Fake Wife

Fake Wife

by Stacey Lynn
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Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn

This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.

Corbin: 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. Corbin 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.

The steamy standalone novels in Stacey Lynn’s Crazy Love series can be read together or separately:
FAKE WIFE | KNOCKED UP


“Crazy hot, with just enough sweetly romantic moments to make Fake Wife a memorable page-turner. The fake-relationship story is always a favorite, and Stacey Lynn’s take is fun, emotional, and seriously hot.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

“Fun-loving secondary characters and great chemistry between the leads make this introduction to Lynn’s Crazy Love series a winning romance.”Publishers Weekly

“Want a fun steamy read with just the right amount of drama? Then look no further! Fake Wife pairs happenstance romance with undeniable attraction for a sexy read to intrigue any type of romance reader.”—Nalla Reads

“I really could keep blathering on about Fake Wife. . . . The emotions are there and that heart-stopping anxiety really hits, but the way it plays out is mature and realistic. . . . When it came to the characters, I could not get enough!”—Mammie Babbie

“Wow, she has done it again. I love this beautiful and sexy love story.”—The Book Addict (five stars)

And don’t miss her passionate Fireside series:
HIS TO LOVE | HIS TO PROTECT | HIS TO CHERISH | HIS TO SEDUCE

This standalone ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524797843
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Series: Crazy Love , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 2,327
File size: 991 KB

About the Author

Stacey Lynn is a simple girl raised in the Midwest. Over the long, frigid winters, she would read every book she could get her hands on, from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and C. S. Lewis. She began writing poems and short stories long before she reached high school, and now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories. After publishing her first book, what began as a hobby has now turned into an unending passion.

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Prologue

Teagan

I stare at the man, the absolutely beautiful man, across the table from me, completely disbelieving what he’s just said.

I had to have misheard.

He couldn’t have just offered me what I think he did.

Perhaps when I slammed into the back of his Mercedes forty-five minutes ago I gave him a concussion. Maybe the accident gave me a concussion.

“Are you serious?” Propping my elbows on the table, I lean forward to hear him better. “You can’t be. We should get you to the hospital. I think when I rear-ended you it gave you a concussion. Are you sure you didn’t hit your head?”

Corbin Lane relaxes against his chair at our table at Le Chat Noir. His golden-brown hair shines, a bit wavy, long on top but still short enough not to cross the line from professional to hipster. His cornflower-blue eyes haven’t veered from my direction for the last hour.

A typical man would have yelled at me, threatened me with a lawsuit, demanded my insurance information, and returned to his day, doing whatever playboy billionaires do.

Not this guy. He asked for my insurance information, and when he saw the tears streaming down my cheeks, the clothes and boxes strewn all over my cramped backseat, he asked me if I was okay. Then he escorted me to this nearby restaurant, asked me a million questions, and then this . . .

This . . . proposition, as he called it.

“I’m not joking. I think this solves both of our problems.”

I drink the rest of my wine and set the glass aside. The alcohol has made me tipsy.

Corbin smiles again. I’ve seen that smile plastered on the gossip pages and on the news for the last five years, ever since I moved to Portland. So sexy he makes girls stupid, he’s an heir to the Lane Holdings fortune, a great-grandson of one of the Oregon Gold Rush families, and son of the CEO of Lane Holdings. When his father retires, Corbin is poised to run the multibillion-dollar company.

“I think you’re going to have to explain it to me again.”

“It’s simple, really. You need a place to live and I’m offering you one. You need time to find a new job, and I’m providing financially for you to do that. We can iron out the details later, but this needs to last at least two years.”

Two years. Two years of my life spent in close proximity to one of Time magazine’s top-ten sexiest and wealthiest bachelors in the world. Three years in a row.

Yeah, I’m a fangirl.

Ugh.

Two more years of life wasted.

Although the money he’s offering will definitely help me set up my dream when it’s over.

“Listen, Corbin—”

“Consider it. Take all the time you need.”

