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Dating Apps or Dating In Real Life? Where Will Emily Find True Love? Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right in her PJs, the idea of meeting a guy in person fills her with dread. So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love in real life, Emily wants to run Dating Apps or Dating In Real Life? Where Will Emily Find True Love? Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right in her PJs, the idea of meeting a guy in person fills her with dread. So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love in real life, Emily wants to run for the hills. Then she meets Josh. He’s handsome, kind and funny, but Emily’s had her heart crushed before and knows he's hiding something… Is Josh too good to be true? Can Emily learn to trust again? And if she does, will it lead to love or more heartache? Love Offline is a fun, sexy, entertaining story about friendship, stepping outside of your comfort zone and falling in love the old-fashioned way. Ideal for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare. Buy Love Offline and join Emily on her dating adventures today! www.oliviaspring.com Social media: @ospringauthor #LoveOffline


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Dating Apps or Dating In Real Life? Where Will Emily Find True Love? Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right in her PJs, the idea of meeting a guy in person fills her with dread. So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love in real life, Emily wants to run Dating Apps or Dating In Real Life? Where Will Emily Find True Love? Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right in her PJs, the idea of meeting a guy in person fills her with dread. So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love in real life, Emily wants to run for the hills. Then she meets Josh. He’s handsome, kind and funny, but Emily’s had her heart crushed before and knows he's hiding something… Is Josh too good to be true? Can Emily learn to trust again? And if she does, will it lead to love or more heartache? Love Offline is a fun, sexy, entertaining story about friendship, stepping outside of your comfort zone and falling in love the old-fashioned way. Ideal for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare. Buy Love Offline and join Emily on her dating adventures today! www.oliviaspring.com Social media: @ospringauthor #LoveOffline

30 review for Love Offline: Looking For Romance In Real Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    This was such a lovely read I really needed - a little break from all the thrillers I have been reading for the spooky season. In Olivia Spring's Love Offline, she treats us with a lovely and heart warming story about finding true love the old fashioned way. Main character Emily is shy and introverted who is trying to find her own happy ever after - just reeling from a bad relationship with her ex. I love the characters in the story and the situations had me clutching my belly for a good laugh. This was such a lovely read I really needed - a little break from all the thrillers I have been reading for the spooky season. In Olivia Spring's Love Offline, she treats us with a lovely and heart warming story about finding true love the old fashioned way. Main character Emily is shy and introverted who is trying to find her own happy ever after - just reeling from a bad relationship with her ex. I love the characters in the story and the situations had me clutching my belly for a good laugh. This was a wonderful chick lit but it really is so much more. It's about believing in yourself and learning to love yourself first and foremost. It's about being young, being in a relationship, and how social media affects these relationships. I found that I really connected with the characters, the amazing plot (and some twists too), and well-written dialogue. What a great story and one I highly recommend!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jina

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.75 Picked this up on a whim and enjoyed the concept of getting out of one's comfort zone to be executed in a way that is realistic and is an issue for individuals. The mention of social media and other factors worked for me too. The romances and those parts were not overdone or exaggerated, thought again they were real conversations and real things that happen. Granted there were a couple times where I can see the author had things happen that seemed too far fetched or unnecessary (Josh and his 3.75 Picked this up on a whim and enjoyed the concept of getting out of one's comfort zone to be executed in a way that is realistic and is an issue for individuals. The mention of social media and other factors worked for me too. The romances and those parts were not overdone or exaggerated, thought again they were real conversations and real things that happen. Granted there were a couple times where I can see the author had things happen that seemed too far fetched or unnecessary (Josh and his secret- I got it but it just didn't work all the way for me and Chloe buying the ticket to NY for Emily/reaction to Josh's "cheating" or I guess the use of the same scenario). I see why they happened but a little predictable. Overall, enjoyed Josh and Emily's moments and how she grew learning more about herself

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)

    3.5 stars rounded up Full review to follow Inside a rom-com you will be reminded just how social media can be detrimental to your confidence, rob you of your free time, and paint pictures that aren’t exactly the truth.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Clarke (Love Books Actually)

