Does being in a relationship make you a hot commodity in the eyes of would-be suitors?
Chloe Lane is about to find out. When her childhood pal, Ethan Webster, asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test this theory, she reluctantly agrees. As a work-crazed fashion designer, boutique owner and soon-to-be reality show judge, Chloe has no time for a real boyfriend, but being part of a faux pair will do just fine. Not that she has any intention of trying to attract someone else.
Opportunity unexpectedly knocks when Chloe meets fellow reality judge, William Shannon. Super successful and super sexy, this high-powered entrepreneur inspires Chloe to test Ethan’s theory herself. Now, on top of keeping her fashion business productive, carving out a new role as a television personality, maintaining a fake relationship and attempting to lay the groundwork for a future relationship, she’s lying to William, lying to her friends, lying to her family and quite possibly lying to herself. Will Chloe be able to keep it all together, or are things about to explode?
Anna Garner is the real name of author Libby Mercer, whom's work I adore. So, I was really excited to read Lying to Meet You! It's a bit longer than the Mercer novels, but it's also a superb chick-lit. I have to say it really reminded me of the Jill Mansell books -who is an auto-buy author for me. The characters are solid, yet relatable and the main character, Chloe is modern without being over the top.
Like most modern women, she tries to juggle it all, and her foundation is like a house of cards. The lies just keep stacking up, and Chloe is going to have make some snap decisions to keep her house stable or it could all come crashing down upon her. I really liked the dialogue she had in her mind, it gave the reader an inner look at how she was feeling and what she was thinking. I also enjoyed the dynamic of the characters. If you like funky, sassy chick-lit, pick up Lying to Meet You! I highly recommend it!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.