July 30, 2014

Review: BLONDE DATE by Sarina Bowen


Author: Sarina Bowen

Source: eBook from author for review


A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could possibly go wrong?

As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman.

Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She’d rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he'll be.

Yet staying home would mean letting him win.

Enjoying herself tonight was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person.

Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don’t finish first. He’s had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie’s date, he’d be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet.

BLONDE DATE is a 23,000 word novella covering a four hour span of Katie & Andy's night. ALSO INCLUDED: a sneak preview of the third novel in the Ivy Years series, THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR.

My take...

You may remember Blonde Katie (Scarlet's roommate) and Andy (Bridger's neighbor) from the last book, THE YEAR WE HID AWAY. But if you have yet to read the first 2 books, no fear! This little gem doesn't really give anything away or spoil anything for you if you haven't. But I wholeheartedly recommend all the books that are out in this series.

Anyhooo, I inhaled this little morsel of goodness in just a short period of time. And loved every second of it. I adored the romance that started building, albeit rather slowly at first, only to burst near the end. It was so sweet and hot at the same time. I think Andy was my favorite in this one. Only because he was a nervous wreck wanting everything to be so perfect for Katie. It was too adorable!

This author does another amazing job at giving us a read that keeps us glued to the pages and the need to finish and find out what happens with these fun loving characters. One of the best things about this novella is that it didn’t feel like one. It didn’t seemed rushed or missing something crucial like some do. It was actually very well written and I don’t think she could have done it any better than how it turned out. I would, however, love to see more of Katie and Andy in some future books. Only because they were just so darn cute. And with that little part at the end, makes me wonder if the author has something in mind for Dash. Hmmmm?

Well there you have it...my review that almost wasn't. (Pregnancy brain had me delete the book when I first got it. So I had to go groveling back to the author for another copy.) But yes...read, love, be smitten!

1 comment:

  1. This is my first time coming across this series. Sounds like a fun read! It's hard to come across novella that didn't felt rushed, given how short novellas are. Great short review!