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28 Dates

(Crazy Love #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  352 ratings  ·  182 reviews
In the age of apps and social media, how many dates does it take to find “the one”? The author of Knocked Up and Fake Wife swipes right on love with a captivating friends-to-lovers tale.

Caitlin Pappas is a lifelong commitment-phobe. The closest thing she’s had to a relationship in the last few years was a friends-with-benefits thing that fizzled out because the guy wanted
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 200 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Loveswept
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
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3.5 stars.⭐⭐⭐
I really like reading books by Stacey Lynn, they are usually super enjoyable for me.
However this one stalled a little for me. This had more to do with the premise of the story than the characters in this instance, I think.

Even though I felt the author did a good job of detailing (in the beginning of the book) why the heroine "Caitlin" didn't want a romantic relationship with our hero "Jonas" except for occasional hookups and when he pushed her for more i.e. a real date - they broke
Debbie Oliphant
May 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a fan of this author's and her stories are usually flirty and fun, but this one had me scratching my head. The story is about two friends with benefits, where one wants more and the other doesn't want to change their arrangement even though they have been FWB for two years.

Jonas is in love with Caitlyn, and secretly, Caitlyn has deep feelings for Jonas but she won't commit. She will however, join a dating app and meet her dat
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

Caitlin was the commitment phobe in this relationship. Jonas was yummy and so ready for Caitlin. He was willing to watch over her while she meets her 28 dates from a friend's dating app. She didn't go on 28 dates or if she did they don't tell us about all of them. Creepy toe boy was ewh. I was expecting more fire after the prologue, but didn't get it.
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads, arcs, kelly
I’ve been a fan of the author since reading Fake Wife. So I was excited to get back into the Crazy Love world!

28 Dates was a refreshing read! It’s takes the classic scenario of a friends-with-benefits relationship, where the man usually has the fear of commitment, and reverses the roles. So when Jonas steps up and asks Caitlin for more, fear takes hold and she ends their once easy and uncomplicated relationship. This book was a sweet and emotional love story that makes you open your eyes to what
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I'm the queen of onetime hookups and keeping things light."

This story was kinda different for me because I'm used to it being the guy that won't commit. I fell hard for Jonas right away and had a hard time connecting with Caitlin because I thought she was out of her mind for letting him go.

But, I did kinda connect with her as a work-at-home woman who can stay in her pajamas all day if she wants to. Her relationship with her nerdy boss who created the dating app is amusing and their banter i
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Alternative title: Both of us will date other people, but we will end up together because the plot says so.

28 is the third book in the Crazy love series by Stacey Lynn. Corbin and Teagan from the first book also appear in the book and they happen to be my favorite couple in the series. This review is mostly going to be a rant, but I don't feel like the book deserves a rating of less than 3 stars. I think that what bugged me the most and was the reason the ranting began is the few mentions of Jo
Nadine Bookaholic
This has been a fun series of standalone reads and 28 DATES was a perfect addition to the series. I had hoped to learn more about Caitlin Pappas when we met her in the first book, FAKE WIFE, where one of her best friends gets his HEA. Caitlin is a commitment-phobe but she has reason to be, in her eyes anyway.

Jonas Reeves has been in a two year friends-with-benefits arrangement with Caitlin and he thinks it's time this bartender/bar owner takes the next step and asks Caitlin out on a real date. W
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

Oh Jonas! You were so swoony while being a little sneaky to get what you wanted from Caitlin. I loved them together but felt like their ultimate reconciliation at the end was a little rushed. That epilogue? Perfection :)

Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to your next dating app and the story of Jonas and Cait. What a story it is!! Holy hell I loved this book. I'm a big Stacey Lynn fan and love her books, this one just wowed me. She definitely didn't draw in a straight line in this one! One amazing turn after the other, what an insanely great story.
Jonas and Cait are in a FWB relationship, two years running. She wants nothing more than that, afraid of commitment. When Jonas tells her he wants more, she freezes and he walks out. He also t
Avidez Literaria
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
“I’ve never wanted a man, and yet have I been fooling myself into thinking I’m not falling in love with Jonas Reeves? Was the largest mistake I’ve ever possibly made in my entire life sending him away? And God, none of this can be true.”

