Daisy Miller needs to save her book shop from going under, and she needs a plan fast. Her solution? Try out for TV’s new Mystery Date show to get some free promotion. She just hadn’t counted on winning a “date” with hot historian, Dr Joel Benjamin – or
Joel has put those painful teenage years behind him, throwing himself into his work, where he isn’t judged by his looks. But meeting Daisy Miller is about to change his life in ways he never thought possible. But will Daisy ever believe that Joel can really, truly love her, when she’s spent a lifetime feeling second best?
Penny Portman works in her parents’ Auckland cafe and dreams of running her own cakery one day. When old friend Michael – her late brother’s best friend – shows up out of the blue, her old feelings for him resurface, and she wonders if he will ever think of her as more than plain Penny – his honorary sister.
Michael has just had the year from hell – losing his best friend and riddled with guilt over the way he’s neglected Penny, he’s come out of that wilderness to get his life back on track – and most of all, to make it up to Penny for not being around. But he quickly discovers there’s more to Penny than he ever realised.
Michelle (Mitchy) Bird has no dreams she can think of and no life. Or so it seems, especially when her best friends, Daisy and Penny, are partnered-up and following their dreams. Even more, she’s burdened with debt and can’t seem to swim out from under it.
But when her Uncle Dave Bird calls her out-of-the-blue with a job proposition, a proposition that appeals on so many levels, she has no idea just how much her life is about to change.
Luke Slater has retired from his lucrative career as a professional rugby player. He reached the heights of the sporting world and the fame that came with it, but now the career is over and he’s facing life as a former player. Except there’s a problem. A big one, and one that he’s lived with all his life. One he needs to resolve as he heads into the next phase of his life. The thing is, he has no idea how to resolve it. Until his manager, Dave Bird, hatches a plan, and the answer may just lie in Dave’s crazy, free-spirited niece, Mitchy.
If she agrees, and if Luke has the guts to go ahead and deal to the ‘thing’ he has kept to himself all his life.
Review of Dating Daisy from Goodreads: “This book was fun from start to finish. From 10 years in the past, a double blind date to a new dating show on TV, this book is just funny and the characters are very likable. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic comedy.”