Review: Dating Roulette by D. Kelly

dating rouletteTitle: Dating Roulette

Author: D. Kelly

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Bexley Scott

The hero: Tristan Jacobs

The blurb: Bexley

Seven Dates.
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.
See? Simple…
Yet no one can get it right.

Tristan

Dating Roulette.
It’s Bexley’s game.
Correction – it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule –
Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.
And I play to win.

Standalone or series: Standalone

The review: I’ve read a lot of best friends to lovers romances because it’s my favourite trope, and this one? Is one of the best. Bexley and Tristan have been best friends for ten years and roommates for five. Bexley has what Tristan fondly refers to as the dating roulette; no man ever makes it past seven dates. But when Tristan realises he wants to be the first man to make it to the eighth, he pulls out all the stops. When a misunderstanding between them threatens to derail the romance before it ever really gets started, neither of them are willing to give up without a fight.

There were so many things I loved about this book. Their friendship. The way they knew all of each other’s quirks and habits. The affection between them before they realised how they felt about each other. Tristan taking the relationship seriously, wanting to show Bexley he meant it. Bexley’s journal writing habit. Bexley taking the lead sexually. This book is a great read, and you’re seriously missing out if you don’t pick it up.

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