Book 1
The Zone

December 2, 2014

Swoon Romance



Life in the No-Dating Zone
by Patricia B Tighe   


After surviving her parents' relationship drama when her older sister elopes, Claire Gardner vows not to date during high school. Now, three years later, Claire is thrown into new relationship drama—her two best friends have boyfriends. Which means Claire is spending more and more time alone.

Enter Gray Langley. His year-long crush on Claire's friend Lindsey has made him desperate enough to ask Claire for help with pursuing Lindsey. Hesitant at first, Claire finally agrees—anything to get rid of Lindsey's current evil boyfriend. But as Claire and Gray plot together, Claire has to fight the sparks of attraction flying everywhere.

Because she can't be with Gray unless she gives up her vow. And how can she handle the pain that'll come from confronting her parents with the reasons for that vow? Claire has to decide . . . unless, of course, Gray decides first.


"3.5-4 STARS!"  By Terrill Rosado 1 year ago

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This was an often funny young adult romance. Although a bit typical YA romance, it had a number of LOL moments. I really enjoyed the MC's and rooted for their HEA. Claire was a strong and assertive heroine for the most part. I admired her strength and determination. Gray was at times clueless, but ultimately a wonderful hero. I tire of the non-communicated misunderstandings, but can forgive them in a YA romance. Unfortunately, that is what is often typical with real teens. I know that there needs to be conflict in a novel, but I didn't fully grasp Claire's reason for not dating in high school.

All in all, this was a fun romance with some sweet swoony moments. It's a well written and developed story, just maybe not the most memorable. I would definitely recommend it for a quick fun read.