Switch And Bait by Ricki SchultzSwitch And Bait by Ricki Schultz

Switch And Bait

byRicki Schultz

Paperback | June 12, 2018

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In this charming, sexy, and "laugh-out-loud" (USA Today) funny romantic comedy, an online dating ghostwriter's life gets hilariously complicated when she recognizes one of her clients' matches--her ex!--and finds herself forced to flirt with him again, on someone else's behalf...

We switch. I bait.
Let me help you snag a date.

All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women.

Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore.

When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client--and possibly tanking her entire business--but breaking her rule about love as well . . .

Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.

"A wry, audacious romance that is perfect for our contemporary moment...[with] sparkling, irreverent banter that is so good you might be tempted to steal it for your own online dating one-liners."--- Entertainment Weekly

"Funny, sexy and unexpectedly touching...An often-hilarious and surprisingly endearing read, perfect for beach season!"---RT Book Reviews

"Romantic and funny...a great summer read."--- BookTrib

"Ricki Schultz's relatable novel will have readers LOLing."---US WeeklyonMr. Right-Swipe

"A brilliantly funny debut novel about a 21st century girl searching for her happily ever after."---BustleonMr. Right-Swipe

"Breezy, brazen...a fun beach read."---Seattle TimesonMr. Right-Swipe

"This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling: laughing out loud alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons."--- Christina Lauren onMr. Right-Swipe
Although she is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and has spent the most time there, Ricki has also lived in Georgia and Virginia. (She promises she's not a drifter, though.) In addition to writing, she has molded the minds of tweens & teens as a middle school and high school teacher in both the CLE and the ATL-and she also spent a year...
Title:Switch And BaitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:June 12, 2018Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1538745003

ISBN - 13:9781538745007

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ricki Schultz has done it again! If you’re a fan of modern romantic comedies that burn up the page AND leave you laughing out loud, SWITCH AND BAIT by Ricki Schultz is for you! Blanche (a book seller / matchmaker) takes on the challenges of playing Cyrano De Bergerac for dating-challenged Ansley, but when Ansley swipes right on Henry – one of Blanche’s old flames – things quickly grow complicated. Add a Justin Trudeau lookalike in the mix, and you have the recipe for a fantastic Rom Com. You will laugh (and cringe) as Blanche figures out her own happily-ever-after. Ms. Schultz’s quirky characters are full of life, and I found myself grinning as I followed Blanche, Ansley, Henry and Cliff (who will forever be Trudeau in my mind) on a bevy of (mis)adventures! I laughed out loud many, MANY times! SWITCH AND BAIT has an awesome BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY feel to it that makes it a must-read! Five enthusiastic stars!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sexy and Fun Switch and Bait is one of those stories that you can just read in one sitting which is what I did. It wasn't a perfect love story but it had plenty of steam, humour and heart. Definitely an enjoyable second chance romance. Given the title there wasn't as much of a switch and bait situations as I would've thought. Except with the main storyline we only get a few lines of the other dating accounts Blanche handled. They were amusing but I think it would've been even more interesting to see some depths to them. I loved that Blanche had a set of rules for herself. The online world can get crazy so some guidelines definitely didn't hurt. Even if she had troubles keeping to them after a certain past comes back into her life ;) I'm a big fan of the intense attraction between Blanche and Henry. They had such chemistry. The flashback scenes were delicious. I kind of wished we'd gotten more of them in the past though. I guess those might have been all there was? Either way the two of them totally lit up the pages. The unspoken sexual frustration in their bickering, the undercurrent of longing in their looks, the explosive heat when they were together, ugh, so good!! Switch and Bait was hot and fun. If you're a romance lover and am looking for a good time, this book is it. Also! Make sure you read the dedication page. I had a good laugh when I first read it :P
Date published: 2018-06-15

Editorial Reviews

"This is a fantastic debut. If you want an easy, beach read that will have you laughing, I'd say this book is for you."-Where The Reader Grows