The Booby Trap by Anne Browning Walker

I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Book description via NetGalley:

Welcome to 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 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.

Trip works for the family business, a dating service called Belles and Beaux, which his father runs. Being that he is practically the face of the company, his father wants him to find someone to date for at least nine months to boost the company’s reputation. Feeling inconvenienced with this request, he sets out to find the least classiest girl to bring home, and what’s less classier than a blonde named Bambi with big boobs, who works at a bar called The Booby Trap? Little does he know that after setting up a fake-dating agreement with Bambi, she has a totally different agenda of her own. From the beginning, Bambi is aware of and is used to being judged by her appearance and her name so she decides to agree to the fake-date plan, which contributes to her research and allows her to teach Trip a lesson in judging a book by it’s cover.

I loved Trip and Bambi! Trip is your typical hot playboy, who everyone underestimates and treats as a spoiled rich kid. Bambi is a strong and intelligent woman and a force to be reckoned with. Together, their chemistry is explosive! I ridiculously enjoyed reading this book very much! It was a very sweet and light read, and makes for the perfect read if you’re in between books or just need a break from drama and angst. If this is just the first in a series, I would be more than happy to read the next! I would love to read more from this author.

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