THE HONEY TRAP by @MaryJayneBaker #ChickLit @HarperImpulse #Bookreview #fridayreads

The Honey TrapThe Honey Trap by Mary Jayne Baker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Three Point Five Stars.

The Honey Trap is a chick lit story based around the gutter press. Angel Blackthorne is an intern reporter for “The Daily Investigator”. Sent on a job by her editor to entrap squeaky clean film editor Sebastian Wilchester and create a front page sensation, Angel must find a way to get Sebastian naked in front of a hidden camera.

Laidened with guilt over what she’s done, yet constantly thinking about the mutual attraction there was between the pair, Angel is next sent to the premier of his latest film so she can write up a review. The after party at the Lavish Luxe nightclub, turns into a nightmare for Seb and he finds it’s Angel who helps him out.

Never sure if he can fully trust her, Seb can’t keep away. They find a mutual love of vintage films, and it’s Angel that Seb offers an exclusive interview and studio tour to. Here she discovers the Reelkids charity which Seb and his wife have started up and gets an invite to the fundraiser. With a wife in tow, can they ever become more than just good friends?

There are some great characters, newspaper editor Steve Clifton is so sexist he’d have human resources managers reaching for the smelling salts. This is a dialogue lead read and the style lends itself to patches of “telling” rather than “showing” the reader the story-line, add in a good dose of cliques and name dropping and for me the book lost its ability to stand out from the crowd.

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