Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn
This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.
Sterling: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.
Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Sterling Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.
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Fly Girl’s Review:
If you were offered $250K to marry someone for two years, who would take care of you in a luxury lifestyle, would you do it? That’s the question. Sterling makes the offer and Teagan accepts. What happens after that is an amazing love journey for two people who seem unlikely partners.
This is the first book of Stacey Lynn’s I’ve read, and I’d have to say, I loved it. There was just the right amount of sex, the characters were relatable and it wasn’t a perfect romance. There was some drama and a setup for a possible next book. The best part of the book was how well Teagan reflected on her broken relationship and how she handled her ex. He tried to make a play to get her back, but as he’s trying to make his play, she reflects back on how the relationship was broken long before he cheated.
Sterling on the other hand does all these mixed up things, like being an ass one moment, and then nice the next because he is so confused about Teagan. I liked how Sterling wanted things to be perfect and then realized it wasn’t realistic and just went with it.
I’m giving this a rare 5 of 5 propellers. It was well thought out and written, and touched my heart. If you like Cinderella stories, this is definitely the book for you, but don’t think it will turn out exactly as you want. There is no fairytale from meeting to Happily Ever After, but she does give it to you in the end. Stacey, I’m glad I started reading your work. I know NICU Nurse usually gets your releases, but I’m glad I beat her to the punch. I think you’ll have us fighting for them from here on. Can’t wait for the next one.
5 of 5 Propellers
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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.