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THE WAY YOU AREN'T

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Here is another take on the makeover romance and the result is pleasant but not groundbreaking. Brennan Thomas accepts a bet from his chief rival within their ad agency to fix IT co-worker Krista, and turn her into a swan. He achieves his desired result, but at what cost?

Krista Hamilton is a computer whiz and a social misfit. Raised by her aunt and uncle after her mother died, she has book knowledge but has never gained the social skills she feels she needs to fit in with her co-workers. After a particularly nasty mishap at the company picnic, Brennan comes to her rescue, as well as her defense. His rival dares him to do something to change her appearance and demeanor and Brennan takes on the challenge. He almost instantly regrets the decision but he also wants to prove a point about appropriate workplace behavior. He comes to care for her more than he thought possible but, predictably, Krista finds out about the bet and feels betrayed by a man she has come to view as more than a friend and a lover. (DAFINA, Oct., 304 pp., $6.99)
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Jacqui McGugins