Book Tour & Review ~ The Dating Itinerary ~ by ~ Brooke Williams


by Brooke Williams
Publication Date: September 7, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy


As if it wasn’t bad enough to be deemed the “most single person” at her magazine’s office, budding reporter Penny has now been tapped to write a series of features called “The Dating Game.” From speed dating to Tinder, old-fashioned matchmakers to up-and-coming “dark dating,” Penny now has to go on a lot of dates. Silver lining: meeting new people should be fun, right? But running into her old rival, George, at her first dating event is decidedly not. Not only does the arrogant know-it-all have zero trouble attracting women, wherever Penny goes, somehow he just. Keeps. Showing. Up.

Geo knows he’s right on the cusp of writing success with the chance to have his own syndicated column. All he has to do is follow his agent’s ideas for showcasing different dating avenues, and he’ll pull in enough to help his sister’s non-profit women’s shelter get off the ground. Sure, his itinerary is starting to look strangely similar to his old rival Penny’s, but all’s fair in love and syndication, right?

The more they look for love in all the wrong places, though, the more they start to wonder if it was right in front of their noses all along. Still, the brutal dating scene just might end them, if these two don’t kill each other first.


First, it took me ENTIRELY too long to “get” Penny Coyne and her sisters, Quarter, Dime and Nickel. I blame me not getting much sleep and being slow to understand… That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

I loved the premise of this story and I loved that George went by Geo – makes him that much more insufferable. I’ve never heard anyone shorten George to Geo. So I wasn’t a huge fan of his name. I much preferred the “G” that his sister calls him.

Geo and Penny were hysterical together. Although I’m glad both had to grow in the book. Geo seemed too immature, and Penny just didn’t seem like she put herself out there. This book was full of funny dates and what tribulations dating can be.

4 stars!


Brooke Williams is a former radio announcer turned stay-at-home mom/freelance writer/author. Brooke finds that creating fictional characters and placing them in odd situations is a bright spot in any day and so she continues to do so with fervor. She has been married to her husband, Sean, since 2002 and they have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie. Brooke’s books include: Someone Always Loved You, Wrong Place Right Time, Accept this Dandelion, Dandelions on the Road, Mamarazzi, and Shower in the Rain, among others.

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