I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Jasmine Guillory
Released: January 30th 2018
Published by Berkley
“…the storyline was entertaining, I also found the execution wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.”
~ Under the Covers
Writing this review pains me because I was so excited about this book. The premise sounded like the perfect rom-com and I was expecting to have so much fun while reading it. And while yes, the storyline was entertaining, I also found the execution wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.
But first the story. This I liked and I almost wish we could see this as a movie. It would be a hit! Cute guy gets in elevator at a hotel with a young woman who is preoccupied with her phone. Until the elevator gets stuck and they have to talk to each other for a while. She’s a local, meeting up with her sister at the hotel. He’s there to attend his ex-girlfriends wedding and doesn’t have a date. What better idea than to bring this stranger as his fake girlfriend? I was sold! And up to that point I was really enjoying this story.
Where it started to get on my nerves was with Alexa’s personality. She’s not very confident, she’s actually not even sure how such a hot man could want to date her. She feels she’s too curvy and not good enough. Not once does Drew make her feel that. She just constantly has these insecurities in her head and she projects them and picks fights. Because obviously he must be getting ready to dump her any second. I mean why would he want to go out with her? Arghhh, I mean once I can deal with. Two depending on the situations that sparked her insecurities. But she just kept doing it and it was getting aggravating.
That aside, I think this was a cute story and a quick entertaining read. Not quite as funny as I wanted it to be, and the sexy factor is on the low scale, but it was different and I’m glad I gave it a shot.
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