Title: Man Crush Monday
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 3, 2020
"Adorably sweet, incredibly funny and totally astounding!" - Little Steamy Reads
"An opposites attract, seemingly unlikely romance that’s a fun read with some unexpected drama. I felt the love and the angst. A great read!" - Keri Loves Books
"Man Crush Monday is hands down the best contemporary romance with rom-com vibes, I've recently read." - Bookmarks by Jasmina Blog
A new stand-alone romcom from Kirsty Moseley, best-selling author of The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window and Nothing Left to Lose.
Perma-single Amy Clarke prides herself on three things: her pink hair, her Converse collection, and her ability to drink copious amounts of margarita without puking. She isn’t looking for love. She’s perfectly content with her simultaneous love affairs with Netflix and both Ben and Jerry. The trouble is, sometimes, love finds you.
Five months ago, he climbed aboard her train, and nothing has been the same since. Fast-forward to now, she still doesn’t know his name, but she knows she wants his babies.
Her crush—this tall, dark, and handsome dork who gets on her train every other Monday—has no idea he brightens her day with his panty-wetting smile and laugh that makes her pulse quicken.
When a chance encounter outside of workforces them to have their first proper conversation, things quickly go from loving him from afar to up close and very personal. With a string of disastrous exes in her past, has Amy finally found her Mr. Perfect? Or does fate have other plans?
This was my first time reading Kirsty Moseley and I absolutely loved this book! I think there's a bit of Amy in the majority of us, and that's why I connected with her as a character. She's quirky and marches to her beat, but she's also got her little bit of insecurities that sometimes come out, but not enough to make her come across as who's winy and all "woe is me". She's also not the type to fall for the gorgeously handsome, broody, unattainable type, but rather she gravitates towards the cute, nerdy guys, so it's understandable the crush she's developed on a certain train passenger.
Amy and her crush have a messy meet cute, but it's obvious there's plenty of chemistry between them from the start. I will admit that they were pretty much in sync a lot to the point I was beginning to wonder if they would just end up riding off into the sunset; he passed the important tests: meeting her BFFs and her family. The drama unfolded when it was time for her to meet his family, because that was a twist I certainly didn't see coming!
Once that information was revealed, I couldn't put the book down because I couldn't wait to see how things would unfold. I was impressed with how the situation was handled: no fussing or yelling or acting ridiculous, just an honest, tough-as-nails conversation and agreement that was needed in order to sort out emotions. I was hoping things would turn out the way they were supposed to, although getting to that point was definitely an emotional roller coaster. The epilogue was especially sweet, and I have to say that Ms. Moseley has earned another fan as I will be reading more of her books in the future.
Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later and hasn’t looked back.
If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be 'daydreamer' - but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn't necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams....
She lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.