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Truth or Date

Truth or Date

4.5 17
by Susan Hatler

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Gina Hall is done with men who won't commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who's amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game


Gina Hall is done with men who won't commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who's amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn't make the same dating mistakes all over again.

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Hatco Publishing
Publication date:
Better Date than Never , #2
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Barnes & Noble
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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, 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.

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

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Truth or Date 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I've read all Susan Hatler's books. I like that I always know I'm going to get a great ride and an awesome ending that leaves me satisfied. This is Susan's best yet. Very cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story with amusing characters. Can't wait to read more by this author.
DaisyDee More than 1 year ago
I received the Audible of “Truth or Date” by Susan Hatler and Narrated by Martha Lee.  I enjoyed the narration by Martha Lee, she made it easy to follow along and used differentiated tones for each of the characters.  The author Susan Hatler did an amazing job with this book, it had me laughing, crying, and wondering who Gina would end up with all the way through the book and up until the end.  I loved each of the characters development through the story and how they interacted with each other.  I absolutely loved this story and will be looking for other books by Susan Hatler.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Gina was in it for the long haul with her last boyfriend - for too long. He was a jerk that didn't want to get married after 10 years!! So she decides to find the perfect man to marry - and take as a date to Ellen's wedding. She is instantly set up on a blind date that she's just not too sure about. Meanwhile, the hottie at work has a new job so dating current co-workeds is now fair game - and he has his sights set on Gina.  This was hilarious! The way Gina and Chris talk to each other, especially at the beginning with their truth or dare game, was fantastic. These are the perfect length for a quick read before falling asleep happy and with a chuckle. I love how upbeat and positive the writing is and how real the characters are. 
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is a fun loving clean book that will keep you smiling and even give you a few laughs. I really enjoy reading this I loved the truth or dare. This is a wonderful short romance with lots of humor, caring, confusion for the characters. Poor Gina has been stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere fast. She decides to end it move on to someone who is interested in marriage and a family. She is oblivious to what Chris really wants in life and who he wants. All her friends play truth or dare it’s a fun game one finds out a lot when one is dared to do things. She must plan a going away party for Chris who is changing jobs, she plays truth or dare with him. He decides to make it worth his wild and asked her to pretend to be his girlfriend which leads to a lot of laughs. She is torn between Ethan her blind date and Chris. Ethan is a sweetheart but there are no sparks he does want marriage and a family. Chris is a playboy who changes women as many times as he changes underwear. There is a reason for this and we do find out what that reason is as the book ends. Sparks sure to fly when those two are together. Gina doesn’t know if she should go with her heart and the sparks or if she should take the safe road. She has to pick one and take him to the wedding, she decides to take neither. Gina sure is surprised when both turn up what will she do?
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kelly  NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:  This was another really fun, but short ready by Susan.  I loved Chris & Gina.  It was a little heart breaking knowing how much Chris has pined for Gina over the years.  But now is his chance if he can only get Gina to see it.  
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
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. Hitler 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. 
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Truth or Date for an honest review. Gina Hall has waited the last ten years for her longtime boyfriend Greg to pop the question. When push came to shove Greg finally admitted he never wanted to get married. Now Gina has been spending the last four months with Greg refusing to leave and eating cookie dough ice cream. Getting ready for her best friend Ellen’s wedding a friend suggests Gina go on a date with Ethan a man more than ready to be married. Fate has other plans though with Gina’s friend sets her up to help with an office friend’s leaving party the two end up playing Truth or Date and Gina agrees to go on a date with him as his friend. When the dates and late night texts become less and less an act and instead Chris revealing his true feelings for Gina and Gina running scared until she realizes she may have just found the right guy for her. Truth or Date was a short story with great hilarious and realistic characters. Truth or Date was an engaging story that definitely had me on the edge of my seat to see who Gina ended up with. While she did have a couple dates with Ethan from the very beginning I was voting for Chris who was tall, smart, and very yummy. He was honest and definitely swoon worthy. The only major complaint I have with Truth or Date was that it was so short. I think the story of Gina and Chris could have been so much more if only the story had been longer. Maybe I’m wrong but I feel as if the story of Chris and his connection with Gina was cut a tad short since it seemed like they only started talking in this book rather than throughout their career. Overall I think Truth or Date was definitely a story about following your heart despite your past. I really enjoyed all the characters and the story as a whole. I wish there had been more to the story but considering it was a novella I guess I shouldn’t. All in all Susan Hatler definitely did a great job with this unique story and I can’t wait to read more of the Better Date Than Never Series. For readers looking for a quick romance this is the book for you.
