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I'm sorry. No.
on November 12, 2012
I'd like to give this more stars. The author is very talented and she knows how to keep you wanting to know what happens next. I couldn't put the book down, start to finish. That is a rare gift and because of that I would be willing to read more of her work. Overall though, I was incredible disturbed by the characters, aspects of the plot, and the ending.
SPOILER ALERT The lack of consequences for Holt's elaborate lies to Miranda to get her to sleep with him, lies that include pretending to be his twin brother and starting a relationship with her were incredibly off putting. Let me say that one more time. He lied to his personal assistant, pretended to be his non-existent twin brother, started a relationship with her as that twin brother, and when she finds out at the end she's fine with it because true love. Zero consequences. She doesn't even get mad bro.
It would have been better had he suffered some kind of consequences, any at all, but she falls into his arms with no thought to the elaborate craziness she just lived through. All is just forgiven, happily ever after. And she's not the only one who sees this as acceptable behavior. The "hero" gets an old friend to pretend to be trying to get into his pants, this is at a business meeting they're all supposed to be attending for reasons I have forgotten. Holt uses a business meeting to try to make his personal assistant jealous so she'll sleep with him even though she's supposed to be dating/living with his brother who is actually him. When it looks like they've taken the ruse too far, one guy steps up and says to knock it off. One. No one else really has that big of a problem with a boss trying to manipulate his employee into sleeping with him and cheating on his brother. END SPOILER.
It broke my brain.