About the book: After losing her job, her house, and her guy, the last thing Gabby wants to do is be in a dating experiment—especially with her ex. Her only chance of making it through is with help from her best friend, Ian. But as the study and all its hilariously awkward dates goes on, Gabby finds herself wondering what exactly this experiment is all about.
My review: I loved this book! The way it's written, just in a fun and light sort of tone, hooked me from the very first page.
I liked Gabby. I was really amazed by her string of bad luck. She had been fired from her job teaching and now she's working as a phone medium and she's pretty mediocre at that. I had to laugh at just how bad she was at it.
To make any money at all, Gabby's roommate finds her fliers about studies that pay the participants money. And that's how she ends up joining The Dating Experiment. Her dates are really quite comical in the dating part. They are just so bad you have to laugh at them. I really loved this whole dating part, just so much fun!
I also love Gabby's Aunt Kit and all of her friends. They call themselves The Pine Needlers, and they are a hilarious group of women. I love the way they all watch out for Gabby, in their own misguided little ways! And the Good Little Anything blog by Lennox, is amazing! I love that idea!
This is a cute book, it's a quick, easy read that you won't want to put down!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Amazon
About the author: Elodia Strain was born in Alaska and grew up in the middle of California. She spent her childhood exploring Yosemite National Park, skiing—badly—at Lake Tahoe, and enjoying the beaches along California’s famed central coast. She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in marketing communications. She is the author of three previous books from Cedar Fort. Her debut novel, “The Icing on the Cake,” was well received by readers of all ages, and earned Elodia the Best New Fiction Author award from CFI. Her second book, “Previously Engaged,” was a Whitney Award finalist. Elodia also wrote “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” the novelization of the widely successful eponymous major motion picture, starring Alyssa Milano. In addition to her creative writing pursuits, Elodia has spoken at writers’ conferences, had the privilege of signing books at national events such as her alma mater’s Women’s Conference and Education Week, and is also one of the founders of Ink Ladies Plus (formerly the Ink Ladies blog), a group of CFI and independent authors who work together to strengthen and promote each other’s work. When not writing or marketing, Elodia spends her time bargain shopping, enjoying staycations with her husband, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.
Labels: Cedar Fort, Clean Romance, clean ya, Elodia Strain