Another light and sexy romance from this author – and a very solid series starter. I love a good “fake” marriage romance, and this was a fun one. These two have great chemistry, and I loved all of the bickering/bantering between them, though the transition from boss/employee-coerced wife to saccharine sweet love was way too abrupt in this case. There were no major missteps along the way, but I can’t help but feel a little dissatisfied about the sudden change in their relationship and the lack of swoons up until that point. Overall, it’s a low angst, steamy romance that has me ready to read more from this series.
The story follows Trina, a woman who works for an intense and demanding boss, who she doesn’t particularly like. When she receives a text telling her to come to his wedding – that day – Trina is shocked. Who would marry a guy like that? Turns out, it’s her. Or at least that’s what Graham believes. After finding out that his mentor is dying, Graham wants to make the man happy – by proving that he’s settled and in a relationship with a good woman… even if he has to pay her to do so. It’s a softer side of the man that Trina thought she knew, and she soon finds herself getting hitched. But spending time out of the office with Graham proves to be her downfall, as he’s more appealing than she ever anticipated.
So I’m sure you’re wondering – what’s a Buck Boy? I went into this one blind and I’ll admit that I was anticipating something to do with bulls or cowboys or a western theme. It has nothing to do with that, lol. Just in case you’re wondering – the Buck Boys are a group of guys who bonded over their troubled pasts. This is a pretty standard boss/employee, marriage of convenience romance. It’s a trope that works for me, and this one doesn’t stray too far out of the box. The light, easy feel makes it perfect for bingeing, and there’s just enough connectivity to the next standalone in the series to get you interested in more. Not my favorite from the author (and there are more typos than usual), but this makes for a solid, low angst read.
My jerk of a boss is getting married today.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the bride-to-be is me.
Graham Locke is cocky, condescending, and looks sinfully sexy wrapped in a thousand dollar suit.
He’s also a nightmare to work for.
When he sends me a text message asking me to meet him because he’s getting married, I laugh out loud.
Who would marry him?
It turns out I do. I literally marry my boss.
It’s not for love. I can’t say it’s entirely for money, but that does factor into my decision to become Mrs. Locke for ninety days.
Three months will fly by, right?
Within twenty four hours, I’m counting the seconds until I can go back to being Trina Shaw.
I persevere because I’m not one to give up even though I seriously consider it.
It doesn’t take long before I discover that my husband isn’t the man I thought he was.
The secrets he keeps hidden close to his heart may end up breaking mine.
About the Author:
Deborah Bladon is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who has sold over 3.5 million books worldwide. She has been featured on the top bestsellers lists over 70 times, including two weeks in which 3 of her books were featured. Some of her standout series that have been included on the New York Times bestsellers list are RUIN, PULSE and GONE.
Her love for romance novels began when she was old enough to board the bus, library card in hand to check out the newest Harlequin paperbacks. She’s a Canadian by heart, and by passport, but you can often spot her in New York City sipping a latte and looking for inspiration for her next story. Manhattan is definitely her second home.
She cherishes her family and believes that each day is a gift for writing, for reading, and for loving.
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