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Amy Jo Cousins

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Five Dates (2015)


Five Dates (2015)

Five DatesDevin has been too busy for more than random hook-ups since he and his little sister were thrown out of their parents’ house: her for being a pregnant and him for being gay.

Anger had mellowed into a general apathy and coldness after ten years, but little things could still bring him back in an instant to that afternoon of anger and fear and an overwhelming protectiveness. All of which had been followed swiftly by panic and nausea when he realized that he was totally responsible for the eighteen-year-old pregnant girl who helped him pack up his car with their combined belongings.

Ten years later Lucy seems to have decided that Devin has been along long enough, and after winning a bet orders him to go on five dates she sets up for him.

This was cute, and I’m always a sucker for a sibling drama.

Devin knows the first date is going to go badly when Lucy tells him the picture she used was more than a decade old. Which is too bad, because the guy is really cute.

This was a fun novella. Light and low angst even if there was some boinking.
Rating: 7/10