Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Today we have the blog tour of THE DATING ALTERNATIVE by Jennifer Woodhull! Check it out and grab your copy now!
Title: THE DATING ALTERNATIVE
Author: Jennifer Woodhull
Genre: Romantic Comedy
About The Dating Alternative:
Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right. When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating… until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around. Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.
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This was one of those books where I was completely sucked in by the synopsis (really well written, BTW). I even liked the premise…unrequited love becomes more after a start at friendship. I think where I began to stumble is that my brain didn’t process it as a romantic comedy, especially because of some intense turns at the end. And Woodhull does flip the script a bit; Max is the one who is crushing on Brie and she has friendzoned him. That was pretty cute. What I had a hard time getting into was his almost inst-love for her (because a crush doesn’t equate to love automatically). And I think there were times when Brie could have let Max in more, especially since it made it obvious that he was playing for keeps. Yes, I know that many relationships are like this in the real world… I guess I thought there would be more laughs than what I found for a romantic comedy.
But don’t get me wrong; the writing is still good and the story flowed well. I think there were some aspects of the character which weren’t my cup of tea…maybe they’ll be yours. I am certainly open to trying this author again, so don’t let this dissuade you. Just make sure you know what type of read you’re going into.
About the Author:
We all need moments of escape. With all the demands on us day in and day out, we each need something just for ourselves. Perhaps nothing provides a private moment – a brief respite from every day – like escaping into a great story. When you pick up one of my books I hope you find that place that you can escape to. Explore the streets of Paris with new heroines or fly around the world to reclaim your lost love with a favorite hero. Whether it’s the romance that takes your breath away or those climactic encounters that make your pulse race, I hope you find that solitary moment of enjoyment while lost in one of my stories.