by Coleen Kwan
When an innocent deal between friends turns sinful...
Cassie Cooper has never been the kind of girl noticed for her looks. But around billionaire Kirk Rochester, her best friend from college, Cassie wishes she could turn just one head--his. So when Kirk asks her to be his pretend girlfriend to thwart another woman's unwanted advances, Cassie embraces the opportunity to prove to him that she does have a feminine side.
Disillusioned by a rough marriage that had an even rougher end, Kirk values friendship more than romance. He's always had a good thing going with Cassie. But he can't ignore how sexy she is now playing the role of his girlfriend, and soon he's fighting a dangerous attraction to her. Even though their time between the sheets is scorching hot, he refuses to take it beyond " friends with benefits." He's learned the hard way that loving someone is the first step to destroying his heart, and he won't risk losing the best person in his life by falling in love with her.
I really fell into this book easily because it had all the makings of the kind of book crack I enjoy: billionaire bad boy, friends who are attracted to each other, etc. There is a lot of emotion and a lot of history between Kirk and Cassie and I thought it was great to have that added depth to the story.
All in all, it turned out just fine. It was an okay read. I probably could have skipped it and been okay. The following is going to sound really weird, but here it goes: it tied up a little too smooth for my liking. Even though there was quite a bit of depth like I said before, it was still lacking in tension between the two characters. Do you need tension to have a good romance novel? I guess not, but I do need that tension to unravel in order to really like a romance novel. Take that however you want lol