Book Tour: Nicknames

Mary Geneva tells the tale of her crazy love life using nicknames for the many men who have come into and out of her life. | A book review by

There are a million bad dates in the city that never sleeps.

Mary Geneva has been on 999,999 of them.

When she moved to Manhattan in her mid-20s, Mary imagined being single in New York City would be like something out of a Hollywood movie. And it was—a horror movie.

Nicknames is a look at some of the most hopeless, horrendous, and frequently hilarious dates you can imagine. Mary shares her true-life adventures looking for Mr. Right in the treacherous New York dating scene. You’ll meet men so bizarre, their names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Our cast of characters includes:

● Crazy Eyes, who didn’t just resemble an escapee from the local mental hospital, but proved he probably belonged there

● James Bond, the mysterious South African with the secret life

● Germ Sperm, a guy so classy, he actually named himself Germ Sperm!

● And many, many, many more.

Part memoir, part self-help book, Nicknames will have you laughing out loud…and possibly abstaining from dating forever.

Note: I received a review copy of this book through Bliss Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

I requested this book expecting a fun and hilarious romp through somebody else’s love life (sounds kind of nosy when I put it that way, right?). And that’s what I got–to an extent.

In Nicknames, Mary Geneva lays bare her dating life, including all the crazy men she has met along the way. It’s a great premise, but unfortunately it just wasn’t for me. I’m a bit squeamish about reading sex scenes, and I clearly should have anticipated that there might be more than I could handle in a book about serial dating! Some of the stories are hilarious, but that wasn’t enough to make it enjoyable for me.

If you’ve just gotten out of a relationship, or you’ve dedicated years of your life to online dating, or you have some dating horror stories of your own, you’ll probably get a kick out of this book. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

You can find Nicknames on Goodreads or Amazon, and you can connect with the author on her website, Facebook, or Twitter @marygenevanyc.


About Monica

I am obsessed with all things books. I'm a music teacher by day and a freelance editor by night.

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