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28 Dates

(Crazy Love #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  185 ratings  ·  148 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
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Published June 11th 2018 by Loveswept
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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
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
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I'm a big fan of guy chasing girl stories and I thought we would see a lot of that based off the book description. Instead this was more of a story about Caitlin coming into her own.

Caitlin is the heroine that's afraid of commitment. Her and Jonas has had a friends with benefits relationship for 2 years, until Jonas ruins it by asking for more from her. As much as Jonas loves Caitlin, he knows he needs to moves on when she refuses to date him.

As much as I really liked these characters, this ju
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
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 is
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
“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
Amanda Dubuque
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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)
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  ·  review of another edition
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
I thought that 28 Dates was a cute romance between Caitlin and Jonas. This is the third installment of Stacey Lynn's Crazy Love series and it can definitely be read as a standalone.

I gave this book 4 stars because I expected a little more steam then what was in the book. the first couple of pages start off steamy but you don't really get steam in the middle of the book. I usually pick up these types of novels for the tension and the steam factors. This one was more of a story which I loved but
Tasha and Megan 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
Courtney  Hagel-Swinson
This was such a different story, but I really enjoyed it. I liked that it was the heroine who was gun shy about committed relationships. It was a pleasant surprise since it always seems like the heroes aren’t ready to commit. Jonas was a great hero and I loved the way he slowly won Caitlin’s heart. This was a bit of a slow burn but once Caitlin and Jonas got together, they made up for lost time. If you’re looking for a fun, quick read, you’ll really enjoy this book.
Flo Grugel
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, fun read and great addition to the series
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 & bo ...more
Megan Hubble-Roney
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  ·  review of another edition

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
**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
Angel Hatfield
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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  ·  review of another edition
Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I know that I have promoted for Stacey Lynn before, but prior to 28 Dates, her newest book, I hadn’t read her books. I am always looking for new authors. I simply love romance books, and finding new books by new authors makes my week, especially if I enjoy their voice.

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
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I started 28 Dates being excited about it. I had read the previous two books and liked them. So, my expectations for this book were high. I figured that a book about friends with benefits relationship turning into more would be a good read. Instead, I got a book that had me so disinterested in the characters that I almost skipped over the epilogue.

The plot for 28 Dates was interesting. Caitlin is a commitment-phobe. She refuses to do relationships. Her long term friends with benefits ended becau
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We met Jonas and Caitlin in the Fake Wife, the first book in this series. It's their story now and...well, it's complicated. What can you do when love is not enough, when you love someone deeply but for reasons of his - or in this case her - own, they run the moment something looks even remotely like some kind of commitment?

Caitlin is still trying to get over the end of her (commitment-free) friends-with-benefits arrangement with Jonas. Jonas found someone right afterward but Caitlin is just st
Sunny Shelly Reads
These books make me smile! 28 Dates is another standalone in the Crazy Love series from Stacey Lynn -- but if you read Fake Wife, we get some catching up with Teagen and Corbin. Yay!

So the prologue starts with Jonas, after two years of being FWB with Caitlin, asking her to let him take her out on an actual date. Caitlin is carrying around some major relationship baggage thanks to her parents (pretty much thinking she's unlovable) and isn't interested in dating. Even though she soon realizes she
Danielle Cordsen
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
28 Dates
By: Stacey Lynn


Two people one want more the others terrified!

I really enjoyed this book it kept me engrossed throughout.
When Jonas asks for more after two years and zero commitment and Caitlin isn’t having it. I really loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other. Can he watch her come into his bar and date men that are wrong for her? Can he keep from breaking again and again while making sure she’s safe?

Authors Blurb: Caitlin Pappas is a lifelong commitme
Sofia Lazaridou
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
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

Another solid offering from Stacey Lynn. I stated in my review of the last book in this series, Knocked Up, that there isn’t really crossover. Well, there is some crossover from the first book, Fake Wife, into this one. I really enjoyed Fake Wife so think you should read it, but it is in no way necessary to this story. Just some character crossover, not any storyline crossover.

Jonas found a firm place in my heart from the beginning of this book. To some extent, I could understand Caitly
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Other books in the series

Crazy Love (4 books)
  • Fake Wife (Crazy Love, #1)
  • Knocked Up  (Crazy Love, #2)
  • Weekend Fling: A Crazy Love Novel