I received this book for free from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Amazon on July 9, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: InkSlinger PR
Releasing July 9th
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.See? Simple…Yet no one can get it right.
It’s Bexley’s game.Correction - it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule – Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.
And I play to win.
If you are in the mood for something quick, short and an adorable romance then you should pick up Dating Roulette.
Dating Roulette was a cute friends to lovers meets roommates romance. I felt like I was about to get into a reading slump, so this was an easy way to get out of that.
Dating Roulette is centered around Bex and Tristan. Bex is a bit of serial dater who Tristan thinks is unusual. Bex is notorious for breaking things off with a guy before the 7th date. It could be simple as a guy may eat eggs with ketchup (personally, I think this is the only acceptable way to eat eggs). Tristan comes up with the idea that maybe he should get on Bex dating roulette and see if he can make it passed the seven dates. The story is fast paced which I usually don’t have a problem with but in this case, I wanted a little bit of build up to the romance. Not a whole lot just like a little more meat to the story. It felt like everything happened so fast that I didn’t really get to believe the chemistry that Bex and Tristan had.
Bexley is our heroine. She is a serial dater (although, I personally felt like there was nothing wrong that). She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want in relationship and it seems like she is dating all these guys and dismissing them before they ever get a real chance. (AGAIN, NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS). I personally felt like Bex wasn’t the center of the story although the idea was about her serial dating or this called dating roulette. I didn’t feel like we got to know her a whole lot. I felt like Tristan was far more focused on in the book.
Tristan is our hero and the story begins with him. He has been best friends with Bex since she dated Adam who was Tristan’s best friend. He is a true gentleman and I feel like the kind of friend everyone deserves. He makes sure Bex is always safe when she’s on the date even waiting for her to come home.
I felt like something was missing for me. I truly believed that Tristan and Bex loved each other but I either wanted more history or maybe a little more tension. I felt like we just needed a bit more. But overall, I LOVED how they BOTH kept a journal about their dates, recapping their experiences of the dates was so awesome and personally I thought this was the best part of the book.
What I Didn’t Like
There seemed to be a bit of bashing because Bex was a serial dater. To me, it felt like everyone kind of made fun of her because of it or even looked down on her about it. I felt like there was nothing wrong with being a serial dater or even knowing exactly what you wanted in your life. I personally thought it was awesome that Bex wasn’t going to settle for anything.
This may not be my favorite friends to lovers/ roommate romances, it was still good. The idea of knowing that a person could be the one in seven dates was a neat concept. I really enjoyed that. I also liked how quick and easy the story was to get into especially because I did feel like I was about to get into a reading slump, it helped me get out of it. So, if you want something quick, easy and not too heavy on the drama, I’d recommend Dating Roulette.
About the Author
D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.
Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.