Review: A Girl Walks into a Blind Date by Helena S. Paige

girl walksInternet dating is a tricky game to play, but you’ve done your homework and narrowed down your list to three international men of mystery. All that’s left to do now is meet them . . .

* Will you head to Amsterdam to get hands-on with a bohemian sculptor?

* Or does the idea of adventure in New York City with a heroic fireman light your fire?

* There’s also the impossibly handsome Italian count who sends you poetic praise from his palazzo in Venice . . .

Whichever way you decide to go, each twist and turn will lead to an unforgettable encounter. Can you choose the ultimate sensual experience? Remember: if your first choice doesn’t hit the spot, then start over and try something (and someone) new. The power is entirely yours in this fully interactive, choose your own destiny novel.


I have not read many Erotica novels. In-fact, I have only read two (both Sylvia Day,) and I’m also on the list of people who has not read Fifty Shades of Grey so it’s safe to say that Erotica isn’t my novel of choice. I am not sure why. It never normally appeals. What did intrigue me with this novel though, is the chance to be able to pick where I went in the story.

A Girl Walks into a Blind Date is part of the ‘choose your own destiny’ series. The main character is referred to as ‘you.’ Reading from a ‘you’ point of view took a few pages to get used to but eventually, it was fine. You are the main character and therefore, you choose how it ends. I really did like this aspect of the novel however, it does mean you jump around in the novel a bit. From page 4, you may then skip to page 57 for example and then to page 200 etc.. There are three possible choices at the end of a chapter – a NYC Fire-fighter, A Count in Italy or a Sculptor in Amsterdam. It’s a fun idea.

You do have to read certain standard sections more than once if you decide to go back and try various threads in the story which could be a little frustrating. I didn’t mind so much as the second time, I skimmed over it anyway just to remind myself of the beginning.

This book would be great if you’re escaping the cold weather for a holiday or if you’re a fan of erotica novels and want a new and entertaining way of reading one. It’s a fun and quirky book that doesn’t take things too seriously.


Helena S. Paige is the pseudonym of three friends. Paige Nick is an award-winning advertising copywriter and novelist. She also has a weekly column in The Sunday Times in South Africa, which covers everything from sex and dating to general lunacy. Helen Moffett wears many hats: freelance writer, poet, editor, activist and academic, who has lectured as far afield as Trinidad and Alaska. She is also a cricket writer and flamenco fan. Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist with a fondness for fake names. She writes urban horror novels under the name S.L. Grey with author Louis Greenberg, and a YA series with her daughter, Savannah, under the pseudonym Lily Herne.

A Girl Walks into a Blind Date is published by Sphere and was released on 20th November. Click here to view on Amazon.


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Novel Kicks was founded in 2009 and is run by Laura who is currently living in Hampshire, and lives with husband, Chris and her cat, Buddy. She would love to be a writer. She’s trying to write the novel she thinks so much about. She’s loved reading and writing since ‘Creative Writing’ classes in primary school. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything she can get her hands on, she loves reading, dancing like a loon, and watching Project Runway and Ugly Betty (her two TV guilty pleasures.) She also has an obsession with chocolate and Jammie Dodgers.

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