9/25/13

Lying To Meet You - Anna Garner

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Garner's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she's since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Anna worked in fashion--first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. Although chick lit was her first love, Anna started writing quirky romances, and her first one, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012 under the name of Libby Mercer. This was followed by two more quirky romances: Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Since Lying to Meet You is written in old school chick lit style and isn't a clear cut love story, Anna decided to publish it under her real name. She currently lives in San Francisco and spends most of her time cranking out more stories. 

MY REVIEW -
Super cute book with a very original storyline! It was a bit predictable, but I usually don't mind that. It was a fun quick little Romance/ Chick-lit. As sappy as this sounds I actually teared up a couple times! Between laughs, that is.

The character development is very good. Chloe is a very loveable, funny, adorable and easy person to get to know. She really sucked me into her life. I also liked Ethan, the fake BF. What a sweetheart!
However I never liked William Shannon, the  man of Chloe's dreams. He didn't wow me like he did Chloe. I liked Chloe's friends as well, you get to know them a little bit too.
I also loved the backdrop of this story. The author does a nice job of painting us a NYC picture! I like the bits about fashion, the reality show, the boutique, everything was done very well.
I loved the ending. I am glad it ended the way I thought it should, LOL. As I said it did bring a few tears - so good job Anna! I love a book that can make me cry!

The beginning of the book seemed a bit long to me, but by the time I got to the middle - it was great and flowed nicely. This is a fun book to read and I highly recommend it especially if you like chick-lit (like I do!). I never turn down a good chick-lit book!

A personal thank you to Anna Garner, the author, for sending me this e-book to read and review!
Pick up your copy from Amazon -  HERE
And from B&N - HERE


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