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Speed Dating

(Preston's Mill #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Forget all those other best-friend romances you might have read.

Jace and Isabella have only known each other...since kindergarten. And he hasn't been secretly in love with her...for more than six or seven years. She doesn't make him bristle with jealousy when she goes out with other guys...that he'll admit to. And she doesn't get all flustered and confused when she starts
Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Isha Coleman
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
With an obvious storyline, Speed Dating proves that light and expected can be as irresistibly surprising as it is funny. The writing team of Chase and Adams know how to spin a twist and create endearingly blissful characters that are hard to resist. On the hunt for the man of her dreams, Isabella needs the help of her best friend. Can Jace convince his heart's desire that he may just be that man? ...more
Maree Repa
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More than Friends

Five Amazing Stars

I was thrilled to finally receive the second book from the amazing series Preston's Mill. Written by my all time favourite author, Noelle Adams. Another romantic and exciting of two closest friends complete journey for them both into the truest love of all. Such the most wonderful story of the truest romance of all!!

Poor Isabella Warren was at work doing her best to complete Mrs Pendergast hair, colouring and style. She was a well known lady to her business, bu
Bette Hansen
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read

Great friends to lovers story that kept me entertained from the first page to the last. Long time friends Bella and Jace both fun themselves unattached at the same time. Have knows he wants more with Bella. Always has. But getting her there is more than he expected it to be!

I highly recommend this one.
- Conflicts all entirely based on failures to communicate and lots of jumping to conclusions
- I really could not understand what the heroine was all melodramatic about. (view spoiler)
Lynn Lim
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE “small town” and “best friend” romance, and when two of my favorite authors, Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams get together and write about characters in Preston Mills? Well, WOW! JUST WOW!!! I started this book this morning and could not put it down! I loved it that much.
Jace and Isabella (Bella) have been best friends since high school. But, what Bella does not know, Jace has loved Bella from the very beginning, and will take ANYthing Bella will give him, and if it is just friendship, he
May 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
There was nothing discernibly wrong with this story, just really simple and without much substance to it. Like eating a bland soup, you can make do with it if you're too hungry but no way am I spending money on it. ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
2nd book by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams in the Preston's Mill Book:

Isabella wants to find the perfect man, her true love. Everyone is telling her
online dating is the key. It just doesn't go as planned. She resorts to Speed Dating, but takes her best
friend Jace with her. She has the worst night ever but having Jace makes it not so bad at all. He's her
rock. One kiss might have changed things. Wait and see.

Jace has always had feelings for Isabella. He just can't tell her.

See what happens bet
Michelle Pruett
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Authors Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams come together again to bring us Speed Dating which is the second book of the Preston Mill series. Samantha and Noelle work so well together in bringing us great stories every time that it proves the saying "Two Heads are Better than One".

Isabella owns a hair salon in the small town Preston and as she confides in her clients that she would love to find her dream guy,get married,and start a family they take it upon themselves to set up a profile on an onlin
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Favorite Quote:

Isabella had had the flowers for her wedding picked out since she was in junior high. Not that she was any closer to getting married now that she’d been back then.

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Speed Dating was a quick and easy to follow yet slowly evolving friends to lovers tale. I struggled some with the repetitiveness of the story. I also found Isabella rather frustrating and frequently conjured the visual of popping her in the head with my kindle. The writing was easy to follow and al
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm normally a fan of the friends-to-lovers trope, but this felt blegh to me.

The entire conflict just felt ridiculous to me. Instead of talking things through everyone just jumps to a million conclusions. I know it's human nature to be fearful of rejection, but this was a bit too over-the-top to be realistic for me. Especially Isabella's reaction to finding out Jace loves her.
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2017
This didn't work for me. I like the friends to lovers trope and I like Noelle Adams. I've read most of her books and I've enjoyed them (some more than others, of course). This book didn't seem to have a lot of Noelle Adams in it. It needs more proof reading - there are typos and consistent misuse of "then" instead of "than". The characters don't have a lot to them. The heroine, Isabella, is kind of stupid, clueless and expects the hero, Jace, to pander to her. I didn't like her very much. And Ja ...more
Jessica Wannamaker
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Isabella and Jace were first introduced in the first preston mills book

Jace and a Isabella are best friends, they've supported each other, taken cared of each other and it's really been just them. But she wants more so she lets the town start to set her up and Jace has to sit and be supportive even though he's been in love with her the entire time.

