I was invited to review this book by the publishers, but the review is completely based on my own reading experience.
I like the fake dating trope as much as most people and this story has its ups as well as a few downs in the telling of the tale.
Clara Montgomery is an out-of-work book editor who is embarking on a unique job of sifting through old storage units with unpaid bills. This is not something she is physically ready for but she learns on the go. There are secrets boxed up in those units and in one, with the help of her friend she finds dirt on about one currently famous actor. This brings her into his periphery and lands her in an unwanted role. The narrative was funny, and the supporting cast really realistic but I had a problem with the number of back and forths between our lead protagonists. The number of times tears and fears play a role in the narrative made me a little tired beyond a point.
I really enjoyed the writing and the zeal of our leading lady. The actual job of a working actor and editor was seamlessly incorporated into the tale which made for an interesting read when that bit came up. I would have liked to dwell more on the storage units since they seemed to be such a treasure trove for story material. I enjoyed Clara’s time there than anywhere else in the book!
I would recommend this book to people who read this genre and who like well-done friendships and sibling relationships thrown into the mix.