Saturday, December 15, 2018

101. Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely

read on my iPhone
2018, self published?
308 pgs.
Contemporary Romance
Finished 12*26*18
Goodreads rating:  4.03 - 2825 ratings
My rating: 3.5 (sizzle 4/4)
Setting: contemporary Paris & Copenhagen, but mostly indoors, lol....

First line/s:  "I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression."

My comments:  It's cool to find a book that's just plain fun to read.  I've started to enjoy the romances I've chosen lately, a genre I've always fled, the ones that you know exactly how they're going to end but are fun and sassy and eye-rolling and sexy along the way.  This is the second marriage of convenience novel I've read recently and it was a great way to completely forget my own life for a bit and revel in someone else's.  And I love that it takes place in Paris and Copenhagen!

Goodreads synopsis:  A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely!
          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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