    Olivia is an author to watch, her stories just keep getting better and better! ‘Love Offline’ focuses on Emily, Emily is self employed and pretty much a recluse so it’s lucky she is able to work from home especially as she finds most of her time is spent hiding away from real life after catching her boyfriend cheating on her. The ex boyfriend is a complete waste of space and I hated him right from the beginning. Emily Lives her life mostly online, dating sites and never ending Instagram scrolling Olivia is an author to watch, her stories just keep getting better and better! ‘Love Offline’ focuses on Emily, Emily is self employed and pretty much a recluse so it’s lucky she is able to work from home especially as she finds most of her time is spent hiding away from real life after catching her boyfriend cheating on her. The ex boyfriend is a complete waste of space and I hated him right from the beginning. Emily Lives her life mostly online, dating sites and never ending Instagram scrolling especially on her ex's feed and after finding out his moved on she hits rock bottom. Her best friend Chloe, a technophobe and complete opposite to Emily, decides an intervention is needed and persuades her to live 2 months off line, a digital detox and living life out in the big wide world and give meeting new people a chance. From single mingle events, to group walking tours to speed dating Emily bravely goes for it all and as the saying goes feel the fear and do it anyway! Olivias writing makes it so easy to slip into the story and be involved. I loved the character Emily and I enjoyed the story. She was really relatable and the story pretty true to life, giving us all a little message that perhaps we should all live a little offline. It was nice to read Emily’s story and throughout all the single mingling she did she came to make new friendships during her journey. People often say everything happens for a reason and in Emily’s case I would have to agree. I recommend this book, the story has a great balance, including lots of humour. Some of the disasters Emily goes through had me laughing out loud. However the story also focuses on lots of everyday issues that we all may face in our lives. The niggling insecurities that rear their ugly heads like not feeling good enough or feeling like you have to fit in with everyone else. Just posting a simple photo of yourself on Instagram would seem a mammoth task for Emily, checking the filters, putting the right hash tags on and these insecurities made Emily seem all the more real. Huge thank you to Olivia Spring for asking me to read and review another fab book!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Henthorn

    I really enjoyed this one, Emily is very relatable falling into the trap of internet obsession. Many of us spend hours scrolling and swiping these days. Poor Emily has the problem that her villainous cheating ex, Eric is now boasting all over the internet about his engagement. Fortunately, Emily's best friend Chloe is a technophobe and guides Emily out of her screen world. I loved the language involved 'research shows that socialising can wear introverts out' and later on in the book - the word I really enjoyed this one, Emily is very relatable falling into the trap of internet obsession. Many of us spend hours scrolling and swiping these days. Poor Emily has the problem that her villainous cheating ex, Eric is now boasting all over the internet about his engagement. Fortunately, Emily's best friend Chloe is a technophobe and guides Emily out of her screen world. I loved the language involved 'research shows that socialising can wear introverts out' and later on in the book - the word 'todger' is included (although this is nothing to do with Chloe's plan). The tagline for this book is 'Looking For Romance in Real Life'. Whilst reading, I thought great what a lovely ending - but wait! I was only 50% through the book ... there was a twist - bonus! The resolution to Emily's story was satisfying, believable, even though a bit of showbiz was involved. The internet came back to bite the characters on the bum - proving that good old fashioned communication is much better than jumping to conclusions on something you have seen behind the screen

  6. 5 out of 5

    Oriana Blyth (_head_in_a_book)

    Thank you so much to Olivia for sending me a review copy of “Love Offline” in return for an honest review. I absolutely LOVED the book and was sad when it ended. Meet Emily, she’s just discovered her boyfriend of 5 years has been cheating on her for the last 6 months, and she found out in the most horrific way. Since then she has become a major recluse, confining herself to the safety of her home, or the coffee shop near where she lives. She can’t move on from her ex, and instead tortures herself Thank you so much to Olivia for sending me a review copy of “Love Offline” in return for an honest review. I absolutely LOVED the book and was sad when it ended. Meet Emily, she’s just discovered her boyfriend of 5 years has been cheating on her for the last 6 months, and she found out in the most horrific way. Since then she has become a major recluse, confining herself to the safety of her home, or the coffee shop near where she lives. She can’t move on from her ex, and instead tortures herself by following him on social media....big mistake!! When Emily finds out her ex’s latest news it sends her into a complete downward spiral and she is crushed all over again. Cue Chloe, Emily’s best friend, and complete technophobe. Chloe belongs in a completely different era, preferring to make a phone call on her old fashioned, dial turn telephone, rather than text. And carries a notepad around with her to make arrangements. She scoops Emily up, and sets her a challenge.....no social media for the next 2 months and she has to attend different singles events in order to meet people, preferably men, rather than being unlucky in love on her dating apps. Emily reluctantly agrees.....but it might just be the best thing to ever happen to her 💕💕 I absolutely adored this book and I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. It was laugh out loud funny in parts, and sexy and romantic in others. I fell in love with Emily and Chloe, they have the most amazing friendship, and although Emily is sceptical about the challenge she has been set, she goes along with it. Breaking out of her comfort zone and realising that there is more to life than swiping on dating apps, or refreshing her insta feed. This book was pure perfection in my opinion, and is now the second book I have read and reviewed by Olivia. It’s safe to say that it won’t be my last as this author is fast becoming my one to watch!! Love Offline was funny, witty and completely relevant in this social media obsessed time. I can easily say it gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I can’t wait for other people love read and fall in love with this book 📖

