Rating: 5/5 stars
Publication Date: July 28th, 2015
This boyfriend business is about to get a whole lot more personal…
Event planner Lexi Mannis has a busy life in Chicago—too busy to have a boyfriend. For special occasions, she has her Stand-In Boyfriend, Mac Northrop. Mac offers (almost) all the perks of a real boyfriend—furniture assembly, a date to big events, and someone to cook for. But they've never been “with benefits”…until one wickedly hot night crosses the line.
Mac's been in love with Lexi for ages. He knows he should probably end it, but dammit, he just can't. When things get deliciously down and dirty, Mac is certain that he's made the leap out of the friend zone…until Lexi decides she wants to remain friends. With benefits.
What Lexi doesn't know is that she's running out of time. And if she won't promote Mac to Real Boyfriend, she might just lose her Stand-In Boyfriend to someone else…
The first time I saw this book and read the blurb I knew that I could get angst and two friends falling in love. I was hoping that I would be satisfied with how things worked out and I was. I am glad that the execution of the story went as promised and wasn't a screw up in the process as it happens sometimes. The dual point of view helped with that.
Lexi's character is complex and I like her. She knows what she wants or what she thinks she wants and she is getting it. Mac's personality is a contrast to the one person who have a his job should have. Honestly, if his job wasn't mentioned, I would have thought that he is a computer geek (not that he isn't now). He is more of a softy than I expected, but that's not a bad thing. I am recommending this book to everyone who likes the romance between two friends and a little angst in the story.