Title: The Dating Bender
Author: Christina Julian
Genre: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Here I am, on my knees in front of the Trevi Fountain, hoping like hell the legend is true. That the fountain gives you solace and love by a mere toss of a coin.
Why am I here, exactly? Let’s see…
It started with my parents telling me to get married. Of course, being the good Catholic girl I am, I did.
Needless to say, that marriage nosedived, and my parents weren’t exactly happy about it.
Newly ditched and shamefully disowned, I decided to follow the advice of Babs, a
tart-of-a-mentor, who offered me a job in Colorado.
Her advice? Sex…and lots of it.
The temptation of freedom, to do whatever—whoever—I wanted was too damn strong for me to say no.
And that’s how it all started. The men, the sex, the journey…
The dating bender.
Because everybody deserves a do-over.
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Amber’s Review

This was a book that was more of a self-exploration story than anything else. Samantha aka Sam is having a life crisis – she’s not 40 so it’s not midlife.  

Sam has married Sheldon to get away from her toxic parents. Sheldon knows all about Sam’s family life and offers her a way out. Except Sheldon isn’t the man she thought he was and after a year of marriage, Sam and Sheldon separate.  

I wish this story went into things a little more but it was an enjoyable read overall.
4 stars!

Author Bio
Christina Julian writes
snarky rom-coms that celebrate the underdog and live to
make people laugh. She adores dysfunctional leading ladies and the tangled
twisty lives they lead. She adamantly believes there is nothing in life that can’t
be conquered with a bodacious wine, strong cup of coffee, or a generously iced
cupcake. When she is not tapping out her next novel or wrangling her 3-year-old
twins, she can be found sipping and swirling in the name of research as a wine
and food columnist in Napa Valley. She strives always to live her life to the
Christina’s work has appeared in the San Francisco
Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, California Home + Design, 7×7, Weddings California,
NorthBay Biz, Napa Valley Register, Napa Valley Life, Bohemian, Weekly
 and beyond.
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