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Dating for Keeps

(Pine Falls #3)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Unlucky in love Lily Baker is ready to get back in the dating game. But her first night out ends with the guy ditching her—in the middle of a dance floor. Wonderful. Public humiliation on top of rejection. And worse, Caleb Willmett, the sexy local contractor with an unfortunate desire to remain single, witnessed the whole thing. But where Lily sees disaster, Caleb finds op ...more
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Published June 11th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss)
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May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hands down, I loved this story. Lily Baker is a little quirky young woman whose co worker signed her up on a dating site. Lily's dating history has seen better days. Oh she's tried a couple dates here and there and taking this risk is a big leap. You have to read Lily's backstory which is so well written and woven into the story so that you get a much larger view of Lily's life and where she's at now. Meeting a date from the dating site, she runs into Caleb literally, trying to squeeze her compa ...more
Lily Baker is the original odd-ball. Bullied at school, then home-schooled, pet bearded dragon, interested in crocheting, eclectic clothing tastes (think a top made of men's ties and clashing patterns/ colours), and a tendency to say whatever comes into her head when she gets nervous. She's always wanted a sterotypical hallmark movie life: husband, kids, dog, white picket fence and has been pushed into using a dating app by a co-worker and is on her way to meet her date when her car is hit by a ...more
Suze Lavender
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lily doesn't have much luck when it comes to dating. She doesn't stop trying though and has signed up for a dating website. Her first date makes her feel terrible about herself, but fortunately that day she also meets a handsome contractor, who's now coming to the rescue. Caleb makes sure Lily is all right. There's something between them, but Caleb isn't interested in relationships, so friendship is a better idea if they want to keep in touch.

Lily's father is looking for a partner. Caleb thinks
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Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Lily was very unconventional in how she dressed and saw life. She was quirky and fun. Smart and kind. ONly no one really saw her this way when it came to guys. Even when in high school she wasn’t seen in any way but different and strange. so upon meeting Caleb and seeing he liked her for her she freaked out. It was a meet cute and continued to be one long meet cute as Caleb helped Lily find her way and see that it was okay to be herself. How did he do thi
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Stars.

Coleen Kwan is a new-to-me author, and I picked this book up on a whim after the blurb hooked me. This is the third installment in the series, and there was zero confusion to reading it out of series order. However, I do plan on eventually going back to read the first two installments.

Contemporary romance isn't my usual genre, but I've been warming up to it lately- branching out, if you will. I found Dating for Keeps a
Dee/ bookworm
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
#DatingForKeeps #NetGalley

publisher synopsis: Unlucky in love Lily Baker is ready to get back in the dating game. But her first night out ends with the guy ditching her—in the middle of a dance floor. Wonderful. Public humiliation on top of rejection. And worse, Caleb Willmett, the sexy local contractor with an unfortunate desire to remain single, witnessed the whole thing. But where Lily sees disaster, Caleb finds opportunity.

The only long-term relationship Caleb wants is a business partnership
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The heroine of this story, Lily, has had no luck with guys. She was bullied as a youngster and finally came into her own as an adult when she learned to accept her own quirkiness and embrace it instead of trying to blend in with a style that wasn’t her own. She meets up with Caleb, who is a hunky contractor eager to get into a partnership with Lily’s dad. She is attracted to him but figures he’s way out of her league.

They reach an agreement in which she’ll help him prepare a plan to offer her da
Pelusa Rivera
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author...(netgalley) This is the third book in this series and it was just as sweet as the previous books. We had met Caleb before and loved him, well I atleast did. Caleb is trying to move back home to assist his family, so he is trying to find work and become a junior parter. He meets Lily who is awkward but original and as Caleb states a good kind of weird. Lily has had tragic dates and after her last boyfriend left her wary.. Both Caleb and Lily don't feel that they ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a perfect summer romance read! I would recommend it to anyone looking for some quirky romance. This book was adorable all the way till the end. You are rooting for Lily, with her home made knitted scarf and earrings to fall in love with Caleb the tall dark and handsome man. They are opposites but even Caleb can't deny he is drawn to Lily in a way like no other woman. He decides to help Lily find love and in return she would help him land a job so he can stay in town and help his dad ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A cute book about two completely different people falling for each other. Lily is quirky, doesn't fit the norm and she knows it. She's been bullied most of her life for not being what others considered normal and it was so bad in high school that she was home schooled by her father.

