Just Three Dates by David Burnett {Book Review}

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Just Three Dates by David BurnettTitle: Just Three Dates
Pages: 256


When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love.

Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. For the past three years, she has not dated the same one twice, and only one in ten has received even a goodnight kiss as she turned him away. Karen is an artist. She follows her feelings, lives in a cluttered loft, and gushes over vivid sunsets.

Mark still dreams about his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand. His friends call him the “Ice Man,” since he seldom smiles, especially at a woman. A math professor at the College, logic guides his behavior, he loves order, and an elegant proof is a thing of beauty.

Both Karen and Mark have all but abandoned hope of ever falling in love, and, left on their own, these opposites would never attract. So, their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates by extracting promises that Karen and Mark will go out together three times, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a “marriage of convenience” is a live option.

If you enjoy heartwarming stories based on true-to-life behaviors, with complicated relationships and a less-than-certain outcome, this book is for you.

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I have read a few of the author’s books previously and thoroughly enjoy his writing style so when this romance came through, I had to jump at the chance to read it.

All I have to say is thank goodness I am out of the dating game! I could not imagine still having to date! The pressure, the unknown – what a scary world!

Mark and Karen have meddling mothers who are determined to marry of their respective child. Sadly, Mark and Karen are their prospective children and each have gone through heartbreak and prefer not to again (do you blame them?)

To get their meddling mother’s off of their backs, the agree to just three dates.

I loved that we got to join the date, but then afterwards we got to get each participant’s perspective on the date. Oh the days of wondering how it went, not sure how the other felt… the joys of dating (seriously, sarcasm here!)

I enjoyed the book. I thought it was a great light hearted romance that I would highly recommend!

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About the author
David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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