Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Reunion Lie-Lucy King

The Reunion Lie

Lucy King

Harlequin Kiss, Nov 19 2013, $4.99

ISBN: 9780373207411

Thirtyish statistician Zoe Montgomery needs to flaunt something at her high school bullies at the upcoming reunion. She chooses a fake fiancĂ© and persuades a reluctant hunk Dan Forrester to play the role. A total stranger considered London’s number one bachelor, affluent Dan hesitantly agrees to pose as her boyfriend.

Dan and Zoe perform their roles with gusto leaving her tormentors jealous of her. However, the co-stars’ Academy Award worthy performances is so good because they are not acting as a couple in love; they are in love. Still fooled once by a gut-wrenching betrayal, Dan refuses to be fooled twice by love.

The Reunion Lie is an entertaining over the top of Big Ben romance starring two amiable lead characters. The amusing asides by each protagonist add depth to understanding both of them though also distracts from the prime premise of "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to device" (Marmion by Walter Scott) compounded by falling in love.

Harriet Klausner

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