Never Is A Very Long Time
Book 1, The Perfect Date - A Romantic Comedy With Attitude
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Cupid she’s not—but she’s pretty darn close.
Nothing in the world feels better than finding her clients the perfect date. Of course finding one for herself might be nice, but creative bill paying is for college students—not for accomplished doctors in their forties. Satisfied customers keep the electricity on.
But wait, according to all the magazines the forties are the new twenties. Now if only she felt twenty…
Everything in Dr. Mariah Bates’ life was perfectly fine until the moment she quit her celebrity radio job to start a dating business. Two years, a cheating ex, and a very ugly divorce later, she’s suddenly homeless and living with her mother. Not exactly how she’d envisioned her life working out. Not that her mom isn’t great, but come on.
With her cop ex-husband doing everything he can to ruin her business, she’s at her wit's end. Throw in another cop who makes her believe in love at first sight—or at least lust—and life is a mess. Interesting, fun and tummy tingling, but a mess. Especially since another cop is the last thing she needs.
Despite a very persistent, want-to-be beau who insists he's protecting her, it’s time for Mariah to take control of the game her ex has been playing. Punt or pass, she’s due for a touchdown.
Everyone deserves the perfect date—even her.
About THE PERFECT DATE Series
The essence of all romantic comedy is that falling in love and navigating an unexpected romance is never easy or simple. Instead, it’s messy and emotional, and if you’re lucky, it’s also sexy and fun.
Some relationship professionals, like my character of Dr. Mariah Bates in this series, sincerely want to help people find their perfect love match. For the various heroines I’ve created, many of whom are older, Mariah’s going to need all the help she can get. Or maybe she just needs to step out of the way. You can be the judge.
NOTE ABOUT THE HEAT LEVEL: Not being a fan of the word “clean” when applied to romance, I will instead say the heat level in this new series is in the 1-2 range, rather than 3-4 like some of my others. The focus is on sensuality and I’ve packed a lot into these stories.
Great story line and great characters. Loved the humor and the romance. Best of all I loved that it has older woman and men in it. So many books only have 20-30's like one you get older than 39 romance is off the table. One of the favorite things reading this author is she doesn't have an age limit for love and romance. Can't wait to read book two
This book was a breath of fresh air after a truck pollution. I want me a John and a mother named Georgia. Mariah, I am a little envious of you at the moment but love that you worked like Stella and got your groove back. Dan on the other hand.... I could have strangled him seven ways to Sunday.
This was a winner from beginning to end. I enjoyed the chemistry, banter, and LOVED the wet t-shirt contest. Just epic as scenes in this book goes. Thank you Donna for bringing back what is missing.