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emma Harvey

    I really enjoyed this book! I thought Emily was a great, fun loving character and I related to her a lot - I’m definitely happier moping around in my pjs! But when her best friend tries to get her to explore more, especially in the dating world, Emily learns some valuable lessons! I love how easy this story was to read, while also keeping me attached to the characters. Josh was lovely (although I didn’t like how secretive he was - very unnecessary)! And nothing makes me happier than a feel good I really enjoyed this book! I thought Emily was a great, fun loving character and I related to her a lot - I’m definitely happier moping around in my pjs! But when her best friend tries to get her to explore more, especially in the dating world, Emily learns some valuable lessons! I love how easy this story was to read, while also keeping me attached to the characters. Josh was lovely (although I didn’t like how secretive he was - very unnecessary)! And nothing makes me happier than a feel good love story ❤️

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    *Discovered on Amazon Prime* Having never heard of the author before I was drawn to the book as it was described as being great for fans of other authors I enjoy. Really enjoyed the story line and felt so easy to read. Struggled to put the book down and was always looking for the next time I could sit and enjoy the next section of the book. Highly recommend for Chick-lit lovers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jen Colette

    Easy reading. Enjoyed it!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    Thank you to @rachelsrandomresources and @ospringauthor for the opportunity to review this as part of a book tour. I gave this one 🌟🌟🌟💫 This was a lovely lighthearted easy going romance and I really enjoyed it and flew through it quite quickly. This was based around a girl named Emily who is addicted to social media in particular dating apps, and she is desperate to find her mr right. Her best friend challenges her to ditch all of that and try and find love offline, by getting out there and atten Thank you to @rachelsrandomresources and @ospringauthor for the opportunity to review this as part of a book tour. I gave this one 🌟🌟🌟💫 This was a lovely lighthearted easy going romance and I really enjoyed it and flew through it quite quickly. This was based around a girl named Emily who is addicted to social media in particular dating apps, and she is desperate to find her mr right. Her best friend challenges her to ditch all of that and try and find love offline, by getting out there and attending loads of singles events and things she has planned on her behalf. I loved the character of Emily and I loved her best friend and the connection between the two. I also loved Emily’s exploits and laughed and cringed along with her. This was a predictable read but I did enjoy it and would recommend it to anyone who fancies a bit of a lighthearted romance story 💕

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jo Shaw

    I am such a huge fan of Olivia Spring’s writing, and have loved her previous books. If you haven’t read any of them, I would suggest once you’ve read and enjoyed ‘Love Offline’, that you need to go and check them out. The book begins with Emily trying to move on from her ex by using dating apps without much success, after her ex cheated on her. With him having no trouble moving on with the person he cheated with, she finds it difficult to switch off from watching her ex move on publicly on social I am such a huge fan of Olivia Spring’s writing, and have loved her previous books. If you haven’t read any of them, I would suggest once you’ve read and enjoyed ‘Love Offline’, that you need to go and check them out. The book begins with Emily trying to move on from her ex by using dating apps without much success, after her ex cheated on her. With him having no trouble moving on with the person he cheated with, she finds it difficult to switch off from watching her ex move on publicly on social media. Her best friend Chloe steps in with cake (who doesn’t want a bestie who brings cake?) and a suggestion that she tries to find love, and a life, without the use of apps, but by actually meeting people and doing things in real life. I absolutely loved the relationship Emily has with Chloe. Their bond is unbreakable, and from the very outset, Chloe clearly wants the best for her friend. Their connection was so heart-warming. Everyone needs a Chloe in their life! I loved the characters that Emily met along the way in her attempts to live and participate in her life, instead of staying at home living her life vicariously on social media. It was charming seeing Emily gain confidence as she finally started living her life again. Josh seems to be perfect book boyfriend material, and definitely a very sexy addition to Emily’s life. Love does not always run smoothly, but my lips are sealed, you’re just going to have to find out how it works out for yourself! Love Offline is such a witty, sexy romp, and an entertaining reflection on how sometimes it’s wise to just switch off from our virtual lives, to look around us and see how things look in real life.