Through a series of bad dates, speed dating and set ups he got antsy and she started to see him in a different light- she'd always admired him and l
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jace and Isabella have been best friends for quite a long time. Isabella decides it's time to get serious about finding the right guy for her so she can get married and start that chapter of her life. Jace does not like the idea of Isabella seriously dating, because he has been in love with her for many years, but has never had the courage to tell her. This was a great story. I loved their friendship. And I absolutely love how the book ends. We get to see a glimpse of some of the characters we c ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
When you find yourself in love with your best friend you are left wondering if you should let your feeling be known or if you should just keep the friendship intact. But to throw salt on the wounds, Isabella decides she needs a boyfriend before her sister's wedding and leaves Jace to sit by and watch her go through numerous dates. Will she finally figure out that no one meets her expectations because none of them are Jace? Or will Jace be left out in the cold, watching her with a bunch of other ...more
Tracey Warren
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A duo of hits in the Preston Mill series

Book two in the series, a journey with Isabella and Jace, friends since high school, through thick and thin, things take a turn - Jace has had more than friendship in mind for some time, Isabella finds herself having deeper feelings for Jace out of the blue and the book takes you on the journey they take to find each other as more than friends.....and you'll catch up with Chris & Heather from book one and of course Lucy!! You'll meet Beau.....nope no spoil
Rachel Smart
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a well written book! Your heart goes out to Jace because he is in love with his best friend, Isabella. He makes mistakes and you really feel his pain. Isabella wants more. She wants a man in lo e with her, committed to her and she just can't see Jace that way first. Well written! So sweet! Steamy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. A delightful, sweet tale of two friends and one who has always wanted more. Jace is an amazingly perfect male lead--can I clone him?! The addition of a funny talking bird and humorous community members added richness and freshness to a basic story idea.
Melissa Salinas
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one was so cute!

I was like come on Jace...get it out. Girls want to be wanted and obviously she is expressing that. Stop being afraid and be honest with her. I am glad how it turned out in the end.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
I understand the not wanting to ruing the friendship thing.
But at some point these two have to learn to talk to each other.

and also... you're mad because he loved you and you didn't know? really?
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute Story! Jace and Isabella are best friends navigating their way through their love lives. It is appropriate that they begin to veer toward each other!
Stacie Marquart
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love all of Noelle Adams books and I love this one too.
Xine's Obsession
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: gtg
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book didn’t go anything like what I expected it to. I don’t know that it was super realistic in all ways, but it was an enjoyable read. I love the strong community essence in the book.
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
The book was well written, but I didn’t much care for either of the leads.
Nov 12, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF chapter 10.

This book is not my cup of tea, first book of Noelle Adams that I do not like.

The push and pull is very annoying to me.
Jennifer Dicenzo
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was really really good! I enjoyed the second trip back to Preston's Mill. This is Jace and Isabella's story. They have been best friends since high school. Secretly Jace has always been in love with her but can never bring himself to tell her so he stays in the friend zone. That might all change now that Isabella has decided she wants her own happy ending. So the whole town is helping to set her up with dates to find her future husband. But was he right in front of her all along? ...more
Tina Todd shobe
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Speed Dating is book 2 in the Preston Mill series written by two amazing authors Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams.

Isabella Warren would love to be someone's significant other. With the help of her clients in her hair salon she sets up a profile on an online dating site. After each of her bad dates she runs to Jace's to discuss the dates.

Poor Jace is stuck in the 'best friend' status with Isabella while hiding his feelings that he's had for Isabella for years.

It's interesting that the more Isabel
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
A super sweet friends to lovers tale. Jace was adorable. I haven't read the other in the series. Might purchase.
My only hang up was some weird editing. There would be the start of a phrase and it would stop and repeat. Also, there were quite a few erroneous words (like using "herself" instead of "himself," or homophones not corrected, or just cut off words). It really interrupted the flow. And this was a purchased copy, not an ARC.
Beth Thomas
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 cute stars.
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Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many yea

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