Prior to that point, it was a mildly interesting story about a woman who accomplished a lot despite a highly dysfunctional upbringing, set against the rapidly changing culture of China in the second half of the twentieth century.
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.