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Justine Bennett is cursing her life. She’s the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, she hasn’t left the house in ages, and it’s been over 200 years since she’s had sex. Oh, and the Goblet has shape shifted into an espresso machine. Not exactly the stuff grand destiny is made of...Derek LaValle is worried. Due to a family curse, he’ll be dead in the space of a week unleJustine Bennett is cursing her life. She’s the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, she hasn’t left the house in ages, and it’s been over 200 years since she’s had sex. Oh, and the Goblet has shape shifted into an espresso machine. Not exactly the stuff grand destiny is made of...Derek LaValle is worried. Due to a family curse, he’ll be dead in the space of a week unless he finds the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth and beheads her. Which wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t so sexy, smart... and ready to behead him right back....

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Number of Pages : 324 Pages
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Date Me, Baby, One More Time Reviews

  • Hope
    2018-12-25 17:47

    As I loaded this book into my Goodreads.com account, setting it to “currently reading”, I couldn't help but notice a few of the reviews. They were slamming it as being a ridiculous book! With a title like “Date Me Baby, One More Time” I'm not sure what they were expecting? Perhaps they should be reading math books if they are looking for something more “serious” and not something from the paranormal/fantasy genre! LOL! ;-)I *thoroughly* enjoyed this book! It made me giggle left and right! Quite a few times I literally had to slap my hand over my mouth to keep the laughter inside, since it was 2am!Were the characters shallow? Well, a bit, but really, it's a romance... with dragons.... curses... naked men and a goblet of eternal youth masquerading as an espresso machine! I thought it was AWESOME! :-D Seriously, who thinks of these things??? Stephanie Rowe is a maniacally hysterical genius! :-DIf you are looking for some light-hearted reading after wading through two loooong, but good, epic fantasies – this is the book for you! :-D It requires very little thought and is just laugh out loud funny! Be careful though, your eyeballs might get stuck up in the top of your head from all the eye-rolling but that just makes things all the more fun!Katie MacAllister, another of my favorite authors, is quoted as saying Date Me Baby, One More Time is “A hilarious underworld romp.” and that is exactly what it is! Fun, light-hearted, reading that will make you groan, and giggle, roll your eyes and snicker!It's 100% fun!Go... read it... I'm telling the truth! :-)XXOO~HopeWhat Goodreads.com says:Justine Bennett is cursing her life. She’s the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, she hasn’t left the house in ages, and it’s been over 200 years since she’s had sex. Oh, and the Goblet has shape shifted into an espresso machine. Not exactly the stuff grand destiny is made of...Derek LaValle is worried. Due to a family curse, he’ll be dead in the space of a week unless he finds the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth and beheads her. Which wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t so sexy, smart... and ready to behead him right back.

  • Dhfan4life
    2019-01-01 18:48

    *Spoilers*Ok the long and short of the story is that main character Justine Bennett is an immortal Guardian that has to protect a sacred Goblet with Fountain of Youth properties. She must protect it at all costs and even at the expense of her own personal life. Because if she doesn't she will be thrown into the hall of unspeakable horrors for not doing her job. Which she thinks she can handle with no problem at all as she never leaves the Goblet's side or her apartment whom she shares with her Goblet protecting successor and best friend Theresa. Whom just happens to be a dragon. But low and behold enter Derek LaValle, pretzel mogul/next cursed LaValle man to die, in the picture that is if he can behead the Guardian and save his brother and Justine now has to confront a real threat to not only the Goblet, but her heart, and very well her head if Derek doesn't cut it off.Things I liked about the Book:-Some of the milder humor. Like the scene when Derek was first trying to catch a glimpse of Justine at her apartment building. And her door man Xaiver kept suggesting he go do things with his powers and it was funny how Derek kept coming back knowing those suggestions weren't true. And even the scene where Theresea put a pretezel on Derek's chest as a sort of memorial wreath for him after Justine shot him after Xaiver had been tricked in suggesting Derek kill her with a sword meant to kill the Guardian. Things I didn't like about the Book:- Some of the over doing of humor, trying to be hip. I don't mind when there is humor in a book and a few hey girls and stuff like that. But this author over did the girlfriend this and that. And even some scenes that there really didn't need that much humor in it at all. But the author put it in there and it was a total buzz kill for the scene.-The fact there was no real explanation as to what kind of immortal Justine really was. I mean yes the story said she was the Guardian of the Goblet. But it was never really established if she was a good or bad guardian at first. And if she was working for heaven or hell. I mean I'm sure the general accepted idea is that a Guardian is a source of good. But at times there can be Guardians for bad too. -The weird fact that Theresea was transformed into a Dragon after drinking from the Goblet as she was Justine's successor. But what gets me is why Justine didn't transform into a Dragon as well when she was her mother's successor? That just didn't make sense to me. -Again the weirdness of the fact that it was said that her mom wrote the rules for guarding the Goblet. And yet there was another part of the book it said something about the rules or the hand book hadn't been changed in umpteen years as if her mom hadn't even wrote up the rules.-And most importantly the over doing of the "let me kill him, oh he/she is so my match as we are destined to kill each other." To me that was just over done too. I mean I get the book is supposed to be about Justine and Derek having to fight each other over the Goblet. But all the excessive kill each other puns and stuff was just not my cup of tea.So as for recommending this book. I would say it would be good for those that might be into a much lighter side of the paranormal romance. But it may not come up to par with other paranormal/fantasy romance stories out there.

