#BookReview: The Dating Bender by Christina Julian

the dating benderAbout the Book

Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin.

Why am I here, exactly? Let’s see…

It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.

Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.

Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.

Her advice? Sex…and lots of it.

The temptation of freedom, to do whatever–whoever–I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.

And that’s how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey…

The dating bender.

Because everybody deserves a do-over

THE DATING BENDER is a hilarious satire about dysfunctional family relationships, women who love the wrong men, and one epic hunt for happiness.

My Review:

The Dating Bender had an eye-catching cover and the blurb made me think this would be a laugh out loud read. While there were definitely parts in here that were funny, the book was a little too disjointed for me to really handle. The beginning I tried to play off as an over the top opening scene to reel readers in, but when I realized that was the entire premise of the book, I wasn’t able to get into it. I couldn’t really get a handle on the main character, who jumped all over the place, and also the supporting cast, who changed quite frequently throughout the chapters. Unfortunately a miss for me, but I think if you have the same humor as the author, you might like this one.

2 stars

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