Release Date: August 1, 2015
Source: Lola's Blog Tours
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When Delaney Collins’s fail-proof dating system fails completely, her best friends Summer and Josie take absolute control of her dating life through The Dating Intervention. Although Delaney’s intuition is always right on when it comes to men, she never listens to it. If she doesn’t start now—with her friends’ help—she’s in danger of ending up alone and lonely in a sea of men with stained neckties and cumbersome baggage.
What a funny and very entertaining romcom Hilary Dartt's THE DATING INTERVENTION is! But beware, if you're in your thirties and still single (like me!), then be ready because Delaney Collins' small-town online dating story is sure to zing you... in the right places.
As the intervention was staged by Delaney's friends, Summer and Josie, let me start with them. I love their little trio, they got each other's back; they tell it how it is even if it hurts like a mother; they're ALWAYS there for each other; and they push each other to be better. The best part is, they're hilarious! Summer and Josie's antics are one for the books (literally), and I can't wait for their respective novels to hit the shelves! Summer's crazy family of 7, and Josie's gig as the new principal with an absentee hubby in the background, I'm sure the plot is going to be loads of fun.
The romance is truly an adventure. Delaney is a serial dater and sort of a commitment-phobe, and doing online dating even if it's 100% choreographed by her besties didn't slow her down either. Even with Summer and Josie's intervention, Delaney still landed herself in curious situations with even curioser men. I feel Delaney's pain! I wish I can say I'm oblivious to the horrors of being single, but unfortunately, I know the feeling all too well. Gah!
But don't be fooled by the humor in this novel. Underneath Delaney's romantic misadventures lie a sincere and touching story. Delaney sort of "let go" in the sense that she settled for less than what she deserved. She's has a pattern of sabotaging the good things that comes in her life be it a job or a relationship. So it's nice to see her change her bad habits which eventually led her to a better place.
Enter hunky Jake. The total package who was clearly interested in Delaney and totally her match. I love the build-up of their relationship, the slow burn feel of things, even the sheen of mystery on Jake's character. For a minute there, I thought he was another dog and Delaney just wasted her time and hard-earned relationship rehab for him. Thank the book gods that wasn't the case as THE DATING INTERVENTION was a satisfying HEA.
Hilary Dartt is an author and freelance writer who grew up among the redwoods and hippies of California and now lives among the cacti and cowboys of the wild west. She and her husband live in Arizona’s high desert with their children and an assortment of pets, including five chickens. To maintain sanity and quiet her inner critic, Hilary runs, drinks wine and eats chocolate. She’s the author of The Intervention Series: The Dating Intervention, The Marriage Intervention and The Motherhood Intervention.
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