Too much playboy talk and not enough actual communication drag this otherwise light and easy fake relationship romance down. Also… I have no idea what the title has to do with the story, lol. I was expecting a roommate element at some point. I’m typically a big fan of Monroe’s low angst, trope-tastic rom coms, but this one never hooked me in, so I felt disconnected from the love story the whole way through. The hero’s playboy past is brought up a LOT, and it’s a major issue along the way, with bits of OW drama throughout, questions about his intentions, and a frustrating level of miscommunication. I just couldn’t get emotionally invested, and that made this a lackluster read.
The story follows Dash, a playboy bachelor who likes to live up to his reputation because he’s not interested in putting his heart on the line. When his grandmother cuts him off from his trust fund, Dash realizes that he needs to show her that he’s changing his ways. Or at least… pretending to change his ways. Dash enlists the help of the one woman who seems immune to his charms, a sexy near-stranger who needs an investment in her budding business. But as Dash and Callie spend time together, they realize that their connection feels anything but fake.
Monroe’s rom coms are always super tropey, playing up the low angst storylines, but this one felt a little too predictable. Maybe because I didn’t buy the romance, I don’t know. It’s a pretty straightforward fake relationship romance, just with more miscommunication than most. I did like the chemistry between Dash and Callie, and there was some potential in the emotions Dash tries to keep locked away, but that potential was never fully reached. It’s still a fun read, but a forgettable one for me. If you’re not caught up on the series, this easily reads as a standalone, though the first book was much stronger (in my opinion). Overall, not a bad read, but definitely not one of my favorites from Monroe. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this easygoing romance.
Fake date. Real trouble. Fall for a new trope-tactic, fake dating rom-com series from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
Playboy bachelor Dash (aka Phineas Henry Dashford IV) needs to settle down, and fast – at least that’s what his eccentric grandmother thinks. And since she’s the one controlling his trust fund, he needs the perfect fake date for her 80th birthday bash. Someone sweet, demure, charming… and definitely NOT like the spitfire who almost pulled him in front of a subway train and then dressed him down in front of a million viral video viewers.
Wannabe lipstick mogul, Callie Rodriguez, needs to find an investor for her makeup line – before her meagre savings run out. Playing girlfriend to a rich trust fund guy ? It’s absolutely NOT in her plans, no matter how handsome he is… Until Dash offers to invest in her company in exchange for getting grandma Zelda off his case.
One week of (fake) romantic bliss? The challenge is simple. The chemistry between them isn’t.
Soon, Callie and Dash are caught up in the act of a lifetime – and the sparks are anything but make-believe. Can these opposites find a way to attract? Or will a week in Palm Beach, a scheming ex, and a frisky alligator be the formula for trouble?
Find out in another laugh-out-loud Billionaire Bachelor story from “the reigning Queen of romantic comedy” Lila Monroe!
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Playboy bachelor Charlie Fox is handsome, charming — and looking for a date to the TWELVE weddings he’s attending this month. He’s topping the city’s ‘Most Eligible’ lists, but he needs a woman who won’t swoon at his feet — or go diving to catch that bouquet. A fake girlfriend is the perfect solution, he’s just not expecting a very familiar face to show up as his plus-one…
The last time I saw Charlie, he was playing Mr Popular at our high-school… while I was stuck being Miss Invisible. Now — thanks to a rogue Chihuahua, my frat-bro boss, and a gallon of gluten-free frosting — he’s making me an offer I really should refuse. Play his fake girlfriend for a summer of wild weddings?
It’ll be worth it, as long as we can keep our hands to ourselves.
And our mouths.
And… other parts, too.
As the wedding marathon gets underway, the sparks between us are anything but fake – and breaking the rules has never been so fun. Can ‘just for now’ turn into ‘forever’? Find out in the sizzling, hilarious new romance from “the reigning queen of romantic comedy” Lila Monroe!
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About the Author:
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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