Caleb has his own issues and those stem from being abandoned by his mother when he was eleven. He doesn't trust women not to walk away, even whe
This is a fun romance where the heroine is so frustrated with her love life that she accepts the guidance and help of Caleb Willmett, someone she knows wants to remain single but also someone who wants to form a business partnership with her father. Yes, this is meant to be something of a business deal between the two but get ready as attraction builds and romance makes his matchmaking role difficult as the only person he wants her to match with is himself!

With so many laugh out loud moments, th
Jun 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Dating for Keeps by Coleen Kwan is the 3rd book in the Pine Falls series, and a cute romance. Lily Baker is always unlucky in love, and Caleb Willmett agrees to help her get a long term boyfriend. I enjoyed this book, it is perfect for a quick read while relaxing.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Lauren loves llamas
I've read the previous books in the Pine Falls series, and while I liked them, I found them a bit predictable.  I couldn't help but pick up this one, though, when I saw that the hero was Caleb, one of my favorite side characters, and a confirmed bachelor.  This is the third in the series, though it can be read as a standalone.  Like the rest of the series, this is a sweet and emotion-filled read.

Lily's dating life sucks.  To start off with, she's a quirky woman with an eclectic fashion sense (sh

Dating is an absolute nightmare for Lily Baker, especially when her date decides he's had enough and walks out on her in a very public setting. Embarrassed by the experience, Lily asks Caleb Willmett to be her dating coach. However, the more time she spends with Caleb, the more she finds herself falling for a man that doesn't want anything to do with relationships. Will Caleb break her heart or will Lily be able to win his heart and show him that happy ever after is a good thing?

This is such a h
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of Dating for Keeps from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Dating for Keeps by Coleen Kwan is the third book ion her Pine Falls series. I haven't read the previous two books but this was very easy to read as a stand alone. The story is a short quick read and I'd give the story a solid 4 stars plus it was a very good even though predictable.

Lily Baker is trying hard to find the perfect man but because of her quirkiness in not only clothing and jewelry b
Elizabeth Neal
Though Lily has only had bad luck in regards to love and relationships, she decided to try again. Of course, that ended with humiliation after being abandoned on the dance floor. That's pretty bad in the grand scheme of things, but it was only made worse when Caleb, Mr. I Plan on Staying Single, witnessed the whole episode. But Caleb doesn't see it as Lily did. Caleb sees opportunity.

Caleb isn't looking for any personal relationship, but a professional one is his dream. Of course, the person he
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a great read, I loved the story as well as the characters. Especially, Lilly's character. She has a very unique personality and it is not easy for people to accept her for who she is. An artists at heart and finance expert at profession, she is a mixture of sweet and sassy. For now, she is trying very hard to find her soulmate, someone she will spend the rest of her life with.
Caleb, on the other hand, doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters, he isn't looking for any long-term relationship so
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Dating for Keeps is book 3 in the Pine Falls series but can be read as a standalone. It's the story of Lily and Caleb, two people that you would never imagine would end up together which makes it all the more interesting. 

Lily is what most people would consider weird. She's an accountant and she dresses in eclectic clothing. She crochets, has a pet bearded dragon, and has the worst luck with dating. Her dates always end badly. She meets Caleb when she hits his car trying to park for one of her d
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dating for Keeps is an enjoyable read about a fun, quirky young woman named Lily trying to find that significant other. She isn't having any luck & has decided to use an online dating program. She is attracted to a young contractor but doesn't think he'd ever be interested in her.

