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The End of Faking It (His Very Personal Assistant #1)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A teenage romance-turned-nightmare has taught Penny Fairburn that faking it is the only way to go. It's not until she's asked to assist gorgeous Carter Dodds in her office that she discovers how wrong she's been!Carter can have any woman on a plate, and likes the smorgasbord approach! But after some scorching nights with Penny, "no-strings" Carter has changed his tune--Pen ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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The book didn't work for me, atleast the first part, the heroine blows hot and cold and the hero even calls her a tease, she dresses provocatively and dances too much, yeah we do get hints that she has issues about getting in too deep and hurting people so she keeps it simple, but this may work for a guy with me but not a heroine I guess, or maybe it was the way she behaved, she dances with the hero then so many other guys and wonders why the hero left and didn't wait for her?
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Jun 18, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating - 3.5 stars

I had a hard time getting into this book at first because of the heroine switches so quickly between hot and cold -- so much so that the hero accuses her of being a tease. Once they finally get together (about half way through), I began enjoying it. I liked their frank and honest talk about sex (the title is referring to the heroine's history of faking it), and the resolution scene at the airport was sweet and romantic without being saccharine.
Jul 16, 2011 RLA rated it it was amazing
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The hero Carter has agreed to help an old family friend find the employee responsible for stealing company money, and when he find the heroine Penny working late he thinks it's her. After this misunderstanding is cleared up he starts to notice Penny. There is an immediate spark between them but Penny is reluctant to get involved with Carter, she is always in control when it comes to her trysts and recognises that Carter is not the type to let go of control. Penny is still haunted
Mar 19, 2014 Bungluna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Several reviews here point out shortcomings with the heroine of this book. For me, it was the hero that didn't work. (view spoiler) ...more
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Jul 27, 2011 Tonya Warner rated it liked it
Penny does not want love. Sex, yes, but she does not feel she deserves love. Carter is willing, at first, to take Penny up on her no-strings affair, but he decides he wants strings, love, and everything else to do with Penny.
Jul 14, 2011 Diane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hp, romance, contemporary
i've decided to be a lot more critical of the hp books i read. it takes forever into the book to find out why the heroine is the love 'em and leave 'em type. the book is better than some i've read lately but not worth a re-read
Aug 24, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this book..I just had to know what happened when she was a teenager..they wait till almost end of the book to tell you I like how the H can read her so easily..
Good story that kept me engaged. I would have liked to have known the reason why the heroine had issues a bit earlier.
Aug 29, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I realy loved loved loved loved it.
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I would have given this book a better rating if I didn't fall asleep in the beginning. The beginning of the book is BORING, the end was great!
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USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing and independently. With over thirty books published, she's also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (
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