Light and SEXY, this rom com has a dash of suspense and plenty of steamy moments. It’s a friends to lovers romance between a sexy, lovable operative and the strong, determined office manager he loves to spend time with. While I found the emotional connection to be a little weak, it’s a lot of fun and has a storyline that will keep you entertained.
The story follows Isabelle and Jayden, co-workers who have become friends over the last two years. They have an easy connection and a genuine appreciation for each other, but they’ve both sworn off commitments after being hurt in past relationships. When they’re assigned to a mission that requires them to pose as a married couple at a resort, the lines between friends and lovers become blurred. It’s not your typical resort – no, this resort features sex-focused couples workshops that test the limits of Jayden and Isabelle’s friendship, forcing them to see each other in a whole new way.
As always, Stina Lindenblatt’s writing is solid and the characters are easy to like. I especially liked Jayden – he’s overprotective of Isabelle, but there’s an undercurrent of love there that’s obvious from the beginning. I also loved the light, fun vibe which mixed elements of suspense in with a friends to lovers story that was unpredictable. My biggest complaint is the focus on the physical side of things – while it was obvious these two are attracted to each other, the emotional connection felt cold. They would have a sexy encounter and then go right back to business, which was somewhat jarring and didn’t help to build up the romance. That being said, if you’re just looking for a rom com with a twist, this will certainly do the trick, but I’ve definitely read other books by Lindenblatt that I’ve enjoyed a lot more. I received an ARC via Give Me Books PR and am voluntarily leaving a review of this action-packed romance.
needs a fake husband. He needs to protect his best friend…
I caught my boyfriend getting hot and steamy with another woman, I’ve thrown
myself into my career. But now I’m ready to move from being the super-efficient
office manager to an operative with Quade Security and Investigation.
soon as I prove to my boss that I’m kick-ass enough to do the job.
grandmother asks for my help, there’s no way I can say no. Her former love has
a mission for Jayden—my
hot colleague and best friend—and me. What more could I want?
thing I want is for Isabelle to be is an operative. She’s my best
friend, and I hate the idea of her being in danger. Unfortunately, our boss has other plans.
and I go undercover at a resort for happily married couples. But forget
moonlight walks and hanging out by the pool. To maintain our cover, we have to
participate in activities that would make a nun blush.
come flying off, and we agree to temporarily be friends-with-benefits while
there. No strings attached. No complications. Nothing could be simpler. Right?
there’s another reason we’ve been lured to the resort. A reason that will put
our hearts to the test…and our lives on the line.
Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries,
including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up
accent. She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences.
In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up
variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three