Published: 22nd October 2016
Publisher: Self Taught Ninja
Author: Lili Valente
From the USA Today Bestselling author of Magnificent Bastard comes a sexy, flirty, dirty STANDALONE romance…on ice.
They say Jake “The Dragon” Falcone earned his nickname by setting fire to the ice his first season in the NHL. But just between us ladies, I’m pretty sure he earned it for the dragon in his pants.
From my first hug as his fake girlfriend, it’s clear he’s packing below the belt. After a few fake dates I realize he’s packing…everywhere. Heart, brains, sex-vibe, a killer sense of humor–Jake is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man.
He’s also my client and OFF LIMITS. Oh, and he has a crazy ex who’s out for my blood.
I should steer clear, and I would, if my dragon weren’t so completely incredible…
The name sounded like a joke. Who in his right mind wants a “Miraculous Mess” running damage control on his f*cked up love life?
But by the time I leave her apartment on day one, I’m hooked on this sexy blonde. I want all of her, from the smart mouth that makes me smile to the wounded heart I know I can heal.
But can a Madison Avenue princess and a man from the wrong side of the tracks live happily ever after?
Warning: Incredible You is a standalone romantic comedy told from both the hero and heroine’s point of view.
Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by an author you love but haven’t read. This series is a collection of standalones but its best to read them all in order. Not only so you won’t get spoilers from the ones that come before them but also because they are so good.
So this one follows Jake “The Dragon” Falcone and Shane Willoughby. Jake is a well-known hockey player; well if you follow sports he is but Shane really has no clue. His nicknames “The Dragon” on the ice but after she gets to know him she thinks it’s more to do with what’s in his trousers. Hers becomes Princess, which totally works for this fairytale style romance. I mean you even have the dragon charge in to save the princess at one point. So Shane has been called in by Bash to be his ‘Miraculous Mess’ on a one-time deal to help out as he feels Jake really needs it. His MBC company usually deals with females getting back at their ex’s who have screwed them over but this time its a guy who needs help getting his crazy ex to leave him alone and stop causing trouble. Now when I say crazy I mean completely insane. This girl is definitely on her way to crazy town. What Keri has planned at one point is beyond bonkers and you are hoping that Shane’s “Dragon” can get there in time to save the day.
So Shane and Jake don’t get off to the best of starts with him overhearing a few of her misconceptions about him when she’s talking to her friend while waiting for him. Calm waters follow shortly after when she agrees to hear him out on what really happened with his ex before passing judgement. If she agrees to help the plan is for the two of them to pretend to be a couple so in love that it will make Keri leave him alone thinking he’s finally moved on. They even have an ‘in case of emergency’ wild card to play if they think things are starting to escalate with her. From what he tells her up at her place she thinks they might already be at that point by what Keri has already done.
One aspect of being loved up in public is that you have to practise in private. After one meeting you can tell they are hot for each other. More so after he goes in for a kiss before he leaves – you know just to see if they are compatible and all. Fan me down this man can kiss and it takes a great effort (I think on both sides) to leave each other. Shane almost turns to a puddle on the floor after he’s left and he’s in pain with how tight his trousers have suddenly become. Now this is a dangerous game they are playing. She is there to help him (even getting paid, regardless that she’s giving it to charity) but you can see that the lines are soon to be blurred from fantasy to reality. When Keri ups her game Shane knows she needs to pull out the big guns and that means making it clear to all that they are very much the fairytale couple in love. It’s not long before the magic of the fairytale becomes all too real and at first both are a little scared of it. He can certainly get her all hot and bothered with simple words but when he gets his hands on her it goes to another level. The chemistry between them is insanely hot and its clear its not just physical attraction that’s making them fall for each other but how they are as a person. Its not long before the job is pushed aside and the fairytale can have legs. With every fairytale there is always danger lurking somewhere in the shadows trying to pull them apart. Lets hope they will be strong enough to see it through.
Again I love the author’s style of writing. The text archives and future epilogues at the end help create a whole fun world. Great catching up with Penny, Bash, Cat and Aiden, though it’s the girls that take more of a front seat. It’s also set it up quite nicely for the next book with Shane’s friend Adeline and MBC’s new guy Nate. Great group of friends that pull together when needed and will always have each other’s back. Both Shane and Jake had tough upbringings in different ways so it’s nice that in coming together it’s brought them some happiness for the future.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.