A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess – Book Review

Title: A Girl Like You

Author: Gemma Burgess

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Light Fiction

Blurb from Goodreads

I’ve discovered the secret to successful singledom. I’m acting like a man. And it’s working.

After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London’s most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her.

With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed… but what happens when she meets her match?

My Review

Original mini-review: August 2014

Love, love, love, love, LOVE!!!

Chock full of all the things I love in a fluffy romantic comedy:

  • likeable leading lady
  • swoon-worthy guy
  • bags of humour
  • and a romantic storyline that I fall for every time!

Second read: April 2017

I’m not a big rereader of books and especially not romantic comedies. However there are certain authors and books for which I will make an exception. This is one such case.

How did it go second time around????
Bloody marvellous!!!!


“Breaking up with him was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. There isn’t much in books or music or films that helps you leave someone who is very, very nice but just not quite right. He’s not mean, you’re not miserable, no one cheats. It’s just a sad, slow process of ending it.”

So our leading lady Abigail finds herself single and back on the dating scene after a number of years in a steady but dull relationship but she’s clueless how to act. Enter her womanising new flatmate Robert who becomes her dating guru and teaches her the tricks of the trade of London’s dating scene aka “be detached, be bulletproof!”

And obviously drama and hi-jinx ensue!!!

Abigail is a great leading character. She’s so clueless and funny, yet nice and normal.

Robert is one of my all time fav book boyfriends. He’s just EVERYTHING you want in a rom-com boyf!!!

And the cast of supporting characters are a great addition to the storyline whenever they pop up.

This is just funny and lighthearted and I think I may have even enjoyed it more the second time around.


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6 thoughts on “A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess – Book Review

  1. Emer I pulled up Goodreads before I even started reading your review – you’re just THAT good at convincing me to add books to my TBR now that I don’t even try to resist 😂 When I first read the blurb, I actually thought the plot sounded a little cringy & over-done but that snippet! Your description of the love interest!!! SIGN ME UP, GIRL!!! 😂

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    1. Omg 🙈😂😂😂 It does sound a little cringey I know, but the writing is very smart and punchy. That’s why I hate the cover so much. I don’t think it truly fits the sass. Ahhh I hope you do get to read it some day Ngoc, and love it as much as I do ☺️☺️☺️❤️💙💖

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