I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.
First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.
The fake-to-real relationship concept isnt something new. I've read plenty of stories like it. As a matter of fact this week alone, this is the third ARC I've read of that sort. But it works, and I loved it. I loved the story... My only complain is that, I wish there was a wee bit more drama coming from Drake, or any of Corbin's exes... they should've given Corbin or Teagan more strain, or something like that... despite the father meddling and the anxiety the feelings brought, I felt like everything was just too easy. Dont get me wrong, I dont like super angsty books, they can be really draining...but I guess a little bit more is okay...but I'm not the writer, so I respect that. I was just saying, is all... lol
I can certainly relate to Teagan— her insecurities and apprehensions. Its a normal knee-jerk reaction especially when your heart was shredded by someone you gave yourself to for many years. Being in your head too much can make you blind to beautiful things that come your way.
I honestly enjoyed the book... I finished it within the day. I'm usually a stickler for timelines and pacing— still am, but for some reason it worked. Everything was great.
I know the story of Corbin and Teagan only took a very short time to evolve from fake to real... and usually I'd roll my eyes at the typical corny insta-love feels, but surprisingly this one is really good. I guess it all boils down on how it was written... on how the feelings were vividly worded and described by the author. I had butterflies in my tummy page after page.
If you're a fan of K.L. Kreig's Lost in Between and Whitney G's Thirty Day Boyfriend, this is the book to pick up next!
Release Date: January 9th, 2018.