Fiancé for the Night

Fiancé for the Night

by Melissa McClone


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She needs a fiancé-for only one night.

Cassandra Daniels' parents refuse to accept that she doesn't need a boyfriend to be happy. To stop their meddling and matchmaking, Cassandra creates a fictional fiancé, a man who sounds so unlike their carefree and unconventional daughter that her mom and dad want to meet him for dinner, immediately.

No problem. San Francisco is a big city. Finding a fiancé won't be that hard.

Troy McKnight is enjoying a beer after a long day at work when a pretty blonde asks him to pretend to be her fiancé for the evening. His gut instinct shouts no because he's not the risk-taking, adventurous type. But when he realizes she's not leaving without a make-believe groom, he says yes. At least she'll be safe with him.

As Cassandra and Troy's fake engagement spirals into real wedding plans, their attempts to stop the madness fail. They must put an end to their charade before the truth hurts their families.

But what if her fiancé for the night is the perfect husband for life?

One Night to Forever series:
Book 1: Fiancé for the Night
Book 2: The Wedding Lullaby (available in September 2018)
Book 3: TBD (available in late December 2018)
Book 4: TBD (available in early February 2019)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944777036
Publisher: Cardinal Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Series: One Night to Forever , #1
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 960,335
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn't compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty-five romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She's a USA Today Bestselling author and has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children's swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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Fiancé for the Night 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read...loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Okay, it is a bit formulaic, but you have to admit that is sort of the point. Beyond that, it is a wonderfully constucted story that in the end has more of the ring of truth than the appeal of fantasy. Well done.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Well written, enjoyable book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
ReaderWriterEditor 6 months ago
A charming story involving the attraction of opposites: unconventional Cassandra is bedeviled by her parents' well-meaning match making, so she taps a good-loojing guy in Armani at a bar to act as her fiance during a dinner with her parents. Somehow the one-night play keeps getting extended... I'll certainly be looking for more books by this author. Well-written, loveable characters, a believable conflict. Do yourself a favor -- if you're a romance reader, you'll love this.
JaneN17 9 months ago
Loved it!! I originally started in the middle of this series and just had to go back and read Cassie and Troy’s story. So glad I did because this story was engaging, romantic and a fun read. Cassie is the rich girl who doesn’t want to be rich and conform to her families wishes. Troy is working towards his dream of becoming big in the finance world. Enemies turned lovers, my favorite kind of romance!
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
It was supposed to be for one night, Cassandra randomly chose Troy to be her fake fiance because he looked the part. He was intrigued enough to say yes. But things started spiraling out of control the more time they spent together. She soon realized that though attracted to him, he worked in a world she had escaped from--her father's line of business--and everything it represented. As a free spirit, she didn't fit the profile of most women he dated. But time and circumstances have a way of making people forget about what they think they want and instead help them find what they need: love, honesty, trust. The more they try to disentangle, the more their hearts are involved. Can it be a love for a lifetime? They must overcome their differences and find a way back to each other. A lovely romance!
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Cassandra needs someone to pose as her fiancé for a night. She wants her parents to leave her alone with her life without meddling all the time. Troy is a man who has his life planned. Work a lot to earn a partnership and never again worry about money. What I like best about this story is the feelings of the different characters and the shock that those feelings create on others. I love the sense of humour there are in some of the scenes and I laughed a lot with the scene of the sleeping arrangements Cassie’s parents did. I love Troy’s honesty and the feeling of desperation in Cassie. A book you will not regret to choose. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy given to me by Hidden Gems.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Sweet, With a Hint of Heat ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third Person Troy is an up & coming talent in the corporate world, so far removed from the farm life he grew up with. He has a life plan and intends to have those goals met within the next 10 years. Cassie has been there, done that. She bears the emotional scars to prove it and will do anything to avoid being part of that world again. But an impromptu plan gets out of control and neither Troy nor Cassie seem able to stop it. Before too long, they'll be raising some kids and paying on a mortgage that neither knew they had. FIANCE' FOR THE NIGHT is a sweet romance about a desperate proposition and the series of inconvenient events that take over their lives as they try to get to know each other enough to even pass off as a dating couple, let alone an engaged one. The characters were endearing and charming. There was a little more heat in this one than previous books I've read by the author, but still no nakedness or sex. It was all still quite PG, edging towards PG-13. I never had the opportunity to read the original version of this story, but can say that I enjoyed the plot. The story flowed smoothly and had enough energy to keep the pages turning. The