Author: Gemma Townley
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (June 10, 2008)
From the back of the book:
Jessica Wild isn’t big on commitment. But after inheriting millions from Grace, a sweet old lady she met in her grandmother’s nursing home, the situation seems to have changed. To put an end to the many questions about her nonexistent love life, Jess had led Grace to believe she had a boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband: her glamorous boss, Anthony Milton. But Jess’s fantasy to keep Grace happy has backfired–Grace has passed away and left her fortune not to Jessica Wild but to Mrs. Jessica Milton.
Having weighed all legal options, Jess comes to the realization that there’s only one thing she can do: get Anthony to fall in love with her and pop the question for real. With help from her feisty best friend, Helen, Jess reluctantly learns the art of flirting, seduction, and playing hard to get. But just when it appears that Anthony is about to ask the (literal) million-dollar question, Jess finds herself wondering if it’s right to say “I do” for all the wrong reasons.
The book was good, not great but good. Something I was able to read in between classes and while on my lunch break. The story was well thought out and planned, I even laughed out loud a few times earning myself dubious glares from other students in the study lounges. The main character was realistic, and had flaws that most women do. I liked that about this book, it wasn’t overly exaggerated. Parts were a little predictable, but a good read none the less. I’m looking forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5