Author: Ellie Cahill
Rating: 3.5 stars
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.
Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
Review: This story started with a really cute premise and developed into a fun and light romance. I really enjoyed the way the characters developed and how the author took us along with them in a plotline that contained one huge, hidden secret and a couple of other surprise that she dealt with in an interesting way. Great light read for a sunny winter day.
Clementine had really screwed up when she was nineteen. She’d trusted a new boyfriend who used her in a blackmail scheme to get money from her wealthy family. Ever since then, she’s supposed to be completely off of all social media. But she’s not, which is one of the reasons she can’t tell her grandparents what she wants to do with her career.
Clementine accidentally tripped on her luggage and fell onto a handsome stranger at the airport. If that wasn’t enough, when she and her brother Honor got to California, she realized that she had the cutie’s phone. In his rush to get on the plane, her brother had confused her phone with his.
While there’s lots of agita involving Clementine’s wealthy family and the mistake she’d made several years before, the underlying romance is sweet and sincere. Both characters, while young and inexperienced, really care about each other. And even I was very suspicious about Justin’s behaviour and was worried right along with Clementine about his motivation, so I can understand her dragging her feet about telling him. FYI: This seems Young Adult whether it’s marked that or not.