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Phil est en un aprieto su madre acaba de confesarle que todos en el pueblo piensan que es gay solo porque nunca ha llevado a una chica a casa Veamos, a Phil le encantan las mujeres, mucho, solo que nunca se queda con la misma durante mucho tiempo Ahora, agraviado por lo que le ha dicho su madre, le miente y dice estar con una mujer As que ahora tendr que llevar a alguien a casa Solo que no encuentra a nadie adecuado A nadie hasta que le sugieren a su recepcionista Margot Pero la l ne Phil est en un aprieto su madre acaba de confesarle que todos en el pueblo piensan que es gay solo porque nunca ha llevado a una chica a casa Veamos, a Phil le encantan las mujeres, mucho, solo que nunca se queda con la misma durante mucho tiempo Ahora, agraviado por lo que le ha dicho su madre, le miente y dice estar con una mujer As que ahora tendr que llevar a alguien a casa Solo que no encuentra a nadie adecuado A nadie hasta que le sugieren a su recepcionista Margot Pero la l nea entre fingir y la realidad se desdibuja r pidamente.Me gust , es entretenida la historia y todo eso, solo que no me creo el amor que dicen tenerse Quiz por parte de Margot podr a creerlo, pero Phil Mmmm No, no creo Creo que fue m s problema de la forma de escribir de la autora que no supo transmitirme el amor que se supone deb an sentir los personajes Solo me qued fr a con ellos En cuanto a la hermanastra de Margot, me fastidia much simo que simplemente la t a se quede en casa de Margot despu s de todo lo que le dijo, con toda la jeta del mundo Eso, y que Margot tampoco la echa Tiene estudios y est trabajando, que se busque la vida que tiene 25 a os y est intentando vivir a tu cuenta y gratis En cuanto al padre de ambas Bueno, simplemente tirarlo de un puente no parece suficiente Menudo gilipollas de mierda No hay mas.En resumen, la historia es ligera y sencilla, me recuerda a las pel culas de antena 3 los s bados a la tarde Apenas tiene drama as que es f cil de leer I wanted to like this book, I really did I guess I hoped it would be a light, fluffy, chicklit y read, but there was just too much other stuff in the book that ruined that would be feeling for me What I like about chicklit is strong female characters not necessarily because they start out that way, but because they learn to stand up for themselves and what they want What I like about romance is the melding of minds and bodies, depending on what type of romance I m reading and that warm fuz I wanted to like this book, I really did I guess I hoped it would be a light, fluffy, chicklit y read, but there was just too much other stuff in the book that ruined that would be feeling for me What I like about chicklit is strong female characters not necessarily because they start out that way, but because they learn to stand up for themselves and what they want What I like about romance is the melding of minds and bodies, depending on what type of romance I m reading and that warm fuzzy feeling you get from reading about two people you care about finding each other and living happily ever after Unfortunately, this is not what I got from reading this book Sure, the basics were there, but the surrounding events and characters stole something from what could have been a good romance Be warned, there is a rant coming on view spoiler 1 The parents a His parentsThese characters annoyed me to no end Mom even got her own POV First of all, if you re going to follow a strict moral code, please do so in all your dealings The hypocrisy made my skin itch How was it okay for her to lie and make up rumours about her son and then to trick him into sharing a bed with his supposed girlfriend, and then turn around and condemn them for sleeping together If you re throwing around words like fornication definitely a mood killer in a contemporary romance , you should be backing your character up with a lotrighteousness if you want anyone to at least understand them To top it off, we never heard from the parents again after the trip, save for a brief mention of them in the epilogue, so there was no room to make them likeable in the least b Her parentsFor most of the book, we were led to believe that Margot was all alone in the world, having lost her mother at 18 Then, sometime around 60 70 % in, we find out that she was the love child of a judge and has a half sister that suddenly shows up to stay with her because her parents kicked her out at 23 for slacking off Then we find out that her father wants nothing to do with her unless it s to criticize and blame her for corrupting her half sister Uh, what How is she corrupting someone we just met and never heard of before To top that off, the fact that she s a love child apparently warrants baggage and scorn from other people Seriously Was this not a semi contemporary book I saw them mention a BlackBerry, so surely it s set in the 20th century 2 The brother What kind of married man will make crude and lewd hey, that rhymes remarks about his brother s supposed girlfriend and have them watch a horse breeding to get her in the mood Seriously SERIOUSLY 3 The insta friendshipHey, it s great that Margot becomes such close friends with her boss wife on the days before she s due to quit, but it just seemed a bit off to me 4 The insta