Caitlin has a commitment phobia. Relationships, marriage and babies are not in her plans, and the mere mention of such matters leaves her on the brink of panic. But being single does not mean being alone, and her "no strings attached friendship" with Jonas works
Nadine Bookaholic
This has been a fun series of standalone reads and 28 DATES was a perfect addition to the series. I had hoped to learn more about Caitlin Pappas when we met her in the first book, FAKE WIFE, where one of her best friends gets his HEA. Caitlin is a commitment-phobe but she has reason to be, in her eyes anyway.

Jonas Reeves has been in a two year friends-with-benefits arrangement with Caitlin and he thinks it's time this bartender/bar owner takes the next step and asks Caitlin out on a real date. W
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
28 Dates
Will they, or Won’t They?
Stacey Lynn has done it again. I loved this from start to finish I am a big fan of a book that loves into soulmates. 28 Dates is the story of Jonas and Caitlin. From the outset, we understand that Caitlin and Jonas have a “friends with benefits” relationship. They have engaged in this type of relationship for a couple of years, and, seemingly, it has satisfied both of them. Until it doesn’t. Jonas asks for a date, and Caitlin pulls back, not wanting any further
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

I really liked Jonas. And, I felt for him from the beginning for not only how much he clearly loved Caitlin, but for how totally blind to it she was.

Caitlin however, was less compelling to me. I was not sure how I felt about her, and I didn't totally love her.

I think, for me, I wanted to see more of their connection, more of the reason he was so in love with her, as when we meet her, it's not as compelling and their relationship is in the middle, without seeing a
Amanda Rowell
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book. This book has everything you want and more. Friends to lovers, great chemistry and a lot of laughs. Caitlin and Jonas have been friends with benefits for a while now but Jonas wants more and Caitlin doesn't.
Trey, Caitlin's friend develops a dating app and wants Caitlin to try it for 28 days before he puts it on the market. Caitlin's uncertain because she doesn't want a relationship but agrees to give it a try. After a few dates it's just not working out, after all Jonas is still on
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy reading Stacey Lynn books! They are always so light and fun to read. This book was also another good read by Stacey, though it wasn’t my favorite of her books I still really enjoyed it. I’m always a complete sucker for “Friends to Lover” romance. In this story Caitlin and Jonas had a friends with benefits thing going on for a while but like romances, one friend wanted more than the other did. The time that they spent apart from their arrangement, felt a little fast for me, which m ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Caitlin and Jonas had a friends with benefit relationship, but he wanted more so he walked out.
Caitlin doesn't want a relationship and she wants to stay friends with Jonas, until he starts dating again..
Caitlin is now being roped into trying out her best friend's dating app..Jonas sees his chance to win her back..
I thought the dates were the funny part of the book, and while I enjoyed Caitlin and Jonas, I felt like I wished they could just talk to each other you know, instead of putting on a mas
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Caitlin and Jonas were in a two-year exclusive “friends with benefits” relationship, but when Jonas tells Caitlin he wants more, she lets him walk out the door. Fast-forward six months, Cait and Jonas remain casual friends, and he’s dating Ashley. When her boss/best friend Trey insists Caitlin beta test his new dating app, she agrees to give it one month, secretly hoping maybe she’ll find someone special. Meanwhile, Jonas realizes he’s been in love with Cait the whole time, and he persuades Trey ...more
Tasha Mahoney
Rating:3.75 Stars.

I have very mixed feelings about 28 Dates.  I fell for Jonas and was completely rooting for him. I didn't particularly like Caitlin's treatment of Jonas and I found myself having a unenthusiastic attitude towards her. 

Having said that, this was a relatively easy, quick read. Stacey Lynn has a nice writing flow and this is the first book that I haven't completely loved. If I am honest, then I may have liked it more if I didn't already have very high expectations when opening one
Flo Grugel
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, fun read and great addition to the series
FV Angela
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Despite the fact that I hadn’t read the previous two books in this series, I liked the blurb and premise of two old lovers reconnecting through at dating app.

