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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: #4,961 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
Format:Kindle Edition
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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3 of 3 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute funny clean story romance March 27, 2014
By Cyn
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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 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read
Cute, fast, fun read--Enjoyable characters--good summer beach book--Hopefully see more of the secondary characters in the rest of the series
Published 1 day ago by Kerensa Stoneburner
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE AT FIRST DATE
This was such a cute little story. So sweet how everything comes about with the interesting dates and the furry little friends. Read more
Published 8 days ago by kstar0330
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This book is short, but cute and funny. The heroine thinks she has all the answers to the perfect mate until she takes her best friend's dog to the vet. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Garen Herd
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first date ( better date than never book 1)
It was a sweet clean free romance book. So give it a try you might just like this book and you maybe might want to read the whole series.
Published 16 days ago by Cas
4.0 out of 5 stars A good beach read
I have this book a four star because I thought it was cute and flirty fun. It brings the reality of online dating to light as well as the theory of you never know when Mr right is... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Terry M
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first date
Some fun and some sad. Good story line. Interesting characters. Story concept was different from other stories that I have read. Short story but good.
Published 28 days ago by Kathy Q
1.0 out of 5 stars More like light-headed.
light-hearted? More like light-headed.
Published 1 month ago by Duncan Caldwell
3.0 out of 5 stars quick short story
Love at first date is the first in a series of light-hearted short stories.

I was able to knock this one out in just over an hour. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kim B.
5.0 out of 5 stars good light ,fast reading
This was a light hearted look at looking for love in all the wrong places and ways. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute read
Easy read. Cute and light hearted. Good to read on a dreary and rainy day.. You can probley say this is a G rated book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeanne L.
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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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