“I’m still not sure I understand what you get out of it.”

Beautiful, luscious lips tip into a full-blown smile and I’m almost blinded by the brightness of his teeth. “Me? I get a wife.”

 
 

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Fake Wife 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 star Review Fake Wife (Crazy Love #1) By Stacey Lynn A new author to me and I have no idea why. When Teagan accidentally crashes her car into Corbin Lane’s it’s the straw that breaks the camels back. Losing her job, finding out her boyfriend of 7 years is cheating on her and then the car crash, can this day get any worse? When Corbin whisks Teagan away to lunch and to talk, she initially cannot believe what he is offering. Having just found out about the terms of his grandmothers will, to claim his inheritance and the house and land, the only place he has ever been happy, he must find a wife within 6 months. Corbin is in desperate need of a temporary wife, one who will be by his side for the next 2 years. Should Teagan accept his outrageous proposition, or run as far and as fast as possible? Although not a particularly long read, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Corbin could have been a character that I disliked, however Ms. Lynn gave him so many layers that I found it impossible not to fall for him. His love for his recently deceased grandmother brought tears to my eyes. Will fear, miss communication and lust cloud their judgement or will they jump headlong into a steamy affair? The fact that they could help each others dreams become reality was a big part of the story and was truly heart warming. I loved Corbin and Teagan separately and together and would love to see their story continue. This will not be the last book I read from Stacey Lynn.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Enjoyed this book! Hope to read something about the friend Trey for another novel.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Recommend
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks 12 months ago
Stacey Lynn dives in with a romance that forces two strangers into a marriage arrangement that benefits them monetarily but turns into so much more. After Teagan is blindsided by job loss and a cheating boyfriend, she literally runs into rich, handsome Corbin Lane. Corbin has just learned the terms of his beloved grandmother's will. In order to inherit his safe haven, her home in Cannon Bluffs, he must marry within six months. Getting his car run into by Teagan is kismet because she has no home and needs money, and Corbin needs a wife. They both know it's crazy but once the ball gets rolling the two only have to worry about the chemistry sparking between them. Fake Wife changed my perspective of the fake wife trope. It's so excellently written and I haven't read any similar books that top it! Teagan and Corbin are such realistic characters. When they made mistakes I wanted to yell at them until they worked out their problems. There's actually a scene where Teagan and Corbin experience miscommunication and everything almost falls apart, but Teagan thinks it through before leaving. That was so unexpected because sometimes our heroines are irrational and make hasty decisions. Teagan, though, is the kind of heroine I would like to see more often, a little more rational and less dramatic. I definitely can't wait for the next book in the Crazy Love series, Knocked Up! *ARC provided via Instafreebie*
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Corbin, betrayed by his own father when he was at the university, only wants to find someone normal to get married and fulfill his Grandma’s will. However, it is very difficult for him to trust people. Teagan lost everything she got on the same day. However, she would have never guessed that was the best day of her life and the start of a new one. The book is well-written. The characters are well-developed and credible. I like the display of emotions from the characters, emotions that are so real we can feel them along with the characters. The only but I have is the insta-love. I’m not very fan of it but apart from that, I did enjoy the book a lot. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy given to me by NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Portland Oregon Teagan Monroe has been living with Drake for seven years as he finishes his medical degree. When she loses her job at the library due to a lack of funding, she heads home early. When she gets there, she finds Drake having sex with a woman in their bedroom. Furious and hurt, she packs her things and leaves. Corbin Lane, age 32, is the heir to Lane Holdings, one of the Oregon Gold Rush families and is extremely wealthy. Corbin has just lost Eleanor, age 89, his beloved grandmother. She has always been his rock and he loved her dearly and loved spending time with her. His parents do not have a happy marriage. His father treats him with disdain and his mother is usually intoxicated or medicated as she endures her mental abuse from her husband. Eleanor has left Corbin her large