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Veronica Welch has made it. She’s about to be named a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. She’s on top of the world, except for one tiny ridiculous thing: she promised herself she’d be married by thirty-five. After a drink too many, she accidentally lets her “life plan” slip to Bea, her steadfast, ever meddling assistant, and now Bea won’t le ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Bold Strokes Books
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Gabby
This romance was so cute. This is a f/f romance that follows Veronica, who is about to make partner about New York’s most prestigious law firm, and Rachel - a wedding photographer by day and bartender by night.

Veronicas assistant sets her up with this online dating program and she’s going to do 30 dates in 30 days. Rachel is the bartender at the bar where all these 30 dates are taking place. Rachel and Veronicas banter was so cute and I love how Veronica is ready to settle down but Rachel doesn’
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Corporate Slave
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Elle Spencer is slowly but surely taking her spot up there on my fav authors list! The thing about her is that she’s consistent .. you know when she has sthg new, that it will be on your “to read” list even without reading the blurb.
This one specifically was as expected very entertaining! The idea and the plot was interesting..
So I really liked Rachel (even had a small crush on her) but I wanted to strangle Veronica ! It’s not that I didn’t like her character it’s just that god she’s so annoyin
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Tiff
30 dates in 30 days, can you even imagine all that pressure and awkwardness. Hard pass. Don't hard pass on this book though, Elle Spencer gives us a delightful romance full of fun, silliness, angst and a dang good romance.

Veronica Welch is just a few weeks away from being named partner at her prestigious New York City law firm. Her goal has been to make partner and then find the love of her life and settle down. That is winning to Veronica. While the partnership is almost a done deal, there is n
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Jude in the Stars
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5*

While I really like The Road to Madison, it lacked (mostly due to a rather tragic premise) what made Casting Lacey so good, this quirky and witty sense of humor. But it’s back in this new novel and that makes my heart sing.

Veronica « V » Welch is a very busy lawyer who has sacrificed everything on her way to be named a partner by the firm she works for. One night, she goes out to celebrate a big win and spills the beans to her very sweet and meddling assistant Bea about her dreams: a wife, a
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Carrie
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Veronica is a New York lawyer on the precipice of becoming partner at her firm. Her assistant, Bea, sneakily sets her up on a date each night until Veronica finds 'the one.' This is all the result of a drunken night where Veronica uncharacteristically spilled how she wanted to be married by the time she was 35. Well, 35 is just around the corner.

I'm an Elle Spencer fan. I want to say that this was surprisingly good, but I guess I shouldn't really be that surprised. She generally delivers on eve
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Alexis
I read this book a few days ago now and had since been putting off writing a review for it because I'd been having a difficult time trying to put my thoughts into words. Luckily not so long ago I stumbled onto a ridiculously simple format that seemed to work. So here goes.

+ Lots and lots of humor.
+ The banter between Bea & Veronica.
+ Fast and straightforward set up of plot.
+ Dates are named after their drinks.
+ Secondary characters Joe, Carol and Harry.
+ Conflicts between characters isn't drawn
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Gaby LezReviewBooks
Veronica Welch is a lawyer about to be named partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. Her professional life’s goal almost achieved, she wants to get married by the age of 35. As she lets her plan known to her assistant, Bea organises a series of 30 dates in 30 days for her boss. Rachel Monaghan doesn’t do serious relationships. She’s a renowned wedding photographer and part-time bartender at her cousins’ place. There, she meets Veronica and each of her daily dates. Spar ...more
Bethany
After the fantastic Casting Lacey and the not-so-wonderful The Road to Madison, I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect with this story. I’m happy to report that it’s a winner!

MC Veronica has poured her whole life into making partner at her law firm. She’s set aside her personal life for years and has given every spare minute to the firm, but now that she’s approaching 35, she realizes that her dream of making partner is within reach and she’s got nothing else to show for it. When her assistant, B
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Gaby LezReviewBooks
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Veronica Welch is a lawyer about to be named partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. Her professional life’s goal almost achieved, she wants to get married by the age of 35. As she lets her plan known to her assistant, Bea organises a series of 30 dates in 30 days for her boss. Rachel Monaghan doesn’t do serious relationships. She’s a renowned wedding photographer and part-time bartender at her cousins’ place. There, she meets Veronica and each of her daily dates. Spar ...more
Megan
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5

I will admit that I was so looking forward to this book and dreading it as well.  I loved Casting Lacey but The Road to Madison frustrated me beyond belief.  Which side would 30 Dates in 30 Days fall on?   Thankfully this one fell in the Love It category.

Veronica Welch is a woman with a plan - make partner and get a partner by the time she's 35.   Well on the way to her professional goal, she is sorely behind on her personal goal.  Thankfully her assistant, Bea, and mother, have her covered a
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CLo
I have read all of Elle Spencer's books that have been published through Amazon and it is easy to see she is getting better with her storytelling and her writing. The main characters, Veronica (lawyer) and Rachel (photog by day bartender by night) are very likable but of course one of them has to be kind of hate-able (Rachel) as the story progresses. It really is a story about finding your one and only and figuring out to make her your one and only when the "one" doesn't want to be her. Confused ...more
Tere
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Veronica Welch is about to become a partner in the prestigious law firm she has worked for the past few years. About to turn thirty five and with her career on track, she’s pushed into finding ‘the one’. Her assistant signs Veronica up for 30 dates in 30 days through an app, and arranges for the dates to meet at the bar next door. The experience proves to be futile but does manage to bring Rachel into her life. Rachel Monaghan is a wedding photographer helping her cousin with bartending duties d ...more
Katie
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! What a great, feel good story.
Joc
Fabulous. Veronica is about to make partner at her law firm but she also wants to settle down with someone. But she’s single. She enlists the help of her assistant to find her 30 dates in 30 days through an online dating site. Rachel is a renowned wedding photographer who is temporarily helping her cousin out at her bar while she deals with family responsibility. Serving Veronica and her succession of dates isn’t easy for Rachel because she finds Veronica attractive but she’s not willing to sett ...more
Rosi
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed a lot this book, I also liked the previous book of this author The Road to Madison, and I've been really glad to find the couple star in that book, Madison and Ana, showing up in this one, amidst a great amount of women, by de way.

