How tangled can a romantic web get?
When gruff mountaineer Dominic Hartington-George seeks sponsorship for his latest expedition, his London PA insists on a more media-friendly profile—like dating celebrity supermodel Zeb Z.
Zeb can’t make the date, so he asks his identical twin, Aidan, to stand in for just one evening. Aidan, a struggling playwright, shuns the limelight to the extent people don’t even know Zeb has a sibling, but he reluctantly agrees.
When the deception has to continue beyond the first date, Aidan fights to keep up the pretense. Dominic likes his sassy, intelligent companion, and Aidan starts falling for the forthright explorer. But how long can Aidan’s conscience cope as confusion abounds? Will coming clean as “the other twin” destroy the trust they’ve built?
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This felt more “tongue in cheek” than some of the other Dreamspun Desires books. Both MCs felt a bit more like caricatures than authentic people, though they were fun and interesting.
I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get to see more of the melding between the supposed model and the mountaineer – that definitely wasn’t the focus. Most of this was the banter between two pretty cantankerous individuals and then battling the paparazzi.
It’s very British and I love that! I also really liked the soft approach to dealing with Dom’s father issues.
I never got a great feel for Aidan and what he wanted/needed, and I wish we could have spent more time with him and Dom as a couple where everything was laid out and honest. (Especially before the “ILYs”)
It was a fun and funny story with some clever and unique plot twists but I wasn’t as compelled by the romance between these two than I had been in other Dreamspun books. I’d recommend it for a fun/funny read – especially if you love British humor!
3.5 of 5 stars
This wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either. That was my impression after listening to this narration by Rusty Topsfield. I’ve definitely enjoyed his narrations in the past, and – like with Duke in Hiding – he did a passable British accent. In this case he gives none of the characters accents, despite the setting. He also tends to lilt upward at the end of his sentences, even when it’s not a positive statement, and that can be distracting. He didn’t do much for my overall enjoyment, and I was disappointed by the lack of accents, but I think he does a nice job with emotions and timing and it wasn’t a bad narration, overall.
3 of 5 stars
Overall 3 of 5 stars
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