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How to Win a Guy in 10 dates was one of those books that was entertaining enough but not memorable. Before writing this review I had to go over all the notes I took because I just couldn’t remember much about this one. As a book blogger I read an insane amount of books and if it doesn’t stand out then it will just be forgotten.

The storyline was interesting enough but nothing particularly new. I thought the writing and world building was generally strong but it wasn’t enough to really grip me. I have a long history of struggling to like romance where bets are involved. Throughout all the romance and relationship build up in the book I always have in the back of my mind am always painfully aware that one of them is being terribly used and it tarnishes everything for me. I can’t really back the romance in these books because I know one of the characters is pushing for the sake of a bet. It just gives me a nasty feeling.

The characters were ok. Millie was a little too wishy washy for me. I couldn’t really get to the heart of her and I don’t even think she was really sure what she wanted. There were a few times where I thought she was a tad over dramatic but she had an awesome independent streak that I really admired.

I didn’t like Ed as much. Most the time I found him arrogant. He knew straight away that Millie was vulnerable, that she had been seriously hurt in the past and had problems but he pursued her in order to win the bet anyway and she ended up getting hurt. He is lucky she took him back in the end because I don’t think I could have.

The romance was alright but like I said the bet thing was a turn off. It was hot where it needed to be but the sweet parts missed the mark for me.

How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates is entertaining enough but I had issues with it and will probably not think about it again after posting this review. If you are a fan of the genre and want a short read than you could do worse than this.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review