Museum curator Sammi Matthews seems to be unconsciously sabotaging her love life by hurting
her suitors. She doesn’t treat them badly or say mean things; she accidentally cracks their
ribs, blackens their eyes, and gives them concussions. She hires a phone-in life coach for
advice and unwittingly gets Chase Jones, an FBI agent posing as his counselor brother during
a top-security mission.
When Chase decides to spy on her in order to be a better life coach, he doesn’t intend on
meeting her and falling in love. Yet, that’s what happens. While he coaches her over the
phone as Luke Jones (and recites Luke’s sports analogies as self-affirmations), he dates her
in person as himself, Chase Jones. Dealing with trouble at work (a seemingly psycho head
curator), fighting to stop her eviction from her art deco rental, and being romanced by an
enigmatic stud, have Sammi so confused that she doesn’t make the connection between her
coach and her new boyfriend.
Chase, however, is all too aware of the problems associated with this unorthodox romance.
He’s taking advantage of his position, prying personal details about himself from her, omitting
the truth she needs to hear, and misleading her through implication.
Robin Wells writes a laugh-out-loud funny contemporary romance in which readers get inside
these quirky characters’ heads, in addition to the slightly creepy cranium of the other curator
at the museum. This paranoid, obsessive-compulsive spinster seems as determined to get rid of
Sammi as Sammi is determined to stay. Wells provides a light, fun summer read that (in the
words of Luke the sports-coach-turned-life-coach) really scores.