home and land. However, there is a stipulation. He must first find a woman, fall in love, and get married all within six months of the date her will is read. in addition, this marriage must last for at least two years. If he does not do this, the estate and land will go to his father. Although marriage is not what he wants he also doesn’t want his greedy father to get the land and build a mega mall or something equally as awful. But he also knows that finding a woman who likes him for himself and not just his money may not be easy. Leaving the attorney’s office, his car is rear-ended by none other than Teagan. After she apologizes profusely, he is smitten with her and decides to propose a marriage of convenience. Will Teagan accept or go off somewhere to make a new start? I tried to simply introduce the plot to readers and not get into it in great depth. This is a good story but I found Teagan to be very immature at times. Corbin is OK but I don’t think all of his decisions were very good. In addition, there is explicit sex and vulgar language. But if that does not bother the reader, I’m sure they will enjoy the book. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars!! This was such a great book!! I really liked it!!! I picked this book thinking it was going to a nice, fun, sweet ride. It was all that and so much more. The main characters were well thought out and had a lot of emotional depth to them. Well, really all the characters were much more than 2 dimensional which only added to the richness of the story. This is my first book of Stacey Lynn's; I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her! Reviewed by: Amanda A.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
The morning that Corbin and Teagan met, he learns that he has to get married in order to get his grandmother's house and she finds her boyfriend of more than 7 years with someone else and she got laid off from her job. Fate intervened to make sure that these two people who desperately needed one another, albeit for different reasons, would meet. Corbin needs a wife; Teagan needs a place to stay and money. I'm not usually a fan of insta-love stories but this one was perfect. Corbin and Teagan make sense and thankfully both of their lives fell apart so they could meet. I wasn't even expecting them to love each so completely so quickly. I loved everything about this books and all of the characters that were introduced. I can't wait to see what comes next for this series. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
thicks More than 1 year ago
Great read. Both with baggage that was imposed by others their pain so close to the edge, holding them back stopping them from believing anyone would love them for who they are. They see each other like no one else from the first time they saw each other. They had dreams and together, if they can get past the outside interference they may make those dreams come true, together.' Love this author's style. I am so glad I had a chance to read and review this book since this is the first time I have had the pleasure. Great characters you can connect with, filled with emotions and fun.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Corbin, one of Portland's sexiest bachelors, is a player. Never taking life too seriously and never committing to just one woman, unless it's his grandma. Corbin's grandma was the only woman in his messed up family to care for him. His dad fooled around and had another family on the side. His mom drowned her misery in alcohol and drugs. His grandma was his "everything", until she passed away. As a stipulation to her will, Corbin has to marry within six months and make a go of it for at least two years before he can claim his inheritance. Teagan, a college dropout who followed her boyfriend around the country has just had the worst day ever. She is let go from her job at the library due to cutbacks, only to return home early to find her boyfriend of seven years cheating on her. After packing all of her belongings into her car, she pulls out only to crash into Corbin. A crash that has the ability to change her life. Corbin and Teagan's story was refreshing, captivating, emotional, and funny. A true fairytale ending! I loved the friendship that developed between Corbin and Teagan. Teagan led a somewhat isolated life, but was quickly accepted by Corbin's friends. I can't wait to read their stories! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
micharch More than 1 year ago
