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Truth or Date

(Better Date than Never #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  3,038 ratings  ·  318 reviews
Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published April 25th 2013 by Hatco Publishing
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounding up

Hey everyone! Did you all have a grand weekend? I kicked my weekend off with this book, Truth or Date by Susan Hatler. Friday night, it's late and very quiet at my house. I'm curled up in bed reading a witty, fun, romantic book. Perfect, right?

I really needed a good light-hearted distraction. I was in the mood for a romance because I've been reading lots of dystopian and paranormal lately. (which I also enjoy, don't get me wrong) A clean romance is where my heart sighs though. I
If you are looking for a quick sweet romance, this book is for you. In keeping with the series Gina, one of Ellen's friends, is looking for love. She is recently single, which means she needs a man. Ok, this is about a chick-lit not getting on a soap box.

Love the fun banter between Gina and Chris. Would have been nice to have his POV. Unfortunately, the whole narrative comes from Gina. They do have a very cute dynamic. I also love the camaraderie between all the girls. Sometimes you need a
Susan Hatler
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Loved writing Gina's story. Now I'm working on Kristen's book, Save the Date (Better Date than Never series, Book #4). Thanks for reading!
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided through Netgalley*

Truth or Date is a short romance easy to read. Even if sometimes Gina was so oblivious of what's happening around her, it was a really cute and enjoyable story. She's always playing the "Truth or dare" with her friends or with Chris and it was fun. It also turned out to be a "Truth or date?" or a "Truth or kiss?" This one was my favourite ;).


After ending her relationship of ten years with her ex-boyfriend Georges, she's scared to make the same mistakes and start
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a well written story that captured me. I think this is such a sweet story with humor! Gina writes off men after a 10 year dead end relationship. But, her friend Ellen is getting married and Gina needs a date for the occasion. What unfolds is a story that had my cracking up! But also has some hot moments with Gina and Chris!! The tension is thick as a malt shake!! Yummy! Truth or Date has stuck with my like ice cream! If you love a sweet romance Truth or Date is not to be missed. Pick it up! ...more
Veronica Blade
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this!! I liked that Gina's had a rough time finding the right guy (and wasted a lot of time) but she's still got her sense of humor. Speaking of humor, I LOVED all the witty dialogue and steamy moments between Gina and Chris.

This is the PERFECT short, sweet romance.
RobertaC. RobertaC.
A quick, clean read. I don't usually like love triangles, but even though the heroine goes out with two guys at the same time I wouldn't say it was a love triangle, because nothing really happens until she makes up her mind toward the end. There are some entertaining moments, while at other times I found the heroine a bit annoying, and I didn't find the last twist of the ex showing up particularly fitting (perhaps because he didn't seem sorry and by that point I didn't really care about him) but ...more
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really needed this story, because I’ve been reading a lot of books with emotionally draining plots and really intense situations. This story is just one of those that are fun to read and leaves you with a smile for a while after you read it.

Gina broke up with her long-term boyfriend a few months ago because she wanted marriage and her now-ex-boyfriend didn’t. Honestly, the guy is like a lazy jerk.

Naturally, Gina is more cautious and doesn’t want to date casually or with men who aren’t looking
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun loving clean book that will keep you smiling and even give you a few laughs. I really enjoy reading this I loved the truth or dare. This is a wonderful short romance with lots of humor, caring, confusion for the characters. Poor Gina has been stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere fast. She decides to end it move on to someone who is interested in marriage and a family. She is oblivious to what Chris really wants in life and who he wants. All her friends play truth or dare ...more
gina has been living with george for 10 years, hoping for a proposal. when they break up, she still lives with george in the same apartment, hoping that he will move out. when she is encouraged to take the first steps, gina moves in with kristen, one of her fellow bridesmaids. kristen sets gina up with ethan, her best friend, but gina is more interested in chris, the office playboy who is now leaving the office for a different job. gina is put in charge of the going away party for
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story made me pout disappointedly in the beginning as I was expecting the same kind of feeling as the first book I read in this series. I read this volume slowly like I normally do with books that haven't properly gripped me yet. It was around forty percent when things started to get exciting for me. I was falling for Chris, well, Ethan was nice, but there's something about Chris that made like him better. And that was answered in the end.

And it wasn't only Gina's heart that flipped over
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I used to be the kind of person that would pass up a short story. That was until author Veronica Blade (who I love reading and reviewing for)introduced me to Susan Hatler (who I now love reading and reviewing for). Truth or Date was a quick and refreshing fun read.