  12. 5 out of 5

    June

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh....meh... I struggled with this book. It took me a while to get into it, I nearly gave up almost immediately because the main character annoyed me. Then once the dating started, I found it more enjoyable. I liked the idea of getting a balance between real life and social media, I loved that Emily met Josh in the cafe rather than at an event, it was all going so well. Her confidence was growing, it was all good. Now, I know that the formula for a lot of books involves some kind of huge misdeme Oh....meh... I struggled with this book. It took me a while to get into it, I nearly gave up almost immediately because the main character annoyed me. Then once the dating started, I found it more enjoyable. I liked the idea of getting a balance between real life and social media, I loved that Emily met Josh in the cafe rather than at an event, it was all going so well. Her confidence was growing, it was all good. Now, I know that the formula for a lot of books involves some kind of huge misdemeanor or misunderstanding in order to add suspense and balance all the positivity so it's more akin to life's ups and downs. However in this case... Emily (and initially, Chloe) began acting like 5 year olds after the Sasha Incident. Surely it's common knowledge that newspapers and gossip websites misreport things, add angles, portray things at an angle?? So why on earth would these two fully grown women 30-somethings believe the papers and behave the way they did? Absolutely ridiculous and totally out of character for the way they had behaved up until that point. I get that Eric was a waste of space, but Josh had already proven that he wasn't. I think a different type of "blip" would have worked better - admittedly I don't know what, but it's not my job to write the plot! I skimmed the rest of the book, waiting for it to go back to being moderately readable... it didn't. It had changed from being something a bit different and refreshing to a predictable, juvenile bore. In my opinion. Sorry.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    First of all, a huge thank you to the author for gifting me with an ebook in exchange for an honest review. I have read almost all of Olivia’s previous works and enjoyed them so this in no way affects my review. Clearly, this is a romance read in which our protagonists main goal is to find love. I think dating ventures are a fun read, but one of the strongest relationships in Love Offline is Emily’s relationship with her closest friend Chloe. Their bond was an essential part for me as it rounded First of all, a huge thank you to the author for gifting me with an ebook in exchange for an honest review. I have read almost all of Olivia’s previous works and enjoyed them so this in no way affects my review. Clearly, this is a romance read in which our protagonists main goal is to find love. I think dating ventures are a fun read, but one of the strongest relationships in Love Offline is Emily’s relationship with her closest friend Chloe. Their bond was an essential part for me as it rounded everything out, as in romance books you can see friendships fall into the background and I think that’s really sad as people don’t just need a partner to make them happy. I also liked that Chloe pushed Emily to put herself out there but was respectful of her boundaries and apologised after a not so smooth event she sent Emily too, it was lovely to read. This book added to the conversation I am seeing a lot in contemporary recently, in that it tackles how people need to step away from phones and assess their relationship with social media. We find Emily often comparing herself to others and filtering her life into something she thinks people will want to see and that is not a healthy way to live. I really enjoyed this discussion and I think her growth was natural and healthy. I’m sure many will relate to her dating mishaps and struggles as an introvert, I know I did. It was a fun and quick read with lots of laughs that I of course recommend if you enjoy contemporary fiction.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Beggs

    Thanks so much to Olivia Spring for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This is my first book tour review so I am super excited to share my thoughts. 5 stars This book was funny, witty and charming. It had me hooked from the first chapter... The friendship I absolutely loved between the main character Emily and Chloe, they reminded me of me and my best friend when I was hopelessly trying to find love with the help of my best friend. The late night chats over conversatio Thanks so much to Olivia Spring for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This is my first book tour review so I am super excited to share my thoughts. 5 stars This book was funny, witty and charming. It had me hooked from the first chapter... The friendship I absolutely loved between the main character Emily and Chloe, they reminded me of me and my best friend when I was hopelessly trying to find love with the help of my best friend. The late night chats over conversations in my head, the swooning over online dating photos and planning my future - lets face it we have all been there :-) It made me realise the obsession we can have with social media, how many likes or comments on a pic I posted an hour ago, how many friends am I up to on facebook so I definitely could relate to the modern world of social media. It had me cringing, and laughing out load on occasions and I have to say I don't do that much with a book. It also reminded me that sometimes it is good to switch off from social media from time to time and just enjoy the things you can do on your own doorstep although I think I would draw the line at a singles mingle night lol This book just makes you feel good and all fuzzy inside, def one to curl up with on the sofa with a cup of tea... I am already looking forward to reading more books from this author.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Stanbridge

    This was a story I could relate to being an introvert myself, although I'm not as addicted to social meadia as Emily was. :) However, I could really appreciate the introverted character trying to find her way out into the big wide world again. While the plot of the story was good, albeit predictable, there were a lot of issues. Firstly, it was very long winded. There was a lot of unnecessary waffle and it dragged on for waaaay too long. Secondly, there was a hell of a lot of repetition. Every tim This was a story I could relate to being an introvert myself, although I'm not as addicted to social meadia as Emily was. :) However, I could really appreciate the introverted character trying to find her way out into the big wide world again. While the plot of the story was good, albeit predictable, there were a lot of issues. Firstly, it was very long winded. There was a lot of unnecessary waffle and it dragged on for waaaay too long. Secondly, there was a hell of a lot of repetition. Every time we were reminded she was an introvert, or that she'd been cheated on, or that she found it hard in social settings, etc. I'd roll my eyes. We know already! Thirdly, the dialogue was very unnatural and too forced. And finally, the black moment was too forced and too unbelievable. For someone who was on social media all the time, she should know how toxic it is, and how easily lies can be spread. So while there was a lot to love about this story, there was also a lot that needed work. Overall a good read, but not great.

