Maybe 2 1/2? Brian was beyond arrogant, Samantha was... I'm not sure, exactly what Samantha was. By the end Brian almost made up for the jerk that he was, but not quite. Basically, this one was short... the fact that it continues is interesting. Whether or not I continue with the series to see if either character redeems themselves is debatable. I picked up The Pretend Boyfriend as a free download from Amazon on August 4, 2013.