Life In The No Dating Zone
Release Date: 12/02/14
Summary from Goodreads:
After surviving her parents’ relationship drama when her older sister elopes, Claire Gardner vows not to date during high school. Now, three years later, Claire is thrust into new relationship drama–her two best friends have boyfriends. Which means Claire is spending more and more time alone. And she’s more than a little peeved.
Enter Gray Langley. His year-long crush on Claire’s friend Lindsey has made him desperate enough to ask Claire for help. Hesitant at first, Claire agrees–anything to get rid of Lindsey’s current evil boyfriend. But as Claire and Gray plot together, an attraction develops, and now she must decide if being with Gray is worth the pain that will come from confronting her parents with the reasons for her vow.
This book was excellent. I am so thrilled I got to read it. I think that this book mostly portrayed how girls, or really anyone feels, when one of their friends gets a significant other. I’m not going to lie, there were moments when Claire’s thoughts or behavior made me cringe, because she totally could have handled the situation better than that, but still I could see where she was coming from. Part of the time, I felt really bad for her, because it isn’t any fun being the third wheel when your friends’ have significant others, and you are the only single one, but I didn’t like how she just assumed that Rose would always be available to hang out since she wasn’t being swarmed by guys like Lindsey. I really loved Gray, from the moment I started reading in his perspective and the two of them started interacting I started shipping Claire and Gray; I didn’t care who they ended up with in the end (okay, that’s a lie, because I’m a shipper, so you know I care), I just loved the idea of the two of them ending up together. I hope you guys give this book a chance!
About the Author
I’m not the writer who’s been writing for as long as she can remember. In fact, I didn’t start writing fiction until I was almost thirty. But, I’ve always been a reader. Which, of course, is one of the basic requirements for being a writer. I’ve read everything from horse novels and spy thrillers to historical romance and fantasy sagas—and lots in between. There’s something wondrous about picking up a book and entering a new world with new adventures. And I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
When I’m not reading, I hang out with my husband and two old dogs, plus my grown sons whenever I get the chance. In the fall I spend way too much time yelling at my TV while watching football. I’m also addicted to British TV shows. Top Gear, anyone?
Oh, yeah. And I write. Kissing books. Or at least books that include kissing. Hope you enjoy them!
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