It was more a case of coming to terms with it myself, and that took me a while longer than is probably typical. Once I had come to terms with it I never looked back. Its definitely more a case of trying to convince myself. I was a bit of an arsehole, just very irritable and snappy. I could be very cutting and in arguments would always get too personal and take things too far.
Since coming out that aspect of my personality has thankfully subsided. I do still burp though.
As trite as this sounds it was a dream! I had a million thoughts flying around my head about how to approach coming out. I woke up, grabbed my phone and called her straight away. I then immediately told my best mate, and then over the next week or so spoke to the rest of my family. They all took it brilliantly and were and continue to be completely behind me. I think they all had their suspicions and there is a running-joke in the family that I was actually the last one to know for sure! I tended to go out in the same places and do the same things.
I just go where my mates are. All my relationships with guys have been very rewarding.
Marek, without any hint of attraction before, wants to give their relationship a shot. Secrets, insecurities, and a very strange, hostile best friend don't make that easy.
The characters were nicely fleshed out and their budding relationship wasn't rushed. Tinley is that friend you have that you want good things for but she gets in her own way most of the time. Tinley is an over thinker who needs to just let her heart lead more often. Marek is a bit of mystery as he seems to be open to a relationship but he is vague and not as open as Tinley.
In book 2, you find out why. It is a big reason but one he should have spoken about to Tinley before the I love yous were exchanged. While this storyline has some promise and the second book flowed a bit better than the first, there were some technical difficulties that made this a less than fluid read. The first is the 3rd person point of view.
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The other is the timeline is not a mapped out as I normally like. I was lost some times as to how long this relationship was.
What read as a couple of days, turns out to be a weeks time. The last is a strictly personal peeve. As a waitress for over 24 years, the very thought of serving customers food in a "pitch dark" room made me roll my eyes. That just would not happen. Book 2, Sinking in the Shadows improved much over book 1 for me and was left on a major cliffhanger. I'm hopeful that book 3 will be improvement over 2. What could possibly go right? Well, this book for one thing. To her surprise, there was someone she actually connects with. What follows is a fun and sweet story.
I like the communication between Tinley and her mystery man. Their connection is pretty instant and I love how they talk about the most random things. My only complaints were that the story development seems rushed in some places and it ends way too soon, like there was a limit to how many pages this book could be.
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This is the first part of a trilogy and so be warned it does end on a cliffhanger. My real issue with the book and the reason for the 3 star rating was I didn't connect to the characters. Maybe that was because it was wrote in third person so it added a big distance between myself and the characters, or maybe because this is only part one, I just don't know but I needed the connection to the characters. I enjoyed the story and the idea of the book and I do think I'd like to see where else it goes as it does end on a cliffhanger, but I just couldn't form any connection to the main characters, especially Tinley.
It's a shame because I really see some promise in this book if it had a few changes. I also think it would have been better off as one whole story, I don't see any need to split it into 3 parts when the first part provides so little character development. If it was maybe wrote into one whole novel then there may have been more of a chance to get a connection to the characters.
I hate writing reviews like this but I have to be honest, this is my own personal opinion, and just because I didn't feel any connection doesn't mean some other reader won't.
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Thats the beauty of reading. I loved the overall premise of this story as well as Tinley, Marek, and all the rest. This book invited me to smile, giggle, and laugh out loud on numerous occasions which I completely appreciate in a fun romantic comedy which is exactly what Alexandria Bishop aims for and accomplishes in Dating in the Dark. I have personally worked in a call center of sorts and it truly is amazing what people will say on the phone to a stranger.
The author is able to highlight this and make the reader giggle ab I loved the overall premise of this story as well as Tinley, Marek, and all the rest. The author is able to highlight this and make the reader giggle about the craziness of it all at the same time. Honestly, my only real complaint is that I do wish the book was written in a first person style instead of third person just because I feel like it helps link the reader directly to each character and the insights of that character.
I do have to admit that I saw the end of this particular book coming at me, but I still enjoyed the reaction of both characters involved and can't wait to see where the next book in the series takes me next. And then comes Mystery Date The build up between these two was so much fun, between the banter and the steamy scenes, I loved it.
I was just lost to the story. That cliffhanger though, I am still reeling!!!! As her 30th birthday approaches, Tinley is stuck. Everything changes after one night in the dark with an intriguing stranger. This was a wonderful quick read, I highly recommend it! I really enjoyed this story. Tinley is hearing her biological clock ticking down as she approaches thirty.
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She has just about given up on finding a good and honest man. Her sister and her best friend rope her into attending a dating in the dark event that causes big shake-ups in her life. The jury is still out on that one. She one hundred percent lied because she knows with all her heart she has already fallen head over heels in love with this man.
I loved the characters and loved all the little hints of what is to come without giving too much away. This was my first read by A. Even with it being a contemporary romance written in third person! I've always been a fan of romance being in first person POV I can't really put my finger on why, but I really enjoyed getting to know Tinsley and Marek! I loved how the whole dating in the dark situation spurred a romance between unlikely characters.
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It was a diffe Oh. It was a different twist on the dating game and I really enjoyed how it paired up our couple! So much happens to them in a short time as well - and it's fun to ride the coaster of emotions and drama! You get left on a small cliffhanger, and I was so glad that I waited until the second book released this week! I needed it fast, and I hear the second book does the same! I'm so excited to see what happens with this couple, as well as with Tinsley's strange and dramatic roommate!
Dating in the dark I saw this book on a Facebook AD, and fell in love with the teaser so I ran over to Amazon to get it saw it was a series and downloaded the first two books and once I got home from work started to read the first book absolutely fell in love with the characters ad the crazy banter they had going in and even though it was WAY past my bedtime started on book two because cliffhanger and I needed to know lol. So then way did I rate it a 4 star and not a 5 star since I was up until 4 Dating in the dark I saw this book on a Facebook AD, and fell in love with the teaser so I ran over to Amazon to get it saw it was a series and downloaded the first two books and once I got home from work started to read the first book absolutely fell in love with the characters ad the crazy banter they had going in and even though it was WAY past my bedtime started on book two because cliffhanger and I needed to know lol.
Can't wait to see where this people go. Sep 26, Jennifer Dale added it Shelves: Reviews stated this book is written in 3rd Person. No No No for me. Can't stand that and its hard to connect with characters.