AmandaC1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story of Gina. This is the first I've heard or read anything in this series...and it was a cute introduction into it. I really wish Gina and Chris's story were longer though. It's a short read, but it's cute and fun. ARC provided by NetGalley.
BookFanatic132 More than 1 year ago
I really needed this story, because I’ve been reading a lot of books with emotionally draining plots and really intense situations. This story is just one of those that are fun to read and leaves you with a smile for a while after you read it. Gina broke up with her long-term boyfriend a few months ago because she wanted marriage and her now-ex-boyfriend didn’t. Honestly, the guy is like a lazy jerk. Naturally, Gina is more cautious and doesn’t want to date casually or with men who aren’t looking for a long-term relationship. So when her friend sets her up with Ethan—who’s technically perfect—she jumps at the chance. But then, love never works out that way does it? So of course there’s Chris, a coworker who is leaving the company for another. He is what Gina’s deemed a “playboy,” since he goes out on date after date and never seems to want a serious relationship. But the sparks—oh, the sparks. Gina can practically touch the attraction between her and Chris. This story is classic mind vs. heart. Gina’s heart says go for Chris, while her mind doesn’t want heartbreak and knows that Ethan is the logical choice. Normally I don’t like stories as short as this one, because it feels like the author rushed the plot or didn’t expand on the characters—in other words, didn’t make them 3D. But this story didn’t have any of that. There wasn’t much competition and there’s no drama-filled love triangle (I don’t like those), which is a nice change from all of the intense stories I’ve been reading. The story was sweet, didn’t seemed rushed at all—in fact, the pace was perfect—and it had a really sweet ending. Though this is the second of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone, which is awesome because that means I can re-visit some of these characters in the next books, while not having to read them in order. I definitely suggest this book to someone who wants the short and sweet type story with nice characters and a good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really great--sweet and funny read. I absolutely loved the dynamic between Gina and Chris. They had sexy banter, and steamy moments that I couldn't stop thinking about. I'm happy to hear that there is another book in the series after this one. If you haven't read a book by Susan Hatler, you're seriously missing out.
emabubby 10 months ago
This story begins with Gina finally dropping a ten year relationship with her boyfriend George. George is quite content to continue living with Gina without marriage but Gina want a husband and a family. Four months ago they broke up but George still has not made a move to vacate Gina's apartment. She finally realizes that she is the one who is going to have to move if she is going to move on. Gina decides to move into Kristen's new condo and and finally start her new life. Her friend Ellen is getting married soon and Gina needs a new date for the wedding and her new roommate has a solution. Ethan is just the ticket to solve Gina's date problem. Yet, is he really the solution or is playboy Chris the right man for Gina. This is a funny, clean romance comedy with a happy ever after ending. I liked this book and I think the rest of you reader will too.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this short romance story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, entertaining read - I'm giving it 5-stars as the 5th is for it being offered Free by B&N. The story itself is a solid 4-1/2 stars. The characters were believable. The author did a fantastic job with the way she chose to write the story and I found myself laughing out loud many times as well as crying. I have paid for many books which were not as entertaining and this one is FREE so take a chance as I think you might actually enjoy it as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TRUTH OR DATE? This book is great. TRUTH!!! One of my FAVORITE books by SUSAN HATLER!!! I love the character Gina and her story. You could feel the chemistry between her and Chris as they fall for eachother. The only thing wrong with this book is that it ended! I can't wait to read the next book and see how their story continues. Well done SUSAN!!!
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Susan Hatler Truth or Date Better Date than Never series, Book #2 This time round its Gina’s turn, and whilst playing truth or dare with the office hunk Chris, things start to get interesting. Cute and sassy, it’s a feel good book that you can curl up to and forget everything other than blossoming romance. Thankfully it isn’t plain sailing, but that just makes it all the more fascinating to read. The perfect romantic read with characters that will become friends for life.