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(Better Date than Never series, Book #1)

Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it’s about to rewrite her life . . .

Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she signs up for Detailed Dating—the local online dating scene in Sacramento. They ask men the hard questions, compare their answers with hers, then she filters through the profiles of each provided “match.” After numerous email exchanges, she narrows it down to two promising candidates she’s excited to meet in person.

When Ellen’s best friend asks her for a favor, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t get out of her mind. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but she finds herself paying for dog obedience class to spend more time with him.

Ellen knows that in order to have a lasting relationship, she should take the safe route and go for one of the pre-screened guys. But, how can she think with her head when her heart keeps begging her to give Henry a chance?

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Love at First Date
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Review: Love at First Date, by Susan Hatler
April 30th, 2015
This was yet another great story from Susan Hatler. Like her short story My Last Blind Date, I enjoyed every bit of this novella. Hatler doesn’t do anything extraordinary with her characters or their stories, but what she does do is create believable, real life characters. You won’t get an over the top romance in Love at First Date. This novella can easily be about a relationship that happened to a friend. While the love that formulated took a fast track in certain parts, I still stand by my statement of it being believable. What I especially enjoyed about this one is that we get a glimpse into the pros and cons of various dating methods. Online dating is a keep subject for this novella, but so is meeting people the old-fashioned way by randomly finding a person of interest. I think they were both equally represented and without spoiling too much, I think that there is great dating advice given throughout. It was also a great pleasure to once again read about the character Rachel. She’s Ellen’s best friend and the main character in My Last Blind Date. There two stories are companions and I’d enjoy reading more related work from Hatler in the future. I hope there’ll be more of Rachel and Ellen. I’d also like to see the dogs, Chester and Kinsey, more. I’m a sucker for dogs in stories.
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finding love where you least expect it
February 18th, 2015
A cute short romance about looking for love in all the wrong places only to find it right in front of you where you least expected. People can be too much alike or think they want something they do not. Sometimes compatibility is over rated we can be too compatible or think we want one thing when in fact it isn’t what we want at all. Elle felt she needed to find someone compatible she signed up on Detailed Dating site. She did her profile and got her dates. The dates were all wrong she found what she really wanted was what she didn’t want at all. This was a cute little read that is a funny clean reads about finding the mate of your dreams at first site. If you want an easy fast fun read this is the book for you.
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