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Summary

A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could go wrong?

As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: Thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: The guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman.

Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She'd rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he'll be.

Yet staying home would mean letting him win.

Enjoying herself was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person.

Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don't finish first. He's had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie's date, he'd be crazy to say no.

©2014 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Too short

4 Stars Quite frankly this was a cute as heck blind date/first date romance with a really shy, nerdy, basketball player and a sorority girl who's recovering from a bad prank being played on her by her ex. Andy has been lusting after Katie for a while but he's not really on her level (ick) But Andy really is the softest, cutest boi and while I easily could have read another 200 pages of this, the 96 will have to be enough. The epilogue was unexpected but I think it was...needed?

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Laughed my head off!

Best, most hilarious sex scene ever! This was a short, sweet dip into the life of one of the wonderful supporting characters in The Year We Hid Away. Loved hearing Andy and Katie's story!

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Enjoyable listen

Short but sweet. Andy was surprisingly attractive considering his dorky character, and I think that came down to his confidence about who he was. It’s allllllll about confidence, guys!

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  • Heather K (Dentist in my Spare Time)
  • 21-12-16

Well worth your money! Sweet & well done!

Andrew Isaac Baschnagel. Now THAT'S a name of a guy I'm interested in. *Jew Alert*

I've really enjoyed each and every book in this series, especially the to DIE for The Understatement of the Year, which is expertly narrated, BTW, and Blonde Date was another good one. Again, Saskia Maarleveld does a decent job reading, but there is something about her voice that sounds too old for NA to me. Nick Podehl was awesome again as the slightly dorky and awesome Andy.

What impressed me most about this book was the fab sex-positive message (even when you are doubting yourself- every girl has been there!), and the lovely beta hero male MC. I am totally gaga over a beta man, and a Jewish beta man who plays sports?! Now I'm verklempt!

Short, sweet, and well done, I hope we get more stories out of these characters in the future. Awesome again, Sarina Bowen!

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  • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
  • 15-09-16

Short and Sweet!

I am so glad we got this little glimpse into Andy! I liked him in book 2 and I loved him in this book. He is a little geeky and a good guy who thought he'd never have a chance with his dream girl. Katie finally realizes that she likes a guy who treats her well and doesn't hesitate to grab a hold with both hands. This is a short story but I liked getting to read about the date that Scarlet set up for these too. He was so nervous it was sweet and funny and she was honest with him which I loved even more.

Another great narration job by Nick Podehl & Saskia Maarleveld!

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  • Allyson
  • 02-06-21

Cute story, weird sex scene

Cute story, but the weird noises & poetry chapters to convey the sex scene were funnier than they were enjoyable or steamy. Still cute, just not my preference.

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  • GatoCat
  • 15-03-21

Sex = Love

The story presents a shallow, juvenile approach to dating /hooking up as if it were mature behavior.

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  • Laura
  • 15-01-20

Silly sex voice

My only problem that I had with this was the silly send voice that that male had during the one sex scene. It took away any sexiness that he had during the scene.

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  • Teresa
  • 26-04-21

Catchy & funny

Enjoyable intro to the entire series. Made me want to listen to all of the books.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-04-21

I loved this!

At first glance, this book is like many other new adult books set in college scenes. but what unfolds over the course of this 4-hour date is simply a delightful. You get angst, sure, but it's also about healing and empowerment. My favorite parts of this audiobook were during the schmexy times. I laughed out loud at the narration. I would definitely listen to this book again! I'm determined to read the rest of the series now, too.

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  • Kayla Hansen
  • 31-03-21

Slow start

This book has a very slow start but once it sucks you in there is no stoping it. Definitely a romantic comedy

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  • Cheryl
  • 07-04-20

Quick story.

This is just a little nugget from the Ivy Years universe. I enjoyed the character of Andy, a studious basketball player with boyish charm. And I liked Katie, a sexually confident woman who is just chasing the college experience.

What sort of lacked in this was that it really did feel short. The Dash POV at the end didn’t make much sense, but admittedly I’d have to chalk that up into not knowing fully the series’ universe.

Saskia Maarleveld was amazing, but Nick Podehl felt off for me. Some parts felt overdone with him and his woman tone was not appealing for me.

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  • crusader93
  • 19-10-21

Wow!

Great short read! If you’ve read the others in the series, you’ll really enjoy this novella. Good narration and the story delivers a true feel-good ending!