This is more a heroine coming into her own story than the sexy romance I was expecting. Caitlin has problems with commitment, for reasons and Jonas wants Caitlin as his forever, so you can see why they had problems the first time around.

This was an okay read. It starts of
Christina Montminy
Really enjoying Stacey Lynn’s writing. I love how her characters are strong but fallible. Jonas is strong & he’s decided that after 2 yrs of friends with benefits he wants more from Caitlin. Caitlin has been put aside by everyone in her life since she was a child & expects it as an adult, she’s not looking for anything because she doesn’t think she deserves love. Jonas goes to extreme measures to get her attention using the same dating app that she’s using to test for her friend & boss Trey. I l ...more
Megan Hubble-Roney
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a avid Stacey Lynn reader. Her books range from fun and loose to angsty.

28 Dates is about Caitlin and Jonas and part of the Crazy Love series.

OK... I've never had a Friend with Benefits so I can't even imagine what that is like let alone your FWB suddenly saying they want more! Now... Like Caitlin I' had a heck of a time finding someone/commuting. Feelings are dangerous... and Caitlin agrees until suddenly Jonas isn't there anymore and it's awkward when they see each other and then along com
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Caitlin and Jonas are long time friends. He's in the process of buying the local watering hole near Caitlin's house. She's an assistant for one of her best friends who's developing a dating app. When her boss asks her to beta the new app she's hesitant at first but reluctantly agrees.

Jonas can't stand the thought of Caitlin going on dates with anyone but him. He devises a plan to "meet" Caitlin on the dating app.

Y'all this book is so cute.
Diane plourde
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

I always enjoyed this authors stories. They are light on the heart and refreshing. This 4 star story was all that and so much more.

Caitlin and Jonas have an arrangement as being friends with benefits until one of them wants more. The other is not ready to commit. Caitlin is helping her friend out with by trying out his dating app. Things are about to get very interesting.

This is a friend to lover kind of story. A quick page turner that had me reading in one sitting. It was entertaining and fu
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

28 Dates is a quick, cute read and is the third book in Stacey Lynn's Crazy Love series, however it can easily be read as a standalone.

Jonas and Caitlin have had a friends with benefits relationship for quite some time. Caitlin is not into commitment, but Jonas wants more. When he bridges the topic with her, Caitlin shuts him down right away and he in turn walks away. They
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Rating: ★★★★☆(4/5 Stars)
Title: 28 Dates
Author(s): Stacey Lynn
Caitlin Pappas Red, Green Eyed
Jonas Reeves: 30 years old, Black, Brown Eyed
Setting: Portland, Maine
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating: R
POV: Alternates between Heroine/Hero
Smexy Level: Hot
Favorite Quote(s):
"I can’t be alone forever, either, and maybe it’s time to give something else a chance."
Overall Opinion:
A cute and dare I say realistic take on the friends (so to speak) turn lovers trope. The romance yea
Angel Hatfield
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trey and Corbin were Caitlin’s best friends. More like older very protective brothers. Caitlin works for Trey’s assistant, that consisted of managing his professional life down to the very second and being his pseudo mom. Caitlin had a double major in finance and marketing. Caitlin loves Trey’s friendship as well as working for him. Trey is an app developer. She had know Trey as well as Corbin for years. Trey and Corbin had saved Caitlin from a scary encounter with a drunken butthole in a stairw ...more
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
28 Dates by Stacey Lynn was an enjoyable read about finding the “right” one. Caitlin Pappas does not want a relationship. They are not for her. When her longtime friends-with-benefits wants more, they end things. Months later she is going to beta test a new app at work about finding the one in 28 dates.

Jonas Reeves fell for Caitlin, but when he wanted to take it to the next level, she did not, even if he did mean something to her. Now she is dating off the app and Jonas sees his opportunity to
Hopeless Romantic Chick
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love!

Loveeeer this story. Sometimes it takes a while to realize and accept that you are in love with a person until it hits you in the gut. Jonas determination to try to get his lady love, his person finally paid off. Caitlin's stubborness gave her a valuabke lesson, you never knew how much someone means to you until you loose him. But thank goodness for realizations and acting on it...finally a happy ending. Good story!!!
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Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, a

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