Who's the sexy blonde stranger sleeping in Simon Holcroft's bed? The workaholic returns from a business trip to find someone stretched out on his sheets. Between the laundry basket at her side and the smell of orange cleaner, he deduces that the young woman is his maid—and resists the urge to kiss her awake.
But when his brother's fiancé—his own ex—bursts in and strips down to her panties, Simon has to get her dressed and back where she belongs. So he introduces the maid as his fiancée. But his little white lie gets bigger, because now he has to bring his supposed bride-to-be to meet the whole family. One offer-she-can't-refuse later, Simon has bought himself a temporary fiancée.
In debt up to her eyeballs and all alone for the holidays, how could struggling grad student Caroline Sampson not accept her gorgeous client's fantasy proposal? But acting like she's in love comes more easily than she ever expected.
This book had a predictable premise but started out with a unique twist. The whole opening scene sets the theme for the entire book. I really wasn't sure what to expect other than a solid storyline.
The characters were vivid as they developed. They should vulnerability and moral struggles throughout the story. There were a few too many characters for a contemporary romance in my opinion.
The relationship between Simon and Caroline developed slow and steady. They sank into their romance and you weren't even sure when the change sneaks up on you. Once it starts, you can't help but root for them.
Overall, this was a great romance story. The characters were flawed and the situations felt realistic. The only thing lacking in this awesome story is originality of the stories' concept.
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