characters and their interactions felt believable and natural. The conflict was understandable and relatable. There was very little predictability. While the conclusion provides a solid HEA for the couple, the ending, in general, felt a little rushed and left me with a few questions about what happened next, ie: Vanessa went to make excuses, but did they stay on anyway? Does she ever adopt a cat? Does he implement the remodel ideas? None are crucial to the story, but it would have been nice to know. . Rating: [2.5] ~ Score: 4.125 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A fun quick, sweet romance of a fake relationship. Cassie needed a fake fiance for a night to appease her parents on the boyfriend hunt. Neither her or Troy expected anything more, even though they were opposites, they soon find mutual attraction. "Successful relationships are about compromise." I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Great characters that I could relate to. This is a updated book from 1999, with aprox. 8,000 words added to it. I highly recommend this book.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
What started out as a little white lie soon spirals out of control. But in the end, every fib was well worth it. Black sheep of the family, Cassandra Daniels needs a fiancé for a family dinner. And she needs him fast. She finds Troy McKnight at a brewpub and asks if he would help her out. After some persuasion, he agrees. It is a free dinner with a beautiful woman. But after dinner, they find out Cassandra's family is in town for the weekend and they want Cassandra and Troy to stay with them. When Troy finds out Cassandra's father is the well known venture capitalist Dixon Daniels, he knew it would be to his advantage to stay the weekend to get to know Dixon better. Just knowing him might help Troy get promoted to partner at his company. But what will happen when the truth finally comes out? My heart went out to Cassandra and what she went through with her ex and her sister. So I could understand why she lied about being engaged. And even though Cassandra and Troy were complete opposites, they made a good team. This was an enjoyable sweet romance. It shows how love can be found in the most unexpected way. My favorite quote from the book: Being with her drove him crazy, but being away from her made him feel on edge. He couldn’t win.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
RATING 4.5 STARS Fiance for the Night is by Melissa McClone. It was originally published in 1999. Melissa decided to update the book and added about eight thousand words to it. Melissa’s books never fail to make me happy, to swamp me with warm and fuzzies. This one did not fail. The characters instantly wound themselves into my heart and I couldn’t wait to see what happened. Troy McKnight is twenty nine years old and has a plan for his life. He was raised on a farm and knew what it felt like to be poor, not to be able to have Christmas gifts under the tree. He decided early on that this was not the life he wanted for himself. He put himself through college and now works for a venture capital firm where he is hoping to become partner. Work is his life, there isn’t time for anything else. It’s been a rough day and he is drinking a beer at a pub before he heads home when a beautiful blonde woman approaches him. She’s not the normal woman he would date. He usually goes for well put together, business type women. This woman is in unconventional clothes, obviously a free spirit. And she is asking him to pose as her fake fiance, just for one night. When she offers him a free meal at a very upscale restaurant, he can’t refuse. Cassandra Daniels tried the corporate life and it wasn’t for her. Now a book store owner, she is living the life she pleases. But her parents still can’t seem to let her be. They think she needs a man in her life and have been constantly trying to set her up. She decides the way to get them off her back is to invent a fake fiance. Only now they want to meet him over dinner. So Cassie will have to find someone to stand in for the evening and one look at the man at the bar and she’s sure he is perfect for the role. Just what will make her parents happy. To Troy’s shock, Cassie’s father is a legend in the capital venture arena. So when her parents invite them to their weekend home, he can’t resist the opportunity to spend some time with a man that could teach him so much. But as he and Cassie spend time together, he begins to realize that there is so much more to her than he realized. Feelings begin to develop between them and there is a definite chemistry. Only Cassie’s parents aren’t done meddling in their daughter’s life. Now they want her sister to throw them an engagement party. “With her, he could loosen up and relax. Being with her made him feel free and more alive than he’d felt before. She made him laugh and want to be a better man.” As I said earlier, I just fell in love with Cassie. She has been deeply hurt by her sister and brother-in-law. But she held the hurt inside, never letting anyone else know what happened. Her parents are lovely, even though they tend to try to meddle in her life. Their actions are always out of love. Troy was a work in progress. He was so sure he was on his way to what he wanted his life to be. His feelings toward Cassie are true and real but he is still so willing to do whatever it takes to meet his life goals. Will he sacrifice the woman that is coming to mean so much to him for the career he thinks he needs? This was such a sweet story and I was completely invested from the start. Once again, Melissa has managed to make me smile. I loved this and hope you will too.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
When I think of Melissa McClone, I picture sweet and sassy. She embodies stories that lighten your heart and uplift the spirit. With Fiance for the Night, she adds to her arsenal with a hint of sexy drizzled in humor. Troy and Cassandra take a common place theme and make it feel brand new with a delightful portrayal of a relationship of convenience. The constant with any story from this author is that the talent never lies and the stories never disappoint. Another winner has just been born.
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