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When Kennedy agrees to help Nate—a walking nerd cliché—re-invent himself to find the woman of his dreams, she’s in no danger of falling for him: She has an aversion to relationships and a thing for perfection, and he’s far from perfect. Isn’t he?

Kennedy loves everything about her life. Working with her two best friends in their successful matchmaking firm, she's the makeover expert. Not surprising, given that she has completely remade herself from a fat, bookish teenager into a sexy, successful entrepreneur. She also knows she has issues, so any thought of a relationship for herself is completely out of the picture, even though she finds matching other people up with a perfect mate completely satisfying. When a new client botches a speed-dating event, Kennedy agrees to take him under her wing and guide him through his own transformation, physically and socially. But really, who knew a rocket scientist could be so hot? Not that she’s paying attention. At all. Of course, life has an odd way of making you face your inner demons when you’re most reluctant to admit they exist, and the more Kennedy resists her attraction to Nate, the more circumstances challenge her masks and demand she embrace her true self. Romance star Probst pens another sexy, satisfying romance, though certain plot and character elements don’t hang quite right on the frame, and some details might leave the reader slightly uncomfortable. Still, the Pygmalion, nerd-to–hot hero concept is fun, and while at times Kennedy may be hard to like, her weaknesses are understandable due to a sympathetic back story.

Not perfect but fun and flirtatious, with enough potent emotional touchstones to keep the reader engaged.

Pub Date: April 29th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4767-4494-0
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2014


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