Date Shark by DelSheree Gladden


Date Shark (Date Shark #1)

Genre: M/F, Contemporary Romance


Life as the marketing director for a popular fashion boutique is overwhelming for Leila Sparrow, to say the least.

She’s not sure what ever possessed her to add revamping her dating life to her already hectic schedule. Calling in renowned Date Shark, Eli Walsh seemed like a good idea until she actually met with him…

Date Shark was only meant to be a side-enterprise to his thriving couple’s therapy practice, but Eli Walsh knows it’s become more of an obsession.

At least, it was until he agreed to take on Leila. Somehow she has stolen his entire focus. He wants to admit his fascination with her and growing romantic interest, but he knows coming on too strong will scare her away.

His plan to convince her that she is worth any man’s interest by first being her friend is challenged when his tips start to pay off and Leila begins dating Luke.

Will his friendship with Leila mean the end to any romantic pursuit?


My Review: 5/5 Stars

Leila Sparrow hasn’t had the best luck with men. She feels as they are using her or only want her for sex. Her boss Ana recommends she speaks to the legendary Date Shark Eli Walsh. When she meets with him at dinner, she is a nervous wreck, more so because she is attracted to him, but believes that he is way out of her league. Besides their not so great first start, they become friends.

Eli Walsh is a wealthy couple therapy doctor, with a side business. When he meets Leila, he never expected to be captivated by her. But will he give up being the Date Shark for her?

I was a bit confused the first couple of pages, but then once I figured everything out, the story began to run smoothly for me. I loved the easy banter between the main characters, once they got into the “friend zone”. They were easy lovable characters. There was an easy friendship between Eli and his friends and they welcomed Leila in just as easily. I liked that Eli wasn’t perfect and that he had issues from his past. I wanted to hit Leila for the way she treated him after she found out about his mother though. Some women I tell you. What happened to the benefit of the doubt. Luke was a good guy, if not a little to dare devilish for me and I didn’t like that he couldn’t see Leila point of review when she didn’t want to do something.

There were a few typos that anyone could miss, and it wasn’t enough to stop me from reading the book. I really can’t wait to read Guy’s story! Would definitely recommend!

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I was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. I didn’t speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but I had already taught myself to read. My fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. I wrote my first novel when I was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.

Native to New Mexico, my husband and I spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Our two children love having their seventeen cousins close by again. They also love having all the neighbor kids over to play, which has made our house the unofficial summer and after school hangout spot.

When not writing, you can find me out and about with my family or sneaking a few minutes for one of my many hobbies I never seem to have time for. I love reading (obviously), though I tend to stick to indie and small press authors more than mainstream books. I don’t do nearly enough painting and drawing, but I have a passion for art and I think kids really need a creative outlet to express themselves. I also enjoy sewing, though my dreams of becoming a fashion designer never really panned out. And for my day job… I spend my time trying not to get bitten by small children in my work as a dental hygienist.



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