  16. 5 out of 5

    mrsljgibbs

    This was definitely a sexy little chick lit read - I really enjoyed it and during the second half of the book I couldn’t put it down, I just had to keep reading to find out what happens!! It was such a lovely, modern story involving friendship and falling in love. In this book we join Emily on her dating adventures. After an horrific break-up, Emily’s best friend Chloe sets her an ultimatum - to find love the old fashioned way and to live her life offline. With no help from online resources, she This was definitely a sexy little chick lit read - I really enjoyed it and during the second half of the book I couldn’t put it down, I just had to keep reading to find out what happens!! It was such a lovely, modern story involving friendship and falling in love. In this book we join Emily on her dating adventures. After an horrific break-up, Emily’s best friend Chloe sets her an ultimatum - to find love the old fashioned way and to live her life offline. With no help from online resources, she has to meet people face to face and step out of her comfort zone. I loved the assortment of characters and the story is full of funny and heartfelt moments. Love Olivia Spring’s novels, so fresh, modern and fun!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Deeley

    Great book, some lovely reminders about how social media only shows the “best” side of people and life offline is much more important!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    God this was bad. Now I think I'm a touch burnt out on reading and I need a break but a light book like that should have helped but instead I feel sort of worse. God this was bad. Now I think I'm a touch burnt out on reading and I need a break but a light book like that should have helped but instead I feel sort of worse.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I have a little confession to make. Although I have a few of Olivia’s books on my ever increasing ‘to be read’ pile, I haven’t actually got around to reading them yet. I know, I know that is a big mistake. Having read and enjoyed ‘Love Offline’ as much as I did, I can guarantee that those books will not be on that ‘to be read’ mountain for very much longer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Love Offline’ but more about that in a bit. I loved the character of Emily and I warmed to her from the start. I have a little confession to make. Although I have a few of Olivia’s books on my ever increasing ‘to be read’ pile, I haven’t actually got around to reading them yet. I know, I know that is a big mistake. Having read and enjoyed ‘Love Offline’ as much as I did, I can guarantee that those books will not be on that ‘to be read’ mountain for very much longer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Love Offline’ but more about that in a bit. I loved the character of Emily and I warmed to her from the start. In fact, it didn’t take me long until I began to think of her as a friend and I felt all protective of her. Emily has just come out of a long term relationship after she caught her boyfriend with another woman. Since then Emily has been using dating apps in an attempt to find another boyfriend, but that isn’t working. Emily is a social media addict and she doesn’t interact much in real life, preferring to stay somewhere safe like her flat or her friend’s flat. Emily’s friend knows how addicted to social media Emily is so she decides to set her a challenge. Emily has to go out and meet people and literally talk to them! Emily is a bit reluctant and I could see where she is coming from in that her home is her safe haven and whilst she knows she needs to do something to put herself out there, the thought of doing just scares her. It’s as though she wants to protect herself from being hurt again and she doesn’t want to put her head above the parapet as it were just in case something goes wrong. Emily is missing out on so much fun and new experiences, so she decides to go ahead with the challenge. What happens? Does Emily find the happy ever ending that she deserves? Well for the answers to those questions and so much more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you. To say that reading ‘Love Offline’ became addictive is a massive understatement. I first picked the book up only intending to read a couple of chapters to make a start but I ended up becoming so wrapped up in the story that I was still sat there reading well over a dozen chapters later. In a way part of the appeal was the character of Emily and her honesty. At times I almost thought that I was reading about myself in the sense that both myself and Emily have been hurt in the past and we know we need to get out there but the thought of opening up to people and socialising with strangers is scary so we stay at home because it’s safe. I couldn’t turn the pages of the story quick enough. I had to find out how the story panned out for Emily and if she got the happy ever after ending that she so deserved. At one point the pages of the book were turning that quickly that it was almost as if they were turning themselves and then all too quickly I reached the end of the book, which I was disappointed about. I don’t mean that I was disappointed with the way in which the story ended but I had been enjoying the characters, the author’s writing style and the storylines so much that I just didn’t want the story to end. ‘Love Offline’ is a brilliant read and came along at just the right time for me. I was feeling a little low with all the talk of lockdown and in need of a distraction. Well this book distracted me and then some. I can honestly say that this book was the tonic that I needed and it cheered me right up. I love the warm way in which Olivia writes about her characters. She describes them so well that they seem just as real as you and I. I love the way in which she weaves the humour into her stories too. Olivia has one of those writing styles that reads more like a chat between friends rather than an actual book. I hope that makes sense. I felt as though I was part of this story, which is all down to Olivia’s very vivid and realistic storytelling. I found ‘Love Offline’ to be a true pageturner and I was gripped by the story from start to finish. In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Love Offline’ and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Olivia’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rajiv

