Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it's discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she'll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.
With his hard-partying playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150-million-dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the sexy but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked … but only with her. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world—and the internet—that their love is real, something unexpected happens: They start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance … unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.
Lots of people picked this one up when it was freebie but I paid full price of it. If I had read it for free, maybe I would be less ticked off, but I would still be massively irritated by this book.
Some of my ire comes from the fact that I don't really love series that follow the same couple. I misread the blurb and that is on me. However, when a series does follow the same couple, I want and HEA or HFN with each book.
This novella is just series bait. I loathe series bait. And I really hate paying good money for what is basically and ad for the rest of the series.
I have seen a lot of good buzz on Maya Rodale and thought that this novella would be a good introduction.
I love geeky heroines and librarians rock. Her sideline as a Romance Novels isn't so appealing which again is on me because clearly the whole series will focus on that aspect of her character.
I felt given the heroine's personality and even with her desire to change the sex happened way to early in this book and didn't seem to arise out of the characters.
Only getting the heroine's point of view was a really downfall as well. The hero comes off a callous. I have no idea why she would be in to him.
And then...the end. Bleh. He never gets a chance to show her his love in this novella. So. Yuck.
I don't think shall read on.