Today we have the release blitz for DATING IN THE DARK by Alexandria Bishop! Check it out and grab your copy today!
About DATING IN THE DARKSpeed dating. With a stranger. In the dark. As if dating isn't hard enough already, why not add in a whole new challenge. According to Tinley's very pregnant sister, and best friend, binging on Netflix, wine, and cupcakes won't lead to her happily ever after. What do they know? Four courses. Four dates. Four very unwelcome, and unwanted courses. An appetizer, salad, dinner, and dessert. Every last one ends in disaster. Except date number four. Dessert has always been Tinley's favorite. He's a complete mystery, and she can't seem to stop thinking about him. Whoever he is. Falling in love wasn't on her radar but that might be what's happening between her and mystery date number four.
This is the first part of a trilogy and so be warned it does end on a cliffhanger.
My real issue with the book and the reason for the 3 star rating was I didn't connect to the characters. Maybe that was because it was wrote in third person so it added a big distance between myself and the characters, or maybe because this is only part one, I just don't know but I needed the connection to the characters. I enjoyed the story and the idea of the book and I do think I'd like to see where else it goes as it does end on a cliffhanger, but I just couldn't form any connection to the main characters, especially Tinley. It's a shame because I really see some promise in this book if it had a few changes. I also think it would have been better off as one whole story, I don't see any need to split it into 3 parts when the first part provides so little character development. If it was maybe wrote into one whole novel then there may have been more of a chance to get a connection to the characters.
I hate writing reviews like this but I have to be honest, this is my own personal opinion, and just because I didn't feel any connection doesn't mean some other reader won't. Thats the beauty of reading.
Excerpt"Whatever, just hand me what you have, and I'll try it all on." She reaches for the huge pile from Tara's hands. "Happy now?" "Yep. Now get your cute butt into that fitting room and model everything for me." With a huff, Tinley throws the pile of clothes over her shoulder and trudges her way over. She doesn't see an employee in sight when the rooms come into view and hopes she doesn't need a key to get in. She'd rather not have to drag herself all over the store with this ridiculous pile of clothing. She tries the first door in front of her, and of course, it's locked. The doors go all the way to the floor, so there's no way she can slide her body underneath even if she wanted to. She starts to walk back out into the store when she spots a door slightly ajar at the end of the hallway. She shuffles past all the other rooms and pushes the door wide open. For a split second, she has that awkward panic moment-her feet glued to their spot on the floor and a look of horror on her face. She can't look away, but what's in front of her is absolutely terrifying. The woman screams, which finally pulls Tinley out of her daze. She slams the door shut, the clothes tumble from her hands, and she hightails it out of there. She doesn't even stop to tell Tara she's leaving as she speed walks by her. The only thing on her mind is getting out of this store as fast as humanly possible without making a scene. As soon as Tinley steps foot out of the store, someone pulls on her arm and whips her around. "What just happened? Why did you leave?"
Pre-Order the other books in the DATING TRILOGY
SINKING IN THE SHADOWS Coming April 20th!
LOVING IN THE LIGHT Coming July 16th!
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About Alexandria Bishop
Born on a small southeastern island in Alaska and raised in southern Oregon, Alexandria Bishop is a PNW girl at heart. By day, she goes to battle with a tiny dictator aka her toddler and by night, she can be found typing ALL the words of her contemporary romance novels accompanied by a glass of wine or two ;) When she's not in mommy or author mode, she can be found drinking copious amounts of cold brew coffee, bingeing her latest obsession on Netflix, or attending concerts of her favorite pop-punk bands. She loves hearing from her readers and you can find her on social media here: