Monday, January 7, 2013

Friends With Benefits by Alaina Marks

Friends With Benefits

Brandi Montgomery, a caseworker for an adoption agency in New York, has just been told the apartment she was about to rent was not available anymore because the landlord decided to rent it to someone else at the last minute. She has two weeks to find a place to live. On top of giving up her place, and having the threat of being homeless hanging over her head, she has just ended her dead-end relationship which has made her swear off men forever!

Neal Calhoun, successful CEO of one of the biggest architectural firms in New York, gave up on relationships years ago thanks to the betrayal of his ex. He now finds comfort in having no strings attached, “friends with benefits” type relationships; keeping his heart safe while getting his needs met. When Brandi post an ad online looking for a roommate situation, Neal answers her ad with the “perfect” arrangement: a friends with benefits type of relationship in exchange for a great place to stay in one of the most sought after addresses in Manhattan.

With only two weeks before she’s out on the streets, Brandi has to decide if she wants to take Neal up on his offer. This should be a win-win situation for both parties where everyone benefits. But what happens when one of them breaks the number one rule, do they call it quits or do they take a chance on love...again?

This book is one of the book that I wish I did not read. Yeah, I hate this book. The description should include the sentence “undoubtedly a very boring lame book”. The only thing that I love about this book is the cover, it’s so gorgeous! However as an bookworm, I should have known better than judging yet another book by its freaking cover. Only irrational (and maybe someone who just found a book to read after waking up from a three years coma) would find this book interesting because normal people like me found this book as torturing, literally! It was a great thing that this was a short story. So why is this book so horrible? Firstly, the characters. Brandi needed an apartment to live. And she agreed with an arrangement to be friends with benefit with Neal to have a place to live. The question is, why on Earth she rejected other rational offer (which she got from her ad!). And Neal, he fell in love with Brandi after a few weeks. Like, wth? He was described as heartbroken over his cheating girlfriend for years, and bam he thinks Brandi is perfect. Wtf? And the whole CEO thing? Ridiculous! Except for his ‘expensive’ place, there’s nothing else that indicates that he’s a freaking CEO. And Brandi’s job? I did not read the synopsis carefully, because I went straight to reading this book just by judging the cover. My oh my, I was shocked to find out that she had a job. I thought she was a slut. (jk). I know that the book was a short story and all but wtf is so hard with a  lil bit of explaining? Okay, I am now officially haring this book.

My rating;
1 Disappointing Cupcake

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