Published by Entangled Publishing on August 17, 2020
Genres: adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher
As if it wasn’t bad enough to be deemed the “most single person” at her magazine’s office, budding reporter Penny has now been tapped to write a series of features called “The Dating Game.” From speed dating to Tinder, old-fashioned matchmakers to up-and-coming “dark dating,” Penny now has to go on a lot of dates. Silver lining: meeting new people should be fun, right? But running into her old rival, George, at her first dating event is decidedly not. Not only does the arrogant know-it-all have zero trouble attracting women, wherever Penny goes, somehow he just. Keeps. Showing. Up.
Geo knows he’s right on the cusp of writing success with the chance to have his own syndicated column. All he has to do is follow his agent’s ideas for showcasing different dating avenues, and he’ll pull in enough to help his sister’s non-profit women’s shelter get off the ground. Sure, his itinerary is starting to look strangely similar to his old rival Penny’s, but all’s fair in love and syndication, right?
The more they look for love in all the wrong places, though, the more they start to wonder if it was right in front of their noses all along. Still, the brutal dating scene just might end them, if these two don’t kill each other first.
The Dating Itinerary is an adult romantic comedy by Brooke Williams. I loved this book. I had such a great time while reading it. It was the first book I read on my vacation, and it really started me off in a great reading mood. If you are a looking for a fun, romantic feel good read, The Dating Itinerary is really going to hit the spot.
In The Dating Itinerary we meet our main characters, Penny and George, or Geo as he is going by now. Penny and George are rival journalists, but they didn’t start out as rivals. They used to be friends working for the same publication but when George “got” a promotion that Penny wanted, their friendship turned bitter. Now Geo does free lance work. When Penny’s publication sets her off on a several week publication trying out different dating methods, she is a reluctant participant. They are calling it her dating itinerary, but when she is on her first dating method and Geo is also there, things start to get a bit interesting. Turns out, Geo is doing the same type of column and he is strangely on the same itinerary as Penny.
As you can imagine, plenty of sparks, bad dates and funny moments ensue, and I loved every moment of their dating itinerary. They did speed dating, match making, tinder, dating in the dark, and watching them do it all together was a blast. I thought this was a wonderful romantic comedy for the modern dating age. I loved The Dating Itinerary.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- ARC August 2020
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020