If you are looking for your next romantic comedy, then you don’t want to miss this one. Trust me on this! This was my third book by Jana Aston and without a doubt my favorite. ‘Trust’ was simply fantastic, a well done romantic comedy that sucked me in from the start with its engaging story line and endearing characters. This third book in the series had a little bit of everything, which I really loved, Jana blending the sweetness, sexiness and humor really great.
Chloe Scott is a twenty-two second grade teacher. She’s single, but she really doesn’t want to be, especially since all her girlfriends are in a relationship or married. She doesn’t need a man. She really doesn’t! But she kind of wants one. The problem is dating for Chloe is the worst thing ever. She hates the concept of dating, mainly because she’s not good at it. Like at all! She tried it…multiple times and every single time it was a disaster, because Chloe is super awkward with every single one of her dates. Needless to say, dating, every kind of dating, but especially the online kind is very hard for Chloe, so she decides to take a break from it.
“Boyd Gallagher is… something. I’m not sure what, exactly. But he’s something.”
Chloe’s best friend, Everly, has been trying to push her to go out with Sophie’s (another friend of theirs) half-brother, but Chloe doesn’t want a date with this sexy as hell man, especially since their first encounter was so awkward on so many levels. Boyd wants to get to know Chloe better. He truly believes she’s different from any other women he met before, sexy and interesting, even if she’s nerdy and so unsure of herself. In order to get to know her better, Boyd kind of blackmails her. For Boyd to forget everything about their strange encounter, Chloe will have to spend a weekend with him for a family wedding pretending to be his girlfriend.
The dynamic between them slowly, but surely starts to change when they start spending more and more time together.
“…holy shit, Boyd Gallagher can make you forget. His lips can drive every single thought out of your head.”
I really enjoyed this fun, sweet and sexy read! It made me smile and swoon and I had so much fun reading these characters’ story. The story was entertaining and I honestly enjoyed every single aspect of this story. Both Chloe and Boyd were fun, engaging characters. Chloe was an awesome heroine. I loved her which it’s really strange since I’m not a big fan of unsure of themselves heroines. But Chloe here was endearing 100%. She was awkward, like I previously mentioned and a little weird, but here’s the thing, she accepted her weirdness, which I admired to be honest. She was a fun, sassy heroine and as the story unfolded and I got to know her better, I came to enjoy her character more and more. She truly was a vivid, adorable, relatable heroine. It goes without saying, I loved her portrayal.
“You are the most alluring woman I’ve ever met,” he says when I release his lip. Alluring? Not awkward? That can’t be right.
Boyd was wonderful. I liked him a lot. He was sexy, charming and sweet, thoughtful and considerate and overall a fantastic guy. I loved how patient he was with Chloe at times and how he accepted her exactly how she was. He was exactly what Chloe needed in every single way.
The romance aspect was really great. I loved how these two’s relationship progressed. Nothing was rushed, everything was exciting and these two characters as a fake or real couple were sweet and lovely. I enjoyed their interactions, the sweet, awkward moments between them and of course their sexy times. These two were hot together as much as they were cute, which I loved, since everything was very nice balanced IMO.
“He’s got this way of looking at me that makes me agreeable. He looks at me like he really sees me..”
The supporting characters were great and colorful and I loved the fun interactions between the girls.
Overall, a delightful romantic comedy!