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I’ll say this about Christian — he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I’d seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do — I took his photo. I might have looked at the shot a few dozen times. Little did I know I’d meet him again, a year later, at a secret garden bar in the heart of the city, where I’d learn that his mind and his mouth were even more captivating. But given the way my heart had been trampled, I wanted only a simple deal — No strings. No expectations.
Our arrangement worked well enough until the day I needed a lot more from him…
Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I’d have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed…well, I said yes.
But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather’s business stays in the family, and I need a promotion with Elise. Turns out a full-time husband suits her needs too, and a temporary marriage of convenience ought to do the trick, until we can simply untie the knot…
As long as no one finds out…
As long as no one gets hurt…
As long as no one falls in love…
But our ending was one I never saw coming.
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I loved Christian and Elise’s–dare I call it a meet cute? Would Christian be offended to have his naked man bits referred to as “cute”? (Yes, probably…but he would also probably laugh, because darn it, it was kinda cute). Their initial courtship was entertaining, and the reason for their fake-ish relationship was fairly unique. I loved that they didn’t sleep together until their wedding night, and their dates beforehand all seemed fun and quirky.
Once they were married and started to feel things for each other, the book got rather frustrating, culminating in a completely aggravating black moment. Everything could have been solved with a simple conversation, and since the two of them prided themselves on their ability to communicate and be honest, it was beyond annoying that they didn’t here. Elise especially seemed like a completely different person for a few bleak chapters.
Fortunately, they got their act together with an absolutely adorable grand gesture, and the epilogue (and after epilogue!) were all that one could wish for and more. They almost made up for the frustration that went before.
Ms. Blakely does a great job with dual, first-person narration. The voice actors here did a decent job (he’s no Sebastian York, but who is?) and I’d listen to something read by either or both of them in the future without hesitation. As a bonus, the version I listened to had an excerpt from Wanderlust , narrated by Richard Armitage. If anyone can make me not miss Sebastian York as a narrator, it’s Richard Armitage. 😉
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 95 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In June she’ll release PART-TIME LOVER, a sexy new standalone romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
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