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Book Review: Up To Date by Susan Hatler

Book Review: Up To Date by Susan Hatler

My thoughts about Up To Date by Susan Hatler

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The book synopsis for Up To Date by Susan Hatler:

Up to Date by Susan Hatler
Ginger knows that practical choices guarantee a stable life, which is why she chose a career as an office manager. Her job provides a steady paycheck, but it also has her snoozing at her desk. She wishes she'd pursued her passion for interior decorating rather than business.

She’s also trying to forget Greg Shaffer—the gorgeous emergency room doctor she met at a dance club last month. Her dad was an emergency room doctor and the stress of the job turned him into a raging alcoholic, which didn’t exactly create happy childhood memories.

Ginger believes donating her decorating services to her friend’s charity auction is the perfect fix for both her problems. She'll get a break from the daily grind, get her creative juices flowing, and stay so busy she'll finally forget about Greg.

But then Greg ends up buying the condo right above her. Even worse, he deliberately wins the bid on her auction item. Greg seems determined to prove to Ginger that practicality has nothing on passion. And as Ginger brings beauty into Greg's world, how can she possibly resist the beauty he brings to hers?

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Discussing Up To Date by Susan Hatler 

Quotes Up To Date by Susan Hatler :

“All I’m saying is that if I didn’t already have a date tonight, I’d be running upstairs to borrow a cup of sugar—if you know what I mean.”

“You can’t make a man be something he’s not.” She shrugged. “If a guy doesn’t make me happy, he’s gone.

“You can’t make someone change if he doesn’t want to,” she said, her tone uncharacteristically sober. After a long pause, she finally pushed off the doorjamb with her hip. “Life’s short. You need to implement a one-strike-and-you’re-out dating policy. That’s all I’m saying.”

I glanced back at the bid sheet, thinking I could really use a day at the spa to chill me out. But I’d used my credit card so much lately it should’ve melted. Sigh.

“We support you no matter what your decision is, but we believe in your talent and want you to be happy in your career.”

“I thought you didn’t date guys more than once.” “No, my rule is that I date a guy until I’m bored. It’s not my fault that’s usually after the first date.”

“Brace yourself. You’re about to see how much better life can be with a partner.”

The room had been cold and plain before. Now, it felt warm and welcoming, making me want to curl up with a novel in the antique accent chair I’d found at a consignment store.

My stomach churned as I gaped at her hand on his forearm. Was physical touch really necessary during an interview? Every part of me screamed to remove her hand myself. Not that I was territorial or anything.

“We had only met once.” His eyes locked on mine. “Sometimes that’s all it takes.”

I’d worked so hard to keep my life organized and practical. Then, in one day, a tornado had hit and everything was spinning out of control.

“Wish I could bottle your expression. I’d love to see that smile every day.”

People help each other, and maybe you’re not used to that. But that’s what people do when they care about each other.”

“You can only push somebody away so many times before they don’t come back.”

“Art’s a nice hobby, dear.” Mom’s mouth pursed. “But you need a real job with a steady income.”

“The way you decorate isn’t rational. It’s passionate, warm, and vibrant—like you. Maybe it’s time that you accept that you’re fabulous and stand up for yourself.”

“No matter what comes, you’re up at dawn, ready to take on the challenge of a new day. You make life better. Me, I run at sunset, holding everything in, just waiting for the day to end.”

“You’re the sunshine in everyone’s life, and you can’t even see it. You give to others all day long, holding back what you want until late in the evening when you finally allow yourself an hour to run. You’re the strongest person I’ve ever met.”

“When I’m with you, it feels like I’m home.” 

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  1. I often have the same thought about my credit card as the quote ;)

  2. My credit cart did melt, well that is what hubby tells me happened to it. Great post

  3. I love the quote about being bored after the first date.

  4. I love the quotes! This sounds like a fun read.

  5. Great review. Sounds like a fun book.