Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can’t deny his protective instincts.
Samantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.
As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for show…or is it?
Insta-love (and lust), and at least one major plot point that made no sense to me (why, exactly does Samantha have to marry someone to help her brother’s business? No matter how many times it came up, I still didn’t get it. Okay, he’s gay–so…?) but somehow, I. Didn’t. Care.
I couldn’t put this one down–I loved Sam and Duke together (the puns! The bad jokes! and OMG, the sex…), and have been dying for Duke to find an HEA since we met the poor guy and his hundreds of sisters (okay, four. But it felt like more to me, and they’re not even my sisters!) in the last book (Thrown Down).
So much fun to read–definitely my favorite of the series so far! I don’t know how Ms. Bailey made me disregard things that are normally my triggers, but holy schmoly, did she ever!
Renner and Milo are next–yeeeeeeessssss! 🙂
Rating: 4 stars / B+