Synopsis from Goodreads
Eleanor Murray is tired.
Tired of going on awkward dates. Tired of meeting men who just aren’t that into her. Tired of being set up on blind dates by her well-meaning friends.
She is a believer of true love, of finding that happily ever after, and she wants it. She deserves it. But at the rate she’s going, she’s pretty sure it’s never going to happen.
Until a friend creates a profile for Eleanor on a new dating app. At first, she’s reluctant. Dating apps aren’t the way to finding true love, are they? But then she makes a connection on Rate a Date, and this gorgeous, confident guy almost seems too good to be true…
Mitch Anderson has a secret.
He’s just moved to Las Vegas for his high profile job and after years of playing the field, he’s looking for a serious relationship. He wants to find a woman who likes him for who he is, not what he does. Meeting Eleanor on the dating app, he’s intrigued. Meeting her in real life while she’s in town for a bachelorette weekend, he completely falls for her. Now he’s in way over his head.
Their chemistry is combustible. They can’t keep their hands off each other. But will Eleanor forgive him when she finds out who he really is?
Rate a Date is HOT HOT HOT . What starts out as a bit of a joke for Eleanor soon turns into the stuff fantasies are made of, but can it really be too good to be true.
Mitch is a bit contradictory in his attitude and behaviour, having been a class A player for so many years it is difficult to believe he is sincere in his quest for a real relationship. Especially as he is concealing his true profession in the hope of finding the person who will like him and not just the material aspects which come with his career. While this is understandable, there is also the basis of a relationship being built on lie, a lie of ommission but a lie none the less.
Matching on the dating app, Mitch and Eleanor click from the start even when they are merely messaging back and forth. The rapport they have is natural and easy. A brilliant beginning which goes from strength to strength as their relationship progresses.
The chemistry between the pair is combustible when they finally get to meet, although there is the underlying notion that their dalliance is purely a wild weekend. However, the emotions they bring out in each other are nothing either has experienced before.
The relationship between Mitch and Eleanor is whirlwind and intense, but it worked for them. But will Eleanor be able to overlook the subtle secrecy of Mitch’s professional athlete status or will it create a rift to wide to breach?
Rate a Date also provides a continuation of the previous characters relationships from the Dating series and the wonderful bond of female friendship and empowerment they have within the pages of the series.
There is also a fantastic foundation laid for Kelsey’s story, she really deserves her own happily ever after.