Max Tremblay should be happy. His night club, Frantic, is one of the most popular gay clubs in Toronto, and his childhood refuge, Ringside Gym, is well on the way to reopening. But when he finds yet another drunk in the alley beside the bar, Max isn’t sure this is the life he truly wants.
Grady Barnes has it all. He’s rich, famous, and wants for nothing. Well, nothing but a good relationship with his father. When he discovers that his father is going to force him into an arranged marriage, Grady has had enough. He tracks down Max, the man who got him to safety after a night of overindulgence, and makes him a proposal: pretend to be his fiancé for two weeks and he’ll invest in Ringside Gym.
When the pair travel to Vancouver to attend a family wedding, the flames of their mutual attraction ignite, and they discover that the only difference between pretend and reality is how well they can fake it.
I had read book 1 in this series awhile ago, and so I wanted to see how the series progressed. And to be honest, the blurb of this book drew me in. I have always loved the “fake relationship” type stories, so when I seen this one was one, I jumped in quickly.
I have to say though, I wasn’t completely sold on the book. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it and thought it was a great read. I was just hoping for some more drama I suppose. The story itself was one that was very predictable, and that did work for me at the time.
Grady and Max were both fun characters, on their own and together. I just didn’t feel the connection between the two of them. Grady was spoiled rotten, but he ended up redeeming himself in the end. And Max was just a good guy who would give the shirt off his back.
Overall – I did enjoy the story, I just didn’t love it. But, I will still look forward to other books in the series in the future for sure.