Lucas Callahan left his fiancee, his law studies, and his family behind in North Carolina and moved to New York to realise his dream of becoming a journalist. He gets a job as a fact-checker at Empire magazine but he is desperate to fit in in New York City and to be more like his charming boss Jays.
One night, at a bar, he meets Carmen and they spend the night together. He doesn’t know that Carmen writes a sex column for Empire and she recounts her night with Lucas in humiliating detail. When Lucas writes his own rebuttal to Carmen’s article, their story goes viral, prompting their boss to take advantage of it and convince the two of them to sleep together every week and then write about it for the magazine.
I had higher expectations for this novel, written by a married couple. I thought it was going to be a fun and sexy read but it’s more serious than expected. The story in itself is interesting, but it didn’t kept me glued to the page and I couldn’t really connect to the characters who I didn’t find very likable, although they did get better towards the end. (NP)