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Better Date than Never Boxed Set (Books 1-6)

Better Date than Never Boxed Set (Books 1-6)

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by Susan Hatler
Better Date than Never Boxed Set (Books 1-6)

** USA Today Bestseller **
** BARNES & NOBLE #2 Bestseller **
** AMAZON Top 15 Bestseller, #1 Bestseller in Romantic Comedy **
** iBOOKS Top 20 Bestseller **

"I LOVE Susan Hatler's Better Date than Never Series! Each book is fun, romantic and full of familiar characters that I have grown to


Better Date than Never Boxed Set (Books 1-6)

** USA Today Bestseller **
** BARNES & NOBLE #2 Bestseller **
** AMAZON Top 15 Bestseller, #1 Bestseller in Romantic Comedy **
** iBOOKS Top 20 Bestseller **

"I LOVE Susan Hatler's Better Date than Never Series! Each book is fun, romantic and full of familiar characters that I have grown to love!" -- Books Are Sanity!!!

"Ms. Hatler has a way of writing witty dialogue that makes you laugh-out-loud throughout her stories." -- Night Owl Reviews

"When I'm in the mood for a quick romance with tension and sizzle, Susan's books are perfect." -- Getting Your Read On

This book bundle includes six contemporary romance novellas from the bestselling series, Better Date than Never. Dating is so much easier when you have good friends to lean on. . . .

(Love at First Date, Book #1)
Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it's about to rewrite her life. . . .

(Truth or Date, Book #2)
Truth or Dare is all fun and games until a spontaneous dare has Gina falling for the office playboy.

(My Last Blind Date, Book #3)
Should Rachel risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love?

(Save the Date, Book #4)
Kristen swears off men, but temptation swoops in when her sexy friend Ethan starts flirting with her.

(A Twist of Date, Book #5)
Will Melanie have to follow her best friend's narrow dating rules in order to find lasting love?

(License to Date, Book #6)
Kaitlin agrees to five dates in five days only to fall for the mysterious bartender who's there to witness them all.

Editorial Reviews

http://www.booksaresanity.blogspot.com/2012/11/love-at-first-date-by-susan-hatler-book.html - Books Are Sanity!!!
Susan Hatler has a knack for writing books that draw me in from the very first page! I love her writing style, it flows easily and never has me backtracking. Love At First Date is a cute novella length story about Ellen who thinks she has everything figured out when it comes to dating and compatibility! She soon realizes that you can't plan love and it happens when and where it will. Who will she choose? Her match that is compatible on paper, or the one that makes her heart skip a beat? Fi
http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/2013/07/save-date-by-susan-hatler.html - Getting Your Read On
"When I'm in the mood for a quick romance with tension and sizzle, Susan's books are perfect."

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Hatco Publishing
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Better Date than Never , #100
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Meet the Author

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan's books have been translated into German, Spanish, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

You can reach Susan here:

Facebook: facebook.com/authorsusanhatler
Twitter: twitter.com/susanhatler
Website: susanhatler.com
Blog: susanhatler.com/category/susans-blog

