glorified secretary who thinks color-coding my library is a wild Friday night.
So when he shows up after all this time wanting to make good on our childhood
deal to tie the knot, it’s not because he can’t resist my perfect credit score.
I’m the (safe, sensible) girl for the job. I would be insulted… if the proposal
didn’t come with an all-expenses-paid trip to England while he shoots a new
movie version of ’Pride & Prejudice.’
nights with a chiseled hunk who knows all the right moves.
But all our fake-smoldering is getting my very real panties in a twist. It turns
out, Jax is so much more than just a reckless playboy. He makes me want to
forget our ‘arrangement’.. and break all the rules.
scheming actresses, control-freak PR crews, and a pesky little thing called
love ruin the best (fake) relationship of my life?
This is a sweet friends-to-lovers/relationship of convenience romance that will steal your heart!
Jax and Penny were friends for one summer fifteen years ago. During that summer, they made a pact to marry if they were still single in their twenties. Fifteen years later, they have an accidental run in. Sparks fly, but they go their separate ways. Until Jax needs straight-laced Penny to rehab his less than shiny image.
These relationship of convenience romances can go either way for me. Usually, I have a hard time connecting with whoever needs the image makeover. Happily, that was not the case here. Jax was lovable from the start and only grew more so as the book goes forward. He has family issues that have caused his reluctance to believe in love and that is the crux of his problem until the very end. Despite that, you can’t help but love the guy. Penny prefers to play it safe in life and sometimes that makes a character stuffy, but Penny was great. She slowly let go of her control and took some risks. It was a nice transition that wasn’t forced. The internal monologues were a bit repetitive, but not enough to distract me from the story itself. There wasn’t quite as much character development with Jax and Penny as I’ve read in previous books by McCoy. Still, all-in-all it was a good book with a great ending!