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Just Three Dates Paperback – May 14, 2017
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Mark is a college professor, who loves hiking and photography. He had his heart broken and is reluctant in pursuing another relationship.
His parents seems to think that at 29 he should get married and have a life and convinces him on trying to date Karen “The Ice Queen” Wingate, an old friend of his sister’s and an artist.
His mother asks him to give her a chance and date her “just three dates”…
Karen is being set up by her mother as well…
The mother’s conversation is a really funny part.
Karen and Mark agree on this “just three dates” arrangement and so it begins their adventure in dating and in love.
I do read a lot of romance novels and this one is particularly is so sweet and honest, it reminds me the films Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, because time is developing and cementing their connection. The relationship unfolds slowly and it is so lovely to see these two souls finding each other despite not really wanting it in the first place.
The ending is so endearing and I swear I had to get the music (which I will not spoil it here) on Spotify and it was on my mind the whole day.
This book is worth to read it and you will not regret it.
Karen is a free-feeling artist while Mark is a closed-off, professor who lives life based on logic. The pair couldn't be more opposite and would never have made a connection on their own. To get their mothers off their backs, the duo decides to give in and go on three dates with the idea that they could make a "marriage of convenience" work.
Even knowing that they are "set up", the pair experiences rocky, uncomfortable moments that ordinary couples face when starting out in a relationship. Both hold steady in their belief that they'll never find a partner and form a relationship based on love and suddenly, everything seems to start falling into place. But are their feelings just a temporary side effect of accepting a convenience marriage idea? Or do their mothers really know what they're doing?
This is a lighthearted read that completely engulfed my heart at times. I could feel the pain that these two felt but also the happiness that they yearned for out of the need to share a connection with someone. The lack of good communication between the pair goes to show just how far knowing the importance of communication in a relationship can go.
It never fails that the past seems to creep up on people when good things start to happen. Can Karen and Mark fulfill their personal dreams and still make things work? Or will the entire situation implode in their faces? I can't tell you the best part! You'll have to read it!
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
After being hammered by his mother so many times of the need to find a wife, Mark gives in to her crazy blind date request with her friends daughter Karen, with the promise that they just have to have three dates, and then the whole idea will be forgotten about. Poor Karen is also put into the same predicament and reluctantly agrees. They set out, under duress, to meet for their three dates, but the path of true love never runs smoothly so how will it work out?
David's wonderful writing style has you there in the moment, along with Karen and Mark, it feels like you are reading a true story and the characters are your friends, I even felt frustrated with Mark at times for his stubborn ways just like you would in reality. You get to relive the new relationship emotions, the awkwardness, the stress and anticipation, getting to know each other, searching for clues within each other and perhaps reading the wrong signals. Yet for Karen and Mark they have the added pressure of knowing their mothers expect wedding bells to chime!
I really enjoyed their story and it did leave me thinking about the idea of an agreed marriage against the loneliness of being on your own, the pros and the cons, quite thought provoking. Which is why I love this author so much, a simple, gentle, realistic story that flows in to the readers mind and has you thinking long after you have read the book.
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