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Operation Prom Date

(Tactics in Flirting #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,254 ratings  ·  196 reviews
Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good ...more
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Published March 13th 2017 by Entangled: Crush
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“Operation Prom Date is go for launch.”

This was a YA contemporary romance story, featuring a plan to go with a quarterback to prom.

I liked Kate and Cooper in this, and it was sweet how they both slowly fell in love with each other without even realising it.

The storyline in this was about Cooper helping Kate to snag the quarterback who she had a crush on, but instead falling in love w
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Operation Prom Date was a sweet quick read, I really enjoyed it.

The storyline was cute, sweet and I loved watching Kate and Cooper together. They were likable, smart, funny and just perfect together. They made me laugh and swoon with antics, these two were going to have a very happy life together :)


Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen is a lovely read and a great start to the Tactics in Flirting series, looking forward to reading more in the near future.

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Such a cute and quirky feel-good read with two easy to love main characters, blessedly little angst and just the right length to keep me interested right up until the end.
"I ship us, Kate. I want us to be Kaper or Coopte or Capote or whatever weird combination our names can make."

Just like the other books I've read from Cindi Madsen so far, Operation Prom Date has left me with a content smile on my face and a fluffy, happy feeling inside. Exactly what I needed.

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Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
***3,5 stars***

Kate decides to take a chance and finally go for her high school crush, Mick, for that she needs help of her somewhat friend, Cooper.

Two things are necessary for a book to capture my interest, it needs to be well written and have good plot story. Operation Prom Date definitely had the plot story part down. It was as well written as it could´ve been though. The sentences were way too long there was a lot of repetition. I don´t need a reminder what happened in the last chapter
Katie W
In alternate points of view, this book tells the story of a girl enlisting the help of her friend to win the attention of the football player, so she can hopefully go to prom with him. Yes, it's somewhat predictable, but it is a lot of fluffy, goofy fun.

I liked the little things that made the story unique. Cooper and Kate are friends, and not even really that close of friends, so there wasn't any one-sided longing going first. These characters have interests that really set them apart (r
Copy received through NetGalley

This was a sweet and fast read. It's a very fluffy story, the characters are decent, and so is the writing. The romance portion of the story was well executed, and the whole text is very easy to consume; it's filled with pop-culture references and light humor. I really liked it.

4.5 “Operation I Ship It So Hard It Hurts” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Entangled Crush!

OMG, this book just filled me with the fuzzies and I can barely deal with how happy and giddy I am right now. I just finished this, and I had to run here and write this review because my heart is too full of love.

Operation Prom Date is the best kind of book because it seems innocent and silly enough than BAM! You start reading it and it knocks you on your butt with how cute, adorable, sweet, hot and fun
Justin Turczak
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Was able to read this galley thanks to entangled on netgalley for a review of this book. This book <3, it's sooo light and fluffy so I absolutely loved it. If you like YA contempory you will absolutely love it. And the books references to pop culture things and it's makes it really really funny. ...more
Rachel Harris
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was in the mood for something cute and light and decided to give this one a try when I saw there was no wait for it at the library and I am so glad I did! It was so freaking cute! I loved Kate and Cooper and shipped them pretty hard. I also loved all Kate's talk about the characters she shipped ("I used to be all about Damon and Elena, but there toward the end, I shipped her and a coffin." Lolol). I loved how kind of nerdy Kate was and she made me laugh several times. If you're looking for a s ...more
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OMG that was sooo freaking cuutteeee I love it love it love itttt
I so ship Kate and Cooper .. it was a cloud of fluff all the way .. most most recommended :D
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
I expected something with more drama I guess when I picked it up, but I’m not mad with the outcome. This is a cute love story, ideal for younger readers.
Marguerite (M)
Rating : 2 stars

Quick read, light and funny, or how to put a romantic comedy movie in a book.

Kate : cute girl next-door, math genius and too awkward to find a date by herself
Cooper : former star geek turned hot dude
Forgot-his-name (FHN) : Kate's crush, mort popular guy in high school and of course total jackass

Kate asks Cooper to help her have FHN as a date for prom. Cooper accepts if Kate spends time rowing with him. Cooper develops really quickly a crush on Kate, because Kate is actually not
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

In Operation Prom Date, Kate is known for shipping all sorts of people together: fictional, real, you name it. But, the couple she ships most in life is herself with the Quarterback, Mick, which seems like it will never come to fruition. When her old friend Cooper appears to become popular overnight, she enlists his help to work on her flirting skills, to try and bag Mick for the prom before it
Monica Murphy
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so cute! And swoony! I loved it. :)
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a super sweet read.

Here, we meet Kate and Cooper. Kate wants to take his forever crush to prom, but she can’t flirt if her life depended on it, lol. So, she seeks the help of Cooper, a somewhat friend.

Anyway, I loved Kate cluelessness regarding Cooper and her own feelings. It was right in front of her eyes! Lol I hated that she wanted to take this other guy to prom, a guy who was not worthy of her, but it was something she needed to figure out on her own.

Cooper was great! I loved him de
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so so so glad to be part of this blog tour, I half stalked checked the author online, which I almost never have time to do, and found her so nice I feared not enjoying this book enough.

