Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Boyfriend Bylaws by Susan Hatler, Book Review

Melanie Porter has been dumped—again. When others accuse her of “being in love with being in love,” she agrees to let her best friend, Patti, step in and direct her dating life with The Boyfriend Bylaws.


Rule #1: No giving out your phone number until approved to do so.

Rule #2: Must obtain permission to accept any date invitation.

Rule #3: No bringing up marriage, kids or the future.

Rule #4: No going to first base without authorization.

Amended Rule #4: No going to first base, or any other base, without authorization.

Rule #5: No scribbling your first name with some guy’s last name. Ever.

Rule #6: New rules may be added as Patti Hartley deems necessary.

Memorize it, live by it, and happy dating!

. . . .

“His name is Nick,” I said. “He seems like a total gentleman, not to mention he’s insanely gorgeous. Can I get permission to go on a date with him before he asks me out?”

Patti scoffed, stretched her leg out, and reached for her right foot. “No way.”

Why did she have to be so difficult? I was playing by her rules. “What’s the point of waiting until he asks me out, and then calling you? That’s just stupid.”

“Why should you wait? Let’s see. Brad. Paul. Mike. Marcus. And don’t think I didn’t see the wink your co-worker, Matt, gave you at lunch today.”


Included as a bonus, is the short story, My Last Blind Date!

Bonus: My Last Blind Date by Susan Hatler: Should Rachel play it safe and spend Valentine's Day at home or risk another dating disaster by letting her best friend set her up on a blind date?

My Review:

Susan Hatler has crafted a very cute novella that will be sure to put a smile on your face while you are reading it!  Melanie is terrible with love, she always chooses the wrong guys!  So her best friend and roommate Patti gets her to agree to date only by The Boyfriend Bylaws!  If Melanie breaks any of these 'laws' then she has to turn her car over to her!  A funny and cute story, The Boyfriend Bylaws is the perfect pick-me-up book!  Four and a half stars!

You can pick up The Boyfriend Bylaws via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. Thx for the sweet review, Crystal! Glad you enjoyed Mel's story. :) I'm currently working on TRUTH OR DATE starring Gina, who's a side character from LOVE AT FIRST DATE. Happy reading!!

  2. Yep, both stories were super cute, as is anything by Susan Hatler. I'm a huge fan. The only thing I fault her for is not writing fast enough :-)

    1. Thx, Veronica. I kicked word count booty this weekend. You'd be so proud of me. Hope you got lots of awesome writing done yourself at the author conference. We're all waiting for Book 2 in the Shapes of Autumn series. :)