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Better Date than Never Boxed Set (Books 1-6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT series of books which was written for anyonhe from a young teen to a elderly person. ( I say person b/c I believe some boys/ men might like these books) One of the things that I loved about these stories is that Susan Hatler didn't find it neccessary to include "x-rated" sex scenes in the stories in order to sell the books. A LOT of authors think they need to include them to get people invested in the stories. I think by doing that it takes away from the story. By not using sex scenes it allows for getting invested in the characters. (dont worry about getting too invested in the main character for each story...they all show up in each other's story.) If I find too many of those scenes it keeps me from reccommending the books to ppl, but when it's like this, I feel I can tell anyone rrom my daughter to my extreme catholic mother-in-law to read them. No, I am not a prude, I just think that if you are firmly engrossed in a book, you can imagine what you want with just subtle cues. Anyway, these girls all seem to go through the roller coasters of finding their "ONE" with the help & encouragement of their friends just like we all have. The journey to get there is just as personal for each of them as it is/was for us, but the basic road is the same. At the end of the boxed set ( I loved Love LOVE Boxed sets) it said that book VII , Jill's story, would be out in Oct 2013, that was 4 months ago. Well, sadly to say, I have been trying to find it on my nook & it isn't showing up under "more by this author", "other people bought" or even a search under the title in the nook shop. I guess I will read her other books & keep looking for Jill's story. Maybe I can find a way to contact Susan through email to ask her.
pepperjwooten More than 1 year ago
Hatler is an amazing writer when it comes to giving life and dimension to her characters in short, lovely, romantic reads.  Each novella tells the story of a group of friends and co-workers desperately over Mr. Wrong and looking for real love and true life partners.  Be it Ellen and Henry, Chris and Gina, or Rachel and Noah, all three novellas are full of laughter, hope, love, and the essence of what real romance is about.  I can't wait to see how Kristen comes to find her true love after analyzing everyone else. *A Complimentary Copy Was Given in Exchange for an Honest Review* Pippa, My Secret Book Spot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The friends lives intertwine from book to book, but they could be read as individual stories. I enjoyed each one and will be looking for more from this author. One of my favorite series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started out loving these stories and by about Book 4 I wanted to vomit. Story 1 the girl meets a guy and 3 months later is planning a wedding?? In fact the whole theme of this series is a little bogus. All of these girls end up dating guys for short periods and then getting married! This is not helpful or realistic to single women who read romance to remain HOPEFUL and to be UPLIFTED. I've been single for almost 7 years, these chicks score husbands in a day and I'm still waiting??? I call FAKE! Not every woman gets her HEA like the aurhor says, some of us have to work at it and some of us are losing hope we'll ever have it and books like this do not help! I so wanted to be upbeat but I just can't anymore. This series singlehandedly took the most stressful situation of my life, being over 40 and single, during the worst week of my year, Valentines Week, and made me feel like I was somehow inadequate because things aren't happening according to the author's ideals about romance. That's so not fair! How bout just one freaking story where the girl doesn't find her Mister Right but is ok? Or maybe one where the couple is SOULMATE comitted and therefore do not need a ring or paper to prove it! I just don't see the need to use your talent as a writer to hold up a unrealistic ideal and then front like you're Oprah telling women this is what will happen or this is how to get men. If the author WAS right, then none of us would be single and come springtime it would be my turn to give my sister payback for throwing her wedding in my face like it was a prize. Sadly, she's not right and for some of us reading this tripe smarts, but I'll be the bigger person and forgive her maybe after I get my HEA, if it ever comes. As for NOW? I'm depressed and just want to hit the ice cream train until I puke. Thanks author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyable and funny
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
BETTER DATE THAN NEVER is one of my favorite romantic series. Susan Hatler has a fun, witty, and down to earth writing style that make her books so enjoyable to read. All six books in one boxed set is a steal of a deal and every one of the stories will touch your heart and keep a smile on your face! LOVE AT FIRST DATE (#1): Wonderful short story of Ellen's modern day search for love. This book was funny, sweet, cleverly written, heart warming and had a fantastic ending! I especially liked how the characters seemed real. Like people I'd know and be friends with, making it easy to relate to them and therefore the story. Gave me hope my Henry is out there... now if only I had a dog to take to obedience school! 4.5 stars TRUTH OR DATE (#2): I LOVED Gina and Chris's story. I think it was very romantic how Chris used the ruse of needing a pretend girlfriend to spend time with Gina. Their role playing banter was fun and sweet at the same time. It was clear to me as a reader that Chris was totally smitten with Gina and had my head shaking at several points when Gina was just not getting it. Ms. Hatler has once again written a sigh worthy love story with a swoon worthy leading man and a realistic leading lady. Enjoyed revisiting with Gina's friends Rachel, Kristen, and of course, the bride, Ellen. Would have liked to have a little more of Henry, the groom. Overall this is a very engaging and romantic love story with a delightful HEA ending. 5 stars MY LAST BLIND DATE (#3): Very sweet and romantic love story! Rachel finally gets her happy ending! Noah is a dreamy new coworker who after flirting with Rachel for months seizes the opportunity to make his move on Valentine's day! I really wish this story had been longer but what was there was wonderful! 4 stars SAVE THE DATE (#4): I've loved Kristen's character in the previous Better Date Than Never books and was thrilled she'd have her own happy ending. Even happier it was with Ethan who she'd once tried to set up with Gina even though it was obvious she had a thing for him herself at the time. Ethan and her have many interests in common (which in Kristen's mind makes their time together non-threatening), but more importantly amazing chemistry. A large part of this story is about Kristen trying to find her confidence again after her ex, Jake, rocks her world and not in a good way. Her good friends, Rachel, Ellen, and Gina, and her new friend Melanie, are there for her as well as Ethan. He patiently waits for her and offers her his friendship and support while she figures things out. Her self doubts spill over into her friends lives a bit, but everything works out in the end. 4.5 stars A TWIST OF DATE (#5): I really enjoyed reading a Twist of Date. It's a lovely balance of humor, romance, realism, friendship, family issues, and love. The main characters have worked together at a gym for awhile as good friends. Matt has deeper feelings for Melanie but can't get her to take him serious. Melanie is too busy looking for love in all the wrong places to give Matt a chance. But after too many bad choices her best friend and roommate, Patti, convinces Mel to live by a set of "boyfriend bylaws" for dating designed to force Melanie into thinking before dating. This book was funny (the closet scene is hilarious), heartwarming, and ends with more than one kind of HEA for sweet Melanie. 