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Save the Date
     

Save the Date

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by Susan Hatler
 

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Kristen knows men hide things. Case in point, her last boyfriend turned out to be married. Just like anyone else would be, Kristen is devastated. However, since Kristen evaluates people for a living, her ex's duplicity has her searching for a new career as well as swearing off men.

Touring history museums with her sexy friend Ethan doesn't count, because he

Overview

Kristen knows men hide things. Case in point, her last boyfriend turned out to be married. Just like anyone else would be, Kristen is devastated. However, since Kristen evaluates people for a living, her ex's duplicity has her searching for a new career as well as swearing off men.

Touring history museums with her sexy friend Ethan doesn't count, because he has a girlfriend, and has only shown friendly interest in Kristen. He even helps with her career counseling tasks. Although Kristen has a secret crush on Ethan, spending time with him is safe. Until she discovers he's actually single. Gasp. And now he's flirting with her, too.

Suddenly, Ethan is way too dangerous. Not to mention tempting. Sure, he seems like sixty shades of perfect, but how's a girl with bad judgment supposed to detect what skeletons he has in his closet?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016715667
Publisher:
Hatco Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Better Date than Never , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
135,654
File size:
384 KB

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, French, 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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Save the Date 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DaisyDee More than 1 year ago
Dream Career vs. Dream Man? I received the Audible of “Save the Date” by Susan Hatler and Narrated by Martha Lee.  I am really enjoying the narration by Martha Lee for this series, as she makes it easy to follow along and used differentiated tones for each of the characters.  Kristen story was intriguing to me to read about her journey for her to find her new career.  It’s interesting how events happen and the evaluation process Kristen takes to get her back on track.  I am enjoying the series and each of the characters stories.  I would recommend this series to anyone who love romantic comedy genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Kristen's story and the fourth book in the Better Date than Never series. Each book is fun, relatable, and the romance always sizzles. I flew through this story and loved this sizzle between Kristen and Ethan. Can't wait until the next book in this series comes out!!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute read full of fun, humor, sorrow, misunderstanding and some major trust issues. The author reminds us that talking out our issues is always best, never second guess what people are thinking or doing. The author does bring back some of her wonderful characters from prier books, it was nice to visit with them again. She also bring a very touching read of Kristen and Ethan to best friends who really have feelings for each other but are afraid to take it to the next step for fear of losing that friendship. Kristen beat herself up just a little too much for being normal and trusting her ex boyfriend. She doesn’t trust herself to help others in a relationship so she gives up her career and looks for another. She gives bad advice to her friends going on her own past. When she does snap out of her funk it might be too late for her to have the man she really wants. Ethan was a great guy who is willing to wait for what and who he wants. He gives Kristen the time she needs and makes his move just to be shot down. He really was a sweetheart that has always been there for his friend. I loved the “save the date” it really brought a lot to the story. I felt the author gave a wonderful story that flowed easy, you never felt lost, and she gives you wonderful characters which are normal people you can relate to with normal issues. I never felt this story was rushed just a nice clean read that at times was humorous. If you are looking for a cute, sweet, short read this is the story for you.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This was another cute and fun romance from Susan Hatler.  It was a very nice sit down and have a happily ever after type of book.  Kristen and Ethan are side characters in pervious stories.  We get to see some of the gang from previous books in this edition as well, which is always something I love about romance series. Kristen beat herself up just a little too much for my taste.  It got a little tiring to hear about how much she doubted herself on every page - and then to watch her spread her distrust of men to her friend.  When she finally snapped herself out of it I was so happy.  Ethan was a great guy - but I felt like I didn't really get to know too much about him.  Their tradition of "save the date" was a great way to show their history and similar interests though.  The way it played througout the story was something I looked forward to.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
It's been awhile since I've read one of Susan Hatler's books, and now that I've read another, I know I've been missing out. A few years ago when I read my first few Hatler books, I enjoyed them because they were short, simple, yet romantic stories. They're perfect when I'm in the mood for a light read but also need enjoyable characters and great writing. With Save the Date I received just what I was looking for. The Better Date than Never series follows characters with connected lives, yet even with the time gap between the last book in the series I read and now, I don't feel like I was out of the loop. It was easy to jump into the story and discover the characters and storyline (which if I remember right are mostly new, with only a little back story mentioned from a previous book). I liked what Hatler did with Kristen and her story. It only added to the enjoyment when the romance aspect popped up in the story, and even then it wasn't easy to predict exactly what was going to be the outcome. So as I said, this was another great Hatler read. It was quick and sweet and just what I needed to help me in a current book funk. I won't be waiting too long to read more from the series now that I've had another taste.
