THE SHOCK ENGAGEMENT
Having her best friend, Internet millionaire Harry Buchanan, visit annually is something digital animator Emma Radfield eagerly anticipates. But this year's different somehow: Harry entered a magazine's "hot guy" competition and now he wants to wiggle out of it. Emma proposes a fake engagement, because contestants must be single, and Harry readily agrees. When word gets out, Emma starts questioning her own sanity. Letting Harry get so close is sweet torment! Ally Blake's The Shock Engagement (3) combines a chick-lit tone and characterizations with a tried-and-true premise and is a bit hit-and-miss. But the ending's funny and unexpected.