    [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] What a fun story Love Offline was. As someone who has tried out the online dating game, I could relate to what Emily was going through. Emily is the perfect protagonist to who I could relate with She is an introvert, shy of taking risks, and opening her heart. As soon as you start the story, you immediately fall in love with her. Moreover, she shares a beautiful friendship with Chloe. On the other hand, Chloe is a sweet friend and [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] What a fun story Love Offline was. As someone who has tried out the online dating game, I could relate to what Emily was going through. Emily is the perfect protagonist to who I could relate with She is an introvert, shy of taking risks, and opening her heart. As soon as you start the story, you immediately fall in love with her. Moreover, she shares a beautiful friendship with Chloe. On the other hand, Chloe is a sweet friend and so hilarious and adorable for helping Emily. The author writes the story in such a charming manner that you fall in love with the characters and situations. I loved the initial scenes when Emily gets frazzled in preparing for her singles meet and then ends up at the wrong get together! Similarly, I laughed out loud when she goes out with Henry and the person he turns out to be. Coming to the romance, the author wrote the romance between Josh and Emily wonderfully! They share so many beautiful moments. I loved how they meet, opened up to each other, and how she finds out his secret, and it turns out to be a romantic twist. Additionally, I adored the scene where he sings out his love for her. On a side note, the author wrote the steamy scenes also with a light touch. The story is a tad cliched and predictable, but it is fun reading the two of them. The author has an impeccable talent for romantic comedies and writes the plot charmingly. Overall, this is a charming romantic comedy that will make you small and love the character.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kerry https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com Robinson

    Olivia Spring really hits the nail on the head with this brilliant contemporary romance about living real life and the pitfalls of social media. Emily is an introvert who is addicted to online sites and social media. She arranges dates that she doesn’t attend, constantly measures her self-worth against her likes and the lives/likes of others and photoshops and filters all her pictures. Her best friend has a more slightly older fashioned outlook and is determined to help Emily find love the old-f Olivia Spring really hits the nail on the head with this brilliant contemporary romance about living real life and the pitfalls of social media. Emily is an introvert who is addicted to online sites and social media. She arranges dates that she doesn’t attend, constantly measures her self-worth against her likes and the lives/likes of others and photoshops and filters all her pictures. Her best friend has a more slightly older fashioned outlook and is determined to help Emily find love the old-fashioned way – face to face! Initially Emily presents as self-obsessed with how she looks to others and how she appears on social media but as more details are unveiled, there’s so much more to it all. Emily has been knocked down and has such low self esteem I just wanted to hug her and tell her how wonderful she is. I was so pleased Chloe (her best friend) was able to do it for me. I love Chloe’s strategies to support her friend but to challenge her and help her move forward. She is the ultimate best mate. I adored Emily’s journey from being a reclusive introvert to developing a social life and coming across opportunities to find love. Not everything turned out successful but there were plenty of life lessons and laughs along the way and it was sheer joy to be part of the journey. Olivia has depicted modern life and our obsessions and anxieties perfectly through Emily. I’d say most of us (men and women) have felt the same as Emily at some point as we are blasted daily with picture perfect images that feel impossible to achieve. From model-esq glamour, perfect parenting and stunning homes – it’s everywhere and it’s impossible to keep up. This is a light hearted, heart-warming novel but does carry some serious and thought provoking messages. Highly recommended.