  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    2018-12-26 21:08

    I think that it's hysterical that my favorite character in this book was Satan. He was a blond, Brad Pitt lookalike who was so in love with Justine's mom that he courted her for almost 200 years! His Pepe le Pew act was charming and awesome, and I've think he stole the show. Justine and Derek had a great I love you but I'll have to kill you love affair. Mona the goblet of eternal youth/espresso machine was funny when she turned into the massage oil (ha ha) and the book was definitely a tongue-in-cheek story about an immortal guardian with a dragon roomie and a cursed boyfriend/man she must kill. And of course the cybersex dragon and Zeke are the set-up for Must Love Dragons, which I'll read next. A cute and fast read.

  • Sandra
    2019-01-14 22:09

    This was a funny almost in a watching a train wreck way. The plot was silly the characters caricatured and yet I enjoyed it.Our h is Justine, an immortal Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, her friend Theresa is named her successor, so gets to drink from said Goblet which turns her into a dragon who can't shift back, and they live in NY.Our H is Derek La Valle, a Pretzel King (he invented no carb pretzels) and member of a Cursed family. At the age of 31 all male La Valle's die in horrible and mysterious circumstances.Justine's mother was the previous Guardian and died protecting the Goblet, whose name is Mona, from Satan. Satan is a fabulous character and really made this book.I'll be reading the next one in the series when I need a laugh.

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-03 21:54

    This is the first book in the Immortally Sexy series by Stephanie Rowe. The main character is Justine Bennett who is the current Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, which is a magical object named Mona that can shape shift. She is sworn to protect Mona which means she is board out of her brains hiding in her secure pent house all the time. Then enter Derek LaValle - He’s hot and he’s cursed. (Talk about your Bad Boy!) It’s a family curse (not his fault - just bad gene’s) and the only way to end the curse it to behead the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth. You see where this is going right? Yeah. It’s a fun one!

  • Janet
    2018-12-21 17:56

    I know, I know. Why is the Queen of Romance Bashing subjecting herself to another helping? Chick lit is palatable sometimes. The sex scenes were pretty inventive. The beginning of this book just made me cringe. Poorly written with too many references to adventures past, it had me double-checking to make sure I hadn’t wandered into the middle of a series. Nope. It all works itself out, but readers need to be patient. The only thing that kept me turning the pages was the hope Quincy would find his love. Even that didn’t work out quite as planned.

  • Katrin
    2018-12-20 16:55

    Whoever follows me on here knows that for a nice story with supernatural beings I can deal with many things. But this was too much. It was so ridiculous and just simply terrible. There was not even that much sex scenes but the word sex was everywhere and it was just annoying. The idea to have Satan in the book was exciting, until I saw how ridiculed he was. Blasphemy haha. Also the horde of sexy hunk army.. Wtf. And thousand plot twists, I nearly got sick with all the twists and turns. The idea with the dragon was good and only this deserves the one star. The rest.. Zero.

  • Jess
    2018-12-27 18:41

    The author tried too hard to be funny, and it ended up resulting in characters that bordered obnoxious. The character of Satan was just ridiculous and every time he was around I felt myself cringing.There are some authors who do funny very well, ex) Kimberley Raye, Mary Janice Davidson, Sandra Hill etc.. If you are looking for a funny PNR or funny trad. romance, there are far better choices out there than this one. I wouldn't waste my time with any of the other books in this series.