4.5 stars LICENSE TO DATE (#6): Susan once again delivers a wonderful romance that's also about great friends who never let you down, but also don't let you stay down. Kaitlin got the bottom of the barrel with her last romance. "I wouldn't have dated her if I'd known she was your sister" was his apology for cheating. So she's taking a break from dating and who could blame her. Her friends, Ginger and Kristen have given her a few months, but think it’s time for her to get on with her life. They bribe her into going on five dates. Each more hilarious than the last, but what they have in common is the Geoffries Hotel and Paul, who is bartending there the night of her first date. Paul is charming, gorgeous, and well, just dreamy and irresistible. Kaitlin can’t keep him out of her thoughts no matter how hard she tries to convince herself she should. Paul was my hero, and Kaitlin’s after the rappelling save and that amazing kiss gone viral. I love how their romance plays out, so sweet, and clearly meant to be. *sigh* Don’t miss out on this one, it’s a 5 star read!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This series is adorable! The stories are woven together but unique from one another so you dont get bored. I loved 1-6 and I cant wait to start on 7-10!
emabubby 9 months ago
The Better Date than Never series is collection of cute romantic novelettes about six different yet similar friends and/or family members trying to find their one true love. Love at First Date, Book #1 starts the series with Ellen trying to find “the one” though a dating service. She thinks she wants a mate that is compatible she thinks she isn't looking for love, boy is wrong. Truth or Date, Book #2, is Chris and Gina's story. Gina has wasted years trying to get her live-in boy friend to commit. Finally recognizing that is never going to happen she ends their “relationship”. She is though with men or so she thinks. When first her friend Kristen and then office “playboy” Chris trick her into a game of Truth of Dare Gina realizes she is totally wrong and she finds men or at least on men worth the effort. My Last Blind Date, Book #3 is very very short story about Rachel horrible luck with blind dating. She has had it no more blinds or so she thinks. It Valentine's Day and Rachel is dateless. Faced with staying home or taking one more chance she goes with the latter and and finds, oops I guess you will have to read this story to find out how it ends. Save the Date, Book #4 is Kristen and Ethan's story about how two friends find their happy-ever-after. A Twist of Date, Book #5 is about Melanie's totally wrong choices in men and how her best friend Patti, uses a really dire method to save her from herself. Patti gives Melanie a set of restricting boyfriend rules she must follow or forfeit her beloved car. If she follows the rules will she find true love? License to Date, Book #6 is Kaitlin's story. When she finds out that fiancé is cheating on her she decides all wants to do is finish redecorating her house and have nothing more to do with men. Her friends make a deal with her, they will help her paint her house if she will agree to go on five dates. Kaitlin aggrees and schedules all five of date consecutively at the same bar. The dates are bust but the bartender is to die for. Susan Hatler has written six adorable stories, each connected to each other through friendship and family. They are a pleasure to read and truly enjoyed doing so and I think you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of romances. Meeting all the ladies and following their paths to happiness was loads of fun. Just what the Cupid ordered!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an outstanding series. Hatler writes with an amazing voice and you can't help but fall in love with the characters-rooting for them as well. So well written! More please!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But love the way they can stand alone yet connected also! L.d
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written stories with great plots. I enjoyed all of the characters and how well the stories were woven together
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Where the real beer is and the maker of this place belongs here
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kimmyrossi More than 1 year ago
I love how the writer incorporates all the characters into the books. You get a glimpse of what is going on in all of the previous character lives in each book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smiles at you
ivygirl08 More than 1 year ago
I was in the mood for something light. Something that will make me feel good. A good romantic story, where there isn’t any real drama. Only romance and happily ever after. Dreamy guys and loveable girls who have an amazing friendship. And that’s exactly what I got when I read the Better Date than Never Box Set. 6 stories. 6 dolls who are looking for love and find it in the most unusual manner. Like a bar, puppy classes, work, a walking tour, and a gym.  I’ll be honest with you; my favorite book in this series was License to Date. I loved the fact that her friends had to bribe her into going on 5 dates.  This series was a fun read. Perfect for any day when you need a pick me up.  I also like how all the stories intertwined. In my eyes, it made it one continuous story in my eyes. While each story is short, together they paint a great love story. Stronger together than on their own.   Great book to read if romance is your thing. 4.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the series. It was nice having little cameos of the ladies in stories to see how their HEAs were progressing.
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mara13JC More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this collection of light reading. The books are each a young ladies trials and tribulations through the dating and eliminating process. There is a lot of humor in each story. I caught myself saying I can remember thinking that or doing that. I try to read something lite and humorous after I've read an intense book. This collection fit the bill perfectly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not familiar with the series and was a little bit disappointed that they were not full novels. The romances are blush so if you are looking for a full on romance novel with passionate love scenes this is not the book you are looking for. Overall stories were okay but nothing that stands out and they all seem to blend together after a while.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great bargain