loveOkay, I m using the term wrong here, but it s just so sudden Margot is crushing on Phil for three years, and he has absolutely no interest in her He makes this abundantly clear to his co worker, and she overhears When she quits and he is left with no choice but to bring her to meet his parents , he suddenly realizes he finds her attractive One weekend later and he s in love So much so, in fact, that he drops her like a hot potatoe when he thinks he might have competition for her affections 5 The names This is highly subjective as is this entire review , but I just can t get that excited about a man named Phil No offense to you Phils out there Not a huge fan of Margot , either, unless she had been French Which she was not It just feels old, which in turn makes me think they re in their 40s and 50s and not in their 20s and 30s 6 The loose ends Even though I must admit I was happy to see the book come to an end, there were so many loose ends left to tie up with regards to the family and friends What happened to the relationship between Margot and Phil s parents obviously they hadn t seen them since that weekend and Phil had to propose before they came to visit Did Margot s sister straighten out her life Did Margot s dad ever eat a piece of humble pie Did the co worker s new baby and dog get along the baby could develop allergies, or the dog become jealous of the baby getting all the attention did he move in with Margot instead Did the doctor that was chasing after Margot accept defeat or was there tension with them working together and did he stay a client to Phil Did Rebecca the receptionist work out or did they have to find a replacement Did Phil and his co worker ever do anything at work except leaf through papers and gossip about the former and present staff See I have questions about characters I really could care less about, but it still bugs me that I can t close the book on them too hide spoiler Ouch I guess I tend to only write long reviews when I am being harsh Bad Sweede I m sure plenty of people will enjoy this book I m just sorry I wasn t one of them Y este libro no es para m.Toda la trama de la novia falsa, primero que todo el ni la nota ni le importa, pero cuando ella renuncia bum de un pronto a otro exciste, luego ella haciendo un cambio radical de imagen ohhh ahora como por arte de magia el mae esta enamorado de ella.Toda la cosa en los establos y los caballosno te no palabras para esa parte del libro m s que all termine de confirmar que no es para mi.Enserio ese es el equipaje que tienen por favor no es nada comparados a otros equi Y este libro no es para m.Toda la trama de la novia falsa, primero que todo el ni la nota ni le importa, pero cuando ella renuncia bum de un pronto a otro exciste, luego ella haciendo un cambio radical de imagen ohhh ahora como por arte de magia el mae esta enamorado de ella.Toda la cosa en los establos y los caballosno te no palabras para esa parte del libro m s que all termine de confirmar que no es para mi.Enserio ese es el equipaje que tienen por favor no es nada comparados a otros equipajes eso mas bien rayo en la tontera para mi.La mam de el si tiene sus momentos pero inventar todo eso para el hijo INNECESARIO.La marcada homofobia en los personajes de este libro me es molesto e irritante.En general si queres leerlo l elo pero si tienes algo mejor mejor lee el otro.No disfrute para nada esta lectura It could have been such a sweet story, but was ruined by two thingsEXTREME CRINGE The was a scene in the book where our h H visit his brothers stables to watch the horses mating Whist the horses were doing their thing, the h H are getting turned on and the narrative keeps making reference to the smell of sex coming from the horses Not nice It put me off big time.But what was also present was the homophobic undertones throughout the book One star from me It could have been such a sweet story, but was ruined by two thingsEXTREME CRINGE The was a scene in the book where our hH visit his brothers stables to watch the horses mating Whist the horses were doing their thing, the hH are getting turned on and the narrative keeps making reference to the smell of sex coming from the horses Not nice It put me off big time.But what was also present was the homophobic undertones throughout the book One star from me De lo m s clich a lo bizarro El tipo es catalogado de gay y decide llevar a su secretaria para ser presentada como su novia, as callar los rus sobre su sexualidad Lo cierto, es que nunca le ha parecido atractiva la mujer y de pronto , de un momento a otro lo tiene loco Para que decir, que el hermano en un momento ofrece ver a los caballos follando y ellos terminan calent ndose con eso Jajajaja noooo. