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13 Dates

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,940 ratings  ·  119 reviews

When Noah Wilson first encounters the quirky, opinionated and very beautiful Angel Fallon, his world is turned upside down. It’s clear she’s not his normal type, but Noah can’t stop thinking about her—which doesn’t bode well for the blind date he’s already late for.

Convinced by his friend (and self-professed dating expert) Marlon that thirteen dates is all you need to fall

Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing
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Whispering Stories
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Angela (Angel), is 29, free spirited, beautiful, and trying to live life to the full. She doesn’t want to be tied down, which means that relationships are out of the question for her.

Noah, in his 30s, single and quite conservative, though he is also completely barmy. He is at the time in his life where he would like to find that special one, get married, and have children.

A chance encounter at Starbucks throws these two together, not literally, but
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
כשנואה פוגש את אנג'ל בסטארבאקס, הוא לא מדמיין שחיו עלו על פסים של רכבת הרים.

אנג'ל צעירה תוססת, שאינה מנהלת מערכות יחסים. היא מוכנה לתת הזדמנות לדייטים של אקסטרים, כמו טיפוס הרים, אבל הם חד פעמיים.

נואה בן ה 35, מנהל גלרייה לאמנות, בדיוק נמצא בדרכו לבליינדייט שארגן לו מרלן, העובד שלו.
הוא כמהה למערכת יחסים משמעותית, אבל הוא לא מצליח למצוא אישה מתאימה. הוא די חנון, אירוני ומודע לעצמו.

ואנג'ל מצליחה להוציא אותו ממרובעותו. היא מזמינה אותו לחלוק איתה שולחן קפה ומשם המציאות בכל פעם מפתיעה את נואה מחדש.

13 Dates was an okay kind of book. It didn't necessarily blow my mind or make me fall in love with the characters and their journey. It was just an okay book.

In the beginning, you meet Noah and Angela, aka Angie. At first I didn't really like these two, together or apart. Then Angie definitely started to grow on me because I honestly liked that she didn't sugar coat anything. Nope, she told everything like it was. Then there's Noah, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this character. H
Steph Stewart
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a quick, predictable read. I did struggle to like the main characters ‘Noah’ and ‘Angel’. I felt Noah came across as too needy and desperate and at times and found myself cringing at a lot of his actions/decisions. I felt Angel wasn’t very appreciative at times and found their quick relationship difficult to get into. However, I did like the concept of the book and loved a few of the other characters within in.
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
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Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, net-galley
Matt Dunn is a great author of very easy-reading chick lit, which you can completely absorb yourself in without too much thinking.

13 Dates was a very enjoyable read, however I found the main character, Noah, to be extremely irritating as he was very socially awkward and quite calamitous. The idea is that it takes 13 dates to fall in love, so the plot centres around these dates. Some of the dates and things that happened I found to be more on the comical side rather than on the side of believabl
Noah Wilson is instantly enamored with a woman in line in front of him at Starbucks one morning. After an awkward conversation, they sit together and his interest only grows. His shyness/awkwardness prevents him from getting Angel's contact information before he departs the coffee shop. Convinced that he just needs 13 dates to fall in love with each other, he must find her and make it happen. It turns out she needs a lot more convincing than he ever imagined.

This book isn't exactly as advertise
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Matt Dunn has been on the writing scene for donkeys years. I rank The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook as one of the funniest “lad lit” novels there is. It’s proper old-school lad lit, and I remember how amazing it was to get a fella’s perspective in a book for the first time, and I liked it. It led me to Jon Rance and Nick Spalding and Mike Gayle, and they’re definitely the four core lad lit authors I’d recommend if you wanted a fella’s perspective on life, love, dating, because they write so well (and
Jul 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
About a chapter in I knew this book was not for me and I put it down.

After requesting it I realized this had happened ones before with one of his books and I'm sorry I didn't realize before I requested it, Its not fun to give a bad rating when Its my own personal taste that is the problem, not the book.

The cover is appealing, the synopsis has me hooked and then.. there are no sparks. His writing just doesn't sit with me and no matter how much i'm dissecting my brain as to why, I don't have a b
Rachel Gilbey
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
13 Dates is apparently the number needed to make a couple fall in love. So its on that reasoning that Noah tries to keep persuading Angel to go out with him, as he has fallen in love at first site with her.

Of course nothing is ever easy and wow is there a good reason for Angel not really wanting a relationship, and with it is the storyline that gives the whole book an added layer of depth, complexity and emotion that I wasn't expecting at all.

I was expecting and received plenty of light hearted
Clare O'Beara
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: british-romance
Some readers will undoubtedly give this book more stars. I've decided that it's a role reversal form of chick lit. The central character is male but he is outclassed in terms of physical ability and adventurousness by the lady he is dating. He tries to increase his fitness, capability and outlook to match, and he also tries to overcome her phobia of attending weddings.

Angel is interesting - we learn that she has a heart defect and does not expect to marry or have a family, so she is just living
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from this author and it definitely won't be my last! I found Matt's writing style to be refreshing, intelligent and quirky; just like Noah!

