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Five First Dates

(Sassy in the City #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  639 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Every perfect rom-com has a twist that leads the heroine to her happily ever after.

Me? Somehow, in any room full of Prince Charmings, I always manage to find the one frog.

So this time, I’ve found my own twist. Four of my friends will each set me up. Four first dates. Four chances at my own happily-ever-after.

My brother’s best friend even offered to watch my baby while I’m
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Published December 18th 2020 by Erin McCarthy (first published March 20th 2020)
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Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Erin McCarthy Fans, Romance
4 It Was Always You Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
What does a guy do when he has always had a thing for his best friend's sister. When he was a geek, she was his dream girl. Now it has been 10 years and he isn't the geek anymore. The thing is, he still has a thing for this girl, now woman, and he has decided to make her see...he is the one for her.

This tale had all the sweet, sexy fun Erin McCarthy is known for. Five First Dates
is a book related to Weekend Wife. There is the same circle of friends a
DNF. No rating.
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

It was cute but kind of...lukewarm? Maybe it was due to the length, because I didn't feel like I even had time to connect to characters or start caring about them.

Brother's best friend/best friend's brother is one of my favourite tropes but this ended up being disappointing.
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Savannah believes in romance and hopes one day her Prince will come, even after being dumped by the father of her 6 month old child. She is working hard at being a mother and looks forward to the day she can share that love and responsibility with someone else. Meanwhile her brothers best friend Maddox has come to town and he will be helping her out while filming a new show that he prays will be picked up. Maddox isn't the geeky boy she remembers but a handsome tattooed male with a body to melt ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
After reading Erin McCarthy’s Weekend Wife, I was eager for the side characters to have their stories told. With Five First Dates, such is what we are given.

Although Five First Dates tells the story of a character introduced in Weekend Wife, both books work perfectly fine as standalone novels. I enjoyed getting to see more of the characters and I’m even more excited for future characters to get their stories told, but entering this as a standalone is also perfectly fine.

From the start, Five Firs
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I Absolutely adored this book. Erin Mccarthy has such a wonderful humorous writing style that made this book a winner for me. The characters and the storyline are both fun, sexy and romantic. The characters wormed their way into my heart and made me not only laugh but gave me that warm fuzzy HEA feeling as I read along. The synopsis is spot on with the gist of the book, so I won’t restate the obvious, but what it doesn’t tell you is the amazing way this heartfelt, fun romance is written or how l ...more
Jennifer Wilson
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Maddox! He was so sweet and loved Savannah so much. Savannah is struggling to get through the day with a baby and work. When Maddox offers to help her out she jumps at the chance. Only problem is that he is no longer her brothers nerdy best friend. He is gorgeous, tattooed and amazing with her son. When she realizes that she hasn’t had a date in over a year, she challenges her friends to find dates for her. Standing on sidelines, Maddox is not thrilled with this idea. He needs ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so cute and let me tell you that I am not minding this quarantine right now because it is giving me a chance on reading some great books and this my friends was one of them. We meet Maddox and Savannah who from pretty much the beginning you are rooting for and hoping that they get there chance. So we have Maddox who used to have a crush on his best friends sister, and now is helping her out as her mannie and sleeping on the couch so win win for both of them. So Savannah does not kn ...more
3.5 Stars

