“Alexis Grayson is good at looking after herself-she’s been doing it all her life. So what if she’s alone and pregnant? She’ll cope! But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. And Alexis can help him-he needs a temporary wife; she needs somewhere to live until the baby’s born. A short-term marriage will solve all their difficulties!
As Alexis gets to know the courageous, honorable Connor, she realizes that she might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Because all this wife-for-hire wants is a marriage for real!”
First things first, this book was free on ibooks (that apple product app that lets you read books). That was the main reason I got it. It started with an H and it was free. I had no hopes for this book to be anything but trash.
It was very cutesy. It was not a romance novel that would fly high and proud with the current competitors. For one there were no sex scenes. The hottest scene that was included was a kissing scene that Connor tried to make more sexual by pressing her against him so she knew he was into it (I feel like my language is actually more graphic than the scene). It is not the cleanest romance novel I have ever read, but it came pretty darn close. At least they didn’t need to pray after for forgiveness and control (see Jenna’s Cowboy for that).
So Alex is a pregnant woman with no chance of survival. She is working in a bar and it is bad for her baby. Her parents are dead. She has no one. So of course she would agree to marrying a man she never met and moving in with him in a remote ranch. That doesn’t spell high chance of murder, never.
Despite the pretty awful plot idea (though compared to the other romance novel plots this is pretty standard) I liked this book. The main reason I do is Connor is not a super aggressive, emotionally abusive male shown to be hot. Instead he is a guy who works hard and treats Alex like a human. This is a huge thing when it comes to romance novels. The fact that Connor isn’t a huge creep makes this book amazing. Outside of Connor not being a creep, the characters are kind of fun. This book is a good time waster. It is not high literary genius, but it will be a nice little thing to read on a train.
3 out of 5. I would recommend this book.
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