Book Review: Public Relations by Tibby Armstrong

Public RelationsPublic Relations by Tibby Armstrong

Blurb:

Public relations, private complications–it’s all about to hit the front page.

Billionaire playboy Peter Wells pays for sex. His girlfriend-for-hire arrangements are tidy, simple, and not apt to land him with a palimony suit. When an anonymous gossip columnist reveals his predilections for escorts and control Peter vows revenge.

Georgia Whitcomb is a lot of things–incognito journalist, aristocrat, and best friend to a sleep deprived and slightly neurotic editor–but she isn’t really girlfriend material. She’s old money pretending to be no money, and has her independence to maintain.

When the paper won’t name its source, Peter buys the business and dubs Georgia his personal assistant. Georgia is mortified to learn exactly what type of person Peter is–generous, compassionate, demanding. Peter is unprepared for the deep passion and commitment Georgia inspires from him.

As Peter’s past comes to light, the walls around Georgia’s heart erode and her lies begin to unravel. In the end, there seems to be no way to reveal her true self without destroying their fragile romance. With Peter’s investigation peeling back the layers of her deception, only one thing is certain: the fallout from falling in love will be front page news.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve been in a slow, progressive book funk, so, I totally needed this! To be honest, I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did. In fact, it’s been a while since I finished a book in one sitting.

I know the premise sounds quite cliche — yes, billionaire playboy — but it’s a really entertaining read.

Sure, there were times when I got a little bit confused with some transitions that I had to go through previous sentences just to fully understand how point A became point B. But it was really not a big issue (and maybe it was just me).

I loved the characters, and both Peter and Georgie had their fair share of personal angst, of course. It wasn’t over the top like most books of its kind, and that made it more awesome in my opinion. I especially enjoyed the conflict and resolution of the story, and it basically ticked all the right boxes for me.

Public Relations is not your typical billionaire story. It has more heart than mere heat, though the steam factor was certainly pretty hot — a bit of spanking involved too. Recommended read!

 

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