Author: Sloan Storm
Sweet, isn’t he?
Griff needs a Mrs. Right Now, and he’s convinced I’m the perfect actress.
Except the way his lips feel on mine.
Except the way his touch sets my body ablaze.
Except the way my soul aches when he looks into my eyes.
But if I’ve got the upper hand, why does it feel like he’s in control?
What happens to my heart when it’s over?
I don’t even know where to begin with this book. There is so much going on here, and not quite in a good way. Griff rescues Lily from an attempted rape by her boss’s nephew, who she had to go on some dates with in order to get a promotion at work. She lives with her single mother, and they are struggling financially. Soon after, Griff learns that he has to marry in a short amount of time in order to retain his inheritance and the company he’s been running for years. His solution? Pay the hot chick from the running trail to marry him after making sure she doesn’t have another job holding her back. Coincidentally, Lily learns that her absentee stepfather forged some loans and left her mother in debt for the same amount Griff will pay Lily. So she agrees.
I liked Lily for about 75% of the book, and Griff for about half I guess. The back and forth between them made my head spin – there was just one or two plot twists too much. They went from fake engaged to practically instalove and engaged for real, then off and on a few more times. Lily would find out about a secret Griff was keeping or something he’d done to get his way, hate him, he’d charm her into forgiveness, rinse and repeat. Lily would go from hating him to proclaiming her love so fast I had whiplash. But it seems she had a prime example – her mother hated her ex husband for so many years for leaving her to pay for his fraud, but once he comes back into the picture and apologizes they’re back together like nothing ever happened. So many things had happened that by the time we got to Tabitha’s origins I just laughed and said “Of COURSE she is,” because that’s just how this book works. My favorite characters in the book were Gretchen, the flight attendant, Jules the nurse, and Terrance, Griff’s… assistant? Butler? His role was never quite defined.
Rating: ♥♥♥ It’s absurd, but it isn’t nonredeemable. And it is entertaining, as long as you seriously suspend your disbelief. Read it as if you’re watching a movie in the vein of The Hangover – all kinds of crazy, out-there shit that you can’t help but laugh at.
and deny it.”
see what happened, he’d swept me up me in his arms, racing for the bed.
pinning me beneath him. Struggle was useless, but I gave it everything I had,
jerking from side-to-side until the instant his lips found mine.
torso. “Get off of me!”
fighting for a breath.
the women who challenge them. As such, power plays and passion are the heart of
each and every story.
strikes, but the essence of all tales told wind up back at the same place…
the polarizing difference between the sexes.
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