This book starts out with Teagan enduring a really bad day - losing her job, catching her boyfriend of 7 years cheating on her in their bed and a car accident that she caused by running into the back of Sterling's Mercedes. Sterling has also had his life upended when his grandmother stipulates in her Will that he must marry within 6 months and stay married for 2 years to get her house. Sterling is intrigued by Teagan and proposes that they get married. Teagan is overwhelmed at first. She isn't sure she fits into Sterling's world and is not even remotely ready to give another man her heart. They both look at this from a business sense and see that they can each get what they want. Their chemistry cannot be denied and both were stubborn at points in not giving in to what they truly wanted - each other. Teagan was hard for me to like at some points. She was so insistent on not getting hurt that she didn't care that she was hurting Sterling in the process. Her inability to trust him was unwarranted. I did like how Sterling figured out what he wanted and knew what he had to do in order to achieve it. The fact that he knew her well enough to know what was and wasn't going to work showed how much he really liked her and got to know her. The ending was nicely done. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest opinion.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
4 Stars Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn is the story of Corbin Lane and Teagan Monroe . Corbin has most everything he has ever wanted but his grandmother was the only one who really cared for him. When she passes she leaves him her house and land....that is the one thing he has always desired! But he quickly learns that there is a catch to the will....he must marry with six moths and that marriage must last at least two years. A relationship commitment is something Corbin has never wanted or done with a women. Who can he find to help him fulfill is need to get his grandmothers house? Then something hits him....literally. Teagan has lost everything all at once! The job she loved and then to find out her live in boyfriend of 7 years is screwing someone in their apartment has her feeling hopeless. Upset and distracted she ends up in a car accident hitting Corbin. Corbin doesn't take long before he turns the accident into something to fulfill his grandmother's will request. Now Teagan is in a world-wind called Corbin but can she survive it?
robyn27x More than 1 year ago
Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn The marriage was supposed to just be business until it became much, much more. Stacey Lynn did a great job writing Fake Wife, I was hooked from the start of the book. From the title, Fake Wife I was expecting something different then Teagan and Sterling’s story. I instantly loved Teagan. From the start, I was drawn into the story because of her, the way Stacey Lynn put the words together was great. This was a great story all around. It was funny, cute and addicting. Very well written, great job Stacey Lynn for another great book! *I was provided an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *
SmutCrazy More than 1 year ago
Teagan’s day started awful and it’s only going to get worse. First she was laid off from her job at the library, due to cut backs. Then when she goes home in the middle of the day, she catches her boyfriend in bed with someone else. As she packs her clothes in a suitcase, and takes off, she gets into a car accident with Portland’s most eligible bachelor. See, worst day ever! Confronting him and apologizing, Teagan wonders how she’s going to pay for the damages. However, he’s not yelling at her, Corbin Lane is more concerned about her than his car. When he recommends they pull over and go to the nearby coffee house, Teagan can’t imagine things are going to go well. Corbin is currently mad at the world. He just buried his beloved grandmother that raised him, and then he was told the contents of her will. In order to get her home, he has to marry in six months and stay married for two years, otherwise, everything goes to his father. He doesn’t care about the money, but he can’t let his father take the home he grew up in and turn it into a mall. He needs to find a fake wife and fast. When he is rear-ended by Teagan, he sees it as a sign. She’s gorgeous and so honest that he makes her a proposition that he hopes she won’t refuse. Teagan has never been one to jump at any decision, however, she’s unemployed, homeless and broke, so she seriously considers Corbin’s offer. The last thing she expected was to start having feelings for him. This was a story well told with lots of sexy moments and swooning. I highly recommend this book.
Brenda-Reynolds More than 1 year ago
Stacey Lynn writes romance like Steven King writes horror. With style. Fake Wife is fun, sexy, romantic, sweet and comes with a great HEA. What more could a reader want? What starts off as a business deal, ends up with twists and turns that everyone else but Teagan and Corbin see coming. Even from the grave, Grandma can make demands upon her grandson, demands that are "for his own good". Gotta love the foresight of grandmothers. While the fake wife concept is cliche', "Fake Wife" by Stacey Lynn is not. You will enjoy reading this unique twist on the story. The characters and the story are well developed. She has written a series that is also a must read, "Fireside" series: HIS TO LOVE | HIS TO PROTECT | HIS TO CHERISH | HIS TO SEDUCE.
