And then she kisses me. Just like that, I’m driving her up the coast, on our way to a wedding with a mess of complications. With each hour and each stop, I’m falling harder and harder for a woman who doesn’t know my actual name.
I’m trying to do the right thing. Or the lesser of the wrong things. All my life I’ve had to clean up my brother’s messes, but for the first time ever, I’ve landed the upper hand in one of our switcheroo schemes. Now I’ve just got to come clean and convince Gwen that I’m the brother she should be with.
I liked Gwen, I liked Ethan so it should have been a quick enjoyable read.
Except, it wasn't.
The book was fine - really fun and lovely - if you ignored the glaring fact that the romantic interest was pretending to be his twin brother the entire time and failed so many times to confess the mess he'd gotten himself into, to the woman he had fallen in love with!
There was always an excuse and, frankly, the excuses weren't good enough.
The simple fact was, Evan and Gwen hadn't been together all that long, they'd never went further than kissing, it would have been an awkward and messy conversation for Ethan to have with her (on behalf of his twin) but it would have been better than the way it played out!
I could suspend reality and accept that Gwen didn't know the difference between the brothers, that she wrote off the sudden burst of sparks in her relationship, as just one of those things and didn't question why things were different, but I couldn't write off the deceit.
Yes, I knew going in what the premise of the book was but I figured that it would have come to light earlier and thus the book would have taken a different path, not the deception coming to light almost at the end! Seriously, a chapter or two set a few months down the road solves all the ills?!
Nope. Not buying it.
Frustrating. It was frustrating.
But, as I said, if you ignore the lengthy deception then it's fun. It's flirty. It's sweet. It's a good brain-fluffy contemporary romance and I like those.
It was well written and I'd definitely read the author again (I loved some of her other books) but this was just disappointing.