After making a fool out of herself too many times over bad boys, Barbara Whitehall knows one when she sees one. That's why she's made a career out of teaching other women how to get over the bad boys--like her hunky neighbor--and find good men.
Jake Mancini’s life was going just fine until his good-looking business neighbor walked into his life on killer legs. But those legs are nothing next to her lethal tongue. Her "DateSmart" workshops have cheated him out of several Saturday nights with attractive women--and prime retail space for his business.
If Jake can prove her wrong, she'll have to close up shop. All he has to do is get close enough for her to fall for him...without losing his own heart.
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Love is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
Barbara Whitehall, founder of DateSmart, believes she has formulated the perfect approach to successful coupling. But after an awkward introduction to Jake Mancini a martial arts instructor, biology begins breaking down barriers to edge out Barbara's common sense approach to courtship.
Forever Material is a light hearted romantic comedy on the surface but it has rich layering that you may not expect from the genre. It cleverly explores the psychology of attraction. By the end you understand why the characters are the way they are. And the mental and physical seduction percolating between the lines is delicious.
The story is laced with flirty banter and although it’s set in the present, it has a timeless feel.
If you enjoy movies like, His Girl Friday, Serendipity, He's Just Not That Into You and The Proposal, or if you like books like Sohpie Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic, Gemma Townley ‘s Learning Curves, Wendy Markham’s Slightly Engaged, or Zoe Rice’s Pick Me Up, I suspect you’ll enjoy Athena Grayson’s Relationship Material.
Oh and did I mention a dessert description in the story actually made my mouth water?