In Tell Me Now, we meet Madison as she’s trying to get over a sudden breakup that she didn’t see coming. She thought they were headed for a future together with picket fences, snotty noses and matching rings, but he didn’t think she was good enough.
Enter Bryce Hunter who tests her will and her determination to keep her heart protected. He pursues her relentlessly, and she is unable to resist his charm, his good looks and pretty much everything about him. And the more time they spend together, the more her feelings for him grew and she falls. Hard. Then, of course, a terrible secret comes to light that shatters what is left of her heart.
That’s Tell Me Now in a nutshell, but the story is so much more. First of all, their incredibly hot night together was super fun to read. Fake names and utter hotness was how this whole relationship kicks off and it sets a fun, fast-paced tone for the book.
I really enjoyed Madison and Bryce and they deserved their happy ending. S. Moose is a new to me author, but I mostly enjoyed this story. It wasn’t my favorite book of all time, but it was a fun few hours.
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He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.
Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn’t do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian sweetheart propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.
Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-fifth birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.
As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn’t the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?
So, I really had a fun time reading Sweet Dreams! I loved Luke and Polly on their own and as a couple. It’s rare that you get two characters with their own hang ups about relationships or career goals, who don’t beat your over the head with those facts until you really don’t give a damn. Nina Lane did a fantastic job of making me care about why Luke was such a workaholic and why it was important. She did the same thing with explaining why Polly was so attached to her mother’s bakery, Wild Child.
And how they met, oh my god! That smoldering stare, the dark hallway dirty talk and that steamy kiss…wow! Then there came the inevitable hilarious tossing of the cookies, which was cringe-worthy and funny and mortifying. But it also made me love Polly even more.
Watching Luke and Polly fall into a relationship neither of them wanted is fun and fantastic. The things she gets him to do are fun and allow us to get to know Luke outside his role as CEO of Sugar Rush candy company. The way he so often stepped outside of his comfort zone to help her was sweet and totally hot and made it very hard not to fall in love with Luke…even when you really wanted to shake the hell out of him.
Toss in a few fun but quirky secondary characters like Ramona and Tim who were frequent visitors to Wild Child and even Aunt Julia who was both a terror and a delight, and Sweet Dreams is damn near perfect! I just hope there a lot more Aunt Julia in the rest of the series because that old lady has definitely got some stories!
I’m a sucker for opposites attract stories and though Polly and Luke were totally different from the outside, as Luke points out, they actually are more a like than you think. But watching them earn their happy ending? Well that was a treat all on its own.
She’s a romance junkie at heart and an avid reader. Add those two together and she will devour books within hours, getting lost in the world the author creates.
Matson resides in the peaceful Piedmont area of NC with her husband and three boys, where staying hopped up on caffeine is the key to her sanity. Chaos is indefinite and a sense of humor is an absolute must.
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This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.
Corbin: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.
Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.
I have to say that marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes. I don’t care that it’s predictable because what I love most is how the hero and heroine try to fight a losing battles because it is a blast to watch!
Corbin and Teagan have both had their run of bad crap lately. The only family member who mattered to him died and put a huge caveat on his inheritance, which at first had me thinking, “oh, poor little rich boy.” But the more I learned about Corbin—and the sperm donor he called ‘dad’—the more I understood his reason for going through with the charade. And Teagan, well she just had one of those bad days that usually ended with all of your closest girlfriends and copious amounts of junk food and booze. Since she has no girlfriends, she gets to add more crap to her life…in the form of an auto accident.
Don’t get me wrong, Stacey Lynn didn’t reinvent the genre by any means, but Fake Wife was a fun read that kept me smiling (nearly) the whole way. I really enjoyed the insta-love where I normally loathe it, because neither Corbin nor Teagan acted on it. In fact, they fought it so hard that at times I wanted to clunk their heads together.
Fake Wife was honestly just a damn good time. There was the greedy villainous relative who wanted to take the inheritance and make even more money on it—but I’ll say it again Stacey Lynn changed it up by giving us even more reasons to hate the villain. There was the expected miscommunication, but it was resolved quick enough that it didn’t ruin the ending.
In general, I’ve been hit or miss with this author since her Fireside series ended, but Fake Wife has given me a very convenient case of reader’s amnesia because I truly enjoyed it.