3 S.R. Johannes: It's Greek Week GIveaway! Double Date Review

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

It's Greek Week GIveaway! Double Date Review

Update: I am waaaaaaaaay behind on shipping book so hang with me. If you have not gotten it - i probably have not sent it. I have a stack going tomorrow and another next week when kids are in camp. Thanks for patience and understanding.

Have you watched Greek? Have you read the book?

I know what you're thinking.

Another book that's based on a TELEVISION SERIES or MOVIE?

Again?

I mean we've got Vampire Diaries, Clique...do we need more? Blah blah blah.

Well, Greek: Double Date, is worth the read. (not to mention the show is so worth watching especially if you want to relive your college years! Like me!)

Here's the summary:

Two dates—same night!

Major oops. When Casey Cartwright's brother begs her to be nerdy Dale Kettlewell's date to the sure-to-be-boring Honors Engineering Awards, Casey says yes. Even though Dale is totally not her type…and might have a crush on her. Ugh. But it's a nice thing to do, and Casey's always been the "nice" girl. But now, that night conflicts with the biggest event of the semester, the All-Greek formal. Casey already has a date lined up: hot transfer student Rob Howell.

What to do? What Casey does may surprise even herself….

Casey is a funny, snarky heroine and her boy problems can't help but make you relate. After all - havent we ALL gone out with multiple guys in one night (I guess i was the unlucky one then b/c I had a hard time getting one!)

Rusty, her brother, is just as quirky and after having a little brother of my own that was only a couple years younger - I felt right at home in watching them interact/fight/complain/help each other. Not to mention, the secondary characters are all quite silly and add to the story.

Especially the scenes with Ashleigh and Casey.

A few funny moments that stuck out to me:
  • When Rebecca and Casey are hiding from a mouse for a long time in the kitchen. "Do you know how long we've been up here? I am this close to eating the box of salad croutons."
  • When Casey is talking to Ashleigh about finding a date, Ashleigh suggests asking her brother for advice. Casey responds with: "Please! Me ask my brother to find me a date? Stars would have to collide in some universe-breaking fashion for that to happen." Ashleigh goes on to suggest hunting through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
  • When Dale, Cappie and Rusty are talking about Casey. "She'd dump him in an instant if you would commit. So do us a favor - put up or shut up - and no - this is not my anti-allergins talking!"
The easy dialogue is equally quick-witted and the book has a lot of silly moments that have you giggling out loud. I saw on Harlequin Teen that even Martha's author bio is totally fudged, and ridiculous (lets hope its fake - if not - sorry Martha!! :) So i think that's why the humor works in this book! The author obviously injects her own humor/lies. ;)

Have you watched Greek on ABC? This is a great way to ease into the TV series that is now into it's third season. So, check out this book if you want some fun light reading or if you want to see what the Greek show is all about. Also, the second book, Greek: Best Frenemies is coming out in Oct.

This week, you can head over to Harlequin Teen on Facebook to join in some of the Greek activities. They also have a fun Greek site up too.

Come on, when will you ever get to do Greek Week again?

So tell me, what was your biggest Dating OOPs in college and win a copy of Double Date!

12 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. Dating oops...eh,not seeing through the creep. Not original, but it's the plain truth.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So funny! Especially because I have eaten straight from the box of croutons. I actually have this book, so don't enter me, but now I'm much more curious about it. I'll have to dive into it soon.

Erika Lynn said...

biggest dating oops? Probably dating someone I worked with. it never is a good idea and then there were four years of working together
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beth said...

(Don't enter me--I've got too many books in my TBR pile!)

But how hilarious that the author bio is fake! I love that! That was one of my fav aspects of the Lemony Snicket books, too.

bookaholic said...

Funny that the author's bio is fake too!! Such an innovative idea!

Dating oops?
Going out on a date with the most popular cheerleader's ex-boyfriend when you clearly belong to the geek group! Clearly it doesn't even matter if they have broken up and the guy's interested in you! Trust me,it's even more dangerous than going out with your friend's boyfriend!

Susan R. Mills said...

Sounds like a fun book. I'll have to put it on my to-buy list, unless I win it here, of course. :) Biggest oops, well that would be when I thought I was on a date with someone, and he ended up hooking back up with his ex. Right in front of me... can you believe it??????

DL Hammons said...

My entire family LOVES Greek...probably because we have two in college and one in a fraternity. Never knew there was a book. :)

Tina said...

Biggest dating oops? Dating the son of my mom's friend... we were too young, it was long distance and now it's incredibly awkward to be around both him and his family. Woops!

Joyce Lansky said...

My biggest oops, well, I really can't call it that because I am happily married, but I bet a lot of women out there would! I went to college with Brad Pitt. I actually hung out at his fraternity and saw that cute face from across the room at a dance; but I never went over to talk to him.

Riv Re said...

...I'm not in college, and I've never dated. Can I still be entered?

Shetlands Pixie said...

My dating ooops was when I knocked the water in my dates lap then went on to knock a candle over where the flame caught hold of his shirt. I still got a good night kiss even after we went to the A&E department! It was the strangest date I've ever had.

Christina Farley said...

What a fun book!

My oops was when I was going to go out on a first date with a guy (who I later ended up marrying!) and another guy had written in marshmellows "I LOVE YOU" on the hill by my dorm room. My date saw this and we nearly didn't even go out on the date after that. Good thing we did because we later got married.