Audience: Contemporary romance
Length: 312 pages
Author: Emma St. Clair
Release Date: February 6th, 2021
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What happens when the man I love to hate becomes the man I must pretend to love?
I can’t seem to escape Thayden Walker and his infuriating charm.
Even his mother and his Great Dane seem bent on playing matchmaker.
But I’m totally immune.
Until I’m presented with an offer that puts my ability to withstand him to the test.
If I marry Thayden, all my student debt goes poof, and he’ll take over the family firm.
There’s so much more at stake than money or a job, especially when I start to see the man beneath the mask.
Playing house with Thayden is the most dangerous game of all.
And we’re both set up to lose more than we could ever win.
Unless we’ve been on the same side all along.
BEST OF THE SERIES [SO FAR].
I loooooooved this! Especially Thayden, who was hot dang precious. I love how he took the time and effort to show Delilah what kind of life she deserved. He’s very much the best part of this book. I couldn’t get enough of him. Thayden and Delilah’s chemistry was spot on. The banter was on fire and I love the way that steam is added without being steamy. It’s fantastic and now I’m even more hyped for the last two books of this series.
And by the title you can see it had one of my favorite tropes, fake fiance! I love how it played out. I didn’t realize until the end how short the timeline was, but that’s what was magical. The romance was choreographed beautifully and by the end I was begging for the actual marriage to happen.
The conflict was luckily not over the top. From what I could see coming I was hoping it wasn’t going to lead to some big roll-my-eyes miscommunication. Aaaand it didn’t. Which is fantastic. I’m grateful all parties knew what was a lie and it made me love Delilah and Thayden all the more.
These are quick, romantic reads. I love how easy they are to follow and getting everyone’s story.
Overall audience notes:
- Contemporary romance
- Language: very little
- Romance: kisses/make-outs; light innuendo
- Trigger/Content Warnings: manipulative parents