Today I have the honor of participating in a cool book tour for a very fun book. If you can't tell that book is Date Me by Jillian Dodd and today I'm going to review it for you guys. Hope you enjoy!
Title: Date Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #3)
Author: Jillian Dodd
Published: April 9th, 2013 by Bandit Publishing
Book rating: 4 stars
Cover rating: 2 stars
I’m not scripting my life anymore.
I’m living it.
I’m done with the God of all Hotties.
I’m going to give my heart to the boy who I think deserves it.
The boy whose kisses are hotter than molten lava.
The boy who offered me the key to his heart.
The boy who asked me to Homecoming in a big, sexy way.
There are so many things to look forward to.
Parties at the Cave. Homecoming festivities. Drama Tryouts. Shopping trips to NY.
But things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.
I find out that my best friend has been keeping a secret from me.
Not that I can blame him.
I have secrets too.
But, for now, I’m going to pretend I’m just a normal girl.
I’m going to pretend he’s not still out there.
I’m going to pretend he’s not getting desperate.
I’m going to pretend I’ll never see him again.
But, I will.
And this time, I might not get away.
If you don't know, which is highly unlikely, this entire series is my guilty pleasure as I like to call it. I'm not so much guilty about loving it anymore, I just call it that because usually stories with so much teenage angst aren't my thing but The Keatyn Chronicles just works for me and I love them. Each book picks up right where the last one ended because it's meant to be like a TV series, which I think is a brilliant idea. So Date Me started off right after Dawson asks Keatyn to homecoming. I liked that because we get to experience more of her reaction first hand and how others reacted to it such as Aiden the God of All Hotties. If there's one thing I learned from this book it's that Jillian Dodd knows how to take a girls heart and drag it every which way all while confusing her brain, that's exactly what she did to me. I was all for Team Dawson after Kiss Me, I was SO excited to see Keatyn and Dawson be together and be happy. I wanted to read about all their little cheesy cute moments and see them have fun and just live their lives but I didn't exactly get what I was looking for and I'm glad for that in the end. To say I'm highly disappointed in who Dawson was in this book and how he acted would be an understatement. I feel like all he ever wanted to do was have sex. I get it he's a teenage boy but this was extreme and I have no clue how Keatyn handled it. Without spoiling anything I can say that I am definitely Team Aiden at this point and I feel like I'll be staying there but who knows because I thought I loved Dawson! These books are exactly like a teen drama television show, you get so caught up in them and you want to know what happens. I'd say they make me feel the exact same way I feel while waiting for a new episode of The Vampire Diaries or whatever other shows I'm fawning over, impatient and needy. I need to know what happens with Keatyn and where she ends up.
Keatyn as a character is hard to explain, she's so many things mixed up in one. She is such a teenage girl and I love it. She makes me laugh, I can relate to her at times, and at other times I want to slap her for doing something completely stupid. When it comes to her and the Vincent situation I feel like she doesn't understand how extreme and serious it is but I also liked how she sort of got a wake up call in this book and it was incorporated a bit more than it was in Kiss Me but I still feel like something more should be going on. One of my favorite elements in Date Me is the fact that Keatyn and Riley grew so close. I loved getting to know Riley as a person and who he really was. I fell in love with him and I kind of wish he was an option for Keatyn but I'll take him since she can't. I have high hopes for Love Me because of the events in Date me and I really think you should give this series a try if you haven't already.
"Don't feel bad. I love this rug. I just want to keep petting it, and I so want to do Ariela on this rug. That's how you can pay me back. Lend me the rug." ~ Riley
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Jillian is the author of the That Boy series and The Keatyn Chronicles. She grew up on a farm in
Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She lives in Texas with her family.
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