Text Me, Maybe
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New to the Big Apple, the last thing Lexie Bloom needs is to fall for two guys at once. Especially when she can’t have either. One is her personal trainer, an Adonis way out of her league. The other? A Brit Lit professor her svelte boss insists she woo for her—via text message, no less. Little does she know, the two are the same man…
Matthew Hennessey is intrigued by his shy new client at the gym. But before he gets the chance to ask her out, he discovers she’s the one crafting the flirty texts sent to him by a woman who wouldn’t know Lord Byron from Lady Gaga. To get to know her better, he allows Lexie to play her role. She may have given up on the idea of romance, but Matthew’s bound and determined to show her love is alive and well in New York City.
Wear me down
Lexie has a great perk at work. She can use the company gym, and even get a personal trainer. Matthew is a sexy and energetic trainer who makes her into a puddle of goo with one look.
Matthew also has hidden talents. There are many secrets he has, and is afraid to divulge. One that could get Lexie fired, is the biggest one of all. Lexie does not want to be attracted to her trainer, how cliche' right? But when the feeling is mutual what's a girl to do?
This was such a fun read. I enjoyed it, even though I wanted to jump into the book and slap a few people. Overall a good story with rich characters.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review only.
Quick and Light
Lexie has moved to NYC to become a writer. To pay her bills, she gets a job as an assistant to a new firm partner. Many assistants are asked to complete personal tasks for the their bosses and Lexie is no different. Her boss asks her to talk to the trainer at the building gym she's been trying to set a date with since he’s a British Lit professor and Lexie was an English major.
Matthew is a personal trainer and a British Lit professor at the local university. He realizes pretty earlier on that his new client is posing as her boss in the texts. Matt takes it as the opportunity to get to know Lexie and try to open her up to the potential of a relationship.
This was a quick fun read. The story was definitely cute. I was able to read it in one sitting. There were some things that didn’t really make sense (why do two professors at this university need to also be personal trainers??, why if Lexie has experienced such dishonesty in relationships does she think it’s ok to help her boss do it?). If you’re looking for a light story this is definitely the book for you.
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
light, and fun; an easy-to-read page-turner
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Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Couple sitting in casual, relaxed poses with hints of fun and flirtation. Simple, legible font. Good color choices. Synopsis sounds entertaining.
Third person POV.
Lexie is new to the city and a new employee where she desperately wants to prove herself. She's hot for her new fitness trainer, but is afraid of relationships after seeing her mother's disastrous relationships after her dad died, plus she's dated plenty of losers. Her boss also has an obsession with a trainer and wants Lexie to flirt and get a date with the "boy toy" for her. Matthew is the trainer / boy toy. He likes Lexie from the moment he sets eyes on her. As soon as he suspects her boss is trying to get a date through Lexie, he worries if he declines it'll effect her job, so he begins a double identity as Lexie begins acting on her boss' behalf. It's a tangled little web of deceit and half-truths, but there are some really cute, genuine connection moments.
The best part is that this story flows so incredibly smooth, before I even noticed, I'd passed the halfway point. There are some okay secondary characters and some truly awful ones. Dialogue is good. Interactions were, by turns, awkward and sweet. The plot is rather simple otherwise, lacking dynamics and depth, keeping it more light and fun. The conflicts were resolved quite simply. Predictability was low. The conclusion is solid enough with it's HEA, but I'd liked to have learned about the outcome of her play and what became of Remy. Overall, it was interesting, light, and fun; an easy-to-read page-turner.
Rating: [R] ~ Score: 3.95 ~ Stars: 4