Title: Love at First Date
Author: Susan Hatler
Series: Better Date than Never #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?
Love at First Date is the first book in the Better Date than Never series.
I had this book for a while and since my mood was for a romance, I was happy to start it.
The protagonist is Ellen. She has made the decision to find her true love in the world of online dating. She has her profile in Detailed Dating. She has narrowed her love interests to two men and she's ready to take the next step. She believes her next relationship will be the one. After all, they will know everything about each other. Her plans change when her best friend has a hot date and she's asked to take care of her friend's dog. That night Ellen ends up at the vet's office and later on, puppy school. There she meets Henry, who's there with his own dog for puppy training.
Unfortunately, Love at First Date disappointed me. I was bored with it. The writing was ok but I never learned much about the main characters, especially Henry. There was no depth to them.
So if you want a short romance where there is not much action or drama this is the book for you.
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.