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Interesting Marriage of Convenience story I really love Stacey Lynn's books. A big part is because of her great character and relationship building. Caitlan and Corbin have a unique "first meet". It was fun to follow their journey that moved from initial lust to love. I also enjoyed the secondary character Caitlan and Trey. Would love to read their stories. I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
AFOX0 More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming, sweet and sexy love story The fake relationship is one of my favorite tropes, and Stacey Lynn does not disappoint in The Fake Wife. Ms Lynn takes the contrived arrangement and brands it her own with her trademark style of storytelling. Expect heartaches, a myriad buffet of emotions, irresistible dialogue and endearing characters. Corbin Lane needs a wife within six months of his grandmother, Eleanor’s will. She’s bequeathed her beloved house and property on Cannon Bluffs to Corbin, but only if he falls in love and marries. While the public sees him as a playboy with a trust fund and the heir to the Lane Holdings fortune, there is more to Corbin. He keeps his true self hidden and secret, especially from his greedy and ruthless father. He won’t let his father destroy the only home he’s ever known, and the house his grandmother raised him in. But happenstance creates opportunity when his car is rear-ended by Teagan Monroe. Teagan has just survived one hellacious morning. Fired from a job, catching her cheating boyfriend and now, homeless with all her stuff in the back of her car, Teagan is an emotional wreck when she smashes into Corbin. Seeing this beautiful, distraught woman, Corbin launches into a plan that will benefit both of them; he gets his cherished childhood home and Teagan gets a future she has dreamt about. From this point the story unfolds wonderfully into a whirlwind love story. Teagan and Corbin at first have lots of hurdles, namely trust and a growing attraction. But as they spend time together, they can’t deny the growing attraction between them. There is a delightful buildup and sizzling chemistry. Neither Corbin or Teagan expect to fall hard for each other. But can they be sure what their hearts feel is not pretend, but the real thing? One of my favorite lines that just made me melt, “I don’t want to take anything from you you’re not willing to give, and this isn’t pretend...Everything I’m feeling for you right now is more real than anything I’ve ever felt.” *sigh* Fake Wife has the perfect blend of constant push and pull of attraction, and all the feels woven into this fake relationship that blossoms into a true romance. It’s a love story with humor, parts will make you ugly cry, but your heart will leap with such a wonderful ending, and a sigh-worthy epilogue. I highly recommend this story for all romance readers. Wonderful job, Ms Lynn. I received an advance reader copy from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
bookreader1TP More than 1 year ago
This was a great fake wife to real feelings story. Corbin isn't your typical rich tycoon who needs to get married in order to keep his fortune. In fact, he hates everything his father represents, because his father had a despicable life (in private anyway) and his mom had her own way to deal with things. When his beloved relative dies and stipulates that he had to marry within a few months, has to stay married for a couple of years, and that he will have to prove it, he believes it will be easy. All he had to do is keep his distance from his new wife. Until he meets Teagan. He's not sure what it is, but something about her gets him thinking things he never had before. Teagan is truly down on her luck. She list her job, walked in on her boyfriend, whom she supported during med school, in bed with another woman, and then she his someone's car. Never in her wildest dreams did she think he would propose what he does. As they spend more time with one another, they both fall, but don't communicate their true feelings. When his father, after a compelling reason, shows up at Corbin' their lives change drastically, just when they were happy, ask things change. I saw the issues right away, but didn't see what his dad had in store. Can Corbin and Teagan find a way to be happy? Or, will his dad break them for good? I received an ARC in exchange for an ,voluntary review.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
corbin lane needs a wife. so when he is rear-ended by teagan monroe, who happens to be having the worst day of her life, he sees an opportunity to solve both their problems. and while corbin's offer is insane, teagan's in no position to refuse. so in fake wife, corbin and teagan find themselves committed to something they've agreed won't last. but the more time they spend with each other, the more they realize that the initial spark of attraction can ignite into something more. it can be real and lasting and everything. corbin is all in pretty early on. he's certainly wary of commitment, but he recognizes that his feelings for teagan are more than just friendly. he wants her to share his life. he wants to make her dreams come true. he thinks she could be his true partner, someone who supports him and gets