Light and steamy with a side of action, I’d describe the plot of this rom com as “quirky romance writer is thirsty for a bad boy.” lol, our heroine doesn’t seem to mind all of the red flags popping up around her guy – even when he warns her away (repeatedly). It’s low angst and sexy, with a unique storyline that worked for me. I loved the unpredictability, and I loved this semi-reformed bad boy. It’s not one of my favorites from Landish, but makes a fun, lighthearted read.
The story follows Poppy, a romance author who is struggling with a case of writer’s block. When her laptop is stolen – with her unfinished manuscript on the hard drive – Poppy’s career is threatened. So when the sexy “security guard” who stole it moves in next door, Poppy is quick to confront him. Connor has never claimed to be a good guy, but he can’t seem to stay away from Poppy. The two soon find themselves in a one-day fake relationship, which develops into more. But Connor is keeping secrets, and they threaten to derail any future that might be in front of them.
I would say that I liked this one, but I never loved it. It starts off pretty slow – we’re introduced to Poppy, whose bubbly personality and personal hygiene struggles were off-putting for me. She also feels a little desperate, and none of the warning signs about Connor threw her off. Granted, I liked him too, but it was a bit much at times. Things definitely improved when Connor was front and center, and I really enjoyed the thief storyline. The action, adventure, and secrets steal the show – this would probably be a 3-star read for me, based on the romance alone. It doesn’t stand out as one of my favorites from the author, but it was a fun and steamy read all the same.
I’m Poppy Woodstock.
Romance author and wholehearted believer in Happily Ever Afters.
A terminal case of writer’s block should be my biggest worry.
Then I crash into him—literally—and fall into the most gorgeous pair of blue eyes I’ve ever seen.
Thief, rebel… and my new neighbor.
One slip with the bad boy next door, and my life becomes stranger than any fiction I could ever write.
I impulsively tell his mother that I’m his fiancée, forcing him to help me.
And for some reason, he willingly takes my problems onto his broad shoulders, growling at anyone who stands in my way to meet my deadline.
He turns my world upside down, sparks my inspiration, and claims my body in ways I’ve never dreamed possible.
Through it all, I have to wonder…
Do Happily Ever After endings exist in real life?
One Day Fiance is a full length romantic comedy. It is a complete standalone.
About the Author:
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post and #1 Amazon best-selling author Lauren Landish welcomes you into a world of rock-hard abs and chiseled smiles. Her sexy, contemporary romances—including her wildly successful Irresistible Bachelor Series—have garnered a legion of praise from her readers. When Lauren isn’t plotting ways to introduce readers to their next sexy-as-hell book boyfriend, she’s deep in her writing cave and furiously tapping away on her keyboard, writing scenes that would make even a hardened sailor blush.
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