The Dating Experiment

The Dating Experiment

by Elodia Strian


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After losing her job, her house, and her guy, the last thing Gabby wants to do is be in a dating experimentespecially with her ex. Her only chance of making it through is with help from her best friend, Ian. But as the study and all its hilariously awkward dates goes on, Gabby finds herself wondering what exactly this experiment is all about.

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ISBN-13: 9781462119561
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Dating Experiment 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I don't think I've ever read about a more quirky, unique, and awkward character! Gabby wears what she wants, does what she wants, and blurts things out that randomly pop into her mind without filter. I think she's a piece of what many of us wish to be--at least, I wish that I could be more comfortable with myself and not worry what others think about or see in me. And that makes her all the more uncomfortable to read about, but like a bad train wreck, I just couldn't stop myself. I laughed, I cringed, I blushed, and I wanted to move to a new state and start over, all on her behalf. I love the comradery and love that she has with her aunt and the quilting friends. Those warm, fuzzy-type of relationships are what everyone needs. When this group decides on a way to reach outside of themselves and to step up their service to the community, my heart was truly touched. Now for the guys. How in the world does Gabby attract such a wide variety of strange guys?! I was baffled and intrigued, especially when the only sane one just happens to be her best friend from her teenage years, Ian, and he's now engaged and famous. The dates and situations had me nearly rolling on the floor, as I tried to picture these odd experiences and characters. I wanted more romance. This is a romance novel, but for all the dating, crushes, unrequited love on all sides, there was hardly anything. There are twists right up until the end and I wasn't sure who she'd end up with, but still...some more kissing would've been nice...or even some more of emotional attachments and connections. There's also a teensy mystery going on that I didn't even realize was happening until it's practically over. That aspect would have been fun if it played a bigger role in the book. Overall, I love Elodia Strain's style and the way she incorporates fun, wholesome stories with atypical characters. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more. Content: very, very mild romance * I received a copy through the publisher with no obligation to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Cathy_J More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The way it's written, just in a fun and light sort of tone, hooked me from the very first page. I liked Gabby. I was really amazed by her string of bad luck. She had been fired from her job teaching and now she's working as a phone medium and she's pretty mediocre at that. I had to laugh at just how bad she was at it. To make any money at all, Gabby's roommate finds her fliers about studies that pay the participants money. And that's how she ends up joining The Dating Experiment. Her dates are really quite comical in the dating part. They are just so bad you have to laugh at them. I really loved this whole dating part, just so much fun! I also love Gabby's Aunt Kit and all of her friends. They call themselves The Pine Needlers, and they are a hilarious group of women. I love the way they all watch out for Gabby, in their own misguided little ways! And the Good Little Anything blog by Lennox, is amazing! I love that idea! This is a cute book, it's a quick, easy read that you won't want to put down!
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars THE DATING EXPERIMENT was full of laugh-out-loud moments with a quirky heroine, some interesting dating experiences, a charming group of ladies, one big kindness movement, and a few love interests to mix things up. Chick-lit and romantic comedy lovers are sure to enjoy this one. Gabby was probably one of the craziest, quirkiest, most awkward heroines I've had the pleasure of reading. She really had been dealt a tough hand and life was definitely not going how she thought it would. I loved that she had all these crazy experiences to earn money in any way she can to survive. Then she did this dating study which just added fuel to an already crazy situation. I loved her voice and I loved when she went home and the ladies there who had such big personalities and their meddlesome ways. Then there were the guys... I knew right away who wasn't in the running and who possibly was. I also knew who I'd like her to end up with. At one point, I wondered if she would end up with anyone or if this was a happily-ever-after kind of story. Some of the things were a little too outlandish. I also wanted more development in the romantic relationship area. Just too fast there, but I also got the draw to how it ended up going. In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a very entertaining read. I caught myself literally cracking up numerous times. Then, these were these sweet moments of friendship, of kindness, and of romance that brought all those happy feelings. It did have its faults, but an overall enjoyable story. Content: Clean Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.