Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Book Review for Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

 Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Published March 19, 2024 by Atria Books


Taken from Goodreads:  Being single is like playing the lottery. There’s always the chance that with one piece of paper you could win it all.

From the New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years and One Italian Summer comes the romance that will define a generation.

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man , she receives a slip of paper with his name and a number on it—the exact amount of time they will be together. The papers told her she’d spend three days with Martin in Paris; five weeks with Noah in San Francisco; and three months with Hugo, her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Daphne has been receiving the numbered papers for over twenty years, always wondering when there might be one without an expiration. Finally, the night of a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, there’s only a Jake.

But as Jake and Daphne’s story unfolds, Daphne finds herself doubting the paper’s prediction, and wrestling with what it means to be both committed and truthful. Because Daphne knows things Jake doesn’t, information that—if he found out—would break his heart.

Told with her signature warmth and insight into matters of the heart, Rebecca Serle has finally set her sights on romantic love. The result is a gripping, emotional, passionate, and (yes) heartbreaking novel about what it means to be single, what it means to find love, and ultimately how we define each of them for ourselves. Expiration Dates is the one fans have been waiting for.


My Thoughts:   Rebecca Serle is a wonderful author.   I have read her other books and am so excited about Expiration Dates.   The idea of dating and knowing how long you have with the person is unique and fun.   It is also a lot of pressure, to know that your time together is limited would make it difficult to open your heart.

Daphne is a great character with her quirks and secrets.   I was entertained reading about her dating life but also sad that each man she met had an end date.   I was hoping that Jake, with no expiration date, would be the one.   Of course, it cannot be that easy and I was excited to see what twists would be thrown at me.  

Rebecca Serle is an author I am excited to read more from.   Her books are easy to read, the story moves at a good pace, and the characters are fun.


Thank you Atria Books for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 


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(taken from her website):  

Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of six novels and codeveloped the hit TV adaptation of her YA series Famous in Love. She received her MFA from the New School in NYC. She loves Nancy Meyers films, bathrobes, and giving unsolicited relationship advice. 


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