She's just one of the boys, but with a new business in Copper Ridge, Anna Brown needs to change that. Her brothers bet she can't land a date for a fancy charity event. So Anna turns to her best friend—the hottest bachelor in town—for advice.
Rancher Chase McCormack wants in on that gala. If Anna takes him, he promises to turn her into a lady. But the makeover reveals what he's long suspected—Anna's irresistible! Is his best friend prepared to be taken—heart, body and soul—by her very own cowboy?
Series: Copper Ridge #3 | Publisher: Harlequin Desire | Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Genre: Contemporary Romance| Source: MLM Media | Rating: 3.5 CupsChallenges Read For: Pick Your Own Genre: Contemporary
So, this was a super sweet, super cute, super short friends-to-lovers romance that sort of reminded me of a naughtier version of My Fair Lady.
Here’s what’s going on: Anna’s brothers bet her that she can’t get a date for the local charity event. She’s determined to prove them wrong as well as attend the event to prove to the community just how far she has come.
Chase, Anna’s best friend, has the solution. Since he wants an in to the gala to drum up business, he offers to be Anna’s date and teach her how to be a lady. What neither was expecting was to develop feelings for the other.
I’m a massive fan of the Copper Ridge series and it’s nice meeting new residents of the town. So I was eager to read this one.
I really liked Anna. She’s a big machine mechanic, she loves old movies, and she’s made something of herself. Chase was a bit harder to like. He’s content with one-night stands and he’s not really into settling down. Honestly, he’s a bit of a man whore.
So, there’s a whole lot of awkward going on here as they transition from friends to lovers. Some of it’s a bit cringe-worthy but I ended up liking them together, once Chase got his act together.
Overall, this was a cute story, other than the friends-to-love part, not much happened.
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