What’s a girl to do when her boyfriend leaves her because she lacks sizzle? Vow to develop some, that’s what. In a desperate bid to attain everything she lacks, Betsy Kincaid turns to her gay buddy’s new and oh-so-willing roommate for assistance. Matt Pollard is still recovering from his latest romantic debacle. When a beautiful woman offers him the chance to help her improve her sultriness quotient and in the process enjoy some no-strings-attached bedroom action, there’s no way he can refuse. Operation Sizzle is born. But somewhere along the way, their simple arrangement changes from impersonal to something deeper. Then Betsy discovers Matt isn’t gay, and her sense of betrayal at being deceived is matched by his resentment at being blamed for an innocent mistake. But their anger could cost them something they both want: a chance at true love.
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When I first found this book on NetGalley it sounded like something I would be interested in. The title alone I thought was cute and was hoping the story would be too. Once I started to read it I got a little concerned. First of all Matt is a stalker and very creepy. I am not sure if I will be the only one who feels this way about him. But I didn’t like him from the start and my dislike of him continued throughout the book. Rob, who is Betsy’s gay best friend, accidentally switched phones with his cousin Matt. A drunken Betsy thinks she’s calling up Rob, though Matt is really the one on the other line. After she realizes that it isn’t Rob, she ends the call and seems to want nothing to do with him. But Matt was relentless, he continued to call her back and eventually goes over to her apartment and ends up staying the night to “make sure she is okay”. Like what? I am sorry, drunk or not, you would not let a strange man who you don’t know into your home. The entire time I was reading this I felt so creeped out by this guy. Betsy on the other hand is not sure who she is and is very insecure with everything about herself. Because of those things I think it is very easy for Matt to take advantage of her when she is in that head space. I had so many hopes for this story and it had so much potential because I personally have never read a story where cousins or friends accidentally switched phones and a romance/relationship forms. But the fact that Matt was extremely creepy and the actions he presented were unbelievably unrealistic. This book was extremely hard for me to read and I had to push myself to finish. I give this book a ⭐⭐ out of 5 stars.
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