Author: Kelly Jamieson
Published: July 28th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
This boyfriend business is about to get a whole lot more personal…
Event planner Lexi Mannis has a busy life in Chicago—too busy to have a boyfriend. For special occasions, she has her Stand-In Boyfriend, Mac Northrop. Mac offers (almost) all the perks of a real boyfriend—furniture assembly, a date to big events, and someone to cook for. But they've never been “with benefits”…until one wickedly hot night crosses the line.
Mac's been in love with Lexi for ages. He knows he should probably end it, but dammit, he just can't. When things get deliciously down and dirty, Mac is certain that he's made the leap out of the friend zone…until Lexi decides she wants to remain friends. With benefits.
What Lexi doesn't know is that she's running out of time. And if she won't promote Mac to Real Boyfriend, she might just lose her Stand-In Boyfriend to someone else…
So, I was out somewhere waiting my turn and decided to start a new book. My intention was to read a different book than this (because the other book was releasing sooner), but when I accidentally tapped this one I decided to just go with it. And oh... my... god... let me tell you something--the universe knew how much I needed to read this one next.
Lexi and Mac have been the best of friends for years. Their relationship is pretty awesome--they're always there for each other, even as "dates" when needed for events and parties. After another one of their "date" nights, they go back to her place with food and sit around talking. It leads to a very intense sexually charged moment that fills the air between them. Let me just say... FIRST KISS, FIRST KISS, FIRST KISSSSSSSSS!!! And I was dying. I just don't know how to express how amazing it was. In fact, I've read it about fifteen times since finishing the book, that's how much I love it. Their one night together leads to another, but neither time do they discuss how the dynamic of their relationship changed. One thing's for sure--they need to figure it out, and fast, before a simple misunderstanding could wreck their friendship for good.
Her Stand-In Boyfriend is one of the most captivating sexy and sweet stories ever. I love love loved how Lexi and Mac were friends first and how that was the bedrock for the possibility for something more. It's so adorable how Mac feels about Lexi. Book boyfriend alert! Major swooning over here, I'm jealous of Lexi something serious. I am anxiously awaiting more books by Kelly Jamieson!