• Everly Dalton's Dating Disasters

  • A Faking Ms. Right Prequel
  • By: Claire Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dating can be tricky, but how hard can it be to find the right guy? Or even just a normal guy?

For Everly Dalton, it’s a bit like trying to walk in stilettos - while drunk, blindfolded, and wearing the wrong size shoes. She hasn’t exactly been lucky in love. In fact, she just might be cursed.

A guy who only dates lookalikes of his ex? Pass. An alpha-male businessman who bolts in a moment of crisis? No, thanks. A date that turns into the creepiest interview in the history of ever? Where does she find these guys?

Join Everly as she dishes to her friends about the surprising, unpredictable, and sometimes crazy adventure that is modern dating. Will she keep matching with frogs or find her Prince Charming?

Everly Dalton’s Dating Disasters originally appeared as six serial episodes in Claire Kingsley’s newsletter. The complete series is available here in one volume. Each episode is an account of one of Everly’s (typically terrible) dates. This series of short stories takes place before the full-length, stand-alone hot romcom, Faking Ms. Right.

©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2019 Claire Kingsley

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A Hilarious and Fun Prequel Novella

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What a hilarious and fun little prequel novella to Faking Ms. Right! Everly Dalton's Dating Disasters was originally sent in the author's newletter as a six part serial. It is broken down into little episodes featuring the terrible dates poor Everly has had to endure in the search for love. The listener/reader is introduced to the Dirty Martini Running Club, which includes Everly and her BFF's, Nora and Hazel. Each episode/date was wonderfully unique and had me laughing out loud. The gym bro episode was especially hilarious! I really enjoyed Emma Wilder's narration and her comedic timing was spot on. Sometimes the characters sounded a little too similar, but overall, this was a quick and fun listen that has me excited to start Faking Ms. Right!

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hilarious

a hilarious quick read! the many crazy stories of bad first dates were comical and it made this an easy listen

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Great prequel novella

This is a prequel novella for Faking Mrs.Right. It's not necessary to read/listen to before Faking, but it is so fun to see what Everly's dating life was like before she and Shep paired up. Emma Wilder does a great job narrating all of Everly's bad dates. Short, fun, exasperating, and funny. Loved it.

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Hil⭐ar⭐ous⭐!!

I already listened to the full length Faking Ms. Right and loved it. Everly did have some of the most outrageous dating disasters. There was one date she was sharing with her friends that left me laughing thru tears. Glad that HEA was just just an audible away...lol
Emma Wilder did a great job sharing these funny stories with us. I know some of us could relate to at least one of these whether personally or thru someone we know or heard. Was a funny short novella. Enjoy!!

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Poor Everly. These dates are awful.

This is a hilarious prequel to Everly's story. I really enjoyed how terrible her dates were. It makes me thankful I am married and a little afraid for the dating world my daughters are entering.
Everly and her sunny personality are sure to brighten your day.

My reread was through the audio version. This was great. I loved the way the narrator brought Everly and the gang to life. I enjoyed this even more the second time around and went straight into the audio of Faking Ms. Right.

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Cute Prequel

This is a prequel novella in the Dirty Martini Running Club series by Claire Kingsley, which is my favorite series of hers that I've read. I've previously read two other books in this series and loved them. Here we join Everly on six bad dates where we get everything from a date's crazy mother to a date very hung up on an ex. I love that this is more of an "anti-romance" sort of thing, where Everly goes on many dates and shares what went wrong, as the title implies. 

I also love that we get a small peek at a couple of the characters in the Miles series also by CK. I love it when an author sort of creates their own world through their books and they are all somehow connected.

This series isn't finished yet, so if you are someone who won't start reading a series unless it's finished, this is your warning! This book is super clean compared to the other CK books I've read.

Emma Wilder's narration is perfect!

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Hilariously funny

short, funny and just what I needed. made me smile, laugh and look forward to this author's next book.

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Dating 101 of what not to do

This was hilarious. Poor Everly, she has the worst luck at trying to date. This shows us lots of disasters in her quest to find the right one.

Emma Wilder was terrific. I laughed out loud several times and loved it.

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LOL, LOL

Definitely a short fun Prequel.

I laughed out loud several times because even though bizarre situations I could see how some could definitely happen in this day and age!

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  • 11-14-21

A collection of funnies!

A cute collection of funny dating stories. Everly recounts her dating disasters to her two besties and boy did she go on some doozies. From frat boy style weddings to nightmare dinners. This is a short, light, funny listen and the prequel to FAKING MS. RIGHT.

Emma does a great job on the narration with good comedic timing to get the most out of the scenarios.

You definitely get a sense of who Everly is and I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes in the next book.

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 02-21-21

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

Oh my god this is a quick and very funny prelude to Faking Ms Right. It really sets the scene to Everly’s really rubbish dating history! And my god did this book get me laughing!
Emma Wilder performs this book spectacularly. Her male voices are just spot on and a lot of the time better than what a male could do!
Although short, this book both sets the scene and introduces Everly and her friends… and a fair few disaster dates!!

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 02-08-20

Hilarious

As someone who had to navigate the dating scene in NYC, this book was reminiscent of some of the funny, if slightly awful dates I've had in the past. It was awesome. I really enjoyed it and laughed out loud, while commiserating with Everly. I read/listened to this back to back with her next book Faking Ms Right and both bring out laughs as well as so much excitement for this new series with three fantastically amusing women who are smart, loyal and true to each other and themselves. i look forward to more of these books!

Emma Wilder is perfect for Everly. Great pacing, comedic timing. I enjoyed the audiobook very much!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 12-07-19

Amazing

This has me laughing so hard I started coughing on many occasions I love how the story starts by Everly talking with her friends and then it opening up to how the date went down. This is a fantastic pick me up story if your feeling a little down this will have you laughing along within minutes

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  • PATRICIA
  • 12-03-19

Hysterical prequel

I don't think I have laughed out loud to a book like I did when I listened to this one. The prequel to Faking Ms. Right, this introduces us to Everly and the Dirty Martini Running Club(Hazel and Nora). It's split into 6 episodes, each a horrible date that Everly is on, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listening to this may hit home a little too much with each disaster being something we all can relate to. It's the perfect segway to book one and I really enjoyed it.

Emma Wilder nails this hilarious story with her amazing comedic timing. It's the first time I have heard her do comedy and I could not have been more impressed. She gives all the disasters that little bit of sarcasm so we can get through and move on to the next one. I loved her performance.

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  • Bette
  • 11-29-19

Great Story & Narration🎧Enjoyable & Entertaining!

This is a fun and enjoyable book, it is well written and well told with interesting storylines that will captivate you and put a smile on your face. Claire Kingsley has a way with words and she fit a lot of story into her novella. I like how each chapter was broken into episodes, each episode is details of Everly Dalton’s Disastrous Dates and some of them are real doozies. Everly is a great character, she has a wonderful sense of humor and ability to just go with it. She has a great group of friends too. This is a quick read and/or audible listen, once you start it you will not want to put it down, you have to know what happens next. Claire Kingsley, thank you for this great book, I am looking forward to what is in store for Everly in “Faking Ms. Right”.

I listened to the Audible edition, Emma Wilder is a fabulous narrator and voice artist. She brings the characters to life, giving each their own voice and personality. You could hear how much heart she puts into her work as she projects the characters emotions into her performance. Her portrayal of Everly and the secondary characters was spot on, they sounded as you pictured them to be. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