Love prescribed is a romantic comedy set in England. Rosie is a hard-working pharmacist, but she needs a date for an upcoming university reunion. While flatmates Emma and Josie try to find her an ideal man, Emma’s brother steps in to help Rosie at the pharmacy when her delivery boy breaks his leg.
I liked the opening chapter of this book, which threw the reader right into Rosie’s chaotic life. However, this is a dialogue-led story and this is where the book soon fell down for me. Real-life conversations don’t sound right in fiction, they need to be shorter and tighter with less small talk. Also, because the story is dialogue-led I felt that it lost out in character development, so it was harder for me to make connections and feel empathy towards any of the individuals.
I wanted to like tale, but I thought that it needed a lot more work to make this an entertaining and memorable story.
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Hello! I’m Rosie! Pharmacist, flatmate, foodie extraordinaire and frankly, sick of being single. While all my friends from university are settling down into relationships and popping out almost as many babies as we pop out pills at work, I’m stuck doing all the hours I can to keep the pharmacy going. But the university reunion ball is looming and I might have told a few white lies about the existence of my date, surely I’ll find someone in time?
But when my girls Jess and Emily decide to take control of my dating life, will I actually find a date to the ball? Or will an intruder from the past cause chaos in my dispensary and disrupt life as I know it, in more ways than one?