Rule #6: Be mysterious, but always approachable...keep him wanting more!
Rule #11: Always remember, no sex in the beginning. Make him wait!
Rule #19: You've got to give a little to get a little. Be giving of yourself, and it will make a lasting impression to keep your Mr. Right.
Sheila and Denise are successful, funny and attractive, but very single women. Not that being single is horrible; but when Denise is hassled to have a date to an old friend's wedding-of-the-century, and Shelia needs an escort to an industry banquet where everyone who's anyone will be in attendance, being single loses its perks. To add to the dilemma, Sheila tells a little white lie to her workplace nemesis about dating a successful music producer, which explodes into a career-threatening rumor. Under extreme pressure from family, friends and coworkers, they resort to making a pact. Their Mission: Get A Man in Three Months. They will use "proven" rules to finding their Mr. Rights. Rules that worked for a friend of a friend ...how hard could it be?
Join them in their hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking adventures as chapter by chapter they follow a new rule, and delve into the treacherous world of Washington, D.C. dating. The gal pals suffer through speed dating (Sam Needs-a-Bath). They allow themselves to be set up on blind dates (Bitter Crying Kevin). They try a dating service (Apron-Strings Adrian). They try the bar scene (Smoky the Bear who smokes more than cigars). They even meet men in the beauty salon (Javier Not Quite Straight). And there's more, much more. Surrounded by family drama, workplace stressors and their own hang-ups about love, will the rules actually help them find their Mr. Rights in time for their events?
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About the Author
C.C. is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has actively written fiction since the age of eleven. She is an avid "chick lit" reader and urban fantasy fan. In 2012, she participated as a writer and actress in the 48 hour film project. In her other life, she works in Equal Employment and Civil Rights for the Federal Government. Before becoming a public servant, C.C. briefly practiced law after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. C.C. currently resides in the Washington D.C. area and is an active blogger. The Mission is C.C.'s first novel and she is working on her next novel in the genre of urban fantasy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Mission is an entertaining story that engages the reader to follow best friends Sheila and Denise as they embark on a mission to find Mr. Right in three months. Set in Washington, DC, these two successful, attractive, single women's adventures in the crazy world of dating are filled with enough humorous trials and tribulations that will make you laugh-out-loud. Who doesn't remember their own foray into the dating scene? I had no problem sympathizing and relating to Sheila and Denise, and when I think back to my own dating adventures, I could relate to their dilemma. I too had family and friends posing the dreaded question: "when are you going to find a man and settle down" (ugh), and even thought to myself plenty of times that singlehood might not be so bad after I had kissed my fair share of frogs. But what I took away from the dating experiences was that love will happen in its own sweet time, so be true to yourself, live your life, and just be happy. In her debut novel, author C.C Solomon weaves a sassy fun tale that is filled with realistic and believable dating situations that had me shaking my head in agreement, snickering in amusement, and saying out loud "Amen sister, preach it to the choir!" I loved the wit, drama, humor, comedic dating situations, and lessons learned. I loved how the author began each chapter with a rule from the online dating guide, if you sit and think about it, they really do offer some valuable insight, advice, and guidance to those venturing out into the dating world. If you are looking for an enjoyable chick lit novel about the dating game, romance, looking for love, personal lifestyles, friendships, and family drama, then The Mission is the book for you.
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite The Mission by C.C. Solomon is the perfect book for that night in when you want to do nothing, but need a good escape. C.C. Solomon provides just that. Sheila is single and she is okay with that for the most part; however, this was not one of those times. She is tired of her co-worker’s snagging of a successful, hot boyfriend being flaunted and thrown in her face and when she is in desperate need to have an escort to an event, she has no option but to make up a boyfriend. Sheila’s friend needs a date to a wedding, so they decide to set out to find the perfect men for them. With a list of proven rules, these women are determined to find men - not just any men, but their Mr. Rights. I am a fan of chick flicks, and the ones I really love I can watch over and over again. Therefore, when I read the synopsis for C.C. Solomon’s book, The Mission, I knew this was a book for me. Sounding like a mix of The Wedding Date and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, (two of my favorite chick flicks to watch), I figured I would enjoy the book and I did. The Mission is a fun, light read that is perfect for those nights of just wanting to indulge and be entertained. I found myself hooked on the story as soon as I started reading the very first page. The story flowed nicely and the style was light, airy and thoroughly engaging and entertaining. The characters were easy to relate to as they were realistic and could be your very own best friend. If you are a fan of watching chick flicks, then this is a chick flick novel for you.