Love on Blast
by Teddy Baire
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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2023
Indie, Teddy Baire Inc.
In a lively city, two inseparable best friends find themselves in a playful yet high-stakes competition for a coveted new job. Determined to prove their worth, they find themselves in a unique and unconventional challenge that will capture the attention of the entire city. With the promise of promotion hanging in the balance, they embark on a series of extraordinary dates with charming suitors, each encounter more surprising and comical than the last.
As the city eagerly follows their romantic escapades through a dedicated blog, and unconventional advertising, readers will become invested in the unfolding drama, eagerly casting their votes to determine who will triumph in this spirited rivalry. The dates take our protagonists on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from hilariously awkward encounters to unexpectedly profound connections.
Filled with heartwarming moments and hilarious misadventures, this enchanting tale invites readers into a world where friendships are tested, love blossoms unexpectedly, and the power of community holds the key to determining their fate. Get ready to root for your favorite contestant as you immerse yourself in the thrilling and romantic rollercoaster of the Great Date-Off!
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Average rating from 32 members
Thank you to the publisher for giving me an ARC for honest review.
I had high hopes for this book, But once i opened it i was surprised to find that the book did not live up to the expectations. This book did contain a trigger warning but i found that the first three chapters of this book made me cringe and contain little hope that it would get better. What i did read i felt was rushed and all over the place with pacing of this story. we follow Becca, Sami and Jewel as they speed date and be very boring characters. We are then introduced to Jamal, Addison and a candy business heir and then there's a shootout with a random dude. We are still only three chapter in, and I could not be soldiering on.
There is a lot of typos, and the layout makes it confusing to keep track of who's talking. I dnf it at three chapters because it was so hard to keep track of everyone and was hard to find it interesting. I would say that the main idea of the story was what drew me in. So, I feel with more edits and more of an outline of the main plot line this could be a great read. I feel like you need to cut down on the number of characters shown to us in the first couple of chapters. I wanted to know more about the job and the life of the three women first then gradually introduce us to a few more side characters as we went on.
I was first intrigued by the gorgeous cover and title, and I saw myself enjoying this book but unfortunately my reading experience could have been better. Some parts felt superficial and “cringey” but that’s just me.
Nonetheless, I would still recommend this to anyone looking for titles that aren’t much talked about!
Thank you so much Netgalley and publisher for the access to this book. I am very grateful to have experienced this read despite not meeting my expectations.
I really love the artwork for the cover and the blurb about this book. Those two things are what drew me to wanting to read this story! My favorite things from this book was the relationships between the best friends. I do think that that pacing can be worked on and I did find some parts cringey but over all it’s a good story.
I absolutely loved the cover and the blurb about this book. I went into it with high hopes of a good rom-com.
The best friends and their well-developed characters were my favorite aspects of the book. Though I wasn't rooting for one over another. I enjoyed The Great Date Off's concept; it had some excellent ideas. Now comes the part where I say there were too many side characters to follow. There were a lot of typos and inconsistencies in this book that made it difficult for me to follow the storyline. I also found the book cringeworthy times, but that might have just been me. A good editor would definitely make this book a winner.
Thanks #netgalley for this ARC for review.
My god was this terrible. First off it needs way more editing. There are so many times where andrew and jamals names are mixed up. How do you even do that, they are very different characters. There are also really weird things said about different races that seem really sketch. The whole plot is just weird and they keep talking about how they are best friends but it's never really shown. There are also three girls on the cover but becca isn't really that relevant and doesn't even have a pov.
I received an arc through netgalley.
Teddy Baire does a great job in creating this romance novel, it had everything that I was expecting from this type of book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and loved the cover adds to this tale.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this eARC of 'Love on Blast' by Teddy Baire.
I'll be honest and say that 'Love on Blast' by Teddy Baire just wasn't for me. I connected with the blurb but the story just was not my cup of tea. I didn't really like the characters or anything, there was just nothing for me to personally cling onto.
Thank you netgalley and publisher for providing arc of this novel.
I dnf'd this novel.
I really tried reading it but it kept letting me down and i couldn't read it anymore.
It was too fast paced and too many characters were introduced at once.
I would recommend it only to those who like fast paced and such kind of books
This book was totally okay. I did not vibe with it that much but I can see why people would like it. Would recommend.
