. This book was hugely enjoyable and written from the main character's 'POV', being easily read/relate-able with plenty of intelligent observations thrown in for good measure and I liked the wordplay bits too. This is totally one [...]


  • As usual, I did enjoy Gemma's lively and amusing way with words. I'm simply charmed how London comes to life. I liked Sass and her friends, Jake is smashing, of course - although Robert in "A girl like you" touched my heart a lot more. Gemma Burgess is now officially my favourite chick-lit writer. One thing that bugs me, though: Do they REALLY drink this much? If life is so great, why the constant need to drown it in vodka, wine, beer, schnapps ?


  • The Dating Detox was a whole lot of laughs. It was fun, well written, easy to read and I liked the authors humour a lot.My only small complaint was all the smoking breaks really began to get on my nerves.Definitely recommended.Thanks Tory for picking it as our first super awesome book group choice :)


  • I'm just gonna say one thing: epic parties and nights out that make you wanna hit town. I mean, seriously: I wanna bring out my shades, put my best party dress on, turn up the music (preferably something like Bright Lights, Bigger City or other party tunes) and be part of that crew. Totally worth the hangovers.




  • Review originally on I Heart Chick LiticklitkevinxxRecently, I went to a book sale in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and had the best time of my life, shopping for well, BOOKS! I had a couple of hundreds and I thought, I'll splurge it ALL on books. I know, I'm that crazy. It was a day I would remember for the rest of my life. Okay, until next year when I go again. It was probably THE BIGGEST book sale I've ever been to.And the best part was, all fiction titles, hardback and paperback, were only RM8, which me [...]


  • The story follows 28 year old Sass as she embarks upon a dating sabbatical after being dumped for the 6th time. She has sworn herself in with the help of best friend Bloomie and dedicates herself to sticking to the sabbatical rules for 3 months. She takes hold of her men-free life with two hands. Until Jake, gorgeous, funny Jake. Her dating sabbatical rules didn't account for meeting someone she might actually like. Sass has to decide if her sabbatical has run its course or if Jake is just anoth [...]


  • 3.25???I don't knowI'm really confused about this book,so just bear with me guys :PDating Detox is not what I'd call an epic book nor something I'd refer to as an epic fail.Something that you won't feel lack of in this book is the presence of the main protagonist.at is,Sass. Which can be very annoyingI'll get back to that in a minute.The characters in this book are people who you'll get attached to quite instantly. Something that I adore in a book.Sass and her friends are quite hilarious and gra [...]


  • Sass is a strong character. She has flaws and strength, she has good personality, straight talking, and very likeable. Had been in about 70 first dates, half of them continued to second dates, being dumped 6 times in in a row in the last 7 years, she believed she had bad luck on dating. So she created 'Dating Sabbatical', complete with rules etc. It's kind of 'detox' for her dating life. No man, no sex, no kissing, no flirting, no 'bastardo'. And it worked well so far. Her life turns completely [...]


  • Gemma Burgess is on the highway of being my all time favourite chic-lit author!(Let's say it's a tough one between her and Queen Meg Cabot, okay. Hashtag keepin' it classy and loyal)Come on, watch this little trailer I found, because I know not many know about its existence (here's looking at you Cloudyskye):youtube/watch?v=aEqFZI love it when chic-lit involves a lot of banter and especially a lot of fashiony details - two things I can count on with Ms Burgess!I loved the fact that our main girl [...]


  • This one is epic.What I luuuuuved:1. the heroineshe's like this-"I feel terribly happy all of a sudden. I skippy-bunny-hop a couple of steps, and high-five myself. No, I really do. (A self-high-five involves jumping in the air and clapping your hands together, with the back of one hand facing you and the other coming up to clap it from below. It looks funny, but it feels great.)"and this-Talks to herself all the time.Oh, and she knows her 80's music!What's not to love about a girl like that? Alt [...]


  • I needed something light and fun to read and The Dating Detox fitted that bill perfectly. the characters are classic chick lit, Sass is a twenty something babe who works in advertising (apparently every single girl in London works in advertising), tired of her love life never quite working out she declares herself a date free zone. Predictably she meets the perfect guy practically the day after, whom she has to beat off with a stick for the next three months.While the plot is fairly transparent, [...]


  • Wow! What an amazing read, I have waited a long time for this book to come out in my Library! This is quite simply, the best "chick lit" i've ever read, as well as being the funniest book i've ever read. I didn't really know what i was in for when i started the book and was overwhelmed by how much i enjoyed it. Sass is a hilarious character whose decisions and insights mirror my own in a scarily accurate way- her paranoias and quirks are so relatable that this book feels less of a book and more [...]


  • This was good, but much less than her second novel, A Girl Like You. The increase in experience really shows! Some things annoyed me in this: the endless details about her clothes/make-up/morning routine, and how all her friends seemed to blend together, even her two best friends. Otherwise, the banter with the main couple was awesome, and the conflict pretty believable. I liked her work stories too, and how it helped her find her confidence/awesomeness. Not bad, but I wouldn't necessarily recom [...]


  • I cannot say enough about how much I LOVE this book. It kicks ass, it slaps other chick lit round the face and says 'eat that', because quite frankly, Burgess has got sass (please excuse the terrible pun on the protagonist's name) and style and a wit that tastes like a dirty martini and warms like a hug from a good friend. I laughed my head off, and i felt like i was reading about someone i know. I truly feel that the majority of chick lit out there is generic, bland, and essentially all the sam [...]


  • Sass has had enough of being dumped by blokes, so she decides to embark on a Dating Detox - which prooves to be a challenge as she goes about her normal life - men don't believe her and she finds herself in situations that test her resolve - especially when she meets JakeShe is convinced that it is the men that are the trouble as everything else in her life starts going so well once the Dating Detox sets in.Laugh out loud moments and a good journey through Sass', Bloomie and Kate's lives!


  • To say I loved this book is an understatement. Before finishing it I'd recommended it to friends who lapped it up too with equal relish. This even involved reading the kindle on the window ledge during dinner prep. It's that good. She's witty, she's sassy and she does write a book with cojones. I will be making sure I read Gemma Burgess from now on - and I will be praying hard for a film of this book. This one so deserves it. (By the way, Jake is to die for and the line of hapless wrong-boyfrien [...]


  • I found this book quite slow to start off with and can honestly say I really did not care about the main character or the supporting characters. After a bit the pace of the book picked up and i enjoyed the book a lot more. It was a fun read in the end, very silly but perfect if you are in the mood for something light, fluffy and that doesn't make you think too much!


  • I am surprised that a story with this much lack of plot can go on for so many pages. And I am surprised I even finished it.This is the kind of book that takes SO LONG to get to the point it wants to say, and thinks it can distract its reader with mindless drivel before it gets there. In case you're wondering: Nope. Didn't work.


  • Three and a half stars. The first half dragged a little and I could really have done without the constant description of clothing, hair styles and make-up. The heroine has the potential to be very annoying, but in the end she gets the grip. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it, especially the second half.


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