This is one of my must-read authors, so I was eager to get my hands on this story, and she definitely delivered! Each new book is better than the last, and I know my romantic heart is in talented, well-qualified hands when I read her novel.
Paige Hayes has family she's close to and a job she enjoys, but her living situation, not so much. When she finds her creepy landlord in her apartment without her permission, she mentions it to her brother who puts her in touch with a local guy who owes him a favor and can help Paige.
Zach Rothwell is far beyond just some ‘local guy’ as the heir and CEO of Rothwell Enterprises. While he should be running the show completely by now, his grandmother is withholding the trust fund he needs to diversify the company until Zach ‘settles down’. When Paige Hayes comes to him for help with her landlord problem, Zach realizes she may be just the girl to help him out. He proposes a business only, fake dating arrangement to Paige and she reluctantly agrees.
This is the point where my heart lets out a happy little “squee!” and I settle in for a delightfully entertaining ride. Because we all know the dating will turn real as feelings emerge, and the lies and scheming are bound to come back to haunt them. But there's still an issue of trust because, with both of them lying to everyone in their lives, how can they each know when the other is telling the truth?
This writer has a talent for bringing her characters to life, so that I feel like I’m experiencing the story as a close friend of theirs. Zach and Paige are both life-like and multi-layered with winning, authentic personalities that enchanted me from the first page. Their story is humorous, engaging and hot, their chemistry is undeniable, and there's just enough angst to keep you turning the pages late into the night.
Reading this book was easier than listening to audio because it practically reads itself. I couldn’t get enough of this story and the characters and read it straight through. I wasn’t nearly ready to turn loose of these two, which is a good thing because they'll always own a piece of my heart. Run to the 1-Click and get your copy right away. Don’t even bother trying to guard your heart, because Zach and Paige will effortlessly own it.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1857 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Publisher: SMW Books (17 March 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0862C63X6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #666,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)