His Sweet Pea - Vivian Ward

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Official Blurb:

Pretending to be my enemy’s girlfriend is a recipe for disaster...but he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Danny was my first love but he sabotaged me when we were competing for one of the most lucrative art scholarships. That’s when he became my number one enemy and I kissed his sweet ass good-bye. That was nearly a decade ago.
And all these years later, I still hate him.
While he’s thrived and succeeded in the art world, I’m still nothing more than a starving artist.  He owns his own home and art gallery. I sell pieces of my work online to split the rent with my roommate. Now he needs my help faking a relationship so he can receive his father’s inheritance and move to the other side of the country where his fame will continue to soar.
The idea of never seeing him again has me agreeing to almost anything. There’s just one problem: the closer we work together, the less I’m sure that I want him to go.

My Thoughts:

I really liked the dynamics of the back story for this short novel as part of the latest Flirt Club collaboration. The characters were already intertwined with their past. They had a not so happy history meaning they didn’t actually like each other when they first meet again after ten years.
I wish there had been an elaboration on how Danny sabotaged Jenny. It would have been nice to know so we could understand the level of hate she felt for him. What did he actually do? It is mentioned a few times that he sabotaged her and she knew about it. However, if she had known shouldn’t the people who awarded him the scholarshipknow, and, therefore, disqualified him. I just wanted to know a little more. One sentence saying exactly what he had done would have sufficed as I know this was just a short story. It would have given the story that little extra credibility.
Apart from this little niggle, I really enjoyed Danny and Jenny’s story. You could feel the chemistry building between them and them thawing out towards one another. You were really rooting for them to succeed in their artistic endeavours.

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His Sweet Pea
by Vivian Ward
Date Started
14th May 2019
Date Finished
14th May 2019
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