Publisher: Pixel Entertainment
Formats Available: E-book, Paperback
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The Booby Trap, A Pixel Entertainment Brand, is a romance novel based in The Booby Trap, a seedy bar where waitresses' skirts are high, necklines are low, and customers show up for the eye candy. When brainy, beautiful, Harvard Ph.D. candidate Bambi Benson wants to study the women of the Booby Trap for her dissertation, she goes undercover and joins them. All is going well for Bambi until handsome local celebrity Trip Whitley enters the scene. Hoping to shock his high-society family by dating a bimbo, Trip offers to pay Bambi to pretend to be his girlfriend. She accepts his offer and bides her time, waiting for the right moment to reveal her true identity and teach Trip not to judge based on appearances. After a series of dates carefully orchestrated for their publicity value, Bambi's trap is set. But there's one problem: the predator might have fallen in love with her prey.
I received this book from Babs Chandrasoma at PRbytheBook in exchange for my honest review of it.
So the cover represents the book well, the red stillettos that Bambi has to wear whilst working at "The Booby Trap" The Booby Trap is a bar modeled along the same type of business as the "Hooters" chain of establishments. The women are the "typical bimbo" types with blonde hair, big boobs, with low cut tops and short skirts. These women give the men the impression that they want to see,"eye candy", "a dumb women to do their bidding who isn't so intelligent". Bambi manages to get the job at The Booby Trap from Joe one of her mums ex-boyfriends, to supplement her income whilst she is gaining her Ph.D. Bob was the one good guy her mum ever dated. Bambi's mum dated some real sleazy guys, guys that tried to take advantage of Bambi, though Bambi's mum preferred the sleazy guys and their stories than anything Bambi ever told her. thats just one reason why Bambi no longer has anything to do with her.
Bambi is at work as usual when "fate" steps in and she happens to meet Trip Whitley. Trip and his family own the extremely successful dating agency called Belle's and Beau's. Trip's father is in talks with a PR firm to come up with the next campaign to improve the business and they come up with the idea of Trip finding a woman to have an actual relationship with, rather than his usual love em and leave em one night stands.
Trip see's Bambi at The Booby Trap and see's a dumb blonde with low tops to match her low intelligence. Trip is of course presuming wrongly, very wrongly and Bambi just want to teach him a lesson he will never forget. Neither are truly looking for a relationship never mind love! So Trip offers to pay Bambi to pose as his steady girlfriend for the PR firm, and she reluctantly agrees as she desperately needs the money to fund a trip to a conference in London that would seriously help her with her Ph.D and future career.
So does the relationship stay a purely platonic business transaction, or is cupid at play as well as fate? Does Bambi teach Trip a valuable lesson? what does he think/do when he realizes that Bambi isn't just "a set of boobs, and high heels"? and why doesn't Bambi speak to her mother?
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, I really enjoyed it. I don't actually usually a lot of chick lit but I really liked this book. Would I recommend this book? Yes, and you don't necessarily have to be a big fan of chick lit to enjoy and appreciate this book. Would I read more by Anne Browning Walker. Would I read a Bk#2? If there was one, yes.
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