Caleb thinks Lily is adorable. Her father is looking for a partner so he offers to help her with her dating if she helps him talk to her dad. He just didn't expect the way she'd grow on him. Will Caleb realize that Lil
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first book that I’ve read from Coleen Kwan and I really enjoyed reading Dating for Keeps. Lily might be a little sheltered with the way she grew up, what with being bullied through school and ending up being homeschooled and with her unique way she dresses she can appear to be a bit quirky. Lily might have trouble dating but when she drunkenly tells her friends that she will bring her boyfriend to her school reunion she has no other choice but to ask Caleb for help. Caleb agrees to h ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs, 2018
After seeing Lily on a disastrous date, Caleb offers to be her dating coach. She, in turn, offers to help him with a business plan so he can try to become a partner in her father's construction firm. It seems like the perfect idea for both of them, but they didn't count on having feelings for each other.

This was a quick read with some cute parts. I really liked that Lily was not your usual romance lead and that she was so unique. The plot moves at a pretty fast pace, too. I did wish there was a
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I loved this book. We met Caleb in previous books and he a sweet man trying to move home and help his family. Lily is an awkward and shy woman. She dresses quirky and loves crafts. Lily has had tragic dates and after her last boyfriend left her wary. She enlists the help of Caleb to help her socially and to try to help her find a boyfriend. It backfires on both of them as they begin to develop feelings for each other, but don't
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet romance this is Caleb and Lily's story I really liked Lily she was a great character. after years of no luck with men and dating, she signs up to a dating website. Going on her first date she bumps into Caleb in the car park and he helps her when she starts freaking out these two have met before as he is a contractor like her dad he is also trying to get an interview with him but so far has not been able to. When her date goes bad he rescues her and they come to an agreem ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Fun and Flirty.
Lily is kooky, has a bearded dragon as a pet and has had numerous bad dates. All she wants is to be in a committed relationship but it just isn’t working out for her. Caleb Willmett rescues her, when her date stands her up on the dance floor, and later agrees to be her dating coach. He doesn’t ‘do’ relationships but his attraction to Lily, whilst he is fixing her up with other men, has him tied up in knots.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts
Bette Hansen
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This fun sweet read is excellently written with great character development and a fun storyline. Lily in all her quirkiness (that's a word, right?) is so much fun and I loved how Caleb accepted her just as she is. Lilly's ready to get back in the dating game and Caleb agrees to be her dating coach. Sounds like a great plan until Caleb starts getting jealous of the guys he's setting her up with. Can he get beyond his past and go after what he wants or will he stand by and watch the girl get snatc ...more
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"He's got to stop helping her date other men." From the moment I read that statement I couldn't wait to read this book. I fell in love with Lily and Caleb from the beginning. Lily is quirky and awkward and looking for love. Caleb is a good guy but he isn't looking for a relationship. When the opportunity arises to help each other they begin to realize they have real chemistry. This is a sweet story and a quick, fun read.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first book by Coleen Kwan.

What I liked:
The writing style
Part of a series: Pine Falls

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Karla Andrews
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so loved this book. Lilly and Caleb are so perfect for each other. Lilly needed that extra help to get out of her head and realize that she is amazing just being herself. And Caleb needed to know he can be loved and love back. Without worry of being left.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the perfect example of always taking a look beneath the cover. Getting to know and discover the real person inside. I truly loved Lily in all her quirkiness. She just shone brightly in this book. She was smart, unique, and finally proud to be who she was. And I loved that Caleb saw the real Lily. Watching him come to the conclusion that he felt more for her was a little heartbreaking until he got it. But together they were amazing. Definitely a heartwarming story for all us nerdy gi ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
***I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley.***

Dating for Keeps, by Coleen Kwan, was fun but I didn’t love it. Lily wants to find love and hasn’t had any luck. She’s on a date with a guy she met on her dating app when she runs into Caleb. He rescues her that night and the 2 agree to help each other. Caleb will help Lily find the man of her dreams if she’ll put a good word in with her father. Lily’s dad is a builder, and
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Coleen Kwan writes contemporary and steampunk romance for Carina Press and Entangled Publishing.

Coleen has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.


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