him through the hard days. teagan on the other hand is a wreck. her self-esteem is so low, a cheating ex-fiance would do that. and she can't figure out why corbin wants her above all the other society debutantes that would be more than happy to nab him. she's also battling the feeling that she's putting her life on hold for yet another guy if she agrees to corbin's deal. but what she doesn't realize is that corbin has no desire to trap her, he wants to help her fulfill her own dreams. in agreeing to marry him, she saves his beloved grandmother's home from the clutches of his father. and securing his inheritance means everything to him, but so does teagan. **fake wife will publish on january 9, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing group (loveswept) in exchange for my honest review.
StephPhillips More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. When can you rear end a wealthy man and end up his wife? Well - fake wife. I enjoyed reading this new book by Stacey Lynn. Stirling and Teagan are great characters I think you will enjoy their story. So he has to marry in order to keep all that's sacred to him. Wham! How about his future wife crashes right into him...quite literally. That he would offer her enough security financially plus a place to live for a couple of years to fulfill the contract is like a fairy tale come true. Neither know one another. His world is not hers. So to say Teagan is a breath of fresh air is an understatement. Though the one thing neither of them count on is falling for the other. That can't happen if it's all fake...right? This story read very quickly for me. I pretty much "inhaled" this book. Their banter and relationship is definitely one everyone would hope to have in real life.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
The marriage of convenience trope is my absolute favorite, so naturally I was drawn to Fake Wife by new to me author Stacey Lynn. It is a terrific story, with well-defined characters and a fast-paced plot. I could not get enough of this engaging romance. Teagan Monroe is having a bad day. She losses her job, finds her boyfriend of seven years in bed with another woman, and smacks into a Mercedes, all within an hour or two. Luckily, the man driving the Mercedes is not angry. In fact, he finds her quite charming and candid, which leads him to make Teagan an offer she can't refuse. Corbin Lane comes from wealth, and his sexiness is known throughout the Portland area. He has to get married in a hurry, in order to inherit his late grandma's waterfront home. A fake marriage is what Corbin needs and Teagan seems to fit the bill, since his wealth and place in society is of no interest to her. Teagan wants to use the money from their business arrangement to help others and go back to college. Corbin and Teagan are attracted to each other and overtime, they give in to their developing feelings. I truly enjoyed this slightly emotional and entertaining book. To begin with, Ms. Stacey opens the story with a very exciting chapter, which sets the tone to this mostly upbeat romance. Teagan and Corbin are really good together, and each new thing they discover about each other helps create a future that neither of them could imagine. Their sexy times are hot, both in and out of the bedroom. The secondary characters are interesting all on their own, and their personalities compliment the present happenings. Don't pass on the opportunity to read Fake Wife. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
DanieReads More than 1 year ago
If you just had the worst day of your life and then the hottest bachelor in Portland asks you to marry them what would you say? Yes of course. I really enjoyed this book especially because it includes my favorite trope. This book was just perfect. It has great hero and great heroine. I loved that there was more to Corbin than just rich boy. He really loved his grandmother and he was only in the fake marriage to keep his grandmother’s home. It was the only home he really knew because he had terrible parents. I loved Teagan too. She went through so much in a short amount of time so it wasn’t hard to see her fall for someone like Corbin. As always these relationships, it never stays fake for long. Definitely recommend this one.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
