License to Date (Better Date Than Never #6) by Susan Hatler
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
After discovering her fiancé cheated on her, Kaitlin is focused on two things: remodeling her new home and avoiding men at all costs. But her friends insist she get back in the driver’s seat and date again. They strike a hard bargain and agree to paint her house if she goes on five dates.
Anxious to get the paint job started, Kaitlin schedules five dates in five days, but her plan falls to pieces when a sexy bartender at her venue-of-choice makes her swoon. Even though he observes each of the dates from afar, she can’t help but want him to come a little closer.
The last person she should fall for is a mysterious bartender with a sinful smile, but Paul makes her want to take risks again. Will the charming man with electric blue eyes break her heart or will he prove to her that a license to date is what makes life worth the drive?
License to Date was a fun, flirty novel that had me laughing from page one. The novel begins with the aftermath of a cancelled wedding. Kaitlin’s ex-fiance was a lying, cheating slime-ball and was practically cheating on her from the get-go. Kaitlin is a successful young woman in her late twenties and she’s lucky she found out he was a cheater and that she was about to marry the wrong guy before making her way down the aisle. She’s just purchased a home on the Sacramento River and is dead-set on forgetting men and is focused on creating a beautiful oasis of a home.
In an effort to get Kaitlin back on the dating scene, her two best friends make a deal that if she goes on five dates, they will help her paint her entire house. The last thing Kaitlin wants to do is start dating again, but her best friends think she needs to get herself back out there and meet people, and she can’t say no to free labor. And the story begins.
While meeting up with her unwanted dates, Kaitlin meets a gorgeous bartender. Despite having the unfortunate luck of having the same name as her ex-fiancé, Paul seems like the perfect guy. Can anyone really be that wonderful or is there a catch? Sometimes people aren’t always what they seem and you can’t always judge people before you get to know them. Not only does she have her own dating dramas to worry about, her best friend Kristen is having some wedding woes of her own to keep her occupied.
One of my favorite lines in the novel said that love makes you willing to take risks because the ultimate payoff is so wonderful. It’s such a beautiful sentiment. Being happy in life shouldn’t be about things, it should be about spending time with the people that matter in your life. The need to be happy, content and secure is more important than a life of luxury and expensive things. The great legacy we leave behind is to find true love and happiness and hold onto it. The most important thing in the world is finding a true connection with someone and holding on to them for the rest of your life.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Receiving novels free of charge in no way reflects on my honest opinion and no monetary compensation was provided for my review.
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