  22. 5 out of 5

    ReadingGirlReviews (Gina)

    Finding love after a 5 year relationship is hard. It’s even harder when you were cheated on in the last 6 months of that relationship and feel crushed. Can you think of anything worse? How about spending half your time on social media scrolling through your ex’s feed, watching him move on with his life and getting engaged?? Yep, that is Emily’s life. But her best friend Chloe who is anti-technology finally persuades Emily to stop “swiping right” to find a new man and to go on a digital hiatus for Finding love after a 5 year relationship is hard. It’s even harder when you were cheated on in the last 6 months of that relationship and feel crushed. Can you think of anything worse? How about spending half your time on social media scrolling through your ex’s feed, watching him move on with his life and getting engaged?? Yep, that is Emily’s life. But her best friend Chloe who is anti-technology finally persuades Emily to stop “swiping right” to find a new man and to go on a digital hiatus for 2 months and give “real life” dating a chance. So Emily reluctantly succumbs and goes to some single events and tries speed dating. Alas, she meets Josh, who is fabulous and seems to have it all, but with all that, she still feels like he’s got to be hiding something. Will Emily give Josh a chance and allow herself to fall in love again the traditional way or will she fall back into her safety net and head back to online dating? Another wonderful romcom by the brilliant Olivia Spring, who has written some really amazing books. Love Offline is fun and humorous with a ton of true to life scenarios that anyone who has been, or is dating, can totally relate to. The social media angle really adds a lot to the story, reminding us how it can really be destructive to your life, your time, and your attitude about yourself and others. It’s a refreshing warning to us all. I really adored this book, I enjoyed seeing Emily’s life evolve, and her BFF Chloe is just the perfect friend to have next to you. This is a sublime, heartwarming, feel-good, laugh out loud romcom for everyone. Highly Recommend!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl M-M

    Emily has a choice to make - hide away from the world or accept that the world is going to move on with or without her, so she might as well make sure it is with her. Breaking up with her boyfriend was hard, but seeing him happy with someone else has taken her to a breaking point. Her best friend decides to help get Emily out of her rut by forcing her to engage with the world outside via events for singles. A daunting thought for anyone in her position. In a way this is a coming-of-age story, albe Emily has a choice to make - hide away from the world or accept that the world is going to move on with or without her, so she might as well make sure it is with her. Breaking up with her boyfriend was hard, but seeing him happy with someone else has taken her to a breaking point. Her best friend decides to help get Emily out of her rut by forcing her to engage with the world outside via events for singles. A daunting thought for anyone in her position. In a way this is a coming-of-age story, albeit a young adult who starts to discover their own strength and confidence. Finding a way out of the mind-set of living in a world where online acceptance carries more weight for some than actual real interactions. I think Spring makes an interesting point about the way people are consumed by the online lives, photos and storylines made specifically for viewers - for an audience. You have to acknowledge the fakery or be able to differentiate between the real and the fake. And you don't have to play happy families with your ex. You are entitled to put them far behind you in the past. Although it is a story of hope, as a reader I couldn't help but feel sympathy for the plight of women and men having to navigate the world of meeting a partner when everything is online and takes place in a throwaway society. *I received a courtesy copy*

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dragonfly_N

    A 2.5 🌟 I love chick lits, I really do. They always make me engage in them so deeply that I forget there are other things to do. And it takes me only few hours to finish a book no matter how long or short it is. Generally they all have almost similar story lines, boy meets girl or girl meets boy, insta love happens, some serious secret keeping, some evil exs. Love Offline is nothing different than others. Only difference is this one is based on loathing social media 😋 Anyways, I didn't understand A 2.5 🌟 I love chick lits, I really do. They always make me engage in them so deeply that I forget there are other things to do. And it takes me only few hours to finish a book no matter how long or short it is. Generally they all have almost similar story lines, boy meets girl or girl meets boy, insta love happens, some serious secret keeping, some evil exs. Love Offline is nothing different than others. Only difference is this one is based on loathing social media 😋 Anyways, I didn't understand why all adults behaved like bloody teenagers!!! Was this for real? They were all 35+ years for god's sake. And the ending seemed to be too rushed, whereas the first 30% of the book was out of the world boring and far too stretched. This didn't work for me and I feel I have wasted a good amount of my time just trying to understand why I don't behave like the characters in this age 😂 I won't say I wouldn't read any other books of this author but one thing I will do for sure is keep my expectations very low.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dini - dinipandareads

    I read this book as part of the blog tour hosted by Rachel's Random Resources. Thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars Check out my blog for my full review! TL;DR: This was a really fun story full of realistic characters and relatable experiences. Living life online has become such the norm that we don't even know what it's like to disconnect from our phones without feeling panicky. I'm glad I'm not at that level (anymore) and can happily discon I read this book as part of the blog tour hosted by Rachel's Random Resources. Thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars Check out my blog for my full review! TL;DR: This was a really fun story full of realistic characters and relatable experiences. Living life online has become such the norm that we don't even know what it's like to disconnect from our phones without feeling panicky. I'm glad I'm not at that level (anymore) and can happily disconnect every day, but this book was such a good reminder that there's more to living than the life you project online. The romance was heartwarming and the chemistry between our characters was undeniable, with some steaminess on the side. Definitely recommended for those who love a contemporary romance that's sure to make you laugh and is full of quirky charm!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ritu Bhathal

