Arrogant womanizer Kyle Manchester hates blind dates; however, when best friend, Brad calls in a favor, insisting Kyle take out his girlfriend’s sister, Kyle reluctantly agrees. Attorney Lanie Carmichael’s appearance is no surprise. She is dowdy, awkward, and dressed in so many layers she resembles a wedding cake, but not in an edible way. Her brazen attitude though, astonishes him, especially when she explains she has no interest in gorgeous Kyle. Lanie Carmichael is in love with Brad, and wants Kyle’s assistance in winning his best friend’s heart.
Kyle gradually accepts, justifying that the mystery of Lanie has sparked his natural, thirsty curiosity. As an ambitious journalist, he also can’t resist the Pulitzer worthy scoop she offers him. However, as Lanie sheds more layers, both emotionally and physically, Kyle begins to examine his life choices, and his true feelings for this enigmatic girl. With Kyle’s support, Lanie begins to unravel the secrets of her past, and the deep pain that has quietly defined her life. As they each learn more about themselves and each other, both question how a relationship built on fraudulent lies between two broken people could ever survive.
The story reminded me a lot of the movie 27 Dresses ! Brad is Kyle's best friend and asks him as a favor to go out on a date with his girlfriend's sister, Lannie. Kyle is the typical selfish, manwhore, avoiding commitment and having only one night stand with girls, so he doesn't want to accept, but Brad makes him accept in the end.
Kyle meets Lannie and he is surprised by her personality. She doesn't act in the way he thought she would do and not only that, but she asks for his help. Lannie is in love with Brad and asks from Kyle to help her win his heart. But Lannie doesn't want to steal Cassie's boyfriend, she just knows that this relationship won't last and wants Brad to notice her when he'll be available again. So she offers a clever business deal for Kyle in order to help her.
Kyle considers the offer and eventually he accepts. He suggests to her that they should pretend to be a couple. But what happens when fake starts getting blurred and turning into real?
I really enjoyed this book! It was so much fun! I loved their banter, I loved Lannie's personality, how she wasn't the Barbie edition, but a real tomboy. She didn't care to look nice, she loved watching sports, she loved fast cars etc. Kyle was also amazing. I loved how he seemed to slowly change around her, without really realizing it.
This is the perfect book if you need something light, sexy & funny. :)