Thursday, April 04, 2024

#BookReview: Once Upon an Algorithm by Clara O’Connor

Synopsis: A brand new spicy STEM romance for fans of Ali Hazelwood and Sally Thorne!
Leonie’s personal dating algorithm:

1. Over 6 ft Tall
2. Funny and carefree
3. Well-travelled

But when a dating app leads Leonie to one night in Paris with brooding stranger Jack – the total opposite of what she’s looking for – she realises her list is missing out the most important thing: chemistry. And the chemistry between Leonie and Jack is off the charts!

Could the algorithm be on to something? When Leonie starts her new job at a tech start up the last person she expects to see is Jack. But there he is, sitting in the boss’s office, the man behind the code and the best night of sex of her life…


Rating: 1 Star
My Review: 
This book was not for me. The FMC Leonie’s “friends” were way too pushy in my opinion and from the little bit I read, really didn’t come across as actual friends. I felt like the only thing that was focused on was the fact that  She was single and NEEDED a significant other, specifically a male significant other, in order for her life to be complete. Beyond being annoyed with how toxic the friends are, I found myself bored and unable to find a solid story line

Clara O’Connor grew up in the west of Ireland where inspiration was on her doorstep; her village was full of legend, a place of druids and banshees and black dogs at crossroads. Clara worked in publishing and TV for many years while her travels set her in the footsteps of Arthurian myth, to those of the Mayans, Masai, Dervishes and all the fascinating peoples and places this world has to offer. The world she never expected to explore was the one found in the pages of her debut novel, Secrets of the Starcrossed, which is the first book in the The Once and Future Queen trilogy.

Hi! Welcome to my page. Once upon a time I threw all my favourite ingredients into a big pot to brew an alternative history and stirred - Celts and Romans, a dash of Arthurian lore and a pinch of the Tudor dynasty, seasoned with technology, and then sprinkled in starcrossed lovers and clashing societies, myth and magic. 

If this sounds like something you like too, then I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did creating it.


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