    Emily is living her life through social media. After a humiliating break-up, her confidence has been shattered, and there is no way she wants to step out of her protective bubble, preferring to stay in, scrolling through all the filtered and edited photos and posts out there. In steps Chloe, her best friend, firmly living in the pre-social media area, determined to drag her friend out of her dating and social life rut. What follows is a story of rediscovery of real life, love, disappointment, and n Emily is living her life through social media. After a humiliating break-up, her confidence has been shattered, and there is no way she wants to step out of her protective bubble, preferring to stay in, scrolling through all the filtered and edited photos and posts out there. In steps Chloe, her best friend, firmly living in the pre-social media area, determined to drag her friend out of her dating and social life rut. What follows is a story of rediscovery of real life, love, disappointment, and not always believing what you see. I had fun reading this story, showing that life really doesn't revolve around a screen, and it also highlights how damaging Social Media can be. As I read, I was pretty sure of what the twist and the ending would be, but it was still a pleasant enough read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Lynn’s BookReviews

    First, I want to thank Olivia Spring and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with this book so I can bring you this review. In Love Offline by Olivia Spring I met my new bestie Emily! She is one of the funniest characters I have ever met! There were things she did and said that would totally crack me up! I loved it. This book is a breath of fresh air that I needed to read. Instantly, I fell in love with this book and Emily as well. She and I are like two peas in a pod. Being single and on First, I want to thank Olivia Spring and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with this book so I can bring you this review. In Love Offline by Olivia Spring I met my new bestie Emily! She is one of the funniest characters I have ever met! There were things she did and said that would totally crack me up! I loved it. This book is a breath of fresh air that I needed to read. Instantly, I fell in love with this book and Emily as well. She and I are like two peas in a pod. Being single and on the market I tried many of the avenues she did. She had way more comical stories than I did. I loved how both Emily and Josh were both in the art world.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vikkie

    Wow Olivia Spring keeps getting better and better the more I read her stories. Another absolutely fantastic read which I haven’t been able to put down. I love main character Emily, she is brilliant. I am so upset that I’ve finished this book and will not have the pleasure of reading this for the first time again. This is fun, flirty and fabulous. I am a huge fan of Olivia’s writing and this book has really reinforced that. I haven’t been able to put this one down. Another absolutely stunning five s Wow Olivia Spring keeps getting better and better the more I read her stories. Another absolutely fantastic read which I haven’t been able to put down. I love main character Emily, she is brilliant. I am so upset that I’ve finished this book and will not have the pleasure of reading this for the first time again. This is fun, flirty and fabulous. I am a huge fan of Olivia’s writing and this book has really reinforced that. I haven’t been able to put this one down. Another absolutely stunning five star read by the wonderful Olivia Spring. I highly recommend this book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kel

    Love Offline is a book to make you laugh, crave cake and reflect on your own use of social media. I loved meeting Emily and Chloe who have the most amazing friendship. After Emily was left broken hearted, Chloe embarks on a mission to get Emily back out in the real world and off of social media. A story that revolves around trust, friendship and love. I found myself laughing as Emily starts to tentatively agree to the gauntlet that Chloe had thrown down. I love a good romcom and this book ticks al Love Offline is a book to make you laugh, crave cake and reflect on your own use of social media. I loved meeting Emily and Chloe who have the most amazing friendship. After Emily was left broken hearted, Chloe embarks on a mission to get Emily back out in the real world and off of social media. A story that revolves around trust, friendship and love. I found myself laughing as Emily starts to tentatively agree to the gauntlet that Chloe had thrown down. I love a good romcom and this book ticks all the boxes.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really enjoyed the concept of this book and how it shows how social media can have such a negative impact on our lives and the addiction that comes with it. However, there was times of this book where I lost interest and thought the idea of Josh being a popular musician was a little out there, it made me feel as though I was reading some type of fan-fiction. I also found Emily a bit overwhelming at times and slightly annoying. Although I loved Chloe (Emily's best friend) and her part in the stor I really enjoyed the concept of this book and how it shows how social media can have such a negative impact on our lives and the addiction that comes with it. However, there was times of this book where I lost interest and thought the idea of Josh being a popular musician was a little out there, it made me feel as though I was reading some type of fan-fiction. I also found Emily a bit overwhelming at times and slightly annoying. Although I loved Chloe (Emily's best friend) and her part in the story, she was the best part for me. Overall, it was a sweet story, it just wasn't for me.

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