6 fun and sweet novellas... Blind Date Collection by Multiple Authors (Review)

Blind Date Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 18)Blind Date Collection
Six Romance Novellas
(A Timeless Romance Anthology)
by Anette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Victorine E. Lieske, Rachel Branton, and Sariah Wilson
Adult Romance
ebook, 303 Pages
September 13th 2016 by Mirror Press

Summary

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A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: BLIND DATE COLLECTION: Featuring New York Times bestselling author Victorine E. Lieske. Readers will love this collection of six novellas—three contemporary and three historical—all with one thing in common: Romance.

Three Historical Romance Novellas:

THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID, by Annette Lyon: After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it’s time to leave the house she’s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance. That evening, shy Katy quickly feels at ease with her partner. If her new position weren’t taking her from town morning after next, perhaps something could develop between them. But Barrett may not feel the same about her, and besides, they don't have enough time to find out.

A LADY OF SENSE, by Sarah M. Eden: Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents’ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement. Eleanor cannot bring herself to prey upon Peter’s honor, but neither can she imagine a life with Mr. Broadstead. What is a lady to do when faced with such an impossible choice?

A SECOND CHANCE, by Heather B. Moore: Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Boston, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Chicago, she goes to live with her friend’s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she’s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart.

Three Contemporary Romance Novellas:

BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE, by Victorine E. Lieske. When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should have known it was too good to be true. It turns out that Tyler really wasn’t Tyler, but a random stranger who went along with Braelynn’s mistaken assumption. So, she chalks it up to a dumb mistake until she gets to work Monday morning and discovers that her gorgeous blind date is now her new boss.

BIANCA’S HOPE, by Rachel Branton: A blind-date-gone-wrong is not the way Bianca would have chosen to celebrate the news that she might be losing her business, but saying no to the sister who took care of her after their mother’s death proves impossible. So for one date, one torturous evening, she’ll endure the company of an infuriating, heartless man she has no intention of ever seeing again. She doesn’t expect her heart to have other plans. Bianca soon learns that sometimes the unexpected is not only what you need, it’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for all along.

BLIND SPOT, by Sariah Wilson: Ria has prepared most of her life to meet her prince, trouble is, her mother keeps yanking her back to reality. So when Ria reads about a country teeming with princes, she drops everything and applies to grad school. But every blind date goes wrong, and while Ria commiserates with her roommate Tessa and Tessa’s totally un-prince-like brother Paolo, Ria discovers that all the things she thought she wanted in a man are far from what she really needs.

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My Review

BLIND DATE COLLECTION was delightfully sweet and romantic with six novellas that were all thoroughly enjoyable. All the authors did a fantastic job in making their characters come alive and plots feel complete in these short stories. If you enjoy similar stories or the other books in this line, you'll love this one as well!

THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID, by Annette Lyon: I haven't read many stories set in historic Utah, so that was interesting. It was also interesting having a character who had come to America herself and was trying to work out a life without family or true friends. I loved how simple and sweet the romance was while also having some intensity. Barrett, the leading man, had to make a quick decision, making the ending climatic and endearing.

A LADY OF SENSE, by Sarah M. Eden: I adored the characters in this story! Add to that a heartbreaking situation with Eleanor, some humor, a group of interesting side characters, a slightly villainous suitor, abhorrent parents and a charming romance and you have a story that I absolutely loved! I can never get enough of this author.

A SECOND CHANCE, by Heather B. Moore: I really loved this story as well. The heroine, Virgina, faces a difficult situation, but with the help of friends and perseverance she pushes through it. There were a few annoying characters that created some tension and I wanted someone to give a good shaking or talking to. I loved Max. He's charming and just what Virgina needs. This one has a very sweet ending too.

BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE, by Victorine E. Lieske: This story made me laugh. I could picture the complete scenario at the beginning  of the story and the misunderstandings it creates. I really liked that these characters were complex with their own strengths and vulnerabilities. There were some very humorous moments and equally sweet ones. Another very enjoyable story.

BIANCA’S HOPE, by Rachel Branton: I loved the feisty heroine in this story and the whole situation with the two main characters meeting again after a not-so-great first impression. I loved the unspoken moments between some of the characters and just the story as a whole.

BLIND SPOT, by Sariah Wilson: So I have to note that the main character was totally crazy with her prince mania, but at the same time, it added a unique twist to the story and made the heroine rather quirky in a way. The romance was really fast in this one, but also steamy (while also remaining clean). The end was crazy and romantic. Loved it!

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. I was in the mood for some sweet romance that was also on the lighter and shorter side and this collection left me happily content.


Content: Clean

Source: Received complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Check out my reviews of the other books I've read in the collection:
From Cairo, With Love (Timeless Romance Single Book 1)A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride CollectionUnder the Mistletoe Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 14)
A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Hallow's EveA Timeless Romance Anthology: Annette Lyon CollectionSilver Bells Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology)
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York CollectionA Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency CollectionA Timeless Romance Anthology: California Dreamin' Collection

Have you read any from this line of novella collections? Do you have a favorite?

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