  • Wendy
    2018-12-20 18:05

    Loved this book. It is exactly what it says it is on the front cover-- 'a hilarious underworld romp'. I enjoyed it so much that I actually went to Amazon and ordered the second book as well as preordered the third.We have Satan, Satan Jr, an 11 foot dragon, a guy with a curse on him, and the guardian of the goblet all thrown together in a great adventure!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-05 17:57

    This was an amusing read, with lots of funny dialogue, so it perfectly suited my mood. My complaint is that the logic was off about half way through, so the supposed tension the main couple was feeling fell completely flat for me. But I still wanted to know how it would end, so that says something for the story.

  • Melissa ownsbey
    2019-01-02 20:43

    i tought this book was a fun read i liked the dragonshe was funnyi did not win this from good reads i got it as a gift

  • Dawn (Kat N Hat)
    2019-01-04 19:43

    Very funny and a HEA Good stuff.

  • Darcy
    2018-12-28 23:53

    I never made it past page 15 in this one, it was bland and boring and Derek the main character irritated me. This one just wasn't for me.

  • Paranormal Romance
    2019-01-09 22:49

    The hero is on a deadline. Somehow he must find a way to break the curse on his family in under 2 weeks or he and his brother will die like the rest of his family. Too bad the hero is the only one who believes in the curse enough surrounding the bizarre and routine deaths of his family. He's on the hunt for the mythical goblet of eternal youth and after years of searching, he's finally getting close. The heroine is bogged down by the pressuring and time consuming job of guarding the goblet-which has decided to take the form of a coffee machine. Her mother risks damnation because she died after failing to protect the Goblet when it was her job and now the heroine is responsible for killing anyone who threatens the Goblet or even anyone who KNOWS of the goblet. With her trusty best friend turned dragon, the heroine knows that one wrong move and the council will damn her like they did her mother. So when a billionaire comes sniffing around she is horrified by the prospect of killing this man but she knows she will do her duty if pushed. The man-sexy, arrogant and strangely compelling with his honesty, commands the heroine break the curse on his family else he kill her to steal the Goblet. The heroine, bound by duty, tells him that, no, in fact, it's she who will kill him....Too bad that sexual tension and the sense of comradery between them make the threats of immediate murder less and less serious. The heroine may be sex deprived but she knows that something about this man is far more dangerous than a risk to her chastity vow. He sparks something within her that goes far beyond sex and into soul mate territory. Still, when push comes to shove she does shoot him in the gut. However, immediately after, she breaks the rules and revives him by letting him drink from the chalice. Therefore this starts their partnership into seeking out a way to break the curse put on his family by Satan Jr. Else, if the curse is not voided in 2 weeks time, the hero with have to chose between the life of his brother or the life of his love and the heroine will be forced to destroy the only man who she's ever loved. This book was charming in it's absolute buffoonery and ridiculousness. On one hand, I kept reading and thinking, hw stupid is this? But on the other hand, I had a smile on my face. I will start by saying how much I loved the interactions between the heroine and hero. They were full of banter and sass and this playfulness even when talking about how they were going to kill each other. It was so amusing because you could tell that no matter the boasts they made of killing the other, there was a connection between them that meant more than sex. And neither party was particularly happy or comfortable with the thought of killing anyone let along a person who they made that connection with. The fact that the villains were dramatic fools who were better suited to the looney bin that the title of Satan and Satan Jr was comical and completely over the top. They were evil but stupid evil at the same time and how can you not love Satan-ignoring the fact that he tortures souls and is generally a horrible man. This series is shaping up to be an odd but amusing one and I'm actually quite interested in what is to come. Guaranteed it will be full humor and shenanigans.

  • Morgan
    2019-01-05 19:03

    DNFAnother one meets the pre-move, donation pile. I got through the first couple chapters, but I couldn't have cared any less about the main character's curse or any of the others. It's a pass from me. I have too many other things that I'm looking forward to reading to push through something I'm not remotely enjoying.

  • Mayisha
    2018-12-23 20:42

    This was so trashy I love it

  • Simon
    2018-12-31 20:42

    Recent Reads: Date Me, Baby, One More Time. Sometimes you need a silly paranormal romance; Stephanie Rowe's is sillier than most. Farcical.

  • Joyce Reynolds-Ward
    2018-12-19 18:04

    Nice light read but not very deep. And..."Satanette?" Really?

