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THE DATE by Melissa McClone

One tech entrepreneur, one blond bombshell, and two rival dating sites.
When Dani Bennett lands a new marketing job, she can't wait to prove herself. But her excitement fizzles when her new boss insists she create an online dating profile to spy on the competition. Quitting isn't an option; she needs the money. Now, she must meet the charming guy who's been messaging her. Dani, however, has played this game before. She knows exactly what he's after—what they're all after. It's a good thing she has a foolproof plan to keep her date from being interested in her.
Bryce Delaney works hard to keep scammers from infiltrating his dating website. He'll do anything to keep his clients and his company safe, like asking a potential corporate spy to meet him for coffee. When the woman turns out to be more hobo than hottie, he's intrigued. She has no idea he founded the dating website, and he plans to keep it that way until he can uncover her agenda.
As one date leads to another, sparks fly. Dani knows a relationship built on lies will never work, but she's not the only one with a secret. Will the truth bring her and Bryce closer or send them back online to find someone else to love?

The Date: An Online Dating Romance (A Keeper Series, 5) by Melissa McClone
Series: The Keepers #5
on August 14, 2020

Genres: 1 Flame- Sweet Hallmark-ish, Billionaire Romance, Contemporary Romance

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I received a complimentary ARC from Author in exchange for an honest review.


THE DATE by Melissa McClone

Eileen's Thoughts

Dani and Bryce’s story in The Date is a fun, heartwarming, sweet romance by Melissa McClone, book five in her A Keeper series.

Dani Bennett is happy to land a new marketing job but uncomfortable with the demands put upon her by her new boss; create an online dating profile in order to spy on a competing site. She can’t quit as she needs the money and her boss is now forcing her to meet this new guy who’s messaging her.

Dani has played this dating game before, knowing exactly what he and the other guys are after. Hopefully her foolproof plan will work to keep her date from being truly interested in her.

Bryce Delaney works hard to keep scammers from joining his dating website; he wants to keep his clients and company safe. When he learns that there is a possible corporate spy as a member, he decides to meet her for coffee. When she walks in looking more like a hobo than a hottie, he’s intrigued. Dani has no idea that he is the founder of the dating website, trying to figure out her motive. One date leads to another as Dani strips away her layers and starts to fall for Bryce.  Dani knows better than to build a relationship on lies and is devastated when she learns Bryce also has secrets. As the sparks ignite and the chemistry starts to boil, these two need to figure out what is real and what is not, without keeping any additional secrets.


Ms. McClone wrote a wonderfully sweet and moving story that is not to be missed. This story contains sizzling chemistry, romantic dates, fun dialogue, the magic of love, and charming characters giving Dani and Bryce a chance at love, happiness, and future. I highly recommend The Date to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series.


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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.


About Melissa McClone

USA Today Bestselling author Melissa McClone has written over forty-five novels. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, she worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, a spoiled Norwegian Elkhound, and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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