When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love.
Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. For the past three years, she has not dated the same one twice, and only one in ten has received even a goodnight kiss as she turned him away. Karen is an artist. She follows her feelings, lives in a cluttered loft, and gushes over vivid sunsets.
Mark still dreams about his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand. His friends call him the “Ice Man,” since he seldom smiles, especially at a woman. A math professor at the College, logic guides his behavior, he loves order, and an elegant proof is a thing of beauty.
Both Karen and Mark have all but abandoned hope of ever falling in love, and, left on their own, these opposites would never attract. So, their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates by extracting promises that Karen and Mark will go out together three times, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a “marriage of convenience” is a live option.
If you enjoy heartwarming stories based on true-to-life behaviors, with complicated relationships and a less-than-certain outcome, this book is for you.
I rated this book 4 ****’s
An arrange marriage with some twist
Mothers know best especially dealing with kids. Relationships is not one of them. Just Three Dates is like an arrange marriage with some twists. Karen and Mark agreed to both of their mother’s agreement. Of course, it does not work when their hearts are not open to fall in-love until they were done with three dates and moved on with their lives.
I believe that once you love a person and it is meant for you, no matter what happen, the two of you will be together someday. It is like cupid hits you with a bow that stuck in your heart and cannot take out.
Both Karen and Mark had previous relationships that still bothers their heart. Letting go to face the reality both make these lovebirds relationships works. It is a beautiful story. I loved reading this book. Sometimes, I feel like I want to smack these two. If only they admit right away, that they care and love each other, their mothers would be jumping with joy.
If you like to read a romance that has second chance, Just Three Dates is perfect. You will laugh out loud too.
David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.
He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.
David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
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