⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: The Fourth Guy by Misti Murphy

This wasn’t a homerun for me, but I liked it. An interesting combination of light/emotional and sweet/sexy, this author knows how to write a good love story. I’ve been looking forward to Makai’s story since the first book in the series, and he did not disappoint – a billionaire who is NOT a cocky playboy, it was refreshing to read about a kinder, more humble hero who wants something real. There was a lot that I enjoyed but also a few things that bugged me, including a secret that took way too long to come to light and a heroine I struggled to connect with.

The story follows Makai, one of the city’s most eligible bachelors – who chooses to live under the radar, working at a bar and staying out of the dating scene. When he meets Sadie, a woman whose love life has taken a beating, there’s an instant connection there and they decide to form a friendship. But it’s not long before these friends start to spark into something more, so both Makai and Sadie have to decide whether or not they’re willing to put their hearts on the line.

With a lot of lightness and a fun feel, this reads like a rom com but also has some depth to it. There’s some great dialogue and I loved how this relationship develops from strangers to friends to lovers, with an emotional buildup before taking things further. There was just something missing for me, and I’m not sure if it’s Sadie’s personality or the role the “secret” played in the story, but I found myself disconnecting at times. I considered rating this 3 stars but there was too much that I liked about it to drop the rating – I really did love what a unique hero Makai is. It’s a good light and sexy read that makes me want to read more from the author even if I had a few problems with this one.

Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2JxnObH


There’s something so simple about dating the guy you know will hurt you, don’t you think? There’s no risking your feelings. No wondering whether your past will affect your future.

Hello, my name is Sadie, and I am addicted to dating the wrong guy. Self-absorbed, cheaters, dangerous—you name it, I’ve dated it.  

Until I meet him. Makai Fleetwood. Six foot plus change. Brown eyes. Killer smile. Hair so luscious it makes my insides quiver. A hairdresser’s wet dream (that’s me; I’m the hairdresser). A good guy. 

Friendship blooms. Then trust… I’m falling hard for the first time since my sister died and my world came crashing down around me. Allowing someone into my shattered heart. If only our lives weren’t like an onion. The layers too innumerable to count.

Is he really prince charming, or my worst decision yet?

Each book in The Line Up series can be read as a complete standalone with a happy ending.

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