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Love at First Date (Better Date than Never Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Hatler
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Book Description

(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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About the Author

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan's books have been translated into Spanish and German. 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 reach Susan here: Facebook: facebook.com/authorsusanhatler Twitter: twitter.com/susanhatler Website: susanhatler.com Blog: susanhatler.com/category/susans-blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 1409 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148028629X
  • Publisher: Hatco Publishing (October 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZOZR0A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,191 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My New Favorite Short Romance November 1, 2012
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Here it is! My new, favorite, hot off the press, short romance. Usually with short stories I am left wanting more but Love at First Date left me completely satisfied. Well, I maybe could have used a smooch more kissing (wink, wink), but honestly this book was awesome. I loved it. It was full of happy smiles.

This book goes along with My Last Blind Date (which I also loved) . It was fun to catch a glimpse of Rachel from that book as well as get to know Ellen more in this book. I love the setting in Sacramento. (hello, Sacramento!) That's my home stomping grounds. Now a days, when I get to Sacramento, I know I'm almost home.

One of the things I love about Susan's writing is that it just feels real. The character's dialogue and interactions are easy and comfortable reading. There is humor and there is sizzle. Perfect, right? If you want an short evening read to curl up with, look no further.

Content: Clean (no swearing, no sex)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice love story December 23, 2012
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LOVED THIS BOOK! Very nice love story, wasn't corny either. Didn't sound like something that would never happen in real life, either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute funny clean story romance March 27, 2014
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Date than Never January 25, 2014
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Better Date than Never

In Love at First Date, the first book in Susan Hatler's Better Date than Never series, Ellen is thirty and wants to find true love. After her mother's past relationship failures, Ellen wants to use scientific methods to find the man of her dreams. Given her abandonment issues, Ellen relies on questionnaires and virtual matching to take the uncertainty out of romance.

When Chester the Chewing Canine chomps into the contents of Ellen's purse, she panics. Her friend Rachel adores the dog, and will kill Ellen if he overdoses on her lip gloss. Thankfully, Chester did not chew her cell phone. Ellen frantically careens to the local animal hospital, hacking dog in tow.

Ellen wants to force order onto chaos. She finds her objective criteria and scientific methods exploding in their own version of a big bang when she meets a handsome, non-vetted stranger over Chester's hacking and trails of drool.

The short work is entertaining and fun. The characters are believable and likeable. Rachel, Ellen's best friend, is obsessed with her dog's mental health and happiness. Ms. Hatler also offers humor. For example, one of Ellen's suitors invites her out to the Chinese restaurant Wok N’ Roll.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ahhhhmazing February 23, 2013
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Its a sweet little love story. I can relate to the pratical side of ellen. The book shows that true love triumphs logic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breezy read February 20, 2013
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I loved this book! I literally could not put it down and read it in just a few hours..short and sweet!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at First Date November 10, 2012
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I totally enjoyed this short story. The storyline was well thought out & the charaters fully developed. Ellen & Henry made for a cute couple. I tried to keep guessing what Henry did for a living since he came to class.with.circles under his eyes. Never guessed what he turned out to be.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended November 10, 2012
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Cute, fun, light read that's well worth the time and price. The characters are well-developed, realistic and funny. I loved Ellen's internal thoughts and quips. She has a great head on her shoulders--very much a friend I would love to have coffee with. Laughed out loud at some of the situations she found herself in. The H was soo sweet and thoroughly romantic. Will be reading more by this author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
The book was great. Good plot and kept you wondering what would happen next. Read it in one sitting because it had to know what was going to happen next.
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a very sweet sort of comical story.
Published 6 days ago by Gwen
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this flirty and fun story, and want to read more...
I recently read two books by Lily Zante, and enjoyed them because they were a combination of mild romance, drama, and humor (minus sex, cursing, violence), that packed a full punch... Read more
Published 7 days ago by crochet4luv
5.0 out of 5 stars So true
I think this book is do true. It brings back memories of the moments with my husband. It was great book. I can't wait to read more of her books.
Published 7 days ago by Debbie S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Love without even 1 kiss?
A girl on a quest to find love. She does find a puppy training class.
I did not like the instant love as there was no interaction that the reader could find plausible for... Read more
Published 15 days ago by M
3.0 out of 5 stars Good uplifting read
I honestly couldn't decide on 3 or 4 stars for this one but settled on 3 only because something was missing in my opinion. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Alicia Huxtable
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
If you ever tried online dating you will love this book . I found myself saying omg I dated that guy. And then realized the man of your dreams could be right in front of you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tammy
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE GROUP GIRLS AND BOYS!!!
This was a great easy read and truly delightful (for those in their teen age years). They'll certainly learn a real lesson in how to look for the true love qualities of the right... Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Murphy, Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first date
Fun loving good story. Amazing how people believe in on line dating and meeting your perfect match. Life us not perfect, nor are we.
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Spang
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly refreshing short story about taking chances and...
This is a good story for anyone that has ever dated and let their heart be vulnerable. From my own experiences before finding my wife of 14 + years, this story may just ring true... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Christopher Williams
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More About the Author

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan's books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. 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 reach Susan here:

Facebook: facebook.com/authorsusanhatler
Twitter: twitter.com/susanhatler
Website: susanhatler.com
Blog: susanhatler.com/category/susans-blog

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