Title: The Date
Author: B.B. Roberts
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Publication Date: 2009ISBN: 978-1-60592-033-7
Genre: Erotic contemporary
Rating: 4 Diamonds
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: Oral play
Reviewer: Jillian Carroll
Helen Wordmann is homeless and desperate, ready to throw herself in front of a truck. Don Benton, a guy she hasn’t seen since their high school prom, offers her a room for the night. His room. With him in it. She’ll do anything he wants for another chance at life and takes his offer. But what does he want? Not what she expects.
The Date has wonderful moments of compassion and kindness on the part of the hero, Don. Though both the hero and heroine’s point of views were represented, I felt the story was seen primarily through the eyes of the male. Which I love to see because it’s refreshing and also lends an interesting view of how a man plays the knight in shining armor. Because Don definitely did play the knight, rescuing Helen from homelessness and offering her hope and a second chance. He was easy to like, tender and funny when the situation called for it. Helen was distant and a bit harder to relate to, most likely for the very reason Don was so easy to relate to…his feelings and thoughts were more accessible. Read The Date, it was a feel-good short story with a Cinderella happy ending.