The Engagement Game by Joi-Marie McKenzie (A Review by Jennifer Holmes)

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Rating: 4/5

Although I’m not single, I don’t think you have to be to enjoy Joi-Marie’s new book The Engagement Game. This is a memoir about a girl who has it all: great job, friends and family by her side, and success. She’s just missing one thing; someone to share it all with!

Joi-Marie has a long term boyfriend and with each day that passes she keeps thinking today is the day he’ll propose, but that day never comes.  Does she continue to hold on to something that won’t end in marriage or move on, but start from square one? Everyone is giving her advice on what she should do, including playing “The Engagement Game”. She follows the steps of what she should do to get her boyfriend to propose, but ultimately the relationship ends. She must start over, and rediscover who she is and what she really wants.

There is a lot of self discovery and Joi-Marie realizing she needs to create her own happiness, and not rely on a man to give that to her. I think there is so many girls who can relate to this book, about what it’s like being in your 20s and dating.  

I really enjoyed reading Joi-Marie’s story and appreciated her honesty, opening up and letting herself be vulnerable.  The book was both entertaining and heartwarming. I found myself really rooting for her on every date she went on, and would love to know what her status is now!

Review by Jennifer Holmes

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