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Dating Down Paperback – August 25, 2018
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- Publisher : Independently published (August 25, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 222 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1719883521
- ISBN-13 : 978-1719883528
- Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.56 x 8 inches
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Alexis is just a little spitfire! I couldn’t help but fall instantly in love with her as she navigated her way through the rich crowd trying to keep up appearances with a bunch of snooty women who think more about their bank accounts than friendships. Alexis tries so hard and fails at almost every turn, which makes for a lot of laughs as she tries to find her way in the new “poorer” life she now finds herself in. Even though she is uppity, she has a lot of guts and gusto. Her dates with Bob are progressing and things are feeling all too real, even though he is only a taxi driver. It’s funny to see how she tries to hide her appearance everytime Bob takes her somewhere like the local grocery store none of her friends would ever be caught dead in. Although she is quite the snob, she does grow as a person and come into her own with mistakes and all.
Bob, oh boy, is he so sweet! Sure, he is a taxi driver and technically a step down from Alexis rich husband, but he has something her ex never had...a heart of gold. He takes Alexis under his wing and helps her along the way become the best version of herself. He is funny, caring, and did i forget to mention all kinds of sexy! I would date him myself, ha!
Alexis’ sister, Candy is an absolute riot. She has no filter at all and it’s funny how she speaks to people. She just doesn’t care what she says or who she says it to. One of the best lines EVER is when she is speaking to Alexis’ EX. This quote is absolutely priceless!
“Yeah, so pipe up, Casanova. Say what you’ve gotta say before running back to your school girl. Where is Lolita anyway? Outside playing hop scotch?”
I laughed so hard my own sister thought I was a crazy person! I am so glad Candy will be getting her own story soon! She is a hoot!
Dating Down by Diane Louise is a laugh out loud romantic comedy that stole my heart right from the first page. I could not get enough of Alexis, Bob and Candy and was sad when I came to the very last page. I definitely need more of these quirky cast of characters and I am wholeheartedly looking forward to reading Candy’s story. Diane Louise, You Rock and have brightened up my day with this wonderfully funny romance!
I must say though, the female protagonist, Alexis, was so hard to love in the beginning. She's an elitist snooty and felt so high and mighty that she thought the world should worship at her feet because of her previously prestigious marital status, even after she'd been dumped by her husband of nineteen years. Totally a snob and ridiculous. Lucky for her, Bob the driver came along.
I could say a million adjectives about Bob, but I'm afraid only one word really fits this man, and that is honorable. He's not like any other man who acts all alpha and domineering, Bob's a true gentleman from the moment he appeared in the book.
This is my first book by Diane Louise and I can see myself having a longer lasting relationship ahead with this author. Can't wait to read more of her rom-com reads!
Dating Down by Diane Louise is not only a great romantic comedy, but it is about second chances and finding happiness where you least expected it.
Alexis has found herself not only single but poor when her rich husband leaves her for a younger woman. She isn’t sure how she is supposed to start over after being the dutiful wife who rubbed elbows with the higher classes of society. I have to be honest and say I really was not a fan of her in the beginning. She came across as snobby, thinking she was better than others who had less money than she did. Apparently, she made her mind up when she was younger that she wasn’t going to live in poverty like her parents did. She has worked hard to keep that part of her life secret, but that gets harder when her younger, wilder sister, Candy, shows up drunk on her front porch, along with the taxi driver that wanted to make sure she was safe. From that moment on, her life changes drastically, and she will learn who really loves her. She will also learn a lesson in what really matters in life, and she will have to decide which is more important: the things you have or the way you choose to live your life.
Man, oh man, how I loved Bob, the sweet taxi driver who showed up on her doorstep with her sister. He is all that is good in the world, and I kept praying Alexis would realize it! He definitely has patience with her. He was a driving force in changing how I felt about Alexis. I saw a different side to her, and I liked the person she became by the end of the book.
I can’t leave this review without talking about Candy, Alexis’s sister. It is very rare that a secondary character is full of so much color! I just loved her!!! She owned every scene she was in, and I’m so glad she will be getting her own book.
This is the very first book I have read by Diane Louise, but it definitely won’t be my last!!!!