This is the first book that I have read by Erin and I thought that it was cute and enjoyed the writing. Savannah is a newly single mother trying to find the balance in life. She is looking for her real life romantic comedy but has the tendency to pick the wrong guys. I loved how Savannah was determined to do what is best for her son. She has a great group of friends and a job that offers her the flexibility she needs. Then there is Maddox, nerd turned tattooed eye candy. I found him to
Erin Mcmahon
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
5 stars!! I love all of Erin’s books she was the one to change my mind about romance and she still makes me laugh out loud swoon and want more. I feel like her books are never long enough for me I can’t get enough of her stores!!
Maddox needs a place to crash and where else would he go but his best friends sisters place. It doesn’t hurt that he’s had a mad crush on her since they were young and he also might even have a chance with Savanna.
Savanna new mother and single needs some help and love.
Erin Lewis
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Five First Dates by Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is a new author to me and I have no idea why that is. Five First Dates was an entertaining read that drew me in and get me riveted from the first to the last chapter. A friends to lovers story with heart and soul, with secondary characters that added to my reading pleasure.
Offering to help look after Savannah’s baby while she goes on the dates arranged for her by her four friends, Maddox was swoon worthy. Not only does he babysit f
Isha Coleman
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
McCarthy brings light to an often times dreary day. Her mysteries are eccentric, her characters are eclectic and her sense of humor is a welcome breath of fresh air. Five First Dates is a perfectly, imperfect temptation that proves itself irresistible on multiple levels. Chase away your blues and open your heart to an addictive kind of fun.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Maddox has been in love with his best friend's older sister for what seems like forever. He's not the shy nerdy comic book-reading guy he used to be anymore, and now that he's rooming with Savannah while he's filming a reality show, he plans on showing her just how much of a man is now. Only he doesn't just want to be with her in that kind of way, he wants everything from her - her heart along with her body.

Savannah cannot believe the change in her little brother's best friend. No longer awk
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When the first line in a book is,

"I should have worn a bra."

you know you're in for a treat. Five First Dates was my second book by Erin McCarthy and I absolutely loved it, especially because this book follows the group of friends we were introduced to in Leah and Grant's story, "The Weekend Wife."

Savannah is a single-mother to her six-month old son Sully. Despite having bad luck in relationships she continues to have hope of one day finding her true love. She dreams to be whisked a
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A view weeks ago I read my first Erin McCarthy book ‘Weekend Wife’. I absolutely loved that book, so when I got the opportunity to read this book, I couldn’t resist. And the fun part, although this book isn’t part of a series, the main characters of both books are from the same circle of friends.. and I love that.

In ‘Five First Dates’ we meet Savannah, a single mom who is known for being one to easily get swept of her feet. Now she is a mom, and she tries to change her ways. The first thing she
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romcom
Adorable, smexy, hot tattooed man, and one cooing baby that will melt your heart. First Five Dates has it all! Every ovary bursting moment that I read in one sitting!

Maddox has had a crush on Savannah since he was a teenage boy. He's best friends with her brother, so it was a bit awkward to ever say much about that crush when he was a gangly teen, but it's now years later and Savannah is a single mother which only has intensified his crush into a deep lust now that they are adults. Savannah has
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read too much by Erin McCarthy so far but this was the perfect low key story to bring some laughs during the crazyness the world is going through right now!

Savanah is a new mom working on raising her six month old son by herself. While it’s hard work she wouldn’t trade it for the world. She knows she has a history of picking all the wrong guys so she has her four best friends each pick a date for her to go on! Sound like it might be a disaster in the making? Well it just may be.

Reading Addict
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will start my review by saying that I am an Erin McCarthy fan. I have read and own most of her books. Five First Dates was a very fun, sweet with just a touch of spice rom com. We were first introduced to Savannah in Weekend Wife. It is not necessary to read it before however it was a great book and shouldn't be missed. Savannah is the single mom of a 6 month old son, Sully and her younger brother's best friend has offered to help out. Savannah hasn't seen Maddox in 5 years and when she opens ...more
Emily Goodman
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Erin McCarthy brings yet another wonderful book to your collection with Five First Dates. This new release features a single mom trope as well as brother's best friend trope. As a sucker for both, it was no surprise that I fell hard and fast for Maddox and Savannah.

Oblivious to Maddox's childhood crush and everything she has to offer a man, Savannah takes her four friends up on being a matchmaker. Except Savannah has no clue Maddox wants to get her last first date.

