I wanted to like this book. I really did. It had all the sexy romantic bits I love. There’s the rich and sexy hero Trip Whitley. Who needs a dumb blonde to parade under his family’s nose. And the smart and sexy Bambi Benson, who Trip thinks is the dumb blonde he’s looking for. There’s Trip’s disapproving parents that you love to hate. And an ex-girlfriend, a TV gossip columnist, and a publicist who all seem hell-bent on keeping Trip and Bambi from getting together. Throw in a few lies by omission, and a few regular old lies and you’ve got a rom-com worth reading. But then there’s the dialogue. It’s so wooden, you want to drive nails through it. I don’t know anyone who talks like any of the characters in this book. I know Anne Browning Walker is a first time novelist. So, I don’t want to be too critical. After all, she came up with likable characters and a good story. And I like this book enough to keep reading her stuff. I just wished what they said lived up to the rest of the book.
This was an exhausting read. These peeps were so screwed up. But I did enjoy it. Although, I thought Malpas could have been a bit more concise in her storytelling. But I'll hang around for the 3rd and final installment.
This was a surprisingly entertaining book. Despite that ridiculous book cover. But I sincerely hope in the next book, Alessandra gets a good editor. Because there is no excuse for mixing up your and you're, over and over again.
Since so many of my goodreads friends have read and raved, I decided to finally read it. And I wouldn't say I was disappointed exactly. But I will say it took me longer to get through this book than it should have. I liked the story. I liked the 2 main characters. And the sex scenes were pretty darn hot. But for some reason it all felt too easy, too boring. I wanted higher stakes here. I think if there were, I would have been much more invested. But it still wasn't a bad few hours of reading.