This is one romance worth getting trapped in!
Bambi Benson is a feminist who is hard at work earning her Harvard Ph.D.
While working undercover, doing research for her dissertation, at a Hooter’s knockoff bar called The Booby Trap, Bambi meets Trip Whitley, a good looking Boston bachelor who just happens to need a lesson in humility.
When Trip offers to pay Bambi to pretend to be his camera ready girlfriend in order to shock his father, head of the family business, Belles and Beaux, things move beyond anyone’s expectations and both Trip and Bambi find out that love and relationships can’t be based on assumptions and half truths.
This was such a fun book to read. The flow is easy, there’s no choppiness and the story line is well thought out. The characters are well developed and the author allowed time in the story for the reader to get to know them. The story is somewhat predictable, but it pulls you in and gives enough turns to keep you interested.
What I liked best about this book is the strong female character. Bambi knows what she wants and even when faced with other’s doubts about her, she doesn’t show weakness or naiveness. It’s refreshing to read a romance where the heroin isn’t syrupy sweet and dependent on the guy to save the day.
Trip is sweet and endearing, a regular guy trying to show that he can be serious about the family business if his father would only give him the chance. He seems a little too brooding at times, but this seems to add charm to his boyish ways.
Both characters had some sarcastic humor which played back and forth and gave their relationship a little more reality.
If your looking for a fun, short summer beach read, this one is a great start!
This book was provided for review by Netgalley.