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Cuando me le la sinopsis del libro pens , bueno, quiz s me llegu a sorprender, d mosle una oportunidad El libro no me defraud del todo porque ya me hab a imaginado que no iba a ser tan diferente u original, sin embargo lleg a sorprenderme en varias ocasiones y, aunque estoy segura de que las cosas tuvieron que pasar como pasaron, en el fondo tuve una peque a esperanza de que fuera diferente.Me molest un poco la faceta homof bica de Phil y aunque puedo entender que se sent a inseguro y qu Cuando me le la sinopsis del libro pens , bueno, quiz s me llegu a sorprender, d mosle una oportunidad El libro no me defraud del todo porque ya me hab a imaginado que no iba a ser tan diferente u original, sin embargo lleg a sorprenderme en varias ocasiones y, aunque estoy segura de que las cosas tuvieron que pasar como pasaron, en el fondo tuve una peque a esperanza de que fuera diferente.Me molest un poco la faceta homof bica de Phil y aunque puedo entender que se sent a inseguro y que solo quer a ganarse un poco de respeto de su padre que, por cierto, no me pareci tan malo como Phil lo hab a hecho parecer , no me pareci del todo bien Aunque me irrit mucho m s que Margot aceptase despu s de haber sido insultada yo, desde luego, no lo har a Y que de repente Margot pasase de ser una chica simple, aburrida y sin atractivo a un super sexy bomb n que derrochaba hormonas Me pareci rid culo, y de la nada Phil se siente atra do por ella y se llega a enamorar de ella Nope, Phil me pareci m s superficial e infantil.Hubo muchos momentos en los que pens en dejar la novela y no seguir ley ndola pero tambi n hubo momentos en los que no pod a parar de leer, en especial los momentos de Danny y Kate, qu puedo decir Me encantaron y me gustar a poder leer un peque o spin off sobre ellos Otro de los personajes que me encant fue Devon En general Si quieres leer un libro clich para pasar el tiempo y distraerte un rato este es un buen libro Me gust este libro pero odie algunos aspectos como la homofobia, y en serio, caballos fornicando &Download Ebook ↱ The Sweetheart Hoax ☠ Librarian s note This is an alternative cover edition for ASIN BUJWQWhen urbane architect, Phil Williams, must bring a woman home to quell rumors he s gay, his only choice is the one woman least likely to impress his dowdy receptionistMargot Manning has been secretly in love with Phil for years She s just quit her job and is ready to begin her life anew as a nurse Phil s outrageous offer is one she can t refuse As Margot readies to accompany Phil to his hometown, she steels herself for heartbreakAfter Margot s makeover and a weekend spent attached at the hip, Phil admits he misjudged his former employee He s ready to pursue her in earnest, if only her scandalous past didn t stand in their way Super fast read that dovetails with an earlier book by this author This is a nice mix of romance with a touch of steam, and the fake date story line It s the fourth of Christy s books I ve read and I ve liked every one and have threein my TBR pile. When Christy Hayes asked me to review The Sweetheart Hoax I was oh so excited I had already read Heart of Glass and I was so excited to read this one It did not disappoint We met Phil in Heart of Glass he s Danny s partner in their architect business Phil likes to having a dashing woman on his arm at all times, but he s still looking for that special someone to share his life He think s he ll find that someone by dating models and the like but we know better Margot is a hardworking recept When Christy Hayes asked me to review The Sweetheart Hoax I was oh so excited I had already read Heart of Glass and I was so excited to read this one It did not disappoint We met Phil in Heart of Glass he s Danny s partner in their architect business Phil likes to having a dashing woman on his arm at all times, but he s still looking for that special someone to share his life He think s he ll find that someone by dating models and the like but we know better Margot is a hardworking receptionist that has been simultaneously pursuing her dreams It is no easy task for her because things have not been handed to her on a platter Margot has secretly had a crush on Phil for years, but he has never quite noticed heruntil she quits her job.I read The Sweetheard Hoax during Dewey s Readathon because I purposefully saved it I knew it would be a winner and it was I love how Christy Hayes can take a premise that we ve heard before and make the characters wonderful and their story engrossing I think she also has a talent of connecting with the reader I found myself laughing out loud at the characters because I understood them, and not just because of their sense of humor Everything felt real, like it could happen in real life I don t think a premise has to be unique in romance but it has to stand out for a reason or other Here, Phil really is clueless and I love him for that I like that Margot s story isn t wrapped up perfectly in a bow but we still get the things we love to read about the romance I think this one was shorter than I would have liked but it wasn t underdeveloped so it was fine I just wantedWe do get to see snippets of Kate and Danny s life but this one really is all about Phil and Margot.I had read a review where the reader said that she would have loved it but for the homophobia I actually don t think there is any homophobia here at all It is pretty clear from the description that Phil does not want his friends and family back home to think he is gay when he is not I think that would be expected from any straight man but if that bothers you, this might not be the read for you.Overall, we meet another loveable couple in their attempts to find the right person for them The premise isn t unique but the story is well done Read this if you need a cute engrossing story that will make you smile