Day 1: Take one loaded commitment-phobe explosives expert, embarking on the impossible–a challenge to have ten dates with one woman.
Day 5: Add in a fiercely independent and feisty burlesque teacher who has sworn off men.
Day 10: She’s so not his type and he’s so not in her life-plan. But the heat is sizzling and the attraction is explosive. And they’re fighting it all the way…
Publisher: Harper Impulse, August 2013
Reviewer: Emma Dagnall
How To Win A Guy In 10 Dates is a lot like the Kate Hudson film, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, however in Jane’s novel, we’re taking on much more of a roller coaster and by the end, I was wondering whether our two main characters would get the happy ever after. Did they? I’m not going to tell you that! You’ll have to buy the book to find out for yourself!
The narrative certainly has a Nicholas Sparks feel to it, in particular the styling of the characters. Our two main characters, Ed and Millie meet when she has an accident on her horse. According to Jane, this occurs here in the United Kingdom, but my imagination wasn’t believing the scenery of the British Isles. I honestly pictured it in Spain or deep somewhere in the US.
We learn that Millie and Ed both have secrets to hide and it turns out, they’re more alike than they originally thought. It goes to prove that anyone will love you, no matter your background.
This was a novel which I was able to relax with. I wasn’t questioning the characters motives at all and most of the time, I forgot that Ed was taking part in a bet. Jane has a way of captivating the audience and I can’t wait for her next novel – HURRY UP!