Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland

Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (400 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

This unforgettable debut novel asks us to look up from our screens and out at the world…and to imagine what life would be like with no searches, no status updates, no texts, no Tweets, no pins, and no posts

Evie Rosen has had enough. She’s tired of the partners at her law firm e-mailing her at all hours of the night. The thought of another online date makes her break out in a cold sweat. She’s over the clever hashtags and the endless selfies. So when her career hits a surprising roadblock and her heart is crushed by Facebook, Evie decides it’s time to put down her smartphone for good. (Beats stowing it in her underwear—she’s done that too!)

And that’s when she discovers a fresh start for real conversations, fewer distractions, and living in the moment, even if the moments are heartbreakingly difficult. Babies are born; marriages teeter; friendships are tested. Evie just may find love and a new direction when she least expects it, but she also learns that just because you unplug your phone doesn’t mean you can unplug from life.

A series of events has led Evie to leave social media.  When she loses her job, Evie vows to stop using social media and the internet, for anything. From then on she learns some things about herself she wouldn’t have otherwise, and finds herself attracted to one man she may not be able to have.

This book had a very interesting plot, and although it took a while for me to completely get into it, it was worth the wait.  The plot was simple but the characters, minor and secondary, were fantastic and stole the show. Especially Evie’s grandmother.

Love and Miss Communication is a story about a woman in her thirties struggling to find love through an internet dating site. What would make me come back and read this book again and again was this struggle which is both realistic and timely.

Miss Friedland did a wonderful job of writing a story which highlighted a modern woman’s struggle to not only be successful in her professional life but her personal one as well.  I loved the simplicity of this story and would recommend it.

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