How Do You Know? (Seeking Happily Ever After Series Book 1) - Meredith Schorr

4 Stars

What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0.
In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status. Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. How Do You Know? is her fourth novel. To learn more, visit her at:

I'm glad this book got really good reviews from Amazon!
Its books like these that make me remember why I love chick-lit. They're fun and quirky and they make it seem like its OK to be who you are - even if its almost 40 and still single and looking for love in all the wrong places.

This story did keep me guessing. Just as soon as I thought I knew how it was going to end, I was so sure I was wrong, then - oh maybe not!
I did think the main character, Maggie was a bit flighty and Doug (the ex) was a bit harsh, but that did make the story interesting and fun. I also thought despite all this they were totally relatable.
I think one of my favorite parts was the speed dating. I have never done this (I am happily married) but I do admit it sounds like a hoot.

This was my first book by Meredith Schorr, but I think I was at one time going to read and review "Blogger Girl", now I am very interested!

Thank you Booktrope Publishing for sending me this e-book for my honest review!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your review, Wendy. I'm so happy you enjoyed "How Do You Know?"!