What can I say about Candice. She’s smart… She graduated Suma Cum Laud with a degree in design, then went to cosmetology school. She runs a successful salon in West Palm Beach, Florida, and has a Google MD. In fact, her answer to everything is to Google it.
Probably the best that can be said is she’s a mix of Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) from Legally Blond and Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and Tai (Brittany Murphy) from Clueless.
This leads to her being kinda ditsy, both in her own mind and to those around her. Her smarts show, but usually covered by some bazaar comment that has little to no relevance to what is going on in the story.
Ian MacKenzie sees how smart she is, and appreciates this. While her friends can see it as well, individuals like Hannah and Jenny only see ‘Ditsy City Girl’ when they look at her.
While the romance aspect of this book was much better than Shine not Burn, there were still some very badly written sex scenes that would have been better left off screen. I did skip many of the scenes but some just stood out even when trying to skip.
The other frustrating thing about the book was that it would seem that Ian and Candice made progress then in the very next chapter they were back at square one, and starting over, after no real conflict or reason given. It felt that the relationship was quite circular and that you were experiencing deja vu in chapter after chapter.
Overall I would give the book 4 stars. It’s cute. I liked it, but didn’t love it.