Poor Gina had her up's and down's while searching for love and I loved every minute it. The quick witted back and forth banter between Gina and Chris ignited the pages and fueled the romance. Hatler has a way with weaving even the
Susan K
Romance, clean
This was a cute read, and definitely a fun part of the series. More a fun read than serious, but still clever how it all came together. Gina's story with Ethan and Chris was interesting. You could sense her attraction to both men, and her realization where the real chemistry was. Definitely a light read, but S.H. always knows how to pull it together. Loved the Truth or Dare story. Healing heart for Gina, and hopefully a HEA in one of the other books. S. H. always brings in the
Paula Legate
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Gina and her friends would play truth or dare. Gina never picked truth, so it made for an interesting read. Gina also played this silly game with Chris, with a few added rules of Corse. Gina’s heart would beat a little faster when she was around Chris. The two had fun together. Gina had just gotten out of a 10 year relationship. She vowed never to date anyone that was not interested in marriage. She thought Chris was a player, so she told him she couldn’t get serious ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book like 10 stars!!! Susan is an awesome writer and anytime a new book by her comes out I have to have it the first day....and I can never put them down. She is a feel good chick-lit author and her characters are so real I can feel what they are feeling. I loved getting to feel through Gina as she learns what she wants in a relationship and her chemistry with Chris and Evan!! Would recommend this book for anyone looking for feel good chick-lit.
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the way Susan Hatler writes! She make me laugh and I always feel like I'm a part of the book! I get sucked right into the story and feel like I'm one of the friends going why are you not going for him you idiot? I just wish these were not short stories!
Matu Nila
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, amazon-free, romance
I really liked this. It was a sweet romantic story and it even made me laugh out loud a few times, which is always a bonus.
I liked the characters and would have wanted the book to continue. So the only bad thing I can think of was the shortnes of the book!
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was an awww book. Finished it in 2 hrs.
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute quick read. I enjoyed it for what it was (50ish pages).
This is why I continue to read free books from amazon. Every so often I uncover a gem and it makes slushing through the muck worth it.

I'm off to buy the rest if the series now.
Sep 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Quick, easy, uplifting book. Not badly written and good to fill in the time when you don't want a heavy read. Will probably read more of hers.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I also purchased a copy.

This was an adorable sweet, clean romance. Gina Hall has finally broken things off with her looonnnng time boyfriend. After 10 years, George says he doesn't want to get married but to keep things status quo. Gina wants to get married and have kids! She is just done. She refuses to date any man not interested in getting married. Her new roommate and fellow bridesmaid introduces her to Ethan. Ethan wants to get married and
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truth or Date is a sweet & charming
story. It's a very enjoyable read.
Gina, has finally ended a long time relationship, that was never going
to be anymore than it was.
With her friend, Ellen's upcoming
wedding, one of the bridesmaid's
dares her to take a date to the wedding.
Gina is asked to plan, Chris, her co-worker
& friend's going away party.
She knows Chris dates a lot, but he
makes her feel tingly all over.
Gina doesn't want to date to date.
In the week leading up to the wedding,
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-kindle
I choose truth!

It started with a dare. I dsred my self to get out from this reading slump. It was hard but to tell you the truth, this book get me out of that slump. It was an easy and fun read.

"Nobody ever said finding the right person was easy. But, nobody said it would be this hard either."

“We never know when the right guy will come along, but he will. Trust me. And now you’ll be ready for him when he does.”

Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I will admit that I didn't like this one as much. I thought Gina was an okay character. Don't get me wrong I was definitely happy for her when she got happily ever after. I did like how we got to see more of the couple from the first book. I was happy they got married. I will admit that I'm a little worried about the next book because I wasn't a big fan of Kristen.
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: modern-romance
Be brave!

I would have given this five stars but she lived with the guy for ten years. I just prefer people who wait till marriage. I loved the chemistry between Gina and Chris. They had a lot of obstacles to overcome before they were brave enough to dare to show it.
Amy H
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review..

i have to say that this is my favorite book out of the three! this story continues from the first, but in the point of view of Gina. she is one of the friends from Ellen and is helping everyone get ready for the big wedding.

well, after all the talk of marriage she did the next best thing. she went and asked her 10 year boyfriend that if they do not get married that it was over...little did she know that he never wanted to get
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Truth or Date is a contemporary romance, 190 pages and book two in Susan Hatler’s Better Date than Never series (of 3) and a treat for readers looking for a clean, witty, slightly angsty and chuckle worthy read.

Gina is so over men, particularly the commitment phobic ones and player Chris cannot possibly be serious about trying his luck with her – surely not? Seriously?

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Vania Nunes
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vania by: NetGalley
A short and very enjoyable book to read.
Gina is not that woman sculptural body which all men turn their heads when she passes. She knows her limitations and keeps the foot on the ground. In fact, what she most wants is to have her own family and her last boyfriend only decided to be honest with her 10 years later. Finally she came to her senses and decided to move on. And since the bastard even made an effort to move from the apartment they shared, she decided it was best to split another with a
FicTalk Blog
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the second book that I've picked up that I hadn't read in the correct order. Truth or Date is book 2 in the Better Date Than Never series by Susan Hatler. I would consider this a novella in its length, and because of that it was a rather quick summery read for me. If you're one to read at the beach or poolside then I think that you should consider this as a quick, funny, cute read that's well written.

The heroine, Gina has been in a dead-end relationship for the past ten years when she
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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. ...more

Other books in the series

Better Date than Never (10 books)
  • Love at First Date (Better Date than Never, #1)
  • My Last Blind Date (Better Date than Never, #3)
  • Save the Date (Better Date than Never, #4)
  • A Twist of Date (Better Date than Never, #5)
  • License to Date (Better Date than Never, #6)
  • Driven to Date (Better Date than Never, #7)
  • Up to Date (Better Date than Never, #8)
  • Déjà Date (Better Date than Never #9)
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