Date: May 1, 2004
Reviewed: Advance Reader Copy
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Contemporary Romantic Comedy
By Lisa Plumley
Meredith is house sitting for Marley, her movie star sister, she
spies an invitation to experience the "fantasy of a lifetime."
Deciding that one night of pretending to be Marley will not hurt
anything, Meredith decides to go for it.
The limo, complete with a sexy
escort named Tony, arrives to pick her up. As the ride progresses,
Meredith learns that this fantasy is not just for a single night.
Feeling reckless, Meredith promises to be Tony's for as long as
he would like.
Tony wants her for exactly two
weeks. He is not just a sexy escort. He is the heir to a movie studio.
"Marley" has been hired to work at a camp for aspiring
that she is not Marley. Tony doesn't believe her. This is just another
example of Marley's legendary laziness. He demands that she fulfill
Resigned Meredith decides to
forge ahead. Really, how hard can it be to pretend to be an actress
for two weeks!
It turns out to be much harder
than Meredith expects. Marley is a diva and glamour queen. Meredith
is a tomboy and an academic whiz. Marley lives in her stilettos.
Meredith wouldn't know a pair of stilettos if she fell off one ...
which she does. One other minor problem.... Meredith has no acting
ability whatsoever. To make matters worse, an undercover reporter
is snooping around.
figure out why the actress is so different from what he expected.
Finally, it dawns on him. This is no crackpot excuse. Instead of
movie star Marley, he really does have her nerdy twin sister. With
the specter of bankruptcy looming over the movie studio, Tony must
help Meredith pull off the deception.
As they spend time together,
Tony finds himself unexpectedly falling for Meredith. She returns
the feelings but suspects that "Marley" may be the true
object of his affections. How can she trust the love of a man who
doesn't know the real her?
This book is written in Lisa
Plumley's typical style. Sexy, but not too explicit. Funny, but
not too slapstick. Breezy and lighthearted, it is a very good book.