Her life's becoming a nightmare.
Samantha Stone could have a wonderful life if only other people would cooperate. Like Greg Irvington, for instance. He's the man Sam always knew she'd end up with...right up until the moment he told her he's in love with someone else. Then there's her family, who have this annoying habit of disapproving of the way she lives. And don't even get her started about the holidays, which Sam would really prefer to be cancelled for a year or two at least. All that changes when Alex Graham comes into her life.
He's the man of her dreams.
Alex Graham is smart, sexy, successful, sensitive, and ready to commit. There aren't many guys like him around; in fact, there aren't any. He's a figment of Sam's imagination one she makes the mistake of mentioning to her friends, her family, and Greg because she's tired of going it alone. And why should she have to when there are struggling actors like Mark Simpson eager to take on the role of Alex? Everyone who meets him swoons. Pretty soon, though, Mark's taking his role so seriously that Alex is more trouble than a real boyfriend. It's quickly becoming obvious that in order to reclaim her life and her self, Sam is going to have to end the charade...and break everyone else's heart in the process.
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About the Author
Diane Stingley lives in North Carolina. Her first novel, Dress You Up in My Love, is also available from Downtown Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book surprisingly good. It was a very honest and humorous account of the pressures that family and friends can give when 'looking out for your best interests'. The characters had a realism about them that you don't normally find in 'chick lit'. It did bother me a little to see how wrapped up Samantha could be in her own concerns that she could be somewhat lacking in empathy for those around her ... but maybe that's true to life, too!
Generally well written. Found it hard to find insight into Samantha's core character making it hard for me to relate to her. A great before bed book because its fun enough to be an easy read, but not funny enough to keep you up all night reading :). Loved the cover, cute and current, attracted to cover first at the store
After recommending the book to some friends, and after their reading of it, we have continued talking about Samantha. Will she become a serial date creator? We all identified with her in some way. A great read. Looking forward to her next adventure.
I highly recomend this book to anyone. It's such a fresh storyline and makes you laugh. I loved it and have told all my friends and family about it. I know lots of people who have told someone they had a boyfriend or girlfriend and just made it up to make themselves feel better and the character in the book takes it further than I would have ever dreamed of. Very funny and relaxing to read.
Thirty four year old freelance photographer Sam Stone has expected to one day marry her best friend neighbor Greg Irvington who she has known since she was six years old. They have been lovers in the past, but not lately. Both have had passing other lovers, but nothing serious. Still she figures one day they will tie the knot and when he desperately needs to see her after she spends Thanksgiving with her family, she thinks her time has come. To escape her mom and one more game of Yahtzee, she invents a date with an orphan orthodontist named Alex Graham. When Greg informs her he loves someone else, she is hurt, but needs a boyfriend fast. Through a friend she hires actor Mark Simpson to portray Alex. However, her mom manages to spin things further out of control when she plays matchmaker and soon a bewildered Sam finds herself engaged to her hired hand. DRESS YOU UP IN MY LOVE is an amusing screwball romantic comedy that readers who appreciate an out of control chick lit tale will appreciate. The story line focuses on Sam, who dives from one dilemma into an even more complex disaster and spiraling even deeper into trouble. Fans will enjoy this comedy of errors weaved around a web of innocent deceit. Harriet Klausner