by Kara Isaac
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Women's Fiction
Publication Date: February 19th 2019 by Howard Books
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…
Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father.
Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio and set on achieving his dream of syndication. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’m struggling so hard to write this review. The first 40% of the book was unbelievably slow. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to finish it. But part of me was intrigued and wanted to know more so I pushed through. It wasn’t until 60% of the book that things started moving and happening.
The plot of the book is actually pretty great. I loved the idea of it all. The characters were an amazing bonus to the story. Each one so intricate, with so many layers to them, and filled with secrets. The secrets were pretty much what kept me going. I just wanted to know what was going on with all of them.
I’m a sucker for a good slow-burn romance but this one was just too slow for my liking. I did like the fact that because it was super slow, Rachel and Lucas got to know one another more. Sure, the secrets were still there, but over looking that aspect, they really got to know one another very well, especially Rachel knowing Lucas, since they would talk through the years on his talk show (he didn’t know it was her, though).
Overall, it was a nice read with beautiful characters. I recommend it if you’re looking to take your time while reading. The romance was pretty cute and adorable once it developed.
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