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-01-05 19:44

    First in the Immortally Sexy hysterically funny, paranormal-romance series based in New York City. The couple focus is on Justine Bennett and Derek LaValle.My TakeRowe has a very funny take on Satan and immortal guardians even if she does take it a bit too far into the omigod stupid arena. Think Keystone Kops and the Marx Brothers crossed with Laurel and Hardy.My favorite bits are when Satan is begging Iris to allow him to "lick the ground you walk on. I cry when you leave my sight". Or "I am not naked, but I can be very quickly. Would you like to inspect my manhood before I take your mother to the highest mountains of pleasure?"Then there's '...I am Satan. I am strong. I can resist. Release me, beautiful one. Let me assist your daughter.' 'You could save her life and it won't get me to move to hell with you,' Iris said. 'Don't even think you can manipulate me.'She glanced at Derek, who was still grinning broadly.'I'm sorry, Justine, but this is hilarious,' he said. 'I can't believe I'm listening to Satan try to seduce your mom.''Man-to-man, if you assist me, I will grant your greatest wish,' Satan called out.'I'd like the Curse ended,' Derek replied.'Oh. Except that. Would you like a larger manhood? I could arrange that.''I'm all set, thanks.'Don't plan on making any sense; do plan on laughing a lot as Rowe takes our expectations of Satan and makes it hilarious.The StoryDerek only has a few days left before he and his twin brother Quincy turn 31 years, 46 weeks, four days, six hours, three minutes, and five seconds old then die. The only clues he has is a picture of his ancestor Carl LaValle, a dragon, and the Guardian. Unfortunately no one else in the family or the company gets the urgency of his finding the Guardian so he can kill her and end the curse. In fact, for some reason, they think he's nuts.It soon turns into a slapstick comedy with Justine needing to kill Derek who needs to kill her and they're both protecting the other even as Rivka is supposed to kill/save Derek but Theresa wants him alive; it's the assassin who wants him dead. Fortunately, Justine is able to come up with meaningless, empty sex with Derek to help protect the Goblet. Too bad, Satan isn't able to persuade Iris into empty, meaningless sex instead of all the water balloon and pistol attacks she launches against him.There's still Justine's past history. Seems another man who "just wanted to help" was more interested in stealing Mona, the Goblet, and she's worried that history may be repeating itself. After all, that betrayer was a LaValle as well...The CharactersJustine Bennett is the Guardian of the Goblet. Part of her contract specifies virginity and she must kill anyone who learns of the Goblet's existence. Her roommate is her backup Guardian, Theresa Nichols. Theresa has this little problem. She's stuck in her Dragon mode and can't revert to human anymore so she's trapped in their apartment where she engages in cyber sex and shopping. Xavier is the doorman at their apartment building with a very special skill.Derek LaValle of Vic's Pretzels is the pretzel entrepreneur with a problem. Seems the family was cursed 180 years ago for each son to die when he reaches his 31st birthday. Becca is Derek's vice-president and has done more for Vic's Pretzels than even Derek can believe. If only he knew she was also Satan's Rivka. Quincy LaValle is Derek's twin brother and an absent-minded math genius. Wendy is hotting it up for Quin even as she's planning to betray everyone.Satan is intent on acquiring the Goblet however he is also head-over-heels in lust with Iris Bennett, its former Guardian. It's worth reading this if only to laugh over the exchanges between these two! A Manasa is an Otherworld creature who extracts and sells information from human brains. Penhas are a group of Otherworldians who use sex as a weapon. Satan Jr. is mad at Dad and busily acquiring his own set of souls for Hell. The Council consists of Jerome the pirate, a white-robed and bearded man while the third is a pinsuited businessman. They monitor the Guardians.The Cover and TitleThe deep fuschia background of the cover includes just a hint of a cartoon with a sword-carrying man embracing a cross-bow bearing woman in fishnet tights and high-heeled boots.I think the title refers to Satan's siege against Iris Bennett...the love of his life.

