Title: Three Blind Dates
Series: Dating by Numbers #1
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 4 Jan 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
“Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I’m Noely Clark, your host: and I’m in the market for love…”
When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me.
Open to finding love? Check.
I signed up immediately.
A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I’ve found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . .
I’m in big trouble.
Good Morning Malibu,
I’m Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock.
Meghan Quinn’s characterizations are really endearing and keep improving with each new book she writes. I became fully invested in the outcome of all the characters within Three Blind Dates as soon as we were introduced to them. However, Meghan has been very sneaky on this occasion, keeping essential background information about the characters a secret while dropping tasty tidbits into the narrative paving the way for the future books in the series.
Three Blind Dates focuses on Noely finding her perfect match. Noely has a very busy schedule as a TV anchor which acts as a barrier to her finding her Mr. Right in more ways than one. Noely has reached a point in her life where she wants to settle down and create the type of emotionally secure relationship she has always dreamed of. When a new form of dating site opens up Noely jumps at the chance to try it out in the hope of finding her dream man. However, she gets tricked into using her personal quest for love as part of her show. I absolutely loved the premise of this matchmaking agency and the safe environment they provide for the first date – if anyone wants to open one here please let me know where to sign up 🙂
Each of Noely’s dates are perfect in their own way, although your heart always knows your perfect match. However, not everything is as it seems and the disappointment each negative result serves to lower Noely’s self-confidence and belief in a happily ever after. I loved how the narrative proves that more than one person can be your perfect match by appealing to different aspects of your personality. The plot also shows that when you have warning signals regarding deliberate evasion of answering specific questions you should really pay attention to what your heart is telling you 😉 TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!!!!
Three Blind Dates is especially difficult to discuss without giving away any spoilers – just know this – there really is a soulmate for everyone, if you are willing to put in the work that is for nothing is ever worth having if it is too easy.
Three Blind Dates is utterly adorable on a lot of levels and I really liked the use of You’ve Got Mail within the narrative adding to the uber-romantic feel of the story.
You know that there can only be one winner out of our three suitors, The Suit, The Rebel and The Jock, but what is to become of the other tow amazing candidates; Meghan has laid the foundation within Three Blind Dates for them to have their own stories – I cannot wait!!!!