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Genres: New Adult Romance
Published by Kensington
Released on November 24, 2014
This was the third book in a trio of loosely connected books about the romantic adventures of three geeky girls on their separate Spring Break adventures. I love cheering for an underdog heroine in a romance so I grabbed this one up eagerly.
Felicity has a bit of a rough start, but finally gets on a plane to meet her one of her best friends for a Spring Break adventure on the beaches of South Padre Island. Now granted, the perfect trip is already spoiled because one girlfriend already bowed out and the other one will be late because of car trouble and losing her ID. But she’s already got her ticket and on her way when she finds out. Socially awkward Felicity figures she has a chemistry project she can work on and an e-reader full of books to keep her entertained even though both friends would encourage her to get out and enjoy herself. Her seat partner on the plane ends up being a cute guy who is terrified to fly. Her kindness in helping him through it leads to his ask her for an extraordinary favor. He’s headed for his brother’s wedding where he has an ex-girlfriend waiting for him and he wants Felicity to come as his pretend girlfriend.
Lucas isn’t sure what to make of the serious girl who seems to blurt things out and struggle with basic conversation and reading social cues, but he’s definitely interested. She reluctantly agrees to spend the first few days of her trip pretending to be with him to keep Becky off his back since her friend won’t arrive on time anyway. Lucas thought he was off women for a while, but spending time with Felicity proves that maybe he just needed to stumble upon the right woman. If only he can convince Felicity…
This is a quick and short novella that was fun and entertaining. I found the characters the best part. This author nailed it with the heroine. You read all the time about supposed social awkward geeky characters that really are pretty normal, but Felicity truly does have troubles. In fact, the story will even feel a bit out of sync and jerky because of Felicity’s issues. She really can’t function in a social setting and Lucas is the first person other than her friends that has taken the time to patiently help her through it. He does it because he cares and he is into her, but she thinks he’s doing it because she needs fixing- that thought courtesy of his ex. I liked these two for each other and my stars were they hot in the hotel room. Felicity might be backward when out with people, but that girl sure knew what she wanted when it came to sexy times. She shocked Lucas and I both.
It does end on a quick happy for now, but that makes sense for the situation. It’s good for a light, sexy read when a person wants an entertaining half hour or so. It’s an NA read technically, but I sometimes forgot that so it might work for some adult Contemporary Romance fans too.
My thanks to Kensington and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.