Sunday, October 20, 2013

Book Review: Truth or Date (Better Date Than Never 2)

Book Title: Truth Or Date ( Better Date Than Never 2)
Author: Susan Hatler |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Hatco Inc
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 188
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publication Date: 4/2013
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(Better Date than Never series, Book #2) Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material. As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun. Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.
I lol'd a lot reading this book. The characters were quirky and funny. Gina's relationship ended badly I mean really though all that time and no ring or date picked out?? NO madam.  I loved catching up with Gina who made a few appearances in the first book in the series.

After her breakup Gina has decided that men aren't for her for a while, yet she finds herself playing Truth or Dare with office friend Chris who is leaving soon. When Chris needs to make an impression he dares Gina to help him out and she goes for it. What Gina doesn't know is how much Chris has liked her and now that he's leaving the company policy no longer counters that and she's now free, Yeah you know where this is going... let the shenanigans Begin!!,

Gina didn't realize at first that she had a thing for Chris; it wasn't until another woman started making advances that she began to clue into her true feelings. Due to her previous relationship she still has some issues with her sense of self worth, and attractiveness and I could totally relate to he feeling blue when it seemed another girl had gotten his attention.  She was relateable and real and I loved every moment of her coming back to herself.

It was awesome to read Gina's reawakening, as she's been off the market so long she doesn't know how to do this fake dating thing, but boy oh boy Chris is hell bent on showing her.  I really loved them together.

I really loved how much emotion was packed into this small book and how well Susan wrote the converging of a relationship.  It was realistic and so well done.  I just loved how everything flowed and how well each scene was depicted.

I also enjoyed the little side characters & the side stories that were being told, the foundation for the other books being laid out so you kinda knew the next story. Of course I'm going to get those as well.

*I want to note that I received this from NetGalley then forgetting that I had the review copy purchased the second & third books from Amazon.  They had given the first book away for free and that one hooked me in.  It's both a review copy and a purchased book and neither of those influenced my review*
I highly recommend the series, it's fun, funny and a romping good time
Happy Reading

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