Because it starts as a kind of lesbian catwalk, since the main character of the story, Veronica, is nudged by her assistant Bea to find the perfect woman to fulfill her dream of happy ever after, now that she has almost achieved a partnership in the law f
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hubsie
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't you just love it when you pick up a book and it suits your mood at that moment? This was that for me. A very light, predictable read that was soused with wit and humour, with two main characters that I truly enjoyed. It has flaws and a few themes I am somewhat tired of (that whole "gotta be married before I am X age trope just doesn't do anything for me) but overall I enjoyed this. And I was happy Ms. Spencer redeemed herself after her non-inspiring "Road to Madison."

MC Rachel is a wedding
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Yoly
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Another wonderful story by Elle Spencer. As usual with her books the main characters have a strong chemistry between them. Their dialog, their banter, their interaction, everything is just right. Even the secondary characters feel as real as the main ones.
This book was funny and emotional, two qualities that I've come to expect from Elle Spencer's books.
Loved it!
Elske
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very nice and romantic read. Helped putting my mind on other things than social distancing and kept me safe at home.
Betty
Elle Spencer is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her skill in writing romance with a mixture of chemistry, angst and humor is outstanding, and this skill is very evident in her newest novel 30 Dates in 30 Days.
In this tale, we meet Veronica Welch who has achieved most of her “life plan”. She is a successful lawyer who is about to be made partner in a prestigious law firm. There is only one goal she has yet to achieve. She had planned to be married by the age of thirty-five which is o
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Linda
Another winner for me! Very well-written - in fact all Ms Spencer’s writing are to me... I’ve always loved reading great dialogues & banters. No different here. And who doesn’t love hot femme in suits/skirts, going all corporate and the likes (Veronica); and throw in an artistic talent (Rachel) and what I got is hotness! I for one, loved it! The plot & settings were great and there’s much lesser angst than Road to Madison (which I adored as well) but one scene too many on blowing hot and cold... ...more
Pam Holzner
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Definitely "all the feels!" The only way this could be better is to have the perfect narrator acting it out for us.

1/28/2020: Even better with Lori Prince's narration!
Patricia Foort
30 april 2020 Started the audio It’s even better than the ebook. Again wiping tears away. Lori Prince did a great job narrating this.

25 January 2020 Oh my God!!!! What a great book!!! Still wiping tears away and laughed a lot. The chemistry...pfff top of the bill!! Could have had a bit more sex, but the sex in it was hot. Jeezz, will reread this one often. And will check out other books by Elle Spencer, cause this first one I read was more than 5 stars for me.
Eliza
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The idea of going on 30 basically blind dates in 30 days makes my skin crawl.

Veronica decides to go this route because she had promised herself she would be a kept woman by 35, she goes on date after date but little does she know that the woman she’s been looking for might not be on her assistance app.

I really enjoyed this match up, Rachel and Veronica are absolutely perfect and their back and forth was fun to read. Rachel is a free spirit who has sworn off marriage after a horrible break-up and
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Sky Brown
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another FANTASTIC book by Ms. Spencer😍😍
Stephanie
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one has a lot of feels. I really enjoyed it.
MJS
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read Spencer’s The Road to Madison and was underwhelmed. This is a vast improvement.

Here, we have MC Veronica, a lawyer on track to becoming partner at her firm who is approaching 35 and wants to be married by then. Her assistant and mother come up with a scheme to set her up on 30 dates in 30 days to find ‘the one’.

The other MC is Rachel, a wedding photographer who is helping out a her cousin’s bar due to a family illness. This jus
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Best Lesfic Reviews
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
We love light-hearted romcoms with a side of drama and Spencer’s books mostly fit this groove nicely. This one is no exception. It has an entertaining premise – racing against time (35th birthday being round the corner) to find The One, in a month via thirty dates and thirty days.

Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/201...
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Elle
4.25 stars - Having to go through 30 dates in 30 days honestly sound like my worst nightmare, but oh what a delightful premise for a romcom! I had great expectations for this new book by Spencer and I wasn’t disappointed! It’s (mostly) heartlighted, funny and with a side of tasteful angst.

Veronica Welch has worked hard and had to make sacrifices her entire career to make partner at the prestigious law firm where she works. On the verge of turning 35, and with the partnership pretty much in the b
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Karen
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019-published
Veronica Welch has it all. She is about to make partner at the law firm where she works, great parents and over all a good life. She is only missing one thing - the girl. She is about to turn 35 and thought she would have the wife, house, picket fence and kids by now. Her assistant has made it a mission to find her the woman of her dreams. She has signed her up for a dating site and is arranging 30 dates in 30 days. Rachel Monaghan is a woman scorned. She doesn't believe in love anymore. She is ...more
Margaret
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: l-words, 4-25
Detailed score: 4.25

3/4 of the way through this book I thought it was going to get a rare 5 stars.

Great structure. Realistic(by lesrom standards) leads. Appealing cast of support characters. Funny. Believable barriers to love.

Unfortunately it didn’t *quite* stick the landing. Definitely not a complete spill but enough of a wobble that it slightly took the gloss off.

Don’t let that stop you though. This was a really pleasurable read and well worth the $$
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