Not Another Bad Date (Writer Friends #4)
What does a gal have to do to get a good date in this town?
Adele Harris can't even begin to answer that question. She's had so many lousy dates that she's sure she's cursed. Why else would every man she goes out with suddenly act like he's lost his mind—and his manners? Adele thought life couldn't get any more confusing . . . until she learns the marriage of her seemingly...more
Light on dialogue.
A few hot scenes.
Very little humor.
No good one-liners worth quoting this time.
The overall storyline was pretty good, even if it wasn't the most original. Fantasy writer, Adele Harris, is convinced someone has cursed her with a slew of bad dates. All of her dates end in the most bizarre ways. Little does she know that the bitch who tormented her in high school (Devon) and then stole the only man she ever loved (football star Zach Zematis) placed a curse on ...more
This one is a reunion romance. A reunion 14 years later between former college lovers Adele Harris and Zach Zemaitis. Big, blond, bro ...more
When I pick up a Rachel Gibson novel, I know that I am in for a treat! Her characters are always funny and heartfelt, and quite honestly she writes about people that I would like to be friends with. Not Another Bad Date is no exception! It starts off with a bang and never let up throughout the novel. I literally devoured it in one day. I put off housework and lazed around the house, until I finished it from cover to cover.
Devon Hamilton-Zemaitis is having a beautiful funeral. Buried in her expe ...more
Well, this was the final instalment in the “Writers” series from Rachel Gibson. Probably my least favourite = why? Not sure. Maybe I should take a break between reading books in a series and read some different stuff in between. Saying that it was a good, enough 3.5 stars read for me.
He is a High School football coach, she is an author, visiting her sister to take care of her 13 year old niece. They had a past connection but had not seen ...more
To be honest it was kind of boring. I mean, after all those hints in previous three books about Adele's love life, you get this. Add an annoying teenager, almost no grovelling after some harsh statements, cheese-fest in the end and it's no wonder I could hardly wait to fi ...more
Yeah, the series peters out something fierce. I had such high hopes for the fantasy author of the group, but Gibson seriously dropped the ball, here. This is a second-chance love story and it has the exact same problem as Gibson's other second-chance story does: sex as a stand-in for working out legitimate issu ...more
Ok, a show of hands...How many of us can relate to the title of this book? WOW! That's a lot of hands. But I least I never felt like I was cursed...yet that's exactly what's happened to the lead character from Rachel Gibson's latest novel "Not Another Bad Date". I always enjoy reading Ms. Gibson's books since I know I can count on her to deliver a sexy romance with a heavy helping of humor (how's that for alliteration?) and interesting characters. She cert ...more
Again, another really nice read from Rachel Gibson. I'm getting very close to having read all her books. They are quick reads, some are really fun, but all will touch your heart just bit. I just love this author. I've said it over and again. Every one of her books are "read agains". I just love them.
This book is about a women who has pretty bad luck dating. Her sister calls her needing her to come to TX to help her with her teen-ager. The sister is pregnant and the pregnancy isn't going w ...more
When arriving home she runs smack into- you guessed it- her first love, (first everything), foot ...more
This book was ok even though it was quite simple. It made for a decent light read. I wish there had been more character and plot development but if you are looking for an easy read this will do the trick.
Adele and Zach meet again. He is a widower with a kid. He used to be a professional football player. He is a total hunk. While Adele is there to care for her sister and niece. And ...more
Adele Harris is a beautiful and successful 35 year-old writer who has been unlucky in love for the past 3 years. Lousy date after lousy date, she is begining to wonder if there is something wrong with her which turns normal nice guys into losers.
Then, a family matter occurs and she has to go back to her hometown in Texas to help her sister ...more
Adele Harris has been plagued by a string of terrible dates and has given up on the opposite sex. But her vow to stay away from men is put to the test when she returns to her hometown and comes face to face with Zack Zemaitis, the one who not only got away but broke her heart in the process. Can Adele and Zack put aside their differences and regain the passion they once shared?
A wonderful conclusion to an excellent series that has got me back into reading contemporary ...more
I loved this book!!! For the author to live in Idaho she really knows what goes on on Friday nights in Texas, High School football. As a born and raised Texan she decribes it perfectly!!! The storyline is well thought out and the characters are well developed. I loved the scenes with Devon and the Angel, Mrs. Harbarger. Just too funny!! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a feel good story. I guess I am going to have to find the 3 previous books in this series ...more
Adele Harris had her heart broken by Zach Zemaitis when they were in college and he dumped her to marry her rival, Devon. When Adele returns to her home town to lend a hand to her sister, who is laid up with a problematic pregnancy, she tries to resist the feelings she has for Zach that never managed to g ...more
Simply Irresistible and See Jane Score are still my favorites of hers but this one met my expectations just right. I'm only giving this 4 stars because Rachel Gibson's usual talent of writing humorous dialogues doesn't show up in this book, and Devon gaining her way up in heaven scenes are ...more
I'm not even going to bother with the summary. I see now what Gibson did with each book in this series. She wrote the book based upon each author's genre.
1. Lucy - Crime: Met husband by being a suspect in a string of homicides and he was the investigati ...more
I just figured out why I got so bored with this series. There was too much narration going on and not so much dialog and action. Narration is fine, it's not bad. But it only works if it's written in a John Green kind of way.
Also, all the characters are the same. Seriously. The girls fall in love at the same time. They experience the same realization, go through the same scenes while they realize they are in love with the guy they're sleeping with. And then some big fall out happens and th ...more
Zach and Adele dated in college until Zach's ex-girlfriend turned up pregnant and he was forced to do the honorable thing. Fast forward 14 years and the two meet up again in Adele's old hometown (where she returned to take care of her sister). Zach's previous wife is now deceased and he is raising his 13 year old daughter ...more
So, it started out REALLY clean and appropriate. A little innuendo, but not even that bad at all. Until around 150 pages and BOOM...like a 5 page sex scene. I was fortunately enough to recognize that this was not worth reading, so I skipped it and hoped we were done. But of course, then I checked the spine of the book ...more
The plot was good, and the heroine was nice. Yeah, okay, the hero tended to be a total jerk at the end, but somehow, it made sense I guess. Plus, there is always this "I love him, but he doesn't love me, so let's be emo for a while, until he noticed he loves her, too, and they live happily ever after". The good thing was thou ...more
I found the relationship between her and the hero's daughter very realistic. The whole book is very very good!
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