4 out of 5 Licks
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…
Another great book from Kelly Jamieson. A classic friends to lovers tale where the man has been in love for a while and it took the girl a while to figure it out. Sometimes us women can be so blind to what is right in front of us. After a crazy night out Lexi and Mac fall into bed and it is just as amazing as Mac always thought it would be. This was a quick read and once Lexi got her head out of her ass I really liked her. lol I think it was good that her friends called her out and made her really think about her relationship with Mac. I don’t think she was doing any of it intentionally and it all mattered more because of his feelings for her. Of course he shouldn’t have withheld so much for so many years, but that’s the way of things sometimes. They really are great together and their history makes it so much stronger. I’m very excited to see that this will be a series of books. The only other thing I could have asked for was an epilogue. We got a happy ending but I always love getting a glimpse into the future, but hopefully we will see more of Lexi and Mac in future books.