Date Night by R.C. Matthews

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Ever since Jordan Billette’s father, Jeremy, died unexpectedly when she was eight years old, Jordan and her paternal grandmother (‘Grannie’) have shared a special bond by creating a tribute to Jeremy: a scrapbook that documents the important milestone of Jordan’s life from her first report card with letter grades, to her first kiss, to graduating from college.

Upon graduating from college, only one significant milestone remains; her wedding day. When Grannie is diagnosed with aggressive cancer, she makes one dying wish to Jordan. Grannie wants to watch Jordan walk down the aisle. Not engaged? Not even dating? No problem. Grannie has a plan. She signs Jordan up for a dating service—dinner dates twice per week will surely turn up a soul mate!

JT Murphy has been best friends with Jordan’s older brother Jared since they were in diapers. Grannie wisely insists Jordan meet her dates at the restaurant where JT waits tables because she needs protection from unworthy jerks. JT is more than happy to help; Jordan is like a sister to him. So why does her smile light up his evening whenever he sees her and why is he noticing that she has curves in all the right places? As the wedding draws near…JT wonders if it’s his heart that needs protecting…from the pain of potentially losing Jordan forever.

4 sweet little stars****

A short but oh so sweet friends to lovers story with a meddling grannie as a bonus! I do love grannies...
Grannie has a dying wish to see her granddaughter walk down the aisle before she passes... so, her meddling ways leads Jordan into a string of seriously bad dates through a dating service. Some of them were definitely cringe worthy. Except for the male stripper... yep, he had to be worth at least a second date! Just sayin... :)
Grannie puts JT, long term family friend, in charge of supervising these dates to make sure all goes well... but, JT finds that sitting on the outside looking in isn't really where he wants to be.
I did find the whole planning a wedding without a groom a little mind boggling at first... didn't know how I felt about that. But, things come full circle by the end and everything fell into place just like dear 'ole grannie had hoped. Well... sort of... plans changed but I think she was still satisfied with the outcome. She was definitely a strong influence on all those around her... wise and well respected. They all wanted her to have her dying wish.
Endearing characters... heartfelt storyline... with a big dose of sexual tension to make things a little interesting!
This is a book for those who want something short and quick to fill up an afternoon that also has a nice little HEA...

Many thanks to the author for the complimentary copy! 


  1. So glad you liked it! Jordan does meet up with and talk to the stripper, Brian, again in Book 3 - Begin Again. Brian also shows up in The Mastermind - where we learn exactly how "in contro" Grannie was of the situation. He was way too much fun not to include in other books from the series.

    1. That's good to know... he was a fun character... looking forward to finishing the series!