PrincessThuy1 More than 1 year ago
Not one of my favorites of Susan Hatler. I usually love all her stories but this one didn't really do it for me. Kristen was just not my favorite heroine. Ethan was great and sweet but Kristen was so negative at times that it just made me mad. I understand where she was coming from but waiting for her to get her act together was a bit annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this!
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AmandaC1 More than 1 year ago
This was a cute, sweet, and short romantic read. Nothing hot and heavy, basically straight to the point. It was a rather enjoyable story...one that I do recommend. ARC provided by NetGalley.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Not so great I think this author writes well but I really did not like the heroine of this novel and since we are in first person, we are in only her head. T his dislike ruined the book for me because I think it was a matter of lack of character development more than a personal distaste for a kind of personality.  I get that one can be damaged by a past relationship and her confidence was shaken but this became her dominate personality trait. It would also be very inappropriate for a therapist to just hand out love advice and makes what MFT does much less complex that the job  actually is so that bothered me. She wasn't quirky, girlie, kind, brash,  thoughtful, self reflective, crass or any thing else than her feelings for her past relationship. I have no idea why her friends liked her or why Ethan, the hero would.  I liked the setting of Sacromento. I love romances set in well know but lesser know places. I might try another book by this writer as the detail work here was good enough to take the risk of time.  I was given this book for my honest review so there you have it. 
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Save the Date. Susan Hatler. ARC supplied by Netgalley. I wanted a fun romance so this was next on my reading list. Its a light read, and pretty clear from the outset what's going to happen, but the journey is humorous and interesting and kept me entranced for a couple of hours. Kristen, caught out her cheating boyfriend who turned out to be married. Happens doesn't it – but she's a relationship counsellor so it knocks her confidence in her job that she missed the signs of his deception, and she stops taking clients. She gets a temp job as a receptionist with her long time friends. I wanted to shake her when one of them, who's clearly deeply in love, gets a bit nervous as Kirsten says anyone , even those who seem on the surface to be loving, could be deceivers. Her friend then goes to extraordinary lengths to catch her boyfriend out, checking his phone and letters, and even cracking his PC password to see what he'd done on there, even though its clear to everyone else he loves her deeply. Kirstens' doubts could lead to them breaking up if he catches her, and her friend is definitely unhappy and all for nothing. Her other friend says she needs to back off and say everything is fine, but she's so soured by her failure to detect her boyfriends deception that she won't, and it causes some tense moments. I feel for Kirsten, but she's taking things to extremes and upsetting others, and its horrible to see just how this could happen. She’s still regarded as an expert in relationships even though she doubts herself. Ethan, he's just a lovely man, they get on so well and Kirsten has actually had a crush on him for ages, but she was with her boyfriend and he was in a relationship, so she felt it was fine to go out with him to places they were interested in but their partners weren't. Then she breaks up with her boyfriend and finds out actually Ethan is single....and she gets cold feet. What if she doesn't know him well, what if he is deceiving her too? He wants to date but she is scared, so they go out as if on a date but its an “as friends” date. Can he wear down her fears though and rebuild her confidence, and can she pick up her career, as temping in a relationship job is far below her skill level and not what she trained all those years for. Its a sweet feel good HEA romance. Nothing deep or dark, just something to while away a couple of hours and make you feel that lives can be rebuild, love can win through and I finished it with a feeling of satisfaction and a smile on my face. Its 91 pages for £1.35 on kindle so reasonable VFM. Its not one for re reading for me but it was a gentle, fun, enjoyable read. Stars: four.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Susan Hatler Save the Date Better Date Than Never #4 I love this series, and this book was no exception. Kristen has always been the one that the girls turned to in a crisis and would provide sound advice, but that all changed after she found out her boyfriend was actually married. Second guessing every decision she was making when it came to relationships and men, she decided to give up on her job as a relationship counsellor and find a new dream job, though soon realises it isn’t that easy. Enter her perfect match, Ethan, they enjoy each other’s company, make each other laugh and have common interests but can Kristen overcome her fears of being hurt again and take a chance? Ellen, Gina and Rachel are all in the background, reminding us why we love this group of friends, and although Kristen is trying to get away from giving advice, she keeps finder herself doing it (although not all the advice is great in retrospect). Well written, the story flows smoothly and I soon found myself turning page after page getting those warm fuzzy feelings I always attribute to this author that make me want to curl up with chocolate and/or ice cream and either a good book or my fave rom com. Super sweet contemporary romance, each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but you’ll soon fall in love with each character separately for different reasons so I highly recommend them all.
vlovestoread More than 1 year ago
Kristen is a wonderful heroine because even though she's wounded by a past betrayal and is sent into a bit of a professional tail-spin, she eventually learns to follow her heart. Ethan is patient and sexy and unique. Another great love story by Susan Hatler with her signature humor, sweetness, and optimism.