Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review: Save the Date by Susan Hatler

Save the Date (Better Date than Never series, Book #4)
Susan Hatler
July 1, 2013
Hatco, Inc.
165 pages (ebook)


Kristen knows men hide things. Case in point, her last boyfriend turned out to be married. Just like anyone else, Kristen is devastated. However, since Kristen evaluates people for a living, her ex’s duplicity has her searching for a new career as well as swearing off men.

Touring history museums with her sexy friend Ethan doesn’t count, because he has a girlfriend, and has only shown friendly interest in Kristen. He even helps with her career counseling tasks. Although Kristen has a secret crush on Ethan, spending time with him is safe. Until she discovers he’s actually single. Gasp. And now he’s flirting with her, too.

Suddenly, Ethan is way too dangerous. Not to mention tempting. Sure, he seems like sixty shades of perfect, but how’s a girl with bad judgment supposed to detect what skeletons he has in his closet?


This was a short and sweet romantic novella. I don't know if it is because I haven't read the previous books and this was so short, but I just didn't connect to the characters. I found the heroine's lack of confidence to be annoying after the first few minutes, and her friends' misguided attempts to get her out of her funk were too pushy. The strong point of this book was Ethan. Besides being super-hot, he's also kind and very patient (way more than anyone in real life probably would be). It's too bad I didn't feel the chemistry between him and Kristen. I had read others' reviews which were more positive and wonder if reading the previous books in the series would help with the connection, but it didn't read well as a stand-alone.

Save the Date: 2.5/5 stars
Cover: 3.5/5 stars
Audience Rating: PG-13

Note: I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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