Review: Lying To Meet You

Posted 14th August 2013 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Lying To Meet YouLying To Meet You by Anna Garner
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 5th September 2013
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Fiction, General, Love & Romance
Pages: 314
Format: eARC
Source: from the Author
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Does being in a relationship make you a hot commodity in the eyes of would-be suitors?
Chloe Lane is about to find out. When her childhood pal, Ethan Webster, asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test this theory, she reluctantly agrees. As a work-crazed fashion designer, boutique owner and soon-to-be reality show judge, Chloe has no time for a real boyfriend, but being part of a faux pair will do just fine. Not that she has any intention of trying to attract someone else.


Opportunity unexpectedly knocks when Chloe meets fellow reality judge, William Shannon. Super successful and super sexy, this high-powered entrepreneur inspires Chloe to test Ethan’s theory herself. Now, on top of keeping her fashion business productive, carving out a new role as a television personality, maintaining a fake relationship and attempting to lay the groundwork for a future relationship, she’s lying to William, lying to her friends, lying to her family and quite possibly lying to herself. Will Chloe be able to keep it all together, or are things about to explode?

Anna asked me if I would like to review this book for her. This is the first time anyone has asked me to do this and I was very excited. After reading the synopsis I instantly knew this was the kind of book I would choose to read and immediately said yes. It took me around a week to read this but the majority of it was read over two days. My weekdays don’t allow much time for reading so the majority of this was read over the weekend.

Anyway on to the book. I love Chloe, she’s cute, she loves to shop and she makes clothes, but at times I did wish she had a bit more self esteem. She definitely should have asked for more money for the show.

Isabel and Veronica were great side characters as was Julian. I don’t think a girl could ask for better friends.

Now on to the two main guys in this book. I will start with Mr Hotshot William Shannon. He was unquestionably  hot and powerful. I could see what attracted Chloe to him.

Now on to Ethan. Ethan started off in my head as this dependably friend but, you know, nothing special. A good guy, not unattractive but not someone who you would say was downright sexy. However the more I read the more I changed my mind and he became sexier and sexier. Two hot guys in one book, what is a girl to do?

The last few chapters I found, were the best. I just couldn’t put the book down. I just had to know what was going to happen next and the ending did not disappoint me. If you love Chick-lit then I would definitely recommend you read this.

About Anna Garner

Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Garner’s adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she’s since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Anna worked in fashion–first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. Although chick lit was her first love, Anna started writing quirky romances, and her first one, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012 under the name of Libby Mercer. This was followed by two more quirky romances: Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Since Lying to Meet You is written in old school chick lit style and isn’t a clear cut love story, Anna decided to publish it (and the subsequent books, Sugar Spun Sister and Sundaes with Nora) under her real name. She currently lives in San Francisco and spends most of her time cranking out more stories.


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