"Love on Blast" is a captivating and heartwarming story that weaves together elements of friendship, competition, romance, and community in a delightful narrative. Set in a lively city, this novel follows the journey of two inseparable best friends who find themselves in a playful yet high-stakes competition for a coveted new job.
The premise of the story is both fresh and engaging, offering a unique twist on the classic romantic comedy. The rivalry between the two protagonists adds depth and intrigue to the plot, as they embark on a series of extraordinary dates to prove their worth and secure a promotion. This unconventional challenge captures the city's attention, with their romantic escapades documented in a dedicated blog and unconventional advertising, making readers feel like active participants in the unfolding drama.
What sets this book apart is its ability to balance humor and heartwarming moments. The dates themselves are a highlight, ranging from hilariously awkward encounters to unexpectedly profound connections. The characters are well-developed, and their interactions and chemistry feel genuine, drawing readers into their world.
Beneath the competitive spirit, "Love on Blast" explores themes of friendship and love. It highlights the power of community and the importance of support in navigating life's challenges, particularly in the unpredictable world of dating. Readers will find themselves rooting for their favorite contestant and emotionally invested in the outcome.
Overall, ""Love on Blast" is a delightful and entertaining romantic comedy that promises laughter, surprises, and a touch of romance. It effectively captures the essence of modern dating while delivering a heartwarming and satisfying story. This book is a rollercoaster of emotions that will leave readers thoroughly entertained and engaged from start to finish.
this book is going to be on blast. oof its a bit of a mess. there's a lot to the bones of it. i can see it the spark in through it all. it needs some editing. this reads like a rough cut that should not be put out for consumption yet. i feel really bad for teddy baire because i can tell they really put their whole self into this, it has a lot of personality in there. it's just hodgepodges a bit due to a lack of self editing. i see what's there! i like the idea!
I laughed so hard while reading this. This was a romance but it was also about friendship. Two friends are competing for the same position at work. They are writing articles about dating and all the things women go through to find the 'one' using their own experiences. Along the way they find love but they also almost lose their friendship. I just loved the story and the growth of these characters. I cannot wait to read more by this author, Thank you to NetGalley and Indie, Teddy Baire Inc. for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Wanted to like this book. I really did! However, I struggled to care about the characters or the whole reason for this storyline to start. The author warns about several things, and the racism starts early and aggressively. It put me off.
This could have been a good book but unfortunately there were a lot of mistakes in this copy, including a mix up in the names of the characters relating to the story which made it hard to follow.
To me this could have been really good but it felt rather mundane and lacked a lot of plot lines.
a cute novel, i really enjoyed it!
Thank you to the author, publisher, and netgalley for this review copy.
dnf @ 15%
I'm sorry, but I found some takes about race a little too weird and I couldn't quite get the vibe. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review!
I really wanted to love this book as the cover and description were so appealing but overall, it just wasn't for me. There is still a relatively high level of editing left to be done for typos, and I did spot some character name confusion.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this advanced reader copy of Love On Blast.
The cover of this book is beautiful and creative and highlights the rom-com genre of the novel. This initially drew me in and the premise of three, starkly different women trying to find love sounded like a fun, lighthearted read.
After three chapters, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the story. The three main women are described on a very superficial level and didn’t demonstrate any depth to their characters. It felt one dimensional to me. The pacing of the plot was too fast and didn’t allow for any relationship building or development. I also found it hard to follow as the character perspective changes multiple times within each chapter, rather than a whole chapter focusing more on just one character’s story. I didn’t find anything standout about this story and as a result, didn’t want to keep reading.
The story has the potential to be good, but some more in-depth plot building and character building needs to happen to draw me in as a reader.
I want to begin by expressing my gratitude to NetGalley and Teddy Baire for granting me the opportunity to read this book. The cover of the book is exquisitely designed, and I initially approached this story with great enthusiasm, drawn in by its summery vibes. However, I couldn't help but feel that certain elements were omitted. At times, the book compelled me to pause and take a step back from my reading, but overall, it was a compelling and enjoyable experience.
There was a lot happening in this book and I'm not sure it's completely sorted yet. I was lucky enough to receive a digital copy of this book as an Advanced Readers Copy, so I do have hope that some of these issues will be sorted out before it is released, but as of right now it is a bit all over the place. There is just so many side quests and sub plots and quickly forgotten characters, that had so much potential but felt rushed or irrelevant in the current draft. Our protagonist was pretty loveable though and I see how this book could be great.
