Curvaceous beauty Hilary Rosenberg doesn’t believe in love. She only goes out with nice guys who won’t expect passionate romance–until a notorious womanizer demands she repay a favor with four weeks of counterfeit dates.
Billionaire playboy Mark Pryce doesn’t do relationships. In fact, he’s never been with the same woman for more than three months. But when his matchmaking mother tries to sabotage his bachelorhood, he needs a stand-in girlfriend. Luckily, Hilary owes him big time. But as they start to spend more time together, he finds himself wanting to break his first rule: never get too close…
Mark is a playboy. He is used to women noticing him and fawning for his attention. Everything Hilary dislikes in a man. She only dates nice guys. When Mark corners her in the elevator and asks her to attend his family’s Fourth of July picnic. He wants to take someone who can’t be undermined by his mother’s games. Hilary is stunned and says no because she has a boyfriend, but Mark convinces her to attend as a return favor to him. Mark’s mother has become an unhappy, spiteful wife, and is determined to not let her children turn into the cheating, workaholic, and hurtful man like their father. She wants them each to marry a partner of HER choosing, which is why Mark wants Hilary’s help.
Hilary was messed up because of her childhood. But, she is a beautiful, successful, woman and is not the white trash that her mother was. Her sister/cousin kept meddling with her thought of Hilary as a snob because of her choices. Enter Mark – a passionate, sexy, handsome, rich, and powerful man. He stirs things in her that she doesn’t want. But, she can’t deny the attraction between the two.
I enjoyed the quick pace of the story. The characters and their chemistry was very realistic, because a lot of families like to “help” their loved ones with good intentions in mind. They each made choices based on their families and not based on their own wants/needs. With that said, I found that my favorite character was Mark’s mother. She was a cold hearted bitch, but I felt sorry for her because of how miserable her marriage was and how long she put up with her husband’s wandering ways.
Overall, this was a sweet, fun, and good love story with some interesting characters.