Check out this new release from Christine Warner
Title: A Friendly Flirtation
Series: Friends First
Author: Christine Warner
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: 2/15/2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 246 pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
One kiss can change your life…
Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she’s the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…
Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.
When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jared is dating Allison, their friendship and business partnership sour. Allison, consumed by guilt, must make a choice: stay with Jared, even though that means ruining his friendship with Nick and possibly his career, or leave the one man who sets her on fire.
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Lowdown: Allison is tired of being the geeky girl who eats lunch alone, never gets noticed and never gets invited out for drinks after work. She is ready to change and needs help. So she goes to her brother’s best friend, Jared, who she has had a long term crush on. He is hesitant to help, but realizes how important this is to her, he decides to help. During the transformation process, they begin to realize their feelings for each other.
My opinion: I like A Friendly Flirtation. It was funny and sweet and I love a good Ugly Duckling story. I found myself frustrated with Allison sometimes and I thought Jared was a little cliché. However, as a whole, the story kept me entertained right through to the HEA.