Synopsis

Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she’s the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…

Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.

When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jared is dating Allison, their friendship and business partnership sour. Allison, consumed by guilt, must make a choice: stay with Jared, even though that means ruining his friendship with Nick and possibly his career, or leave the one man who sets her on fire.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

What is it about an older brother’s best friend that makes them irresistible? Or what is it about your best friend’s younger sister that makes her the forbidden fruit? I’ve read this trope a thousand times. Therefore, this book is not anything new to me at all. I don’t think I have read from this author before. However, I picked this book because I happen to like this trope.

To be honest, I don’t really think I am going to remember this book a few months from now. The story is basically very cliched. The hero is a player, dating many women but never having a serious relationship. The heroine is an insecure girl who doesn’t really seem to know who she really is. While I am all for a good happy ending, I felt like there wasn’t much development in the characters. All of a sudden, the hero realizes he was in love with the heroine and fights for her. I just doubt the depth and sincerity of their bond.

Anyway, I would still rate this book three red hearts because even if I wasn’t a fan of the characters, the book still had its good points, and I can honestly say I still had fun reading it.

Author

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at christine-warner.com.

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