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Friday, January 19, 2018

Six Tinder Weeks by Bena Roberts (VBT: Book Review)

In association with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Six Tinder Weeks by author Bena Roberts!

Book Review

Six Tinder Weeks by Bena Roberts
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: December 9, 2017
Format: Paperback - 177 pages
               Kindle - 1786 KB
ISBN: 978-1973494232
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy / Women's Fiction

Buy The Book:
Amazon - US (Buy for $.99 or Free on Kindle Unlimited)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

Forty-something scientist Helen leaves her husband after twenty uninspired years of marriage. Plagued with making the wrong decisions she looks towards holistic therapy and the universe to guide her choices. She meets hairdresser Alex and takes his advice to download the dating app SPRK.

Helen embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, paganism, hedonism, and desire. What could go wrong? Well for one secret agent CJ is convinced that Helen is part of a notorious Romanian smuggling gang.

Six Tinder Weeks is not the usual romantic novel; it is realistic fiction full of twists, turns that will make you laugh out loud. If you like something different, then you will enjoy this Pandora's box of love, action and the unexpected.

My Book Review:

If you are looking for a sassy romantic comedy to while away a cold winter afternoon, then look no further, Six Tinder Weeks by author Bena Roberts is just what you need!

In Six Tinder Weeks, the reader is transported to Frankfurt, Germany where they meet forty-year-old Helen, who has decided to leave her husband and their twenty miserable years of marriage. Helen takes the reader along for the ride as she goes on a journey of self-discovery filled with humor and quirky trials and errors that will keep the reader in stitches. From changing her hairstyle to following her hair stylist's suggestion to join the online dating site SPKR filled with hilarious hookups, to getting a holistic treatment, Helen is a hot mess but along the way she learns a lot about herself and discovers what she really wants.

I really enjoyed reading this fun story, it's relatable and you can't help but get what Helen is going through in her life. The author does a great job of providing the reader with richly vivid descriptions of various European cities (Frankfurt, Barcelona, and Prague) while inserting a lot of quirky humor into the trials and tribulations that Helen endures during a six-week timeframe of finding herself. Add in the mix a host of characters (younger sister Portia, ex-husband Edward, hairstylist Alex, secret agent and SPKR member CJ Ramsey, and the other crazy SPKR dudes), and you have a truly fun romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud and leave a smile on your face ... well except for the cliffhanger ending that involves CJ and leaves you wondering if a sequel is in the works.

I would be remiss if I didn't applaud the author for weaving a realistic tale that anyone can relate to when it comes to the ups and downs of life and relationships. From middle age changes of hairstyles, to attempting to navigate the slippery slope of online dating sites, to figuring out who you are and what you want out of life and relationships, author Bena Roberts knocks this story out of the park!


About The Author

Bena is an expat British woman living with her family in Germany. She was a journalist, blogger, and analyst as well as CEO of quite a few geeky companies. She is a bookworm, gym bunny and partial to dry Italian red wine.

Bena's passion for writing began as a child in the cozy corner of her parent's bookshop in London. She grew up reading Sidney Sheldon, Judy Blume, and Marian Keyes. Six Tinder Weeks is her debut novel and is realistic fiction that will appeal to women, mums and especially those just divorced.

Author Website
Amazon Author Page

Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

January 15 – Chick Lit Plus - Review
January 16 – Chick Lit Goddess – Novel Spotlight
January 17 – Book Lover in Florida – Review
January 18 – Beauty Books and Cats With Brooke – Review
January 18 – Tranquil Reader – Review
January 19 – Rainy Day Reviews – Review
January 19 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review


  1. Thank-you for the wonderful review. I really appreciate it.

    1. Hi Bena! Thank you for the opportunity to read and feature your book on my blog. This was such a fun story to read. I'm hoping that there is a sequel in the works as you left CJ's plan to get Helen back as a cliffhanger ending out there ... sigh :)

  2. Appreciate you sharing, great article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  3. Valuable post ! This post is very wonderful.Thank you so much.