Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Netgalley/ Reviews 19th December 2016
Dear Jane by Marissa ClarkeDear Jane by Marissa Clarke
Series: Animal Attraction #1
on January 9th 2017
Pages: 110
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three-stars

Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

All attorney Eric Blackwell has to do to make junior partner is not screw anything up for six weeks, which seems like a slam dunk until he finds himself matchmaker to the office “One Date Wonder” aka the boss’s daughter. It’s hard to stay focused when setting up the hottest girl he’s ever met with everyone but himself. Maybe he could just set her up with all the wrong men, and keep his hands off his new friend… Yeah. His promotion is toast.

Short, cute and sweet story of a lawyers who find that they are missing something in their lives. There’s hardly any angst in there, except for some misunderstanding forming the bulk of the conflict/climax that seems to be part of the formula for romances.

I found myself liking Eric Blackwell a lot, especially with his supposed flaw of wanting to always be responsible and taking care of others at the expense of himself, while staying besotted the woman working a few doors down. It was cute seeing Jane Dixon (whose clumsy side does make her more endearing to readers) slowly reciprocating his feelings, even if there seemed to be a rather irrational moment on her part towards the end where I thought a lot more had to be done on her part given her impulsive outburst that Eric didn’t deserve at all.

Overall, it’s a cute holiday read that’s worth a couple of hours.

three-stars

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