Title: Lying to Meet You
Author: Anna Garner
Publication Date: September 5, 2013
Format: e-book Amazon
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? ~~ synopsis from Goodreads
My thoughts about Lying to Meet You ~~
What an interesting idea - lie about being in a relationship, to make yourself seem unattainable, in order to attract a person that you would like to be in a relationship with. Sound confusing? It's not really, it's rather cute. Chloe and Ethan don't have time for dating and come up with this great idea to 'pretend' date each other, to make themselves more attractive to others. Hmm, it might work.
Anna has written another wonderful, fun story that I was able to read in one sitting. It was that enticing. Of course, it helped that I was on vacation but what better book to read on a road trip than good ol' chick lit? The characters were lovable and believable. They have their ups and downs but Chloe and Ethan have a great, friendly relationship and have a network of supportive friends.
I have read Anna's other books, written as Libby Mercer, (she calls them quirky romances) and have never been disappointed. I always look forward to her next great story!
on the publication of Lying to Meet You!
About the author
Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Garner's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she's since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Anna worked in fashion--first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design.
Although chick lit was her first love, Anna started writing quirky romances, and her first one, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012 under the name of Libby Mercer. This was followed by two more quirky romances: Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Since Lying to Meet You is written in old school chick lit style and isn't a clear cut love story, Anna decided to publish it under her real name. She currently lives in San Francisco and spends most of her time cranking out more stories.
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