This story of a stock car racer and a dating service organiser could have been exciting, but just failed to hold my interest. However I don't watch reality shows or use social media so another person might get more out of it than I did.
HOW TO WIN THE DATING WAR tells of Cutter Thompson, a former stock car racing driver who earned millions but was severely injured while making a dubious move to win a race. He had no second career lined up so he just works on a Barracuda he's been restoring, grease, overalls, injured hands and all. Jessica Wilson walks into his Florida garage in an attempt to interest Cutter in a charity publicity stunt, and wins him over despite his initial reluctance. She must have realised that her good looks and snappy dressing had something to do with it. But he's brash and chauvinistic. Her own marriage failed and she runs a dating service.
The charity idea turns out to be various women interacting with Cutter over a week by online social media and texting, answering questions about what they think makes a good relationship. Followers of the stunt will vote for who gets to date the man. At this point the author lost me. It may be that she had something serious to say about the nature of modern interaction, or she may have been trying humour - certainly at the end of the contest she managed it. Jessica goes out on Cutter's boat and enjoys his company, which seems a much more sensible way to date.
In an unlikely move, as Cutter has agreed to not date until the stunt is over, Jessica suddenly can't wait a week to have a fling with him in the seat of his car, which sounds very uncomfortable. She over-analyses and controls so after a few days she decides that a relationship with Cutter would be good for her. In a more likely and admirable move, Cutter gives a job to a troubled teen who has been illegally racing cars and needs some authority figure in his life.