Tammy’s got everything: wealth, designer clothes, store cards with unlimited credit, and Ralph Forrester, a drop-dead-gorgeous first-year law student who is going to take her to the end-of-term dance.
There’s only one problem: Ralph Forrester doesn’t exist. He’s only alive in the pages of the Trudy Kensington novels, and unable to face being humiliated in front of the girls she longs to be like, Tammy runs away and headfirst into trouble.
Gary’s life is spiraling out of control after Grace dies. On a mission to prove he’s nothing like his physically abusive father, he comes to Tammy’s rescue and agrees to be Ralph for just one night.
But the lie that brought them together threatens to tear them apart forever when Tammy decides to continue the deceit, and without realizing it, she puts Gary’s life at risk. Determined to make things right, she sets about trying to rebuild Gary’s broken home. But has she done enough to convince him he still has a family worth living for?
Dating Down is a sensational novel written by the equally superb author Alex Dunn and is a book that is the definition of a perfect contemporary fiction/romance/young adult read. I admit that I was hooked on this book before I even started to read it; the description of the book managed to intrigue me straight away and ever since reading it I knew I had to get lost in the story of Dating Down. Dating Down is an incredible novel that charmed, shocked and thrilled me with its multiple themes and plot avenues and already I would implore you lovely readers to have a read of this book! It has to be one of the best contemporary fiction novels of the year so do not miss out on the magnificent book!
Dating Down is a fantastic book that is full of enthralling literature, splendid characters and a well-developed plot that usually only occurs with authors who have written multiple books for decades! Dating Down is incredible and if you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a moving and poignant story that will captivate as well as entertain you from beginning to end then Dating Down is for you.
Dating Down is a phenomenal book that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Tammy. Tammy is a young woman who seems to have a perfect life; she has endless amounts of designer clothes that would make any woman jealous, she has an unlimited credit card, and she has a handsome partner who is going to take her to the end of term dance. Well, her life is almost perfect because this handsome man Ralph Forrester does not exist and is instead a man she created in her mind.
The reader at this point will be introduced to the male protagonist of the novel, Gary, whose life is spirally out of control because of a tragic accident. When Gary comes across paths with Tammy and hears about her dilemma that she needs somebody to pretend to be Ralph to the dance; otherwise she will be socially shunned forever, he decides to help. What could go wrong right? Well, a lot happens from this point onwards book lovers, and the novel will keep you hooked for hours on end so do not miss out book lovers!
The story of Dating Down is a profoundly moving one with many profound themes laced throughout the book. I admit that I was guilty of assuming from the description that Dating Down would be a cliché women’s fiction/young adult story but when I started to read it I knew full well that this book was not that kind of read. Instead, Dating Down is a poignant novel full of powerful themes which are all excellently explored and weaved well together by the phenomenal author Alex Dunn.
Alex Dunn is an incredible author who has managed to transfix and entertain me with her beautiful literature. I am impressed by the amount of depth Dunn has managed to lace throughout her book; Dunn ensures throughout her book that her readers are entertained and thrilled from beginning to end, and Dunn does this by weaving twists and turns throughout her book which yes, are incredibly entertaining! As well as this Dunn flawlessly weaves brilliant characterization and development of her characters that will keep the readers turning the pages from beginning to end.
Dunn is an exceptional author for many reasons, but one of the primary attributes I love about her writing is the characterization of the characters the reader comes across in the book; specifically Tammy. Tammy is a sweet but naïve character and witnessing her transformation throughout the book was truly captivating and made for incredibly entertaining reading. Readers will be able to have compassion for Tammy and her situation and be able to root for her from beginning to end. I immediately loved Tammy because she is a relatable and believable character and this is thanks to her incredible characterization courtesy of Dunn.
Overall Dating Down is an extraordinary piece of fiction that will entertain and thrill readers from beginning to end so I, of course, have to award the book five stars! It would be criminal not to. So please book lovers, have a read of the excellent book and get lost in an engrossing, captivating story… you will not regret it! Also be sure to keep an eye out for my spotlight for Alex Dunn which will be live next week!
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