  • Hope
    2019-01-04 21:48

    As I loaded this book into my Goodreads.com account, setting it to ���currently reading���, I couldn't help but notice a few of the reviews. They were slamming it as being a ridiculous book! With a title like ���Date Me Baby, One More Time��� I'm not sure what they were expecting? Perhaps they should be reading math books if they are looking for something more ���serious��� and not something from the paranormal/fantasy genre! LOL! ;-)I *thoroughly* enjoyed this book! It made me giggle left and right! Quite a few times I literally had to slap my hand over my mouth to keep the laughter inside, since it was 2am!Were the characters shallow? Well, a bit, but really, it's a romance... with dragons.... curses... naked men and a goblet of eternal youth masquerading as an espresso machine! I thought it was AWESOME! :-D Seriously, who thinks of these things??? Stephanie Rowe is a maniacally hysterical genius! :-DIf you are looking for some light-hearted reading after wading through two loooong, but good, epic fantasies ��� this is the book for you! :-D It requires very little thought and is just laugh out loud funny! Be careful though, your eyeballs might get stuck up in the top of your head from all the eye-rolling but that just makes things all the more fun!Katie MacAllister, another of my favorite authors, is quoted as saying Date Me Baby, One More Time is ���A hilarious underworld romp.��� and that is exactly what it is! Fun, light-hearted, reading that will make you groan, and giggle, roll your eyes and snicker!It's 100% fun!Go... read it... I'm telling the truth! :-)XXOO~HopeWhat Goodreads.com says:Justine Bennett is cursing her life. She���s the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, she hasn���t left the house in ages, and it���s been over 200 years since she���s had sex. Oh, and the Goblet has shape shifted into an espresso machine. Not exactly the stuff grand destiny is made of...Derek LaValle is worried. Due to a family curse, he���ll be dead in the space of a week unless he finds the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth and beheads her. Which wouldn���t be a problem if she wasn���t so sexy, smart... and ready to behead him right back.

  • Samantha
    2018-12-31 19:52

    Date Me Baby One More Time, is a paranormal comedy through and through. So if you’re expecting Justine and Derek to have some really touching emotional moments then you’ll be seriously disappointed. Instead, they’re both usually halfheartedly trying to kill each other or trying to figure out a way around trying to kill each other. Honestly, I wasn’t too into Justine and Derek’s relationship. Sure it was cute the way they each really liked that the other was honest about plotting to kill them, but I was more interested in the side characters here.Like Satan and Justine’s mom’s relationship. Those two really amused me for some reason. Probably because Satan was just so… out there. He wasn’t made to be the brightest crayon in the box and almost everything he said was pretty over done. In fact, he sounded like a parody of a horny French lover trying to get laid. And for some reason I loved it. Theresa was another side character that I loved. She was turned into a dragon after drinking from Mona and has been trying to find a way to reverse the change for quite a while now. With the invention of the computer Theresa’s become an internet junkie. She pretty much spends her days having cyber sex and looking for information on how to change her back into a human. One of her favorite cyber sex men also has a lot of knowledge about dragons and has been trying to help Theresa find info about them. Her book is the next in the series.Anyway, this is a really fast paced story that jumps from one problem to the next pretty quickly. But all the side plots that are going didn't bother me, because Rowe's humor kept things rolling along pretty smoothly. I’ll probably be rereading this book sometime in the future and I’ll definitely be continuing on with the series. I think fans of MaryJanice Davidson’s writing will enjoy this book.

  • Sabine
    2018-12-31 17:56

    Was für ein bunter Mix an Leuten und Geschehnissen: Justine ist die Hüterin von Mona, dem Kelch der Ewigen Jugend. Damit verbunden sind Enthaltsamkeit und Unsterblichkeit. Zusammen mit ihrer Stellvertreterin Theresa bewacht sie den Kelch seit 200 Jahren. Theresa ist ein drei Meter großer Drache mit einem losen Mundwerk, die früher ein Mensch war und in eine Drachin verwandelt wurde und jetzt über das Internet Cybersex hat und alles versucht um wieder ein Mensch zu werden. Und Mona, der Kelch der Jugend, der immer wieder seine Form wechseln kann und derzeit eine Espressomaschine ist, deren Espresso nach mehrmaligen Genuss unsterblich macht.Dann ist da da noch Derek dessen Familie mit einem Fluch belegt wurde. Jedes männliche Mitglied der Familie stirbt wenn es 31 Jahre, 46 Wochen, 4 Tage 6 Stunden und 5 Sekunden alt wird. Und Derek hat noch 2 Wochen Zeit um sich und seinen Zwillingsbruder, den verschrobenen Matheprofessor Quincy, zu retten. Um den Fluch zu brechen, muss er die Hüterin des Kelchs der ewigen Jugend finden und töten. Blöd nur, dass er sich ausgerechnet in diese Frau verliebt!Außerdem gibt es dann noch Iris, die verstorbene Mutter von Justine und vorherige Hüterin, die in der Zwischenwelt, dem Fegefeuer auf ihre Verhandlung wartet und sich den Avancen von Satan erwehren muss, der es sich in den Kopf gesetzt hat, Iris zu verführen und zu seiner Königin der Unterwelt zu machen.Wahnsinnig komische Dialoge und eine irrwitzige Handlung - ich bin jetzt schon gespannt, wie die Fortsetzung davon aussieht. Wenn sie nur halb so komisch ist wie dieser erste Band, dann freu ich mich jetzt schon ihn zu lesen.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-20 18:42

