Title: Phi Beta Bimbo
Author: Trish Jensen
Publisher: Belle Bridge Books
Publication date: June 30th, 2014
My rating: 3.5 of 5
(Book read on June 21st, 2014, from a review copy received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)
Big blond wig. Do-me shoes. A bra that could serve as a floatation device. She’s about to take her genius IQ for a walk on the bimbo side.Someone’s pilfering company secrets at Just Peachy, a giant cosmetics firm owned by hunky Steve Smith. When he decides to do some undercover security in disguise as “Stephanie” Smith, his sister Leah, a sociologist working on her doctorate, grabs her own undercover opportunity to prove her theory that nerds stand no chance in the world. She interviews for a low-level security job first as “Leah the super-nerd” then as “Candi Devereaux,” a stereotypical out-to-there bimbo. To her shock, security specialist Mark Colson hires both of her.Mark isn’t fooled — Leah/Candi are obviously the same woman, a suspicious character, and quite likely the corporate thief. He’ll stay very close to her.As for Leah, the highly unsettling and extremely irresistible Mr. Colson begins to rattle all her assumptions about what a man wants from a woman. It’s about honesty...unfortunately.In the meantime, “Stephanie” has met his match in corporate rival Kate Bloom, who is determined to best the smart new woman in the company. And yet, Kate feels flustered by Stephanie’s strangely masculine appeal...
My Thoughts on the Book:
Phi Beta Bimbo is fun contemporary romance. Actually, it's a novel with two romances: between Leah & Mark, and between Kate & Steve, so there are multiple PoVs.All the characters are fun, and likable enough, and most of the dialogues & the situations that happen in this book are hilarious. I laughed out loud lots of times while reading it.The chemistry between both couples is great, and I enjoyed watching them get close. Most of it was quite funny, sometimes it was sweet, but overall I was quite satisfied with how everything worked out, and I really enjoyed the story.If you enjoy laugh-out-loud contemporary novels, that will amuse you, and entertain you, or if you just need something light & fluffy to read when you're in need of a pure entertainment, then Phi Beta Bimbo is the read for you, and I recommend it!