Arranged Love

Arranged Love

by Lacey Wolfe

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Overview

They think they're fooling their parents, but really, the joke's on them.

Kayla Ames's parents could win an award in meddling. Every time she turns around, they're setting her up with someone new. Try as she might, she can't convince them to butt out of her love life.

Ryan Newell isn't looking for love. After having his heart torn to shreds by his ex, he's determined to never again fall in love and leave himself that vulnerable to being hurt. His parents, however, believe he just needs some help finding the right woman, and their friends' daughter, Kayla, might be a perfect match.

Realizing they both have the same problem--parents who won't stop nagging them about finding a partner--Ryan and Kayla agree to an arrangement of sorts. All they have to do is pretend to date, and they don't even have to see each other, they can discuss the details of their "dates" via email. But then the email conversations lead to real dates, and Kayla finds herself struggling to keep her feelings for Ryan in check as he's made it clear love will not enter into the equation for him. Then Kayla's parents suddenly announce they're getting a divorce, and she begins to wonder if maybe Ryan has the right idea.

When it all gets to be too much for Kayla, she has a hard decision to make--agree to stay with Ryan and never experience love, or walk away for her chance to find it.

Content Warning: contains adult language and graphic sexual content

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149410262
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 185 KB

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Arranged Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, sexy romance that will lighten your heart, yet at the same time you might want to smack the characters to wake them up. Kayla and Ryan both have parents that feel they know best. It seems that being single is a crime so they are subjected to repeated “set-ups” to find them a partner. Their first meeting is eventful but what they decide to do is “pretend” to date to appease their parents. Ryan has been burned by love so he wants convenience without any emotion. Will Kayla be able to accept this type of relationship? As they get to know each other, will Ryan find that love isn’t so scary to embrace? Throw in ex-girlfriend and family drama and we are treated to an all-around wonderful romance that is a perfect afternoon escape.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
Arranged Love was such a fun and at times funny, a sweet romance with heat.  Kayla and Ryan are both intelligent, compassionate, and lonely and their parents have decided it is their job to fix that.  Of course both of them are fine with the way things are.  Or are they?  I just loved watching them as they tried to fool every one into thinking they are a super happy couple only to figure out that they were actually only fooling themselves.  Watching them struggle with love and what it means to them now and in the future given their pasts and even their present made this a book that was very difficult to put down.  
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Arranged Love is a cute and playful romance by Lacey Wolf. It is a fast-paced, quick read that is also entertaining. The characters are pleasant and the personalities of the meddling parents, especially the heroine's mother, are comical. Thirty-two year old freelance editor Kayla Ames has been on a lot of crazy dates, courtesy of her matchmaking parents. After another exhausting evening battling with them about her love life, she finally agrees to another blind fix-up. Not really sleepy, she ends up at McDuffy's, a local bar, seeking some stress relief. By the end of the night she has hooked up with a really good looking guy and experiences the best sex of her life thus far. Scientist Ryan Newell was hurt terribly during a prior relationship, so he is not looking for love. Of course his parents want to see him settled and happy, so they continue to arrange dates for him. It just so happens that their latest fix-up is Kayla. In order to pacify their parents and prevent any future meddling, Kayla and Ryan agree to fake date. They even move-in together in order to solidify the charade. However, all this couple time leads to great sex, wonderful conversations and evolving feelings. While Kayla and Ryan's relationship is just beginning, Kayla's parents' marriage is deteriorating. In addition, Ryan's psycho ex-girlfriend is creating problems. Luckily, Kayla and Ryan are able to overcome their relationship issues and work on a future together. I am a huge fan of the "arranged relationship" romance. Although this is a tried and true plotline, I found this version to be slightly quirky with characters I found to be somewhat unrealistic and difficult to identify with. The sex scenes are nicely described and hot. ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.