An impressive slight of hand. She flipped the script on me. Adeline pays homage to a classic tale while reversing the roles of the main characters. The hero has a beautiful soul trapped inside of a damaged shell, while the heroine is beautiful on the outside and scarred by ugliness within. Adeline marks the first character of Ms. McKnight's that I did not like at first sight. She was rude, mean spirited and judgmental. Yet to love her is to understand her and through the eyes of a broken man and the heart of a gifted writer, readers are given that chance. Adeline proved that even the ugliest of hearts can change. No matter how many times I hear those words, it never tarnishes the value of the lesson.
Adeline is asked by her best friends brother, to play a fake engaged couple. He needs to impress his boss. His boss refuses to give him a partnership if he does not have a better half.
Jack is seriously attracted to Adeline. He knows he shouldn't be. She has agreed to play a part. He knows how dangerous it is to want more from someone who cannot give it to him.
This book was so much fun! It was funny, sad, sweet, & hot. The characters seriously made me laugh. This author always makes me laugh. This book was a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This early copy was given to me by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.