What makes the book though are the ensemble cast around Sass.
Her best friends Bloomie and Kate were fantastic and the relationship between the three of them was portrayed very realistically.
Sass is the perfect heroine as she has her flaws and, unlike most twenty-somethings, she doesn’t have the perfect life and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
I loved her from the get-go and any twenty-something will find it easy to relate to Sass.
For the post-Carrie Bradshaw, post-Bridget Jones, post-credit crunch generation of singles, life isn't beautiful, a bitch, or a beach. If you can't date anyone nice, don't date anyone at all... Gemma Burgess reminds me of a real Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, women love her and she just writes about dating, relationships, and sex so well.It’s taken me a few days (football/X Factor got in the way it seems! We learn early on about Sass’s six break-ups which have caused her to start her Detox and they were equally amusing and cringe-worthy in the way in which they happened.I could sympathise with Sass as we learn of each of her break-ups but, wow, she hadn’t half dated some losers. The book actually skips over the three-months of the actual Detox and I thought I’d missed something out, as the blurb makes it appear as if after the three months, Sass will immediately give it all up.For three months Sass will abide by numerous rules including: not making any new man-friends, not flirting with any man and most importantly, not going on any dates.Will Sass be able to abide by The Dating Detox for three whole months?