Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Review: Love at First Date by Susan Hatler

Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she’s signed up for Detailed Dating—the local online dating scene in Sacramento. Learning men’s preferences up front, plus a few weeks of email correspondence, has resulted in two candidates she’s excited to meet in person.

When Ellen’s best friend asks her to baby-sit her beloved pooch, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t stop thinking about. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but Ellen suddenly finds herself signing up for a week-long doggy class to spend more time with him.

Now, Ellen has a choice: Go with one of the logical choices or let herself fall for the one man her heart seems to want.

Terri's Review

I got this novella was on of the stories in the He's Irresistible compilation that I discovered via Netgalley.

Sometimes you are in need of a nice light romance to distract you from the daily grind and this story did just that for me.  Mix in some likeable characters and some dogs and what more can you ask for?

I enjoyed Ellen with her preconceived notions on what would make a lasting relationship.  Her dates with her "compatible" men made me giggle.  Then there is Henry who sounds like every girls dream.  Funny, a little mysterious and a dog lover to boot!  I can't forget to mention the canine characters who were completely adorable and whose behaviors were very relatable to my experiences.

Overall this was an enjoyable read.  The majority of the story takes place is puppy obedience school and the chemistry between Ellen and Henry was undeniable.  I'm glad I found this novella and I will be sure to see what else Hatler has to offer.

About the Author

SUSAN HATLER is an international bestselling author who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too. You can visit her website at
Twitter:  SusanHatler

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