eARC review: The Dating Itinerary by Brooke Williams

The Dating Itinerary

The Dating Itinerary by Brooke Williams(Goodreads Author)

 3.42  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  30 reviews
As if it wasn’t bad enough to be deemed the “most single person” at her magazine’s office, budding reporter Penny has now been tapped to write a series of features called “The Dating Game.” From speed dating to Tinder, old-fashioned matchmakers to up-and-coming “dark dating,” Penny now has to go on a lot of dates. Silver lining: meeting new people should be fun, right? But running into her old rival, George, at her first dating event is decidedly not. Not only does the arrogant know-it-all have zero trouble attracting women, wherever Penny goes, somehow he just. Keeps. Showing. Up.

Geo knows he’s right on the cusp of writing success with the chance to have his own syndicated column. All he has to do is follow his agent’s ideas for showcasing different dating avenues, and he’ll pull in enough to help his sister’s non-profit women’s shelter get off the ground. Sure, his itinerary is starting to look strangely similar to his old rival Penny’s, but all’s fair in love and syndication, right?

The more they look for love in all the wrong places, though, the more they start to wonder if it was right in front of their noses all along. Still, the brutal dating scene just might end them, if these two don’t kill each other first.

My thoughts:

I liked the plot idea of The Dating Itinerary even though I figured out what was going to happen long before it actually happened and the conflicts were also predicable for me too.

There were a couple of scenes that made me laugh when the characters played Girl Talk. I think that was one of my favorite scenes in the whole book because it was just cute and it brought me back to my freshmen year of high school when I last played it with my friends.

I also thought the friendship the sisters had between each other was really good.

Slight spoiler alerts below.

There was a scene that didn’t suit well with me. During one of tasks on the itinerary the girl character gets matched by a matchmaker. The first one didn’t go well at all just because they didn’t click.

The second date the matchmaker hooked her up with the girl’s cousin even if it was a very distant cousin.  I don’t think that was intentionally by the matchmaker, but I thought that whole scene was weird even if nothing happened besides talking.

End of slight spoiler alert.

The flow went well in a couple of spots, especially at the beginning but at others it didn’t.

The Dating Itinerary was a cute idea which some cute and funny moments but it was a two star rating because it was just an ok read in the end.

Thank you Netgalley and publishers for giving me the chance to read this book! My thoughts are my own.


Thank you for reading! 

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