Title: Mr. Casanova
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #5
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Hot TV star Luke Rafferty is Hollywood’s newest bad boy… at least,
according to the tabloids. He’s been steaming up the screens as Dr. Casanova
for ten years, but thanks to his ex-wife, some tricky contract negotiations,
and that incident with the stethoscope (don’t ask), he’s suddenly on an
extended vacation – with his heartthrob career on the line.
Enter Stella Hartwick.
A Hamptons local, she’s trying to get her home renovation company off
the ground; winning the job for Luke’s new beachfront retreat would be her big
break. And when she just happens to overhear his agent
suggesting a fake relationship to give his reputation a swoon-worthy makeover,
Stella sees the perfect solution to both their problems.
What’s a little fake smooching between friend(ly professionals)?
Stella is determined to keep her eyes on the prize renovation and her
hands OFF the hunky actor wandering shirtless through her construction site.
But Luke has other ideas. Midnight skinny-dipping ideas.
If only he wasn’t so heart-stompingly, panty-twistingly handsome…
Soon, sparks are flying, and they’re both forgetting their kisses are
just for show. But can this fake relationship weather a very real tabloid
storm? Or will past betrayals and the Hollywood spotlight drive them apart before
their romance has even begun?
Find out in the new hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today
bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES:
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man (March 2019)
Luke and Stella seem like a case of opposites attracting. She is a general contractor, and is no stranger to getting her hands – and the rest of her – dirty. Tired of losing out on contracting jobs because of her ex-husband’s competing business (the fact that he’s *not* a female general contractor seems to make people forget Stella is the better qualified), she proposes a crazy win-win scheme when she overhears Luke and his manager talking about his situation. And like the blurb says, they hit it off and sparks and drama ensue.
What I liked: Even though they are opposites, Luke and Stella seem to complement each other well. She brings him down to earth, and he softens her a little. They have a really good connection, and she’s disinterested in the glitz and glamour enough to not care about who he knows or what he can give her.
What I didn’t like: I’ve mentioned this before, but big pet peeves for me is when the conflict isn’t handled well. It bugs me when it’s either a huge conflict that’s brushed over to get to the happily ever after, or when it’s a small, simple misunderstanding that would be resolved with a five minute conversation normally that gets blown up and dragged on for the sake of drama. The latter is the case for this book. Luke would know better, after his experience of late, to trust anything in the tabloids. And he should know Stella enough by that point to believe her when she tells him the truth. Instead he throws a rich-boy temper tantrum and disappears on her.
All in all, it was a good book. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Available at other retailers soon
Praise for Mr. Casanova
“This is a classic Lila Monroe story with so much humor,
heat and heart you won’t be able to put it down till the very end… If you are
looking for a funny, lighthearted and smexy romance, get this! You won’t be
disappointed!!” – Bibliophile Chloe’s
“I loved Mr.Casanova from start to finish: it was a fabulous
read, full of great moments that really brought a smile to my face.” – Goodreads reviewer
“My favorite book in the series! There’s nothing like a good
romance that makes you laugh and swoon at the same time.” – Reading Keeps Me Sane Blog
“I loved it! Lila Monroe always delivers the fun flirty
banter, great characters, and a lot of good times.” – Goodreads reviewer
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.