Their marriage was supposed to be all business….
When struggling novelist Chris Valentine meets Jesse Donovan, he’s interested in a book contract, or possibly a date. The last thing Chris expects is a marriage proposal from New York City’s most eligible bachelor!
Jesse’s in a pinch: to keep control of his company, he has to marry. So he has valid reasons for offering Chris this business deal. In exchange for living in a gorgeous mansion for a year, playing the doting husband, Chris gets all the writing time he wants and walks away with a million dollar payoff. Surely Chris can handle that. He can handle living with the most handsome and endearing man he’s ever met, a man he immediately knows he wants in the worst way and can’t have. Or can he?
I have to say, this is probably the first time I’ve completely disagreed with outcome of a book.
Love, Jesse, totally get his story, why he hide sexuality from his Grandfather even after his death. And why he didn’t tell Chris to start with.
Chris, well, talk about someone that can’t see past the end of his nose. If he’d just stop and think, see, hear, he would have seen what was right in front of him.
Maybe that was the point? To see how these two are so completely different. One already half in love with his object of convenience. And the other one so angry, bitter, self absorbed that he doesn’t see it good, happy. But honestly it got me so aggravated it was no longer cute, I was ready to delete the whole thing.
The narrator, John Solo is probably one of my favorites. But I’m not sure if that helped or hurt the story this time. That Boston accent, yikes. However, when not doing that saved the rest of the story.
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