What it’s about:
I thought my secret was safe. But then a sexy con artist calling herself Scarlet Rocket began showing up at society events, pretending to be me. I couldn’t let it go, so I tracked her down and confronted her. It went well … except for the part where she stole my wallet. Oh, and the part where she conned my agent into having us work together. And after that? Let’s just say she wound up stealing something much more valuable than my wallet or my [fake] name.
Celia Aaron really delivers on this romantic comedy. You’ve Got Fail is absolutely hilarious and seriously sexy. Scarlet and Willis have the kind of chemistry that sets high school science labs on fire! Their playful banter and innuendo are highly combustible.
Willis Halloran is a handsome, geeky writer posing as a female blogger. His pen name is Scarlet Rocket, and Scarlet regales her readers with all sorts of modern relationship advice. Behind his keyboard, Willis is rather confident, but this good-looking nerd is not so confident when it comes to social events or meeting his cinema idol from a Star Wars-like film.
Scarlet starts as a very hard-to-get-behind character. Between her misappropriating Willis’ pen name to get invites to high-events, pick-pocketing, and toying with Willis, she seems pretty unlikable. This firecracker character is coy, scintillating, and incredibly frustrating. As the story progresses and Ms. Aarons gives her readers this character’s backstory, and “Scarlet” finally becomes a likable and empathetic character.
The two opposites are thrown together by happenstance and Willis’ agent. Their relationship builds steadily no matter how hard they try to fight it. It is truly fun to read the progression of their entanglement.
Jason, Elias, and Hannah are excellent secondary characters. They added greatly to the storyline. Since the base premise is simple, Ms. Aarons was able to add some interesting side stories through these unique friends and family of both Willis and Scarlet.
You’ve Got Fail has a bit suspense, a lot of comedy and a healthy dose of romance. It is told in dual POV. It includes some side-splittingly hilarious text messages between Willis and his buddy Elias. The author’s use of Willis’ book and blog to pull together the characters and the various storylines brought some complexity to an otherwise simple story line.
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