A refreshing change of pace for me. Where the beast isn't really a beast, well not until the little miss who rear ended him after the worst day of her life, but she does it. Just by being who she is. Teagan's had the absolute worst day of her life, fired from her job, coming home and finding her fiancé of 7 years... (right) drilling some blonde, so she packs her stuff and is now jobless, homeless and rear ends a car at a light, the driver happens to be the wealthiest, best looking you know the rest. He's just buried his beloved grandmother and after meeting at the lawyer's office and the reading of her will requiring him to marry within 6 months and stay married 2 years or he forfeits her beloved home, which is really home for him. His father who is a real piece of work wants to plow it down and put up a mall. Not gonna happen. Corbin hates his father and there's a whole story there, but seeing Teagan's obvious predicament and having just enough booze in him, makes her a deal. Something tells him she's not after his money or the typical women that try to snag him. He wants normal. She's as normal as they get. I loved the two of them together, the banter and her calling him out when he's being an a@@ to her. He learns to temper not only his speech but his demeanor. So this shifts from an agreement of sorts into something so much more. Ah, but not without a few speed bumps and there was a really doozy lurking around the corner. Bad enough the ex showed his face a couple times. What a jerk. Great story, nice to read a good love story for a change without a lot of garbage attached to it. **arc from NetGalley and Loveswept in exchange for a fair review***
Pinky1979 Reviews More than 1 year ago
Stacey Lynn proves once again why she is one of the hottest romance writers of our day with her latest novel. This romance has just about everything that will make a romance fan's heart race and cheek's blush! A heartthrob hero that the heroine has had a crush on? Check. A heroine that is sweet and optimistic and yet still gets the short end of the stick? Check. A chemistry that is instant and continues to sizzle till the last page? Check. Hot love scenes that will leave you sighing and blushing? Check. Teagan Monroe gave up her dreams and aspirations to follow her boyfriend in hopes of a future together. After 7 years she feels that there is something missing but chalks it up to too much work and exhaustion. But she finds out exactly what's been going on when she walks in on her boyfriend with a blonde. And let's just say that it's not something that leaves we with any questions. What's more she has just lost her job. No job, no boyfriend and now no where to live. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she rear ends a Mercedes and finds herself face to face with Corbin Lane. Portland's sexiest and most famous bachelor. She is mortified. The last thing she expects is for the heartthrob to propose to her. Corbin Lane has just lost his grandmother and is devastated by it. What makes matters worse is that her will states that he must marry within six months or else the estate that she has left him will go to his father. A man that he hates. What's more, his father is determined to tear down the only home that Corbin has loved and build a mall in its place. He is determined to not let him win. All he has to do now is find a nice normal girl to accept his proposal and marry her. As luck would have it, his prayers are answered when a run down Prius crashes into his car and out walks an angel with a body made for sin. Thank you Netgalley and Random House Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Will Corbin and Teagan be able to keep their arrangement strictly platonic and not get emotionally or physically involved? Or will they give into their mutual attraction and turn this fake arrangement into a reality? A great way to start off the new year! Loved every second of his fabulous book! If you're not already a fan of Lynn, you definitely will be after reading this book! Thank you Netgalley and Random House Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by author Stacey Lynn and it won't be the last. This is the story of Teagan (love this name by the way) and Corbin (same here). Ok let me start with Teagan. I really, really liked her. I think she was a genuine character and while she had her insecurities, she was nothing but honest and straightforward. I loved that she didn't really hold back with her comments. I liked her snarkiness and the way she was with Corbin. Corbin I loved. He gives off this confident persona and yet inside he is this wounded soul. My heart just bleeds for him and I can't blame Teagan a bit for falling in love with him... I did too a little bit. He was sweet and man he knows what he wants. Sigh.. **crushing** Ok a bit about the premise of the book. Teagan is having the worst day ever.. She is paid off from her job, she goes home and walks in to find her boyfriend of 7 years going at it with some chick, she leaves the apartment they share with all her stuff essentially she is homeless and then she read ends Corbin Lane, one of Portland's not eligible bachelors. (Yikes). Corbin is coming from the reading of his grandmother's will in which he finds out he must get married in 6 months to inherit her house. And this is where our story starts. This is your basic Marriage of convenience, but I think it was well written and had a great flow to it. The characters were well developed and the writing pulled me in. The flow was great and kept me interested. The secondary characters were great and I am hoping (please please please) for make a True and Caitlyn hookup???? (Pretty please) I wish the boyfriend and the Dad got more than they got but I might be a little vindictive lol. Overall 5 star read. I loved it!!! I am looking for more from this author.