I can't say as I loved or even enjoyed Blonde Date by Sarina Bowen all that much. I felt like the characters (in general) were fairly stereotypical in Blonde Date... The main character, Katie, is a sorority girl and she's blonde, beautiful, easy, sleeps around with jocks/fraternity boys... My impression while reading this novella was that sorority girls are objects of beauty to be desired and coveted... While fraternity boys drink beer, have no respect for women, and use them as sex toys. It just made reading this novella difficult to trudge through as who wants stereotypes with a predictable story?? Sure we all want the fairy tale... You know the perfect romance, but it's also unrealistic.
After being the butt of a prank by her fraternity boyfriend, Katie goes on a date with Andy, a basketball player, who isn't a fraternity boy and is an all around nice guy. They end up hitting it off big time. They're interactions/relationship becomes way too perfect in my opinion!! Things don't work out like that in real life.
The following is a synopsis of Blonde Date from author, Sarina Bowen's website:
A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could possibly go wrong?
As a Tri Psi pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman.
Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She’d rather hide under the bed than attend a party where seeing him was inevitable.
Yet staying home would mean letting him win.
Enjoying herself tonight is out of the question. She can only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he's spending several hours with a crazy person.
A Harkness basketball player, Andy Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don’t finish first. He’s had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie’s date, he’d be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet.
BLONDE DATE is a 24,000 word novella. Standalone, no cliffhanger.I'm giving Blind Date a rating of 3 stars out of 10 stars. Until my next post happy reading!!