Noah had been looking for love without much luck. Then Angel fell into his life, and while, it seemed, he stood no chance with the upbeat, unpredictable, beautiful woman, he was determined to get her to fall in love with him, no matter the cost. His self-dignity took more than a couple of hits in this upbeat romantic comedy,
Toyin A
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A refreshing story line that keeps the reader engaged and curious. It is quite easy to read and does not require a lot of mental power to enjoy.
Karen Carter
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really enjoyable read. It was well paced with relatable characters and just the right balance of humour and pathos to keep me fully involved.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Matt Dunn has been on the writing scene for donkeys years. I rank The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook as one of the funniest “lad lit” novels there is. It’s proper old-school lad lit, and I remember how amazing it was to get a fella’s perspective in a book for the first time, and I liked it. It led me to Jon Rance and Nick Spalding and Mike Gayle, and they’re definitely the four core lad lit authors I’d recommend if you wanted a fella’s perspective on life, love, dating, because they write so well (and ...more
Hana Bilqisthi
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
13 dates is fun read. I like the characters and the plot. Reading this book felt like reading Rosie Project. It got same vibe and the main chara, Noah remind me of Don Tillman. I would recommended it for Rosie project fans.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was disappointed in this book I didn't find it funny. It was pretty serious life of a events.

Wouldn't read it again. I usually like Matt Dunn's books. This one just wasn't for me.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is the type of quality, sweet book I am coming for! I loved it!

For me, the strong point of this book is the cast of characters. Noah is a sweet guy, very awkward and always so corny/funny, and Angel is the strong, independent woman who is still vulnerable but hides it well. And I love them both dearly. Still, I have to admit my favourite character is Mary, Noah's landlady who is the greatest gran in the history of all fictional grans (if such
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
When Noah Meets Angel he's certain she is the one but she's not his normal type. Convinced by his self proclaimed expert friend Marlon that it only takes 13 dates to fall in love Noah decides to give it a try with Angel. After 13 out of the box dates will it be a happily ever after for Noah and Angel?

Usually I'm not a fan of romance novels but this novel had such an interesting description I couldn't help but give it a go. Unfortunately it just reminded me how awful romance noels can be. I disl
Arissa Sani
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for giving this ebook for an honest review.

13 Dates gave me so many feels. 13 Dates was funny, thoughtful, exciting, happy, sad, hopeful, hopeless and inspiring.

It’s about Noah who wants to find a girl, fall in love and settle down. So when he’s about to go to a blind date, he finds Angel who is adventurous, funny, different and lives in the now. After meeting her, his life turns upside down trying to keep up with her. Artless art shows, dangerous
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Noah Wilson is a single man in his 30s. He knows that there is no such thing as love at first sight. And while standing in line at a Starbucks, where he first encountered Angel, he is still convinced that there is definitely no way a man falls in love at first sight. First sound, however, sends him reeling, as the sound of her voice gives him weak knees, sweaty palms, and the singular knowledge that maybe for the first time in his life he is truly, completely, helplessly in love. Underline the h ...more
Louise Douglas
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books
It’s been a while since I read anything at all, and I’m stuck halfway through a couple of epic books, so I needed something light to kick-start my reading habit again. I borrowed this book for free from the Amazon Prime Reading section, and I was quite looking forward to something a bit cosy and heart warming.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t really find any kind of empathy for either of the main characters which really spoilt my enjoyment of the book.

We have Angel who is living life to the full at ever
2.5 stars

I read this book hoping that it would be light, funny and fun. Well it's light I suppose. I can see where it might be funny but the sense of humour is not mine. The main characters - two people in their late twenties, early thirties - seem to exchange dad jokes.

And I just found a lot of it implausible. No one seems to know how things work. They meet in a Starbucks and it's as if neither of them had been in one, or even heard of one before. I had to check the date the book was published
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, giveaways, adult, romance
There's something about romantic comedies which, despite many of them having predictable endings, really fulfills all my desires for a story in one go. 13 Dates is one of those tales which involves a kooky theory about the rules of love, some delightful supporting characters (I loved the character of Mary and imagined her as actress June Squibb for some reason), and a sizable emotional hurdle. These elements and more check off the required boxes for me to fully enjoy this relatively short read. ...more
Teena in Toronto
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Noah is in his mid-thirties and runs a small art gallery. He is on his way to a blind date when he stops to use the washroom at a Starbucks and meets Angel. He can't get Angel out of his head and eventually tracks her down. When he tells his friend and colleague, Marlon, about her, Marlon said that it takes 13 dates to fall in love. Noah is determined to have Angel fall in love with him.

Noah is a planner and eventually wants marriage, kids, a house, etc. Angel, though, lives for today and isn't
Rebecca Lyman
I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book tells the story of Noah Wilson and Angel Fallon, a couple who meet at a Starbucks. Noah falls in love with Angel almost immediately, in a rush of feelings he never expected. Angel though is a bit more hesitant, convinced that relationships "aren't her thing." After spending a good amount of time just tracking her down, Noah wears down her defenses until she agrees to go out on a date with him. Since Ange ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
13 Dates - is the first book by Matt Dunn that I have read.

The style of writing Matt Dunn uses made me laugh - because you "hear" all the things going on in Noah's head at any given time. Noah's thoughts in the coffee shop when he encounters Angel was hilarious to me. I probably over think things too - which is why I thought it was funny. This was an easy, fun read that had me laughing - but thought provoking too. I love all things British, so I liked the different verbage used in the book. Ver
Nov 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: no-thanks
i liked this book.
i liked the premise of it and what it could have been but i wasn't too crazy about it.

i loved noah. i loved that he was the "typical" nerdy guy going for the girl who is "out of his league". i loved him because i found him pretty funny. because he was a go getter and because he tried.

Angel herself was pretty funny but i grew a bit irritated by her. by the date (forgot what #) that involved the train, i decided to just give up. i was forcing myself too much to try a
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Matt was born in Margate, but eventually escaped to Spain to write his first novel (in between working as a newspaper columnist, and playing a lot of tennis). Previously he has been a professional lifeguard, fitness equipment salesman, and an IT head hunter, but he prefers writing for a living, so hopes people will keep buying his books.

Matt is the author of four contemporary romantic comedy novel
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