Do you like quirky romances with characters who are inherently charming in their awkwardness? Phillips’ latest romance is here to fulfill your need. Alice has spent months dreamily eyeing her boss and gamer-guru Harry. She’s off to college in a mere few weeks and has decided it’s now or never. She’s going to take the plunge and confess her feelings for Harry in the hopes for one night of passion to stay in her memories forever. But a glamorous night out as a favor to Harry throws her plans into a tailspin as she has to navigate the line between whats right and wrong. Pretending to be his girlfriend has its perks but she needs to know what is real and what could be a future for the two of them.
Harry knows his feelings for Alice are wrong; she’s his employee. But the reality of her leaving in a few weeks stirs a longing in him he can’t fight much longer. As the two spend a night out together and rumors stir of their relationship, Harry has to decide whats and act, and what signs Alice could really be sending. A geeky developer can have a hard time between reality and make believe. But as Alice and Harry spend more time together, the more they realize how in sync they truly are. Separate they are powerful and smart as can be; but together these two are a geeky force of adorable to be reckoned with.
While this classifies as a traditional romance, it definitely has a more new adult feel. Alice is preparing for college while Harry is in his early 20s. Despite this, there is some maturity to both of them that at times can be a bit confusing. But their age shows in their naivety and their awkwardness in tense situations, even though it ends up making the two of them more endearing. The story is a little slow and there’s a lot that could’ve been solved if they would’ve just been hones from the start. Not a bad read, but I unfortunately couldn’t connect with the story too much because of the bounce back between how the characters presented themselves. Its sweet, its simple, and for those looking for a fun break between heartbreakers, this is a go to palate read.
From Christina Phillips, a sexy, new romance with a hero you won’t forget...
I’m not looking for love or a Happily-Ever-After because I know how that ends. I just need to concentrate on my degree and look after myself. But there’s something about my boss, Harry, I can’t resist. It’s crazy since he’s so hot and smart it should be illegal.
And then, just like Cinderella, I have my night at the ball and a midnight kiss, and for a week all my sexy daydreams come true. That fake date changes my life in a way I could never imagine. It turns out, Harry wants me too.
But I’m off to pursue my dreams, and he’s taking his business to the next level. There’s no way this fairytale has a happy ending, but that doesn’t keep me from wishing for it.
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Christina Phillips is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She writes on the sizzling side of naughty, and loves bringing her tough biker heroes to their knees (her heroines enjoy this, too ☺)
She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.