Monday, September 9, 2013

Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner

Pages: 187
Format: eARC

Goodreads:  Does being in a relationship make you a hot commodity in the eyes of would-be suitors?

Chloe Lane is about to find out. When her childhood pal, Ethan Webster, asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test this theory, she reluctantly agrees. As a work-crazed fashion designer, boutique owner and soon-to-be reality show judge, Chloe has no time for a real boyfriend, but being part of a faux pair will do just fine. Not that she has any intention of trying to attract someone else.

However…

Opportunity unexpectedly knocks when Chloe meets fellow reality judge, William Shannon. Super successful and super sexy, this high-powered entrepreneur inspires Chloe to test Ethan’s theory herself. Now, on top of keeping her fashion business productive, carving out a new role as a television personality, maintaining a fake relationship and attempting to lay the groundwork for a future relationship, she’s lying to William, lying to her friends, lying to her family and quite possibly lying to herself. Will Chloe be able to keep it all together, or are things about to explode?



Kritters Thoughts:  Chloe is a small time fashion designer on the brink of her 30s and although she has great job satisfaction, she hasn't quite found the guy.  The two men featured in the book are Ethan - her friend from childhood who has challenged her to a fake relationship to entice the interest of a real relationship and William - a quite hunky millionaire who has had success in the technology world.

Although this had the familiar formula of a love triangle and may have ended how I thought it would, the trip to the ending was actually different than most I have read.  I expected things to go a different way at some point, but it didn't and I liked it!  I loved Chloe and her band of friends - it was great to see a female character with job satisfaction and who wasn't completely wrapped around the devastation of single at 30.  Her friends were fantastic, I hoped for the best for all of them.  

The one thing I wish I could change, (this will not spoil) is there wasn't resolution with the lawsuit and that deal.  The happily ever after happened and it ended way too quickly for me; would have liked a few more pages with an epilogue update or something.

Definitely a chick lit, this book was sweet, sassy and satisfying.  It was a quick and easy read perfect for a rainy weekend or a fall weekend away!  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 59 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.





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