She's doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons.
After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is officially stuck—stuck sleeping on her little brother's ugly couch in Queens, stuck scrolling through job listings in search of a new editorial position…and just desperate enough to take on a temporary gig clearing out abandoned storage units. If nothing else, she's determined to keep her rapidly dwindling savings account intact.
Unfortunately, she is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or dealing with glass jars that she's convinced are full of pickled eyeballs. And why does everything seem to smell like beets?
Then Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service and finds the brothel "résumé" of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich, an astonishingly famous British actor. She has no intention of cashing in on her discovery, but her awkward attempts to reassure Caspian that his secret is safe go awry. Now Caspian is convinced that Clara is a blackmailer, the tabloids have her pegged as Caspian's newest girlfriend…and Clara begins to find the A-lister's charms more irresistible than she expected.
This book was a lot of fun to read! I just had to read it, because hey, it's about a editor down on her luck and a popular actor! How could I not read it? And it was pretty hilarious, from her reactions to what she finds in the various units to the series of events that led to them fake dating!
This book was a roller coaster of emotions for both Clara and for me. Without a job and living on her brother's couch, working at the storage unit, discovering the information about Caspian, the disastrous first encounter they had, all the faked dates...yeah, a lot happened in that month that was emotional and stressful!
I'm not sure if it was a red herring, but I had suspicions about her friend. She really egged Clara on about finding dirt on somebody, she always had time to go help out at the storage units even though she had a job...I almost thought that she had lost her job and had hidden it from Clara, and was going to be a bad guy or something. Nope, just a very lucky and good friend!
My one complaint is that Caspian seemed a little bit too good to be true. Famous, good looking, and a good personality, once she really got to know him. Kind to his fans, and he just happened to fall in love with Clara even through the circumstances of their initial interactions were very hostile. Yeah.
Yeah, this book was a really fantastic book, and I have to check out Summer Heacock's other book!
Author: Summer Heacock
Read: April 19th, 2019
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book and a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Expected Publication: July 2nd 2019