Le sigh. My first DNF of 2023. I made it to chapter four but had to call it quits. I found the typos and layout to be confusing and it really took me out of the story. I really enjoyed the cover and the blurb, but unfortunately for this reader, the book did not deliver. My suggestion to the author is to hire an editor who could help to shape the story and make it more engaging. There is a winner buried somewhere in here, you just need some help finding it!
I have no words... I went into this arc with such high anticipation, Between the cover and the description, however this book lack luster for me. There are several inaccurate names, and punctuation and also the comments said about races, seems very sketchy to me personally. This book I thought was gonna preach girl power and it DID NOT.
I thought… well, that is on me. Anyway.
Reading this was a lot, like so many stuff didn’t make sense. Changing POV too many times without it being Chapter XX and name of the person.
This could be so good, but let’s go with it’s me, not the book.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this advanced reader copy of Love On Blast
"Love on Blast" by Teddy Blaire promises an exciting premise but unfortunately falls short in delivering a fully engaging and well-constructed narrative.
The cover of the book is undeniably attractive, drawing readers in with the promise of an enticing tale of friendship and competition in the realm of relationships. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes evident that more meticulous editing could have significantly enhanced the overall reading experience.
The central plot revolves around two best friends, Sami and Jewel, both finding themselves single at the same time. The concept of competition for a life-altering prize adds an intriguing layer to the story. However, the execution of the plot leaves much to be desired. The pacing is rushed, hindering character development and relationship building, making the characters feel one-dimensional and lacking depth.
Moreover, the frequent and abrupt point-of-view changes within chapters contribute to the disjointed narrative. The promise of exploring the complexities of friendship and relationships in the face of competition is overshadowed by these structural issues, making it challenging to fully immerse oneself in the story.
The book attempts to touch on themes of racism, but the execution of this aspect is questionable and may not resonate well with readers. Additionally, the presence of a third character depicted on the cover, seemingly significant, remains largely detached from the core storyline, contributing to a sense of inconsistency.
In summary, while "Love on Blast" holds promise with its intriguing premise and eye-catching cover, it falls short due to issues related to pacing, character development, editing, and point-of-view transitions. With a more carefully crafted narrative, enriched characterizations, and a more focused exploration of its themes, this book could reach its potential and offer readers a more engaging and satisfying reading experience.
1.9 rounded up to 2/5
Unfortunately this wasn’t a book for me, however just the beautiful cover alone will be suitable for the right person out there waiting to discover this one!
I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.
The blurb pushed me to delve into the book. However, once I started reading it wasn't that at all.
Between the numerous changes of POV, the writing which put me off at times, and the execution of the idea which in reality is not that good...
Thank you NetGalley for the e-book!
Thanks NetGalley and author for the opportunity to read this ARC book. Unfortunately I was not a fan of the content and how LONG it was. It did not need to be 400 pages. The cover is was free me in but it was a no.
The story starts off very info-dumpy, if you like all of the information to come very quickly at the start of the novel then great but it gives a very hectic pace and made me wonder what would happen for the rest of the novel if we got so much plot or story within the first 100 pages.
I really enjoyed this book it was such a good story line. I read it quickly and enjoyed it very much.
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Love on Blast was just not the book for me. The editing was atrocious and the story was “fine”. I probably won’t be picking anything else up by this author unfortunately. 2? Stars. Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me a copy to read for an honest review.
'Love on Blast' by Teddy Baire had the potential for a fun and unique premise, but it left me wanting more.
The story revolves around two best friends engaged in a playful yet high-stakes competition for a coveted job opportunity. The concept of the competition, which includes a series of unconventional and extraordinary dates, had the promise of being a captivating and comical read. However, the execution fell short of my expectations.
I found the plot to be lacking depth, and the characters, although likable, remained relatively one-dimensional. The comedic moments were present but didn't always hit the mark, leaving me wanting more humor and emotional connection.
The idea of chronicling their romantic escapades through a dedicated blog and involving the city's residents in voting was intriguing but felt underutilized. I wished for more engagement and immersion in this aspect of the story.
Overall, 'Love on Blast' fell short of its potential, leaving me with a feeling of unfulfilled promise. While it may have its audience, I found it to be a two-star read due to the unrealized potential of the intriguing premise.