Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…
Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.
Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.
Can something so fake turn into something real?
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Adorable! That's the word I kept thinking while reading this one. From cupcakes to puppy dogs, this story was adorable. It's a light, enjoyable read that you can devour in an afternoon.
Characters are huge deal for me. If I don't like them, then I'm not gonna like the book, Sometimes I like one but not the other and that's okay. But it's the best when I love both characters. Such in the case this time.
Bryce comes from money, not as much money as his father would like but money. They belong to the country club and appearances have been drilled into his head since he could talk. Things work a certain way. It's no wonder he developed an OCD personality that like his things alphabetized and at at right angles - just so adorable. He's not as much of a player as the blurb may suggest but he does have a cray cray ex-girlfriend that he'd like to cut loose. So the mutually beneficial fake boyfriend duty works for him. What he wasn't counting on was falling for the quirky honor student who rescues dogs and is smart enough to see through his games. Things are just better around Haley but she's not his normal type and he so likes things as they normally are. It's a battle he fights as he gets closer to a real boyfriend and less of a fake one.
Haley is cute but not the tall curvy girl that Bryce usually goes for. She's well aware of it too. But she's willing to pretend so that other boys will see her a dateable. Her older twin brother tend to chase them all away but Bryce is confident enough to deal with that. Yes, this could work. But she doesn't count on getting used to his touch. real kisses over a dog bath, and most of all, finding out who the real Bryce is and liking him. His hot and cold confuses her as he tries to work through what he's used to verse what he likes. It's just adorable.
Told from alternating POVs, this story is a fast read. The writing is comfortable and enjoyable. It's a great mixing of two worlds kinda story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you like nice clean YA that just makes you happy at the end of the book, then this is a good one to pick up.