In Mad About You by Joan Kilby, Cassy Morris gets an SOS call from one of her dearest childhood friends, Scott Thornton. Scott is described as a hot geek, who is set to have his nanotechnology company skyrocket him to stardom, if another company doesn’t get their first. He needs Cassy’s help. Since she has the flexibility being the her own boss(tax accountant)she sets out to help him. The problem is she has not seen him in over a year, and in that time he has only gotten better. It doesn’t help that she always had a crush on him and her past attempt letting him know failed miserably.
The story moves quickly once Cassy gets out to Washington and these friends quickly go from working roommates to fabricated engaged couple. What is problematic is Cassy wants to believe the lie but feels Scott just doesn’t see her that way. We learn though, that Scott struggles with his feelings for Cassy too, but because of old demons from being abandoned by his father, he just doesn’t see himself in a relationship and he doesn’t want to lose his best friend. Well you know what they say about best laid plans.
I found the story to be a quick read as it only took me a few hours to finish. While I am typically a huge fan of stories which develop relationships among childhood friends, this one just fell a little short for me. I didn’t really feel the emotional connection with the characters throughout the story. There were brief glimpses when they recounted tales of their first kiss or how Scott fell in love with Cassy but that was it. The most emotion provoking part for me was when Scott shared his dream with Cassy. That I loved, but then the story was over and unfortunately it just wasn’t enough for me.
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About the Book:
Accountant Cassy Morris knows she’s putting her heart on the line when she agrees to move in with her best friend, multi-millionaire geek Scott Thornton while she manages his nanotechnology lab and finds an angel investor for his revolutionary new product. She’s loved him forever even though he’s only ever regarded her as a friend. But Cassy never could refuse Scott anything…
When Scott is named Seattle’s sexiest man, the attention from women threatens to get in the way of him finishing his pet project and putting it on the market. Cassy steps up once again and pretends to be his fiancé. A lifetime of repressed sexual tension explodes in a passionate affair. Soon Scott is wondering how he can convince Cassy to turn their fake engagement into reality…
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About the Author:
When I’m not working on a book I can often be found sipping a latte at my local cafe and indulging my favorite past-time of people watching. Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, I always wanted to be a writer. In university I took a detour to study marine biology. I worked as an environmental biologist for many years until the birth of my first child.
I loved staying at home with my kids because not only could I raise them myself but I could indulge my first love — writing. I soon realized story-telling was what I was always meant to do. Twenty years later I’m still hooked on writing. I’ve published over twenty-five books with Harlequin. I’m now writing for Entangled Publishing and have a couple of self-publishing projects on the go.
I live in Melbourne, Australia, with my husband and three grown children. As well as writing and hanging out in cafes (Melbourne has the best coffee!) I go to the gym, walk my dog, cook, hike, garden, swim and read. I belong to Toastmasters Club and numerous writing organizations.
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