Book Review: The Dating Disaster by Saxon James (Franklin U #2)

The Dating Disaster

Author: Saxon James
Series: Franklin U, book 2
Publisher: Independent (date)
Kindle edition, 264 pages
Romance, New Adult Contemporary Romance


Thousands of students on this campus, and I keep being set up with the roommate I can’t stand.


One date.

That’s how long it takes for Marshall Harrows to end up on my bad side.

Luckily I have no plans to see the giant teddy bear again. Except, when he shows up as my new roommate, I can’t escape him, and he’s just as irritating as I thought he’d be.

He leaves cupboards ajar and puts empty milk cartons back in the fridge. His bedroom door is always open, I find his underwear on the laundry floor, and he has this whole bashful sweetheart thing going on that I just … can’t … stand.

But the most completely, horribly irritating thing about him, is that he’s totally my type.

And my friends won’t stop setting us up on blind dates.


One date.

That’s how long it took for Felix Andrews to steal my heart.

The sparky little spitfire is everything I’m not. Confident, adorable, and completely outspoken.

He also wants nothing to do with me. Which is a real problem when I want to give him everything. Including my virginity.

But the more I try to gain his attention, the more I see the real him. The one who doesn’t feel worthy of being treated like anything other than a one-night stand. So I decide to take matters into my own hands.

A total do-over. One night. One date. Where hopefully I can steal his heart too.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oh Marshall. Ohhhhh Felix. I want to just bang their heads together. SUCH mutual pining, SUCH misunderstanding completely what the other person is saying/means. Like, the level of “this could be taken two ways so of course he’s going to take it the wrong way” in this book is ASTOUNDING and I LOVE IT.

My heart broke for Felix and just kept on breaking. I love how he’s so strong and confident but also super fragile and insecure with no selse of self-worth or self-esteem. *SOB* I just want to hug him and pet his curly, curly hair!

I do wish Marshall had been a bit more forthcoming with the fact that he’s demi, but considering how people just don’t seem to understand what that MEANS when he does tell them it makes sense that he’s sort of given up trying to explain himself. Also, it would have avoided a goodly amount of the tension and drama, lol, and what fun would that be?!

The Dating Disaster is the second book in the Franklin U series, which is an interconnected series of stand-alones by different authors that all center around this college campus. The Dating Disaster also has links to some of Saxon James’ other books, specifically Felix is Griff’s son in Platonic Rulebook (Divorced Men’s Club book 2) and Marshall is Robbie’s younger brother in Frat Wars: Master of Mayhem (Frat Wars book 2).

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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