Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden
Publication Date: February 23, 2020
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Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hi, I’m Jordyn. I flew from New York to Culver City, CA to interview for the job of a lifetime.
When I walked into The Bookstore, I only wanted a steamy romance or two to help pass the time before my big meeting.
I walked out with a gorgeous and sweet, cinnamon roll who was more funny and charming than all of my favorite book boyfriends combined, which definitely wasn’t the plan.
But Mike was irresistible, and the time we spent together exploring Culver City was more fun than I’ve had in a long time.
But I’m smart enough to know if something feels too good to be true, it probably is.
I mean, Happily Ever Afters are just for fairy tales and romance novels … right?
Ames recommended this novella to me. It was super cute. I was hooked from page one, and found myself smiling through the entire story.
Jordyn has flown to Culver City, CA to interview for her dream job. She’s been playing it safe her whole life and she’s ready to make some major changes. When she meets a handsome guy in a bookstore, she takes a chance and joins him for lunch…which then turns into a full day of talking, dancing and…falling in love? This is the craziest thing she’s ever done, but she’s pretty sure Mike is worth it. Only, there’s more to Mike than meets the eye, and she may have to choose between her dream job and her dream guy.
This is a short story, but it packed quite a punch. I was drawn in by the witty banter to start, then ended up sighing my way through the story. It helps that I’m familiar with Culver City and have visited a lot of places mentioned in the story. I loved the way Mike and Jordyn opened up to each other, even though they had
“So, if this isn’t a date, why would you care if I brought other women here?”
I opened my mouth to answer, then I closed it because I didn’t have a good answer. I felt like I was free-falling. Mike was cute, funny, and charming. I wanted to know more about him. I wanted him to know more about me. Also, I wondered what it might be like to kiss him and— Shit. I think we’re on a date. “Is it weird that this feels like a date?” I asked.
“No, because I’m pretty sure this turned into a date when you started flirting with me in the bookstore.” I burst out laughing.
The witty dialogue and banter, the story itself and the characters were all very well done. I’m looking forward to read more from Eden.
Rating: 4.25 out of 5