BOOK REVIEW: Pity Date by Whitney Dineen

Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Rom/Com

Publisher: Kensington Books 
 350 pages
Buy: Kindle | Paperback


I should’ve known it wouldn’t work out.

In all my twenty-nine years, life has never been smooth sailing when a man was involved. Astor Hill was everything I’ve ever wanted in a partner—handsome, successful, and interested in me. Until he started cheating. The cherry on the sundae is finding out the truth less than two weeks before we’re supposed to stand up for our best friends at their wedding.

When a staggeringly good-looking and kind stranger comes to town and offers to take me to the wedding, I jump at his proposal. Who cares if he’s gay? Astor doesn’t need to know that.

She thinks I’m gay?!

I’m taking a vacation from Hollywood and going back to Elk Lake. My grandfather hasn’t been doing well after Gram died and he needs my support. Luckily, I’m between blockbuster movies so I can make the time.

My first stop is Rosemary’s Bakery for one of the gingersnaps I remember so fondly from my childhood. The only problem is that the girl at the counter has eaten them all. After spilling my tea on me, she bursts into tears and tells me her troubles. I should be annoyed but I’m oddly charmed.

I know what it’s like to be dumped by a cheater, so I do the only thing I can think of: I offer to take her to the wedding to make her ex jealous. Unfortunately, with the help of the tabloids, things quickly spiral out of control…


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Teddy leaves his Hollywood home to visit his grandfather in the small town of Elk Lake. His first stop is the bakery where he runs into Faith who he is instantly attracted to when he finds her eating her way through her stock and crying over a recent break up.

I loved the characters and the way Teddy empowers Faith to be herself and not try to mold or shape her into something she isn't. The sub storyline of Teddy's grandfather who is still devastated after the death of his wife and Faith's grandmother who is just as quirky and fun as Faith worked great to balance the story out. 

I particularly loved that everyone but Faith knew that Astor was not right for her and while the story line may be a tad predictable it was a fun read and I am looking forward to the second book in this series. It was also nice that the boy didn't "save" the girl so much as remind her of how amazing she really is so she could save herself. 

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