    Date Me, Baby, One More TimeStephanie RoweParanormal Romance300 pagescopyright: 2006isbn: 0-446-61766-0Rowe carves out her very own niche-call it paranormal romance adventure comedy-with this freewheeling series kickoff. The novel introduces Justine Bennett, the immortal guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth (an espresso machine named Mona), and her former bombshell of a roommate, Theresa Nichols, now an 11-foot-tall fire-breathing dragon. They've watched over Mona for 200 years, but now hunky pretzel mogul Derek LaValle is certain that beheading Justine and taking Mona will break the family curse that leaves every LaValle man dead at 31. If Justine fails to protect the Goblet by killing Derek, she'll face the Chamber of Unspeakable Horrors and her mother will be sent to hell as Satan's eternal love slave. Naturally, Derek and Justine fall for each other and start a rocky courtship full of he said-she said and "who tried to kill whom first" arguments. The leads spar winningly, and Rowe's lusty, maudlin Satan is hilarious. The plot gets tangled at times, and a share of the jokes-as well as the adult material-are straight up groaners (including sex-starved Justine fighting off the advances of an army of evil, gorgeous men called Penhas-say it out loud for full effect), but Rowe's wit and imagination make this a strong start for what should be a refreshing series.

  • Karen
    2019-01-08 16:59

    I should start by saying that Romance is my least favorite genre. Upon first glance I was certain I would hate this book with its pukingly girly pink cover and horrible title. The only reason I decided to give this book a shot was because it seemed to have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-supernatural-fantastical feel to it. Justine Bennet is the guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth who lives with her pretzel-loving and sex-crazed friend Theresa Nichols who has been trapped in a dragon's body for 200 years. All males in Derek LaValle’s family have been cursed. He’s set to end the curse by finding the Goblet and killing Justine before she kills him first. No points for guessing how romance enters into this story.It took awhile for the story to take off but once it did I begrudgingly admitted to myself that I kinda liked this eclectic mix of paranormal, romance, adventure and comedy. Theresa the dragon is hilarious but I hated the character of Satan, also meant as comic relief. Satan was just done all wrong. Otherwise an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the sequel, Must Love Dragons.

  • Kate Adamek
    2018-12-28 19:47

    Not everything about this book was a slam dunk, hence why I just like it and not love it.What worked? Justine and Derek. Their dynamic was what kept me turning the pages to find out how he would escape his curse yet not kill Justine who is the Guardian of the Goblet, Mona. I also liked Theresa, Justine's BFF and stuck in dragon form, sidekick. Was the story a tad cheesy? Yeah. Was it a fun romp? Yeah.Did it have enough twists and turns to keep me interested? Yeah.Admittedly I read this several years ago, hence why my lack of enthusiasm. When I first read this I loved it and thought it was laugh out loud funny and all that jazz. In hindsight, it's good. Not great.Satan was a tad over the top in personality, but his obsession with Justine's mom was amusing and her constantly using Super Soakers and water balloons to keep him at bay made me chuckle.Everything was good. The plot, the characters, the progression of the story, and the ending didn't feel like a cop out which is always a plus. If you like cheesy, romantic paranormal books give this one a try. When I bought it, it was only $7 which isn't so bad.