Maddox and Savannah's relatio
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maddox is... sigh. He's flirty, fit and one filthy talker who is just what single mom Savannah needs in her life. Who cares if Maddox is her little brother's best friend? Well, Savannah cares but what is she to do? Maddox is helping her as a part-time Manny while he's in town filming a reality show. 

Savannah is SHOCKED when she opens her door to Maddy. The cute best friend of her little brother, whom she hasn't seen in 5 years. And boy has those 5 years been good to him! Filled out and no longer
Thuy Taylor
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Savannah and Maddox have pretty much known each other from their teenage years. Sav is slightly older, and have always had a caring spot for Maddox. But, boy has he grown up. This is definitely the brothers best friend/best friends sister "forbidden" story and I enjoyed it. Maddox will have you swooning over how much he is so in love with the girl that was off limits. How much he respects and adores her and now what comes with her. You could feel their chemistry, their sweetness towards each oth ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to men Savannah’s experience has shown her that her judgment can’t be trusted which is how she finds herself a single mother to her son Sully. Her friends have decided to take matters into their own hands and arranged four date with four different men.

Maddox is her brother’s best friend and is staying with her while he films a reality show and in return he will help her out with her son. He has been attracted to Savannah for years and he isn’t about to let the opportunity go to was
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary ARC - early release copy of this book in Kindle format from the author for review purposes.

This was a really adorable and HOT romance between Savannah and Maddox. She is a new mom and a little bit older than our hero, Maddox but he is a very mature guy and has always had a thing for S. But she has always seen him as her younger brothers best friend. Now she has a new roommate who is staying with her while he films a reality show and he helps out with her new baby.

I ha
Jackie Wright
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Erin McCarthy is a relatively new author to me and I’m really struggling to understand why I have read more of her books, well that’s about to change because after reading Five First Dates I need to play catch up with her previous works as soon as time permits.
Maddox is a man on a mission for over 10 years he has wanted and needed his best friends older sister but Savannah has only ever seen him as her baby brothers nerdy friend..... but Maddox has done a lot of growing since she last saw him an
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Savannah is a new working single mom. Her brother's best friend needs a place to stay for a short time and Savannah needs a nanny so she can try dating again. She always picks the wrong guy including baby daddy so she let's her friends set her up with guys they think are perfect for her. Two things happen. Maddox is all grown up and he wants to pick out a date for her, too. What could possibly go wrong? Sure Maddox is hot enough to set off the smoke detectors and Savannah is feeling the heat. A ...more
Becky Wise
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a cute falling for brother's best friend romance and a single mom read then look no further the Five First Dates. You will find Maddox to be total swoon worthy. There is nothing sexier then a tattooed man caring for a baby. I love Maddox and the way he goes after Savannah. He always known who he wanted and watching Maddox get closer to Savannah is so much fun to watch. I love Savannah and all her friends. They will make you giggle for sure when it comes to setting Savannah ...more
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Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Savannah & Maddox’s story had me enthralled from the very beginning. Maddox is Savannah’s brother Steve best friend. He has always had a thing for her, but as she is a little older she never really saw him as a potential boyfriend at all.
Fast forward ten years and things have changed - especially Maddox. This is where the book really takes off. It really had me on tenterhooks with the will they or won’t they. I just wanted them to make that leap and when they did - holy moly it was good.
I reall
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Kinda cute. The characters are cute.
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a happily ever after and I love this kind of romance to bring back memories beeing young and falling in love.

Savannah has no luck in love but thatvis going to change. She asks four of her friends to set up a date. Four first dates. Butvis is obvious it will be her own fifth to be the one right.

Prince charming is her brother’s best friend who come to town for a show and needs a place to stay and offer to watch her baby while she out finding true love. 

Only that Maddox has seriously grown
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
[1.5 star] meh~ so-so only...
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

Other books in the series

Sassy in the City (5 books)
  • Weekend Wife (Sassy in the City, #1)
  • Forty Day Fiancé (Sassy in the City, #3)
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