It seems that Jane Sparks doesn’t have any luck in relationships. Just when she thinks her high school sweetheart is going to propose to her, instead he dumps her. She didn’t see it coming. His reasoning – she’s just too plain Jane for his taste. So now her confidence has taken a hit and she fears that no matter who she might date, they’ll think the same thing about her. That is, until she attends The Hush Party in the library she works at and her eyes lock with one of the guys there. She doesn’t know who he is, but she sure sees he’s popular because everyone seems to know him. Eventually they get to talk and she finds out that it is Duke Austen, Bad Boy Billionaire. One thing leads to another and with the help of her best friend, Roxanna, they decide to change Jane’s status on Facebook from single to engaged. That being that she’s engaged to Duke Austen. What they don’t realize is that Duke needs a favor and he thinks she’s the perfect person to help him out right now. Does Jane go ahead with helping Duke out? Along the way, do they act on the connection they have flowing between them?
I’d like to say that I thought the storyline idea was a cute one, but as I was reading it, there were parts that were just so dry and boring that I had a hard time pushing through it. It was at these times I thought the characters could have been more lively. I just found Jane to be annoying at times and felt that she was the one causing her own issues. I felt that Jane and Duke were such opposites of each other that I wanted to see how they connected later on in the story. If you’re looking for a book to lose yourself in for a little while, than you might want to take a look at this one.
The first installment of a sexy series about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.
Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook-to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it's discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she'll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.
With his hard-partying playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150-million-dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the sexy but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked … but only with her. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world-and the internet-that their love is real, something unexpected happens: They start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance … unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.