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Posted March 8, 2014
This book is by author Ella Jade and I won a copy and I am giving an honest review of it. I really enjoyed reading this book and it is my first Ella Jade books I have read.
Coda is a struggling waitress/cleaning lady college grad, Spencer is a workaholic billionaire with no time for his ex girlfriend. Together for a 4 day wedding event the sparks fly between them and what starts out as just a proposition to help out both of them ends up being more then either 1 of them thought.
The 2 main characters, Coda and Spencer, meshed very well together and their banter back and forth was fun to watch. The story line did not have any breaks in it so it was smooth through out the whole book. I almost felt like I was watching it unfold like a movie.
2 people coming together to help each other out of a jam and end up falling in love. This is not your typical billionaire story line by far and it is a great read for any romance readers out there. There is a small amount of sexual content so I would say for mature readers because of it.
Posted February 20, 2014
was a great read
I loved Coda's character she was hardworking, caring, talented, hidden skills and knew what she wanted
Spencer was hardworking and caring as well and loved learning new things about him.
The story flowed great, story was entertaining in how it developed and can't wait for more :)
Posted October 2, 2013
Spencer Cannon is a wealthy CEO of one of the top advertising firms. He lives and breathers his work, leaving little time for a personal life. And now he has a problem. Spencer has to attend his cousin's four day wedding extravaganza where his viper of an ex will be waiting to sink her fangs into him. Perhaps bringing a date would keep her away; if only he had a girl he could ask
Dakota "Coda" Vercelli has wanted to be a graphic designer for so long and she is damn good at it. But nearly five months after graduating from NYU, she still hasn't been able to get a job. With her mother's medical expenses adding up and her own student loans to pay off, she is working two jobs as a waitress and corporate housekeeper.
When Spencer overhears Coda's situation one night, he knows he has found the solution to his problem. He needs a pretend girlfriend and she needs the money. It i just a business arrangement, isn't it?
Soon it becomes clear that they are extremely attracted to each other. While Spencer tries to fight it and keep sex out of the equation, Coda is determined to enjoy whatever time she has with him. But if they take it to the next level, what will happen when the four days are over?
I loved how sure of herself Coda was, even when thrown into a fray of high society snobs. She refused to let them get her down and she went after what she wanted. Spencer. She wasn't shy about her attraction to him and basically refused to take no for an answer. This was a quick, sweet and sexy read that I enjoyed.
Posted September 27, 2013
When I first started reading this book the overall theme felt familiar, but as each page was turned Ms. Jade brought new life into a tried and true storyline. From its memorable characters to crackling chemistry an indelible mark was left that kept a smile on my face throughout and sad when I reached the end knowing there was no more. Fans of the theme of opposites attracting will be drawn to Spencer and Coda and rooting for them every step of the way as they realize they're more alike than they thought.
Spencer is a tough businessman who gave up his personal dreams to run the family business as he's devoted to his family. He's also a workaholic who gives everything to his work leaving little time for happiness. Part of his past involves Ava, the woman he broke up with after realizing she was completely wrong for him. Unfortunately Ava doesn't want to take no for an answer and promises to win him back at an upcoming wedding he's attending. His brilliant plan to convince Ava they're over involves another woman pretending to be his girlfriend. That woman, cleaning woman Coda, appears to be his complete opposite but as the wedding weekend progresses he realizes she's exactly right and he just needs to convince her of it too.
Coda too is dedicated to family working two jobs to keep a roof over her and her sick mother's head. She desperately wants a career in advertising but college debts and a pending eviction leave her no choice but to work and put her future on hold. One night she gets an unexpected offer and the chance to finally live her life in exchange for playing the pretend girlfriend to a serious-minded yet sexy man for one weekend. Their weekend ends up being more than they counted on as the sexual tension mounts and their supposed differences become a match made in heaven. Once the weekend's over though do they have faith in a future together to grab their HEA?
This was a sweet story with immensely likable characters. Coda was a delightful heroine who stood her ground against Spencer. She took pleasure in goading him into having fun and relaxing and it drew her to him even more than his initial attraction. Spencer was a different man in her presence, playfully laid-back and even more sexy. Their banter was crisp and delightful to witness. The issue of money was handled in a completely business-like manner so as to not sully their burgeoning relationship. As they got closer together their contract evolved to reflect their deepening feelings. Though their relationship is sweet that doesn't mean there's no steaminess. The connection between them starts out as a slow burn but the fireworks soon arrive in some very sensual moments. The only issue I had with the story was the annoying Ava who acted as the stereotypical villain bent on uncovering the truth about Coda in a vindictive way to pull the lovebirds apart. For me she put a damper on every scene she was in. Overall though I found this a heartwarming story that was immensely entertaining and satisfying and lovers of true romance will find this the perfect read.
Posted September 16, 2013
My first Ella Jade book but not my last! The first thing I loved is that it's a stand alone. I'm so tired of series books!
This is about a down on her luck college grad working two jobs and a CEO that's ducking an insane ex-girlfriend. Overbearing but well meaning grandfathers and a 'wicked' weekend family wedding. You will laugh, cry, get mad and shake your head.
If you love modern day cinderella stories then this is for you, complete w/your HEA!
And for only 3.99 for almost 300 pgs. You can't go wrong
Posted September 15, 2013
I will admit that when I read the synopsis I thought, "I have read this before". The author, however, made it a completely new story and I was sucked in from the first chapter. Spencer and Coda are both talented, hardworking, and caring people and watching them fall in love was simply fun and magical. The chemistry was strong and the connections were sweet and felt authentic. It was such a sweet romance. One thing I really loved about it was that the author dealt with the money issue throughout the whole story so you never felt like you were in a "Pretty Woman" type scenario. At no point did Coda seem like she "sold" herself or that Spencer felt like she had. If you like sweet romances with heat, feisty and intelligent women, escaping into the world of the very rich, and swoon worthy men, this story is probably just the ticket for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.