Format: E-Book (Kindle)
Published: 29th August 2013
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Pages: 206 Pages
The 10 Date Challenge
Day 1: Take one loaded commitment-phobe explosives expert, embarking on the impossible–a challenge to have ten dates with one woman.
Day 5: Add in a fiercely independent and feisty burlesque teacher who has sworn off men.
Day 10: She’s so not his type and he’s so not in her life-plan. But the heat is sizzling and the attraction is explosive. And they’re fighting it all the way.
Thanks to Jane for sending me a copy to read and review.
After previously reading Jane’s other novel ‘The Right Side of Mr Wrong‘, I was expecting ‘How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates’ to be just as good. Well, I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
I’m sure I have mentioned this in my other review but oh wow, I needed a cold shower after reading a few chapters. Jane definitely knows how to write a sex scene and I think it’s written just right. There’s not too much smut and just enough for you to think ‘yes, that’s good’. That sentence sounds wrong, doesn’t it? Oh well!
Eddie and Millie met after a quarry explosion, a very unusual way to meet someone you want to have sex with, but it happens. They develop a very volatile relationship, and engage in a little skinny dipping and talk about their life experiences.
Both characters have their own personal issues and try to keep them a secret. That doesn’t really work and everything comes out during a relaxing camping holiday. They both feel comfortable with one another and talk openly about situations you wouldn’t tell a stranger. It’s nice for them to feel at ease with one another and to be able to just get it off their chests.
At the beginning, I was a little unsure as to whether I was going to enjoy this novel. As you all know I hate predictability and I thought it was coming at me like a bulldozer when in reality it didn’t hit me at all. There are things that happen that did make me sigh (why does it need to be so obvious?!), but the rest I liked.
How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates was a short read which worked well as any more I think would just involve too much sex and too much soppyness. I’d definitely considering reading another Jane Linfoot novel as both I’ve read have been great.