Published: 22nd January 2018
Publisher: Lila Monroe Books
Author: Lila Monroe
A hot & hilarious STANDALONE romantic comedy for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Blakely, and Julia Kent! Now a USA Today bestseller!*
Hot bachelor Max Carlisle is heir to a media empire, tabloid catnip, and… wants to hire me to be his fake fiancée. I know what it takes to keep a billionaire in line, but signing up for seven days in close quarters with this Very Irresistible Playboy? It’s just asking for trouble. The kind of thrilling, reckless trouble I could use a little more of since my career is currently ass-backwards in a mud bath with six shih-tzus (don’t ask).
So do I:
a) Take the job, and bicker wildly every step of the way?
b) Embark on a mad-cap treasure hunt to claim his billion-dollar inheritance?
c) Try my hardest not to fall head-over-heels in love with him and wind up having the best sex of my life?
d) All of the above?
Something tells me I’m about to be way out of my league… and under the most handsome, infuriating man I’ve ever met. But with a fortune on the line, can we beat out his crazy relatives to win the prize? And will our fake relationship be game over at the finish line?
Taking a job with a difference to lend a helping hand ends up leading to one hell of a fun adventure treasure hunt with passion and heat thrown in for good measure. Hallie say hello to hot bachelor Max, and get ready for an adventure.
These books always have to have a funny first encounter with the leads. Hallie is at a very interesting wedding where the bride and groom are having a lot of fun, just not with each other. Each to their own ideals when she gets told how things really are by a devilishly handsome guy called Max. Cupcake stealth mode to keep them going before the food gets served but it’s when he needs her to help him out with something that things get interesting. He might have asked her for a drink – she’s working so no – but mainly it’s so he can hide away from the bride’s mother who wants him. Sure way to do that would be a hot kiss. Fan me down, now that’s a first impression. The one good thing to come out of a very strange wedding, as she soon ends up in a lake with dogs – read to find out.
After needing new camera equipment due to the strange wedding Hallie knows she needs a job stat. This is where she encounters Olivia who runs The Agency – a high-end company that helps the high flyers out. Need a pretend girlfriend; someone to go to functions to network with the right people, a trust fund problem that needs a helping hand, then this is the place for you. Seems Olivia thinks Hallie is the perfect person for a new client of hers and as she’s down on her luck job wise – camera went in lake with her – she agrees to at least meet the guy. The job would be to spend a week in Palm Beach with him as his girlfriend, along with his family, to help smooth the waters between them and big him up when the need arises, no funny business at all – it’s not ‘that’ kind of agency. The Carlisle’s, as in Carlisle Publishing, could be the foot in the door she’s been waiting for to become a fully fledge photographer, not just an assistant. This job comes with a big paycheck, $50k big, something she needs to really think on. Olivia thinks she’s perfect for the job because she’s almost been doing something like it for years with being a PA for Jack Callahan, so she knows how to run interference when needed. With the week that’s coming she’s going to need all she’s got.
Talk about getting a shock/nice surprise when she sees who the client would be. With the chemistry between them is the job wise to take? Doesn’t take long for Max to get her to say yes, though both are wishing the ‘yes’ were to something more after only a short time with each other. Anyone fancy a treasure hunt? I have a feeling this one is going to get interesting very fast with what’s at stake. Max might like the thrill of the chase with women but this is something else at stake. He wants to do it for one reason, the look of excitement on Hallie’s face when they get a clue right. A madcap adventure is on the cards, one they both seem to love. Their chemistry won’t be denied for too long though and lines are soon to be blurred in the best way possible. Hello hot fun times on this weeks’ getaway! Love the line: “So much for staying professional. But fuck, if that’s what breaking the rules feels like, sign me up for more.” What happens when the games end and real life comes knocking? Living in a fantasy is fun but can it become a reality.
I like how all the stories link in with past ones. A linear world they all belong in. Hallie’s old boss Jack is from Perfect Match and when she mentions her brother it’s from Christmas with the Billionaire. Fun how everyone is connected from one book to the next but not completely like it is a series. Another fun read with an amusing treasure hunt along with some hot passion thrown in for good measure.
4.5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.