  • Nicole
    2019-01-11 18:47

    I wish I could give this 3.5 stars. It's earned it.The great thing about Date Me Baby, One More Time is that it never takes itself seriously. Justine and Derek aren't entirely three-dimensional characters, but they're not supposed to be. They're both wacky, a little demented and larger than life - and they're the normal ones, compared to the people that surround them. Derek is cursed and needs to behead Justine to end the curse; Justine needs to kill Derek in order to protect the Goblet of Eternal Youth, also known as an espresso machine named Mona. Their goals are in perfect opposition, which makes for great screwball comedy.I found Theresa a little grating, and Satan's language weirdly phrased in a way that was probably supposed to be unique but just wound up being annoying. A few of the jokes and setpieces fell flat. However, the story moves fast enough that even when something falls flat, there's another fun bit coming right along. And though I knew there had to be a Happily Ever After, the way Rowe got the characters there surprised me.Lots of fun. I'll definitely read another by Rowe.

  • Susan Kelley
    2019-01-12 20:48

    Justine Bennett is bored. As Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth (currently an espresso machine), she and her successor Theresa (cursed into a dragon) have barely left their apartment in 200 years. Theresa hasn't left for obvious reasons (hello, dragon?), and Justine needs to stay close to Mona, the Goblet/espresso machine. Plus she hasn't had sex in a few centuries!!! She could really use some action - in more ways than one! Enter Derek LaValle. He's out to kill Justine and steal Mona. If he doesn't, he and his twin brother will die, just like all of the male LaValles before them. If only Justine weren't so hot. Derek and Justine are drawn to each other in a way neither one can explain. This book was such a hoot! Justine and Derek try to fight their feelings, knowing that one of them will have to kill the other before the crazy trip is over. Plus Justine has the added pressures of being watched by The Council, facing her Qualifying Incident which will determine if she and her mother will spend their eternities in hell, and oh yeah - Satan is courting her mom! I enjoyed this First in Series book quite a bit, it made me laugh out loud several times. My rating: 4/5.

  • MJ
    2019-01-04 22:50

    Justine Bennett is the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth. Her job is to protect the Goblet from well everyone. Pretty impressive huh? Not if you ask Justine she hates her job. She has not had a date in 200 years, her best friend, Theresa, is a dragon the goblet has turned itself into an espresso machine and the only good looking guy around, Derek LaVille, wants to kill you to end a curse on his family. Just to add salt to her wounds Satan is trying to woo her deseased mother and she just discovered that if she does not pass some test her and her mother will spending eternity in hell. This is not her year. But when an unkown force tries to steal the Goblet/Espresso Machine Justine does not take it sitting down. She took an oath to protect the Goblet and with the help of Theresa, Derek, her mom and Satan she just might be able to save them all and get to go on a date.I didnot not like this book at first but the more I read the more I laughed. If you are looking for a funny out of this world romance this is the book to choose.

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2019-01-16 21:46

    Very disappointing. I was hoping for something along the lines of Katie MacAlister, and it's certainly intended as such, but it was an incredibly badly put-together book. The writing was sloppy, full of holes and slips and inconsistencies that had me frowning rather than laughing (I think I laughed twice). The portrayal of Satan and Satan Jr. was meant to be humorous but just comes across as obnoxious and, yes, rascist. Nothing about the plot made sense; it was like the author never re-read what she's already written (and changed) before writing more. Though I blame her editor (who she gushingly thanks in her acknowledgements - if this is the end product, how bad was it before?). Not even the main characters were able to save it - their chemistry felt forced and Rowe is unable to write decent sex scenes.I picked this one up because, going by the blurb on this and the others in the series, the premise sounded original and fun, but I really don't know that I want to spend money on the other books and risk more of Rowe's sloppy writing again.

  • Jan
    2018-12-24 19:05

    Confusing and a little slow at first it starts to get better after chapter 5 when Derek & Justine start to interact. As a humorous paranormal romance it did have it’s moments.I may have been a little too hasty buying Rowe’s next 3 books before reading this first book; it’s set in a loose 4 story book arc.Knowing that the author was previously a lawyer explains why the plot is well sooo…. analytical….. just like a lawyer would think.Rowe creates too much sexual tension without any relief, that frustrated me to no end. And her heroine, Justine, had way too many Mary-Sue tendencies. I’ll force myself to read the next 3 books… Well if you were foolish enough to spend $20.50 on new books you would too…. [sigh] Who knows the next book maybe better. But for me the whole, guardian, immortality, Satan, afterlife world just isn’t for me.2/26 Addendum: I finished the 2nd book the next day and something wondrous happened between Rowe's 1st and 2nd book. OK, bottom line skip this book and move on to Must Love Dragons – IT ROCKS!!!!!