I may have wanted to smack this hero silly on MULTIPLE occasions, but that didn’t stop me from seriously enjoying this steamy rom com with heart. It’s a mix of fun, angst, and smoking hot chemistry, with a couple you’ll be rooting for. It’s not long before this lovable playboy is in over his head, but the banter and connection make the journey worth it. This is for those rom com lovers who want a little weight behind the story – it’s still a sexy, low angst read, but there’s a hidden depth that takes over in the back half. Which, admittedly, makes it a bumpy ride to happily ever after, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
The story follows “mountain manwhore,” Dean, a guy whose own love life has taken a dive since his closest friends entered relationships. He’s always been a shameless flirt and playboy, but it has reached new heights recently. There’s one girl who might be a little bit under his skin, but Norah has waved off Dean’s flirting every time, so nothing has come of it. But when both find themselves in need of a date others will take seriously, they strike up a bargain. Neither one has any interest in a relationship, so it seems like the perfect deal… until things start to feel just a little too natural.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by this author and I had absolutely no problem jumping right into the series. There’s definite history between some of these characters, but it’s all spelled out in the story. I’m not sure if my opinion of Dean would’ve been different if I’d read the previous books, but I pretty much wanted to either kiss or shake him throughout the story – in equal measure. Dean is adorably sexy, a sort of nerdy, unique hero that you’ll fall for right away. I loved his vulnerable side and every scene that broke down his walls a little further. But, oh yeah, there are definitely WALLS around his heart. The first half of this is pure rom com perfection, focusing on the banter and the crazy chemistry, while the back half looks deeper into the hangups these two have. It was just a little too rocky for me, but the rest of the story is so solid that it didn’t diminish that. I’m looking forward to more from the author because this was such a fun read.
Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun.
Norah Donahue wants bakeries not babies, but her matchmaking mother won’t stop trying to play Cupid.
Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Boulder’s infamous ladies’ man all alone.
When Norah needs a fake date for her parents’ anniversary party, her new silent investor is the perfect guy for the job. It seems like a foolproof plan…
That is until Norah decides to break her biggest rule and lock lips with Dean in the middle of the party to spite her meddling mother.
Turns out that Dean and Norah’s chemistry is sizzling hot, and mixing business with pleasure could turn out to be a recipe for disaster.
Or maybe they can have their cake and eat it too.
Take A Number is a 92,000 word full-length rom com best enjoyed with lots of pastries.
About the Author:
Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 13 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance.
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