Khloe Hudson is all out of everything.All out of patience for her alcoholic father. All out of money from her summer job savings. All out of scholarship essay ideas. And all out of room in her heart for people who don’t care to see her for who she really is.
But even she has to admit that the French jerk attending her academy is starting to worm his way in just a bit.
Cash Castille couldn’t care less about what Khloe thinks she knows. None of her advanced classes have taught her that love isn’t something that can be measured or figured out using scientific methods. Actions often speak louder than words. And although he gets a rise out of driving her crazy, he can’t help but wonder when her brain will stop arguing with what their hearts already know.
When Cash drops a bomb and asks for the favor of a lifetime, Khloe reluctantly agrees because despite the terms, she needs the benefits of their arrangement. However, as Cash and Khloe navigate through their new found relationship, she can’t help but wonder if the cost of this ploy will be another expense she can’t afford to give. Her heart.
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Khloe has the hardest home life. Her mother left when she was just a child, and her father is an alcoholic. He can’t keep a job, so Khloe has to work to care for herself and her father. She studies at an elite private school. She’s on a scholarship, and the students at her school makes sure that she always remembers that.
Cash is so tired of his family always dabbling in his private life. His father has passed away, and he feels like he doesn’t belong anywhere anymore. To get his family off his back, he and Khloe pretend to get engaged. Khloe needs to get into a good school, but she doesn’t have the money, so she has to do this for her future, and she also has a puppy crush on Cash. Win win for Chloe. High five girl!
I felt so bad for Chloe. Her schoolmates are horrible and so is the one person who is supposed to be there for her at all times, her father. She didn’t want to acknowledge her feelings for Cash, and Cash didn’t know how to express his feeling to Chloe, so the predicament they were in was a blessing in disguise. Sure, she had to deal with Cash’s abhorrent family members (not all of them though) and the paparazzi, but that just brought her and Cash closer. I wanted Chloe to get a break in life and to finally be happy. I’m so glad she found her happiness in Cash.
It has characters that you will love (shout out to Liz and her mother!) and hate (Clara, boo you whore). This was a very entertaining and sweet read, and I recommend it to those who are looking for just that.