In truth, I enjoyed a little too much.

Kate has crushed on Mick for long, and she dreams of being his pair to prom. Now her senior year is halfway done, she has finally found a partner to help her on Operation Prom Date. Cooper has the right tips to get her closer to success and he just needs someone to pract
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cindi-madsen, arc

4 ½ ★   

I really enjoyed this book. REALLY, REALLY enjoyed this book.

It was the perfect combination of flirting, romance, humor and happiness. Mix in some awesome pop culture references we have a winner.

I really liked the character main and side ones. There were easy to relate to and very realistic. I have to say that I did enjoy Kate a bit more, just because I could relate when it came to her fandoms.  The only down to Kate, I thought was that it took her longer than I thought to

Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Originally posted at For What It's Worth on 3/8/17:

Operation Prom Date was the sweet, funny, swoony book I needed in my life right now!

Kate is a math-geek and fan girl, obsessed with TV shows and her *ships* (favorite couple pairings) and has been in love with the hot quarterback, Mick, as long as she can remember. He’s been nice to her in the past, but has never shown a romantic interest and probably never will since Kate can’t manage to string
In Kate's world of fandoms and OTP's, she clings hard to the fact that there's one person for everyone. In her mind, her true real life OTP is herself and Mick. The only problem is Kate is shy and introverted while Mick is one of the most popular boys in school. So, of course, she's basically had no contact with him. Enter Cooper, an old friend who has gained some popularity recently. Kate enlists Cooper to help her win Mick over in time to go to prom and for his efforts she'll help be his stand ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp, netgalley
So, this story really brings nothing new to the high school contemporary genre – but it is rather adorable. It follows a lot of the same tropes and clichés, but if you can handle the mindless gooiness, then you’re in for a fluffy book full of fun and heart.

I did enjoy Kate as a narrator. I really connected with her over her fangirling and OTP spewing excitement. She totally had her ships, and she went hardcore for them – which, um, you might have noticed I do as well? *looks around innocently* I
Shirley Cuypers
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, arc-beta, 2017
Original review

Operation Prom Date tells the story of Kate and Cooper. Kate is in love with a popular quarterback, named Mick, and wants to go with him to prom. And because Cooper doesn't have a rowing partner, he helps Kate with Mick, so she helps him with rowing.
The more they get to know each other, the more they begin to like each other. Kate doesn't really know what she feels for Cooper but she doesn't want to risk it, when she's so close to going to prom with Mick. But how does Cooper fee
Lissa Hawley
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cutest book ever!

I feel like I should write a review full of emoji and memes and pop culture references.

The MCs were the best kind of sweet, adorable and funny, with great "voices".

I definitely need to read more by this author immediately.
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

*~.Book Analysis.~*
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader :)

Operation Prom Date is one of those cozy and lovely YA romances full of all the things we all love: love for geekiness, TV shows, books, ships and, in my case, the water. Cooper was so awesome as a guy and Kate was so real as a girl that I wante
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Loved this book

Kate really wants her prom date to be her long time crush, Mick. But she's just too shy. So she asked Cooper for help to land the guy in exchange to be his temporary rowing partner. As they come up on how the operation would go, sparks fly but falling in love is not an option!

I think best friends falling in love is one of my favorite romance trope. It's like Ron and Hermione (and they're my favorite OTP after my parents)! This is prolly why I got hooked to this book even with the
Paula  Phillips
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
With Prom finally coming up and her Senior Year ahead of her, Kate decides that this is her last chance to snag Mick - the star quarterback. Of course, Kate isn't one of the popular cheerleading girls. Operation Prom Date was one of those teen books that we see so often in the movies where the geek type girl or in Kate's case the girl who loves shows like Vampire Diaries and Arrow, so much she named her pet after Klaus. This reminded me of when I was five and was a big fan of The Little Mermaid ...more
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Operation Prom Date is a young adult contemporary romance by author Cindi Madsen. I have read some of Cindi's adult romances and I really enjoyed them. They were fun and flirty so I was really excited when I saw she was coming out with a young adult romance. And even more excited when it was called the Tactics in Flirting series. Operation Prom Date is the first book in the Tactics in Flirting series. And I have to t ...more
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was too cute!!

Don't get me wrong, if you're into fancy contemporary novels (fancy meaning you like some depth to your characters, maybe some character growth thrown in there and other people than the MC and her love interest involved in the whole story) ... well, this book is not for you. But if you can look past that because your heart is still recovering from your OTP being separated by a 1000 miles and an evil fairy queen, then you will definitely enjoy it. I know I did.

There are some t
Colleen's Conclusions
Apr 27, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
I know what you are thinking... you are probably thinking, COLLEEN DNF'ed a CRUSH book? I LOVE Crush books. The writing style isn't bad. The plot is cute, the romance is ok. I liked Cooper very much. I always looked forward to his chapters.

Nothing is really wrong with this book, except I just don't think I am the right age to enjoy prom related type books anymore. It's a shame since the girl character was all about shipping, OTP's and stuff like that. Totally up my ally. But prom? I sadly think
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, ...more

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