Official Review: Cool Guys Guide

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Official Review: Cool Guys Guide

Post by prospero360 » 03 Jun 2019, 16:50

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Cool Guys Guide" by Matthew McCahill & Spencer Burnett.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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"Think about how alive you feel the first time a love interest 'just happens' to casually touch your arm. What if you kept that aliveness throughout your relationship?" This question forms the basis of the book, The Cool Guy's Guide: The Game of Romance. The difficulties in dating women, from the point of expressing interest to keeping the spark alive throughout a long-term relationship, is something that a lot of guys, including myself, have experienced. In this book, the authors, Matthew McCahill and Spencer Burnett, aim to guide men through the different phases of dating, offering practical advice from their pool of knowledge gained through careful observation and successful dating experiences.

It may be easy for some readers to have the misconception that this book is for "players." However, the book aims to impart knowledge on winning at the one-woman game. Using a simple language and a positive tone, the authors waste no time in introducing the reader to the issue at hand. While humor is also employed in certain parts of the book to help calm the reader's nerves, as the topic can be scary at times, the authors expertly ensure that the element of seriousness isn't lost. This was the first thing that really captivated me about the book.

Furthermore, the book is very relatable. The issues addressed here are issues a lot of men have experienced with dating, and the authors give a step-by-step approach, detailing different stages of the dating process and how to go about getting them right. The numerous personal experiences included in the book were also very helpful. Seeing the authors' methods being applied in their dating lives helped me see how practical their methods can be.

Another aspect of the book that I liked was that it didn't refer to men and women as one-dimensional and recognized that people are different and dynamic. A lot is said about taking the time to understand your partner better, and this was refreshing to read. There were also interesting discussions on the importance of gifts and how to get the right gift.

In addition, the book is concise, including a few common questions that men have asked about their relationships. The answers to these questions are also included. The book is well edited. I found about five grammatical errors throughout the book, but they were all minor errors and didn't derail my reading at any point. There wasn't much to dislike about the book, but considering that the book lays a lot of emphasis on the role of sexual intercourse in relationships, I would have liked to get the authors' opinions on whether a relationship can thrive without sex.

Overall, the book was a very educative and fun read for me. I didn't read anything that was controversial to me. It's a very easy decision for me to settle for rating this book 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend the book to romantics who hope to find and sustain true love. Even though the book talks to men, women can also read it with their partners and offer some insight into what works for them. After all, communication is key in relationships.

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Post by ivana7 » 05 Jun 2019, 04:33

Actually, I'm intrigued by this book and the tips given.
Thank you for an amazing review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 05 Jun 2019, 09:38

If this review is about keeping your love alive and winning that one woman, I think the title and cover should possibly be changed. I'm not the target audience for this one, but it sounds like it has some great information. Thanks for the review!
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Post by Janelle Juncos » 05 Jun 2019, 09:42

I think all too often self-help books are aimed at women, even though men need a little inspiration too! Great review, it sounds like a good read.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 05 Jun 2019, 10:14

This sounds like an interesting read with some great tips provided! I am far from an expert, but as a married woman with 2 kids, I believe communication is the most important ingredient for a successful relationship. Thanks for the engaging review!

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Post by kdstrack » 05 Jun 2019, 14:49

The authors stress the importance of communication, but I would be interested in knowing their view on commitment and how long they have been in stable relationships. The comment about "numerous personal experiences" gives me pause! Thanks for the interesting review.

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Post by Janalyn101 » 10 Jun 2019, 18:28

This book sounds like it would be very helpful to single men. It also sounds like it has very helpful advice all the way to find the right gift. This was a great in-depth review! :eusa-think:

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Post by Nisha Ward » 10 Jun 2019, 19:02

For a moment I was worried about what this might contain but it seems like that worry was misplaced. It sounds like a good primer for the parts of dating that are universal and I hope men find some good information in it.
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Post by phills » 14 Jun 2019, 11:48

Cool Guys Guide by Matthew McCahill & Spencer Burnett
I will take this type of written as Romance all though the writer was not fully fluency in the area of pronouncing his words . Romance usually goes with emotional feelings, and that cute attitudes we extend to our partner when ever we are in love.. I think he made most of his write up with introductions..

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