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About DATING IN THE DARKSpeed dating. With a stranger. In the dark. As if dating isn't hard enough already, why not add in a whole new challenge.
According to Tinley's very pregnant sister, and best friend, binging on Netflix, wine, and cupcakes won't lead to her happily ever after. What do they know?
Four courses. Four dates. Four very unwelcome, and unwanted courses. An appetizer, salad, dinner, and dessert. Every last one ends in disaster.
Except date number four. Dessert has always been Tinley's favorite.
He's a complete mystery, and she can't seem to stop thinking about him. Whoever he is.
Falling in love wasn't on her radar but that might be what's happening between her and mystery date number four.
Excerpt"Whatever, just hand me what you have, and I'll try it all on." She reaches for the huge pile from Tara's hands. "Happy now?"
"Yep. Now get your cute butt into that fitting room and model everything for me."
With a huff, Tinley throws the pile of clothes over her shoulder and trudges her way over. She doesn't see an employee in sight when the rooms come into view and hopes she doesn't need a key to get in. She'd rather not have to drag herself all over the store with this ridiculous pile of clothing. She tries the first door in front of her, and of course, it's locked.
The doors go all the way to the floor, so there's no way she can slide her body underneath even if she wanted to.
She starts to walk back out into the store when she spots a door slightly ajar at the end of the hallway. She shuffles past all the other rooms and pushes the door wide open. For a split second, she has that awkward panic moment-her feet glued to their spot on the floor and a look of horror on her face. She can't look away, but what's in front of her is absolutely terrifying.
The woman screams, which finally pulls Tinley out of her daze. She slams the door shut, the clothes tumble from her hands, and she hightails it out of there. She doesn't even stop to tell Tara she's leaving as she speed walks by her. The only thing on her mind is getting out of this store as fast as humanly possible without making a scene.
As soon as Tinley steps foot out of the store, someone pulls on her arm and whips her around. "What just happened? Why did you leave?"
What happens next? That’s what this book left me saying. Dating in the Dark is a romance novel. This book has a cliffhanger ending, so be prepared. I didn’t love this book, but it was good. I liked the plot and for the most part, I liked the characters. I really liked the premise of the book, but just felt a little disappointed at the end.
The plot and premise of this book is what made me pick it up in the first place. Dating in the Dark. The title of the book. That is what this book is based on. The main female character reluctantly agrees to go to a speed dating event with a twist. Each date is in the dark. This is an exciting way to date as it requires one to really get to know a person rather than basing their judgements on physical appearances. This was a unique plot that I was looking forward to.
Tinley is an okay character. She annoyed me at times. I think it was because I have a different view of friendship than she has. It could also be because I have a different view on work ethics than she does. Nevertheless, she was a decent character. I felt she was realistic because of her interactions with her sister and friend. Marek was my favorite character in this book. I liked his attitude and how mature he was. I also liked his story. My heart melted for him.
The heat in this book was good. These characters had chemistry which always makes books heat up. I really loved most of their interactions together. Some of the serious conversations they had really hit me in the feels. I think these conversations made their more intimate moments even sweeter because there was a genuine connection to increase the heat.
The writing style of this book was good. The pace was steady. There were some shockers at the end. I am sure I felt my jaw drop a couple of times. I wasn’t expecting some of it. I was surprised at the cliffhanger ending. I don’t know why, but I guess I didn’t expect it. This story is told from a single point of view so I do feel I missed the dual, but I also feel it put me solely in Tinley’s head.
Overall, this was a good book. It kept me reading, so that is a positive. I really hope that Tinley matures a bit in the second book. I also hope to learn more about some of the minor characters. I also expect some explanations on the bombs dropped on us readers. I do plan to read the next book, which is why this book is getting a 4 instead of a 3 rating. I marinated on it for a couple days and still need to know what happened next, which means this book got under my skin, which doesn’t happen often.
Writing Style: 4/5
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About Alexandria Bishop
Born on a small southeastern island in Alaska and raised in southern Oregon, Alexandria Bishop is a PNW girl at heart. By day, she goes to battle with a tiny dictator aka her toddler and by night, she can be found typing ALL the words of her contemporary romance novels accompanied by a glass of wine or two ;)
When she's not in mommy or author mode, she can be found drinking copious amounts of cold brew coffee, bingeing her latest obsession on Netflix, or attending concerts of her favorite pop-punk bands.
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