Title: Date and Dash
Author: Susan Hatler
Series: Better Date Than Never
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
Release Date: May 10, 2015
Mary Ann Nielsen lives by her one-strike-and-you’re-out dating policy, but she’s always open to meeting the right guy. When she accidentally rear-ends handsome Trevor Brooks on her way to a charity auction to buy back her beloved grandmother’s long lost bracelet, she figures this unconventional meeting could at least turn into a hot date. Wrong. Trevor is annoyingly responsible and more concerned with insurance reports than responding to her flirting so he earns three strikes right off the bat.
Flustered from the car accident and being rejected by gorgeous Trevor, Mary Ann mistakenly bids on the wrong auction item and loses out on reclaiming her grandmother’s bracelet. Instead, she wins four dates on a reality TV show with none other than stuffy Trevor Brooks. Now she’s broke and the only way to get the money to buy back her special family heirloom is to win the grand prize money from the televised couples competition by convincing the audience that she and Trevor are in love.
While dating Trevor on the show, Mary Ann discovers the reliable analyst is fun and kind-hearted. In fact, the more she finds out about him the more she starts to fall for him. Could giving Trevor a second chance mean winning not just the TV show and her grandmother’s bracelet but the love that Mary Ann has always dreamed of?
Oh Susan Hatler, how I love, love, love the “Date” series. (Does it have to be over – really? Will it help if I mail you chocolate?) I’ve loved the various personalities, quirks, situations and the weaving of different characters in and out of the novels (novella depending on which one).. I love the “dysfunctional daters”. Every story has one.
Mary Ann has a one strike you ‘re out rule. She’s been burned by love before and unless a guy is perfect, oh well. As she is rushing to a charity auction to bid on a beloved bracelet that belonged to her Grammy but had to be sold to help the families finances, she runs into Trevor.
Due to the crash, she bids by phone – but on the wrong item. She wins a reality t.v. date with a bachelor, named Trevor, who missed the auction due to an accident.. What follows in funny and charming.
I love the interaction and banter between Mary Ann and Trevor. Both characters have misconceptions about the other, and then there is always a twist thrown in.
This a sweet little snack of a novella. Enjoy.
Rating: 5 Stars
Content: Clean, kissing.
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