Date to the Rescue
by Susan Hatler
Series: Do-Over Date #4
Published by Hatco Publishing
Publication Date February 29, 2020
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Super organized Lucy Remington is done getting burned by unreliable men, so she’s giving up hot and spicy and holding out for reliable and responsible. When her friend sets her up on a blind date, she agrees to make dinner for a man who sounds like the very definition of stable: an accountant.
The only problem? Lucy is the queen of toasters and takeout. But she’s determined to make a home cooked dinner for her upcoming date. Instead of whipping up a delicious meal on her trial run, though, she ends up setting her kitchen on fire! Even worse, she finds herself in the arms of a handsome man who makes her heart race.
Firefighter Jake Bryant may be a genuine hero, but he’s like the curry Lucy wishes she could make—hot, delicious, and unforgettable. Therefore he’s a dating mistake waiting to happen. Despite the fact that Jake makes her laugh and she craves his company, Lucy’s mind is made up: she’s sticking to the date with the uncomplicated accountant.
To Lucy’s surprise, Jake offers to teach her how to cook so she can impress her blind date. Confident in her willpower, she agrees. Soon, however, Lucy’s hungering for sweet icing more than plain old flour. Can Jake rescue Lucy’s sautéing technique? And with a little cayenne here and a dash of chili pepper there, can he rescue her heart, as well?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Million Dollar Date , The Date Next Door , Fashionably Date
Sometimes you just need a quick, humorous story. I had just finished a very serious and disturbing book and needed to change direction. Quickly. I was so glad to have a copy of Date to the Rescue to save the day!
Lucy was a riot! She is a disaster in the kitchen. And she’s terrified of being hurt so she has determined to only do what is safe and sensible. So when she is rescued from a cooking disaster by handsome Jake Bryant, she ignores her attraction. However, she just isn’t able to get him to ignore his!
I loved Lucy’s color-coded shopping lists – organized by aisle, of course. And her impatience. I totally related to her sitting in front of her computer, clicking refresh every few seconds to see if her e-mail arrived!
Jake’s relaxed, spontaneous personality was adorable. He was so confident and content. Even in the midst of a cooking disaster, he was cheerful and looked for ways to make the catastrophe into a masterpiece.
If you are looking for a bite-sized story with a tasty plot, look no further! Grab a copy of Date to the Rescue and a snack (because it is quite possible it will make you hungry!), and prepare to indulge.