Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bargain eBooks #9: The Truth About Dating by Julie Christensen

The Truth About Dating by Julie Christensen

Genre: Chick Lit

Price: $1.00

Where to Get It: (for Kindle)

Lifelong introvert Quinn Malone was sick of spending her evenings at home, doing crossword puzzles and watching Jersey Shore. Successful, smart, and funny, 38-year old Quinn embarks on a quest to find a man, using blind dates, speed, and internet dating to get things moving.

Quinn overcomes her shyness to suffer through dates that are so bad, they’re funny (see the chapter on hunchbacks). With the help of good friends, she successfully transitions through the seven stages of dating: excitement (I’ve still got it!); infatuation (he makes me feel beautiful); disappointment (he looks nothing like his online photo); anger (why is he online if he’s married?); fatigue (I can’t bear the thought of another date); depression (I’m going to grow old and die alone); and acceptance (dating: it is what it is). Through the triumphs and heartbreaks of dating, and of life in general, Quinn uncovers the resilient, dynamic person she’s always been. The question is, has Mr. Right been waiting in the wings all along?

What I found in the sample:

The voice of the novel sucked me right in, and I couldn't help but like Quinn. The author did a great job with the voice, which gave the book a fun chatty style. From what I read, The Truth About Dating seems like it will be a fun, breezy read.

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