Mr Casanova by Lila Monroe is book five in her hilarious, sexy and awesome standalone Billionaire Bachelor series. This is the story of Hot TV star Luke Rafferty and Stella Lane, a Hamptons local who is trying to get her home renovation company off the ground despite the efforts of her ex-husband and ex-business partner. When these two meet it really isn't instant sparks and falling all over each other though - in fact, Luke doesn't even notice Stella or the chocolate ice cream he accidentally knocked over onto her shirt...
Stella needs a renovation job STAT. Her potential clients see a woman and immediately think that she's lacking and choose her stinking useless ex who wouldn't know a thing about renovation if it wasn't for her and everything she taught him. When the opportunity to remodel the disaster of a home that Luke bought comes up along with a chance to be his fake girlfriend to help his reputation she honestly can't say no - not if she wants to stay in business no matter how many puppies he threw off a roof.
Luke's ex is nuts. She is steadily feeding the tabloids with horror stories about him, including one saying he threw their dog off the roof of the observatory - they never even had a dog...EVER! He needs help and not just with his public image - the home he bought in the Hamptons is a raunchy mansion filled with naked statues, mermaid fountains with water squirting nipples, and even more terrible and unspeakable things and he needs to make it livable. When Stella first comes by to propose her bid for the renovation he turns her down but when his publicist insists that he hire a fake girlfriend for the job he is happy with the two birds one stone option with Stella. It doesn't hurt that she is smoking hot and down to earth. But it's all for show - right?
Another fabulous Lil book - one of my fave authors. I loved this and can't wait for book six, Best Man and the next two books in her Chick Flick Club series (You've Got Male and Frisky Business). Enjoy!