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The Date

What happens when a prickly cat lady runs into the new dog owner next door?

Brittny Parker, an American graduate student, is moving to London with her lovable Boston terrier, Cooper, in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics. Could life get any better? How about adding a super-sexy woman next door? The problem is her snooty neighbor is not a dog person. In fact, she despises Cooper from the moment he knocks her over and sends her groceries spilling all over the ground.

Prin Jones is a native-born Londoner whose most successful relationship is with Francesca, her Persian cat. With a bakery to run and an unpleasant ex-girlfriend to dodge, the last thing Prin needs in her life is an obnoxious American and her poorly trained dog. But it becomes almost impossible not to run into Brit at every turn.

When Francesca and Cooper decide to become balcony friends and Prin’s twin sister takes on the role of enthusiastic matchmaker, Brit and Prin decide to give each other a second chance. All they need is one date to see if there might be something more between them.

It should be easy, right? But somehow, everything keeps going hilariously and disastrously wrong.

Can two women from different worlds meet in the middle to become more than neighbors?

American student Brit and her dog Cooper move to London, where they meet Prin, a snooty baker and her cat Francesca.

Prin hates Cooper for ruining her groceries and Brit for being annoying. But their pets and Prin’s twin sister conspire to bring them together.

They agree to one date, but nothing goes as planned.

Can they overcome their differences and fall in love?

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Image of four flames to symbolize heat level 4
About this book


Contemporary Romance


TB Markinson


278 pages


ebook, paperback, audiobook

Audio length

5 hrs. 40 mins.


Ella Lynch

Release date

March 27, 2021



What readers say
T.J. Dallas
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Loved this fun, witty, and well-written romance. One of my favourites.
Lorraine Rusnack
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I love the when T.B. Markinson writes a story set in London. The characters always so excited about being there.
Michelle Schuler
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This romance comedy by T.B. Markinson is well written and full of chemistry.
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