The show follows trios of men and women who meet and get to know one another in a totally dark room. I'm hopeful that book 3 will be improvement over 2. Cameras catch all the action using night-vision technology. The author is able to highlight this and make the reader giggle about the craziness of it all at the same time. I have such a hard time connecting to characters that way but I wanted to give this one a chance.
You get left on a small cliffhanger, and I was so glad that I waited until the second book released this week! Her roommate and best friends is a bit of an enigma. What is her secretive roommate up to? The story is not complete at the end of the book. Although it was easy to guess that date number 4 was Marek, it would have been nice if the mystery was prolonged a little with more of the fun email conversations between him and Tinley, it was good while it lasted. I was not at all prepared for the cliffhanger, now I have to read the next book to see what happens. Since it's paid for and she is looking for love, Tinley gives it a try.
To many times I will come across the same book but didn't mark why I never read it. Three absolutely horrid dates later number four is a winner. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a revi Tinley is trying out this dating in the dark thing. When travel tour call center operator, Tinley, is coerced into attending a speed-dating event by her roommate and sister, she decides to at least see where it goes. Marek was well portrayed, but also had some attitudes and reactions that I didn't care for. Secrets, insecurities, and a very strange, hostile best friend don't make that easy. A separate infrared camera films the person on the dark side's reaction; the two images are combined in.
Marek, without any hint of attraction before, wants to give their relationship a shot. There are a few mysteries involving date number four and her roommate, but overall, it felt fairly predictable throughout. Plot The story got off a little slow, but picked up at about the 25% mark. The guilt trips forced her into it, but the Magical 4th date of the Night gave her some Hope. Joining the other on the balcony signifies that the contestants both want to pursue a relationship; exiting the house through the front door signifies that they do not want to pursue a relationship.
I also think it would have been better off as one whole story, I don't see any need to split it into 3 parts when the first part provides so little character development. She definitely has some issues, and she bounces all over the place with what she wants. Her sister and her best friend rope her into attending a dating in the dark event that causes big shake-ups in her life. The other is the timeline is not a mapped out as I normally like. I enjoyed the story and the idea of the book and I do think I'd like to see where else it goes as it does end on a cliffhanger, but I just couldn't form any connection to the main characters, especially Tinley.
And I tried, Im not a quitter and I really tried. As much as I dislike cliff hangers, I would still recommend this book. In this unique reality show, three men and three women are picked to live in a house shrouded in total darkness and tasked with undergoing various dating activities. Marek is a bit of mystery as he seems to be open to a relationship but he is vague and not as open as Tinley. Do they want to get to know each other even better, or do they walk away? On top of it being third person, it ended in a cliffhanger. I hate writing reviews like this but I have to be honest, this is my own personal opinion, and just because I didn't feel any connection doesn't mean some other reader won't.
It was a different twist on the dating game and I really enjoyed how it paired up our couple! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is the first part of a trilogy and so be warned it does end on a cliffhanger. Dating in the dark is an interesting way to date. So please do bring it back on~this has been a request from 2012! The book is written in a third person view and that put more distance between me and the characters. First and foremost, this is a serial trilogy, and it isn't well identified as such! I am sure others will enjoy this and I may be in the minority, but I wasn't into this one. The singles meet up every day in the darkroom — first as a group, then one on one.
I have personally worked in a call center of sorts and it truly is amazing what people will say on the phone to a stranger. I pushed through but honestly, this one just isn't for me. This is a fun read and I would recommend it. Too quickly their 15-minute date is over and done with. I enjoyed this book, as it was very interesting, and I laughed more times than I can count. I can't really put my finger on why, but I really enjoyed getting to know Tinsley and Marek! And I tried, I´m not a quitter and I really tried. Until mystery date number four arrives just in time for dessert.
Honestly, my only real complaint is that I do wish the book was written in a first person style instead of third person just because I feel like it helps link the reader directly to each character and the insights of that character. Kate left before Brad made a decision. By date number three, she's ready to throw Who says turning 30 has to be a bad thing? So much happens to them in a short time as well - and it's fun to ride the coaster of emotions and drama! Tinley is hearing her biological clock ticking down as she approaches thirty. I really like her roommate, too. Until her final date sets her panties ablaze. It ends on a cliffhanger, and to be quite honest, the break point didn't make much sense to me, it felt too abrupt.
I don't want to spoil any surprises, but I've gotta say, I was totally blown away. Book 2, Sinking in the Shadows improved much over book 1 for me and was left on a major cliffhanger. Other episodes include sketch artists drawing contestants' impressions of each other. Better for the Author that way too - Won't rate the book. The jury is still out on that one.