Mar 28 2015
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The Makeover Mistake by Kathy Lyons – Review

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I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
The Makeover Mistake by Kathy Lyons – ReviewThe Makeover Mistake on March 24, 2015
Pages: 100
Format: eARC
Goodreads
two-stars

In Vegas, nothing is what it seems...

After losing a bet, successful publisher Michael Chang is "pretending" to play the piano in a Vegas lounge in order to spy on his less-than-trustworthy employee. His espionage is quickly derailed after meeting Thea Danelle, an editor who's been wronged by Michael's company. She's smart and unpredictable…and clearly hiding a naughty side that tempts Michael to distraction.

Thea has gone from frumpy librarian to the young, wild thing she used to be—all thanks to the promise of sensuous delight in the piano player's eyes. And frankly, after losing yet another author to the competition, Thea is ready to forget her professional problems and explore those sexy promises thoroughly. With Michael, she can finally be herself...until the moment Thea learns who he really is.

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The Makeover Mistake by Kathy Lyons is the start of the What Happens in Vegas series and it is a novella. I struggled writing the review for this one. I was initially excited to receive this title for review, as I thought the premise of the story sounded like something I would really enjoy. When I first started reading, I did enjoy it, but then it just felt derailed.

I genuinely liked Thea and Michael. I just felt like their story wasn’t told in the way that I think I was expecting (and wanting) to hear it. It is novella length, and I was expecting a quick hook-up based on the synopsis and the beginning of the book, but it all just felt super rushed. The story just didn’t flow very well for me. I also felt misled based on the title/synopsis and the direction the book actually took with the ‘makeover’ concept.

Things I liked:
-Thea coming out of her shell
-Michael, except for the lying about who he is most of the book
-Hot sex scenes
-The book held my attention and was a quick read

I really wanted to like this one, but it just fell flat for me in too many areas. Maybe if the book had been novel length, and more could have happened to develop the characters and the story, it would have been something I enjoyed. I would be willing to try another book in this series.

Rating Report
Plot
one-half-stars
Characters
two-half-stars
Writing
two-half-stars
Pacing
one-star
Cover
two-half-stars
Overall: two-stars

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