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One Fine Date

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~~~ I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~~~

One Fine Date is a cute, quick romantic read.  I was looking for just that after reading a heavy book... and it's February- the month of romance;). Overall, I enjoyed this book and it's theme of finding what makes you happy in life and who you are.  This is the story of Adrian (a typical serious business guy) and Kari (a flighty artist girl). As you guessed, the two oppsites drawn together unexpectedly. Each teaches and inspires the other to dig deeper into themeslves and how they are living their lives.  Though I enjoyed their interactions, I never found myself connected to the characters and their story like I do in other books. If you're  looking for a quick, light romance, for say vacation, this fits the bill!
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This is another in Susan Hatler's Do-Over Date series. Fish-out-of-water, opposites attract, and fake relationship stories are fun and this is a combination of those. Kari Smith is an artist from a small town but lets her sister convince her to take a job in Sacramento, where just as Kari predicted, things go awry.

Poor Kari and Adrian had the worst first meet, when she accidently spilled paint all over his expensive suit and then made things worse. Those two couldn't have been more opposite but were still attracted to each other. I liked how Kari helped Adrian lighten up and she helped Martina show her true self. Meanwhile they both helped Kari feel more comfortable in the city. This is a fun, quick, sweet romance.

I received a complimentary copy from Hatco Publishing via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in my review are my own.
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In this opposites attract book, Kari is an artist who just loves her work and is commissioned to do a mural in a larger city than she’s used to. Adrian is all big city and the CFO of the company. I love how Adrian, normally uptight and rigid lets Kari change his view on life. I enjoyed this book a lot, but I normally enjoy all of her books. 

I received this ARC through #netgalley and I am voluntarily reviewing this book
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This is the eighth installment of Ms. Hatler's Do-Over Date series. If you are reading this series for the first time, you are in for a treat! This series is absolutely amazing and I always have such fun when I read one of her books. This one was no different! Kari is an artist in the small town of Blue Moon Bay and she is comfortable there. Her sister convinces her to expand a little and take a commission in Sacramento. She agrees and meets Adrian, who is the CFO of the company she is working for. He has changed things, not to her liking, and their meeting doesn't go well. Despite being total opposites they were perfect and so adorable together. I also enjoyed seeing them both grow a little by the end. They were both relatable and endearing characters and I enjoyed getting to know them. This is a sweet, feel-good, entertaining romance that I very much enjoyed. But then again, I haven't read anything yet by Ms. Hatler that I haven't totally loved! I would definitely recommend!

I received a complimentary advanced reader's copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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Small-town Kari was pushed into going to New York to paint a mural by her sister, who wanted her to get out of her comfort zone. And when an accidental meeting with the company's workaholic CFO ends with him asking her on a date/business meeting, it's clear that her comfort zone is nowhere in sight! Circumstances subsequently force them to feign a dating relationship, but both know it can't go anywhere because she's permanently rooted in her small town and he loves the city. If only fake didn't feel so real at times...

Look, I'll be honest - the initial scene bugged me. Adrian's completely out of character response to Kari at or even before first sight seemed completely unrealistic. However, once I moved past that, I enjoyed the story, and the ending was great. A perfect escape from reality - a clean, well written story with some good humour an encouraging underlying message, light but more than just fluff. A fun read.

Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.
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One Fine Date: A Sweet Second Chance Romance by Susan Hatler, published by Author Collective 20, is book eight in the Do-Over Date Series.
Adrian Maxwell, a small-town shop owner gets a big comission and his dream is about to come true.
Kari Smith, a small-town girl, a good woman with a heart of gold becomes his competition.
This is a sweet, opposites attract story that made me smile, gave all the feels, a beautiful romance, 4,5 stars.
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Thank you NetGalley and Susan Hatler for the copy of One Fine Date. This is my personal review.
I adore books written by Susan Hatler. I pick them up and get lost in the book so quickly! 
Kari and Adrian are perfect for each other even with totally different lifestyles. The path to their meeting was put into motion when Kari’s sister convinced her to do a job in Sacramento. Kari is a talented artist and this job was definitely out of her comfort zone because she is a small-town girl at heart.  
Adrian was the head of the company where Kari was doing the mural painting. The first time they met will leave you chuckling.
The chemistry between Adrian and Kari just jumps off the page. I enjoyed every word of this book and cannot wait to read the next book in this series: Do-Over Date Series.
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Small-town, Kari Smith, has been commissioned to paint a mural in the city.  She is out of her comfort zone and becomes very nervous, which makes for some interesting things to happen.  She is invited to a party by the CFO, Adrian Maxwell, and she agrees to go.  As she tries to find  a place to hide, she enters a room with an amazing painting.  The man who painted it enters and ask what she sees.  As she loses herself in the painting, he makes a decision of what he wants to be done with the painting.
It is the journey of a small-town girl, and the things that happen when she tries the life of a city girl.  There are lots of moments that happen that make this book interesting, sometimes comical, and the many things that happen along the way. Being a small-town girl myself, I enjoyed reading the book.  
I received an ARC from  Hatco Publishing through NetGalley.
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One fine date by Susan Hatler. 
I really enjoyed this book.  I loved Martina Kari and Adrian. I love Susan's books. Great cover too. 5*.
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Lovely quick read. Passed out of her comfort zone by her sister, small town girl Kari is in the big city to complete an art commission when she inadvertently ends up covering Alex with blue paint, what an introduction, then she has to pose as his girlfriend, she gets sea sick on the boat and he is the perfect gentleman holding her hair back etc, True romance material, with laugh out loud points along the way.
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