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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

MARIE CLAIRE 'BEST BOOKS OF 2022' AND FEBRUARY PICK FOR MALALA'S LITERATI BOOKCLUB

Yinka wants to find love. Her mum wants to find it for her.

She also has too many aunties who frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, a preference for chicken and chips over traditional Nigerian food, and a bum she's sure is far too small as a result. Oh, and the fact that she's a thirty-one-year-old South-Londoner who doesn't believe in sex before marriage is a bit of an obstacle too...

When her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences 'Operation Find A Date for Rachel's Wedding'. Armed with a totally flawless, incredibly specific plan, will Yinka find herself a huzband?

What if the thing she really needs to find is herself?

©2022 Lizzie Damilola (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Hilarious, insightful and so uplifting." (Beth O'Leary)

"Such a warm, funny and relatable book." (Jendella Benson)

"Peckham's Bridget Jones." (Evening Standard)

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Title should have been "Yinka, What Do You Want?"

Actually, the title should have been "Yinka What The Hell Do You Want?" because I spent so much of the book SCREAMING this at the main character. I really wanted to enjoy the story because the narrator was soooo good and made the story come alive but....I couldn't get past all the flaws.

For the majority of the book, the main character is soooo PASSIVE it drove me crazy. Everything she did seemed to be because someone in her family said something or pushed her. She was purely reactive.

And don't get me started on the family. Almost EVERYONE in the story had nothing remotely likeable about them. Rachel and Ola I haaated. Nana was okay but that whole "a -romantic" thing just seemed like an excuse for the author to not bother giving her any form of romantic development.

Overall, the characters just seemed shallow and like Netflix's "Nappily Ever After" this book seems like it was written a tad too late. The "all black is beautiful" movement of women embracing their skin colour, hair texture and culture has been well underway for a few years now so the struggles of the character just seems a tad dated.

There's no reason Yinka should still have these types of hang ups let alone just now be working through them - that is unless she's been living under a rock for the past 5 years.

I really wanted to like this book but the characters just seemed very under-developed which made them not likable.

I wished we got to know them a bit deeper but so much of the book was spent on Yinka just reacting to things, that when it came to the resolution EVERYTHING seemed forced and rushed. Things just seemed to work out conveniently because "its the end and things need to be resolved"

This is a looong review lol but honestly I just needed to vent because the main character really had me in my feels. She's like that friend that you just want to shake and scream "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT!?"

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excellent!!

I Enjoyed the storyline and it would be great to see this as a movie

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definitely buy you won't regret it!

oh I loved this! so relatable, for consecutive days it was responsible for keeping me up till dawn. loved the story, the narration, everything, this is what audio books should be like, very immersive complete with relevant sound effects that draw you in - reminded me of George the poet's podcast. Go on, click the yellow button you won't regret it.

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Really enjoyed this book! Made me laugh and smile. Made special by the excellent narration.

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Where is your husband oh Yinka !!

Perhaps because I am a Nigerian I connected with the story from the get go. There is something to be said for the narrator to be the right fit to bring the story to life through all the characters and seamlessly. I loved the sound of her voice and listening to her was like listening to a friend . Brilliant in every way .

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feel good relatable chick lit

Easy listen loved how they marry the two generations together and tackle the issues found in both. Would def recommend. Only issue would have wanted maybe more range in the voices to accurately distinguish the characters but hey that's just me

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Loved It! ❤️

Great story and I particularly love the the narrator was Nigerian and accentuated the characters' 'Nigerianess' both in the pronunciations and attitudes.

Lovely story. Glad she didn't end up with Alex as she would have lost herself. Thanks Lizzie and Ronke

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Really liked this!

I was laughing out loud at many parts of this. Sometimes the reading of the girlfriends’ parts irritated me a little but on the whole I loved it. The storyline was so real… Would certainly recommend!

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Thoroughly enjoyable & a good insight into the fragility & expectations of being a young black woman!

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Ah, such a good listen.

I’m a 64 year old white woman, & l loved this, & will watch out for the next. Lovely narration.

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book the reader added the spice. I LOVED IT!!

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Boring

it could have been just 1 chapter, no need for a whole book, the storyline is boring, I was awaiting the punch in the story but it's repetitive, nothing to it, waste of money and time

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  • 03-04-22

loved it!

ordered and waited a while for this audiobook - didn't disappoint!
Narrator (Ronke Adekoluejo) was on point with the accent and mannerisms 😂