Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Hotness Factor: Sweetness with a kick to the balls!
Book Length (Est.): 310 Pages
Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.
In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new “boyfriend” beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?
*I received this book free from Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review*
Marin may be a couple’s therapist, but it’ll only take one event to completely shatter all of her illusions about love and ‘happily ever after’. Then it’s game on to determine her theory that all men are cheaters and liars.
First there’s the fiancé, Chad. Two words come to mind…muscle-head douchebag. Sweetness pours off of him and it’s hard not to like him. Of course so does every girl. And that’s the problem.
Then there’s Anderson. He’s a doctor Marin met at a club, one who rocked the hell out of her world. When they meet up in public, outside of their normal time, it’s quite hilarious. I was laughing so hard at her professionalism.
“A moment of silence created an unnerving wave of tension. I relaxed for a second and tried to think of how I could make Anderson’s torture just a little more entertaining.
I snapped my fingers in recognition. “I know why look familiar,” I said. Anderson’s eyes widened and the color drained from his face. Surely he thought I was going to blow him in right then.”
And of course the best is last. James. How can you not love a guy you buys you ice cream after you hurt your knee? He’s just so precious and the things Marin does to prove he’s just like the others is horribly sad. But when you meet the right one sometimes even the lies can be overlooked if the meaning behind them wasn’t malicious.
“A man’s private porn stash exposes his deepest sexual desires. They make porn for every kind of masturbating bastard on this planet.”
This storyline reminded me of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but with a few more twists. If you enjoyed that then you’ll probably enjoy this too.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: Definitely the confrontation between her and Anderson at her office. The way she turned it almost into a game was hilarious.
My Favorite Moment: When James meets Marin’s family.
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