Monday, August 27, 2012

The Guy I'm not Dating

Author: Trish Perry
Publisher: Harvest House
ISBN: 0-7369-1872-8
Genre: contemporary romance

Kara Richardson has sworn off dating. She’s made some mistakes with men she thought were good Christian men and when someone at her church said something about not dating and giving friendship a try first, Kara jumped at the idea. But no sooner than she makes her decision than she runs into Gabe Paolino’s deli to get out of a rainstorm. Gabe is seriously the best looking man she’s ever met, and he’s quick to follow her to the gym she’s a trainer at, join, and ask her out.

Kara explains to him her stance about not dating, and Gabe is interested in her enough that her idea isn’t a turn off. Instead, he finds creative ways to be included in her circle of friends, and including her when his twin teenage siblings and another boy make a surprise visit when high school lets out for the summer.

Add two quirky older ladies, an aggressive woman on the prowl, and a whole lot of humor and Kara and Gabe haven’t got a chance—or do they?

THE GUY I’M NOT DATING is one of Trish Perry’s older novels. I fell in love with her contemporary tea series and decided to give some of her older books a try. I’m glad I did. I love contemporary romances, and this is one, mixed with humor.

Kara is realistic, funny, bright, and encouraging, and completely sold out on what she believes in. Gabe –wow, what can I say? What a man? He’s realistic, in that he does get a bit annoyed sometimes, but he is otherwise nice and kind and unbelievably accommodating. Great book. If you missed THE GUY I’M NOT DATING the first time around, then pick it up now. $12.99. 342 pages.

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