Giveaway: Better Date than Never books 1-6 by Susan Hatler
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This book bundle from USA Today Bestseller Susan Hatler includes six contemporary romance novellas from the bestselling series, Better Date than Never. Dating is so much easier when you have good friends to lean on. . . .
(Love at First Date, Book #1)
Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it’s about to rewrite her life. . . .
Excerpt from Love at First Date (Better Date than Never, Book #1)
Holding Rachel’s bright yellow dishtowel under Chester’s saliva-dripping mouth, I panicked at the morphed sounds he was making. “Hang in there, dude.”
I shifted him in my arms then slammed on the metal bell some more. “Does anyone work here?”
“Can I help?” A male voice came from behind me.
“Yes, this dog got into my purse and—” I paused mid-sentence as my gaze met dark gray eyes that sent a bolt of adrenaline through me. My heart flipped in my chest. Not an appropriate reaction when Rach’s dog could be dying. “I-I think he ate something toxic. Maybe my lip-gloss? Are you the vet? Can you give him that charcoal stuff to make him barf it up?”
He studied Chester’s half-open mouth. “Try setting him down. I’ll take a look.”
“Thanks.” I knelt, still holding the towel under his mouth—because, ew, slobber all over the place.
The vet dropped to his knees next to Chester and pried his little jaw open.
As he examined the dog’s throat, I couldn’t help checking him out. There was something going on behind those dark eyes that had me dying to learn everything about him. Where he was from, what made him tick, what he looked for in a girl . . .
My pulse slammed into overdrive.
Weird that the vet was wearing sweats, though. Maybe he’d finished with his last patient and was going for a run? Definitely looked like a guy who worked out regularly. Yeah, that’s what I should be thinking about while my friend’s dog was gagging for his life. What was wrong with me? Focus, Ellen. “Can you save him?”
(Truth or Date, Book #2)
Truth or Dare is all fun and games until a spontaneous dare has Gina falling for the office playboy.
(My Last Blind Date, Book #3)
Should Rachel risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love?
(Save the Date, Book #4)
Kristen swears off men, but temptation swoops in when her sexy friend Ethan starts flirting with her.
(A Twist of Date, Book #5)
If you are in the mood for a quick read, guaranteed to give you a happily ever after, than this boxed set is for you! It was refreshing to read a set of books that were full of romance and were also clean enough that I would have no problem recommending them to a young adult. In fact, I have read young adult fiction that is racier. Often when you want to read a clean romance, you usually have to read inspirational romances, and some readers are not into that sort of read. So, hats off to Susan Hatler for delivering a great set of short novels.
I won’t make this review lengthy by reviewing each of the books in the set. There are some great reviews already posted that do that. But I will say that, I enjoyed the characters in these books. They are all flawed enough as to make them believable, but they are also instilled with all of the warm fuzzier that avid readers of romance fiction expect from their happily ever afters.
One of the things that I enjoyed most about the set is the fact that the main character from each book appears as a secondary character in the other books so that you get a fuller glimpse into their lives. Now that I have finished all of the books, I may have to go back and re-read them to see what I missed. Even so, each book *could* be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend reading them in order.
As I said before, these books are a clean read and I would recommend them to anyone 14+.