Book Review: The Dating Bender

The Dating Bender Book Review


Title – The Dating Bender  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Christina Julian (Website, Goodreads)

Published – August 22nd 2017

Genre – Romance; Humor

Summary – Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin.

Why am I here, exactly? Let’s see…

It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.

Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.

Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.

Her advice? Sex…and lots of it.

The temptation of freedom, to do whatever—whoever—I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.

And that’s how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey…

The dating bender.

because everybody deserves a do-over

I recieved an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This post or video contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission for purchases made through my links.

Where To Buy – Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Picture this: a young lady who marries to escape her bat-sh*t crazy parents that constantly disown her, who gets ALL her information from Redbook, Cosmopolitian, or Oprah magazine, and who’s guiding role model after her divorce can only give advice on having lots of sex and drinking lots of booze?

There’s your book! It is no wonder this girl is messed up!!

Once thing I really did enjoy is the constant advice from various magazines. It was pretty comical to read the particular piece of advice she is applying at that time.

The dating bender was a dating sh*t-show (I don’t say this in a mean way!). If you find comic relief in watching / reading about hot mess, this book is for you.

The Dating Bender was not my usual fiction I read. This one was more humor and craziness.

I enjoyed how Julian set up the character in the first couple chapters. I could really understand how the main character would want to marry her husband to get away from her family. And he was there for her. At first…

The main character had me up until the point of the divorce. After that it was like a car crash (the plot, not the writing); you know you should look away but you can’t.

Those who enjoy shows like Jersey Shore or The Real World would loooove The Dating Bender.

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