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Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it’s about to rewrite her life...

Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she signs up for Detailed Dating - the local online dating scene in Sacramento. They ask men the hard questions, compare their answers with hers, then she filters through the profiles of each provided “match.” After numerous email exchanges, she narrows it down to two promising candidates she’s excited to meet in person.

When Ellen’s best friend asks her for a favor, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t get out of her mind. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but she finds herself paying for dog obedience class to spend more time with him.

Ellen knows that in order to have a lasting relationship, she should take the safe route and go for one of the pre-screened guys. But, how can she think with her head when her heart keeps begging her to give Henry a chance?

©2012 Hatco, Inc. (P)2014 Hatco, Inc.

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Humorous refeshing read

Would you listen to Love at First Date again? Why?

Yes I thought it was a sweet, humors read with a lovely narrator, it was nice to have a fun loving read that let you just enjoy.

Which scene was your favorite?

The picture of her, and of course when he pulled the hairball out of the dog and she asked him if he was a vet.

Any additional comments?

A cute humorous short romance about looking for love in all the wrong places only to find it right in front of you where you least expected. People can be too much alike or think they want something they do not. Sometimes compatibility is overrated we can be too compatible or think we want one thing when in fact it isn’t what we want at all. <br/><br/>Elle felt she needed to find someone compatible she signed up on Detailed Dating site. She did her profile and got her dates. The dates were all wrong she found what she really wanted was what she didn’t want at all. It was really funny watching her date and how the dates went. <br/><br/>I loved how a dog brought two people together, it was very funny. I loved that dog. Henry was a very sweet wonderful character who gave a lot of his self. There are some misunderstandings which turn out to be cute. The author gives you a well told story which will keep you smiling and the narrator makes you chuckle with her wonderful voices. There are so many lovely characters in this store, each bring so much to the tale that will keep you interested. Before you know it the book is over and you can’t wait for the next in this series. <br/><br/>This was a cute little read that is a funny clean reads about finding the mate of your dreams at first site. If you want an easy fast fun read this is the book for you.<br/>

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LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Where does Love at First Date rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my favorite story of Susan Hatler's and the best audiobook I've read. I

Who was your favorite character and why?

Chester. What a cute spunky mini beagle with great personality, who unknowingly set them up !

Which character – as performed by Martha Lee – was your favorite?

I loved all the characters performed by Martha!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, ALOT!!!!!

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LOVED this book. Loved all the characters and personalities. This book made me giggle ALOT. Sitting in traffic was way more bearable while listening to Love at First Date.

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wonderful addition to my listening library

Would you consider the audio edition of Love at First Date to be better than the print version?

I love to read so having an audio edition of the book allows me to listen wherever, even at work and still have that love of reading.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love at First Date?

I am a huge dog lover, owning two rescue pugs, so when it centered around dog school and a rescued Lab(which my mom has a Black Lab) made me instantly fall in love with the story.

What about Martha Lee’s performance did you like?

I liked her various voices and how the timber of her voice made it enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, especially with the Chester, who ate hair off a hairbrush and chewed a boot, everything a dog does.

Any additional comments?

I want to listen to the others in the series now.

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Cute and Short

It's an adorable afternoon read or listen that compares online dating to meeting someone in your surroundings.

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Great Book!

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This is a great book written by Susan Hatler and narrated by Martha Lee. Ellen does not believe in the fairytale romance, she thinks that it is all about compatibility. She signs herself up with Detailed Dating, the local online dating scene in Sacramento, CA. She has narrowed down her “match” to two promising candidates. Ellen’s best friend asks her to dog sit, when an accident happens she takes the dog to the local vet and meets Henry. Henry is not the logical choice but she can’t get him off of her mind. <br/><br/>The narrator Martha Lee did a great job with this book, and it was very easy to listen to. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. <br/><br/>If you are looking for a great book with great characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator. <br/><br/>A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.<br/>

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Such an enjoyable fun read

Where does Love at First Date rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd have to say its in the top 5 for sure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love at First Date?

The Art Gallery scene....that's where it comes together...it was a awesome scene

What about Martha Lee’s performance did you like?

I liked the way she brought the characters to life. She brought out the feelings an really made you feel what they were feeling

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

LOL I did both. The scene's with Chester had me giggling an when "the secret" comes out I teared up

Any additional comments?

This is short yet fun read. If you have a dog this book will be extra enjoyable for you to read. I have 5 dogs I enjoyed it ALOT!!!

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Hilarious doggy antics and Ellen's compatible mate

What did you love best about Love at First Date?

It had me laughing at Chester antics and wondering who Ellen would select as her “Compatible” match. I could relate to some of the dating challenges that Ellen faced and how others relationships may have an impact on a person choices for their own relationships.

What other book might you compare Love at First Date to and why?

I would say that it similar to the "Mutt and the Match Maker" By J.B. Lynn as they both have Dogs that bring two people together and The main character is on a quest for love.

What about Martha Lee’s performance did you like?

I love the different tones for each of the characters, which made it easy to follow.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if time would of permitted.

Any additional comments?

I received the Audible of “Love at First Date” by Susan Hatler and Narrated by Martha Lee. I enjoyed the narration by Martha Lee, she made it easy to follow along and used differentiated tones for each of the characters. The author Susan Hatler did an amazing job with this book, it had me laughing at Chester antics and wondering who Ellen would select as her “Compatible” match. I could relate to some of the dating challenges that Ellen faced and how others relationships may have an impact on a person choices for their own relationships. I absolutely loved this story and will be looking for other books by Susan Hatler.

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. . . And Then Their Eyes Met

What can I say about this funny, short and sweet little toffee? Our Data-like heroine (organized and somewhat obsessive) has a lot of ticks and quirks but quickly presents as warmhearted and caring and you will care about her and her dating dilemmas. I had the pleasure of hearing the AUDIO and what a delightful way to slide through chores! What dishes? What laundry? What FUN!

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great read

easy, comfortable read. I cared about the characters and wasn't disappointed. good airplane book.

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Sweet story

Such a sweet story.
Ellen looks for love in what could be the wrong place, for her. Thank goodness she eventually realizes this and also realizes that she has unexpectedly fallen in love ... Big time!
I loved the last scene and that was the best part of the book for me. Don't get me wrong, the rest of the book builds up to that wonderful climax at the end.
I'm impressed with this author. She tells a lovely tale that flows from scene to scene.
The narration was really good, effortless, clear, amusing and enhanced the writing.