Author: Jessica Clare
Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Blurb: The New York Times bestselling author of The Billionaire and the Virgin returns with a tale of Shakespearean-style seduction…
Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.
But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.
Review: I love Jessica Clare’s writing style of hot wicked sexy fun, and I really really enjoyed this book. Her billionaire series is one of my favorites to read when I want to escape my boring life of doing laundry and dishes–who wouldn’t want to go into a world where your problems can be solved with the wave of a hand? It’s fun to just imagine for a second that money doesn’t matter and that a handsome man is going to sweep you off your feet, even if your butt’s a little big, am I right? Total girl fantasy!
Edie’s life kinda stinks. She’s a cat behaviorist. What, you say? Yep, cat behaviorist. Who knew cats needed therapy? She’d studied to be a physical trainer, but a skiing accident had ended that as well as her relationship with then boyfriend, Drake. Bitter and alone, Edie’s got a bad limp and a bad attitude towards men which isn’t helped when she overhears some of the groomsmen in her friend Gretchen’s wedding making disparaging remarks about the “cat lady” bridesmaid. Those three guys suck and Edie’s one to hold a grudge, especially against Magnus, the one who pushed back against her counterattack.
Don’t you just love the “hate at first sight” trope?
Magnus is a handsome, self-assured asshole who thinks Edie is cute but a pain in the a$$. He’s willing to be in his friend Hunter’s wedding but this chick is awful–rude, covered in cat hair, and won’t give an inch. Unfortunately, his brother Levi has fallen in love with her sister Bianca, who drives her everywhere, so he’s got to make nice with Edie so his brother can make time with the sister. A whole lot hinges on making Levi happy–their newest video game needs to be built, and unless he gets on board and helps, it’s not going to happen. So, to get Levi’s cooperation, Magnus has to help distract Edie. ACK!
That’s not going to be a problem, right?
When have we EVER seen someone pretend to like someone, date them, begin to develop REAL feelings for them, and then get busted as to the real reason they started the relationship…
Put these tropes in the hands of Jessica Clare and sex it up and BOOM! You get the hottest, sexiest hate-into-love, come on please don’t hate me book that ever was! It has raunchy, good-times fun, with bad siblings versus good, cats cats and more cats, and a bride-to-be that’s got her matchmaking grove on. I can’t wait for the other books to read, so hurry up Ms. Clare! Thanks!