In a city where image is everything, Gabriella turns heads for all the wrong reasons.
The marks that slash across her neck and face turn people away. But I see the beauty that lies beneath, feel a kinship to her pain.
I regret the way she found me—mugged and left for dead. I should walk away, follow the rules, but I can’t. I wantto see her again. There’s only one problem.
My brother convinced her I’m gay.
I use that lie to my advantage, persuade her to be my pretend girlfriend, to help protect my fake-sexual identity from my judgmental family. But what starts as a shameless excuse to be near her leads to crossed lines and midnight confessions.
I’m not who I led her to believe. I’m sin wrapped in silk. Betrayal masked by beauty.
And she’s not the only one with scars…
Kingston and Gabby’s story was fun to read. They’re brought together by chance but there’s instant attraction. Too bad for Gabby, Kingston likes guys and has to hide his sexuality from their intolerant family. Except Kingston is straight and extremely attracted to her, his brother is just a jerk.
Their friendship forms fast as they both fight their feelings for different reasons until Kingston can’t take it anymore. He tells Gabby the truth and she’s thrilled. She doesn’t hold it against him since it was Hayes’ lie, not Kingston’s and she understands why he played along. They’re the perfect couple, until another truth comes to light, one nobody was prepared to face.
I love these characters and enjoyed this book so much. This is hilarious at times and emotional at others but I like the way the story unfolded and I loved the ending. This author is new to me but I’m interested in seeing more. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.