glorified secretary who thinks color-coding my library is a wild Friday night.
So when he shows up after all this time wanting to make good on our childhood
deal to tie the knot, it’s not because he can’t resist my perfect credit score.
I’m the (safe, sensible) girl for the job. I would be insulted… if the proposal
didn’t come with an all-expenses-paid trip to England while he shoots a new
movie version of ’Pride & Prejudice.’
nights with a chiseled hunk who knows all the right moves.
But all our fake-smoldering is getting my very real panties in a twist. It turns
out, Jax is so much more than just a reckless playboy. He makes me want to
forget our ‘arrangement’.. and break all the rules.
scheming actresses, control-freak PR crews, and a pesky little thing called
love ruin the best (fake) relationship of my life?
I always enjoy Katie McCoy’s books because they are so lighthearted and sweet. They are perfect for a relaxing escape that you don’t have to think to much about. They are also insanely funny, romantic, and swoon worthy! Heartthrob was so different!
The Story. Penny was recently dumped for being too serious and funny so when her childhood friend turned movie star comes knocking on her door asking for a favor, she decides to go with it. This story was a whirlwind of once in a lifetime trips, the ultimate Mr. Darcy, and sexy times. Penny and Jax both knew this was not supposed to be real, but the lines keep getting blurred, which leaves Penny wondering what is real and what isn’t.
Penny. Primarily, the story was told from Penny’s POV, which I really liked. Penny is tired of being serious, boring Penny and tried to embrace this new spontaneous side that Jax brings out in her. Penny struggles with Jax’s fame and the public moments they share not being theirs. Being in love with an actor is not all it’s cracked up to be because Penny has a hard time determining if Jax is being serious about her or if he is just acting the part of the doting boyfriend. I loved how much she defended Jax to his less than supportive parents. I wanted to give her a standing ovation.
Jax. We got peaks into Jax’s head every once in a while to figure out where he was coming from. Max’s parent’s relationship is awful and Jax refuses to fall in love with someone because he doesn’t think it will ever last. This is one issue that nearly tears this couple a part. I loved Jax with his posh British accent and Mr. Darcy costumes. He was sweet and truly cared for Penny…as a friend. He just wanted to make his parents and her proud. I wanted to boot him in the ass a few times for being pigheaded, but everyone has to have their flaws I guess.
I recommend this story to those who love: sexy, British accents, intelligent heroines, Pride & Prejudice, fake relationship themes, and Hollywood actors.
Overall Rating: ★★★★/★★★★★