Mister Romance

Mister Romance

by Leisa Rayven

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ISBN-13: 9780995384729
Publisher: Ovation Productions Trust
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Series: Masters of Love , #1
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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Mister Romance (Masters of Love, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Colleen_Snibson More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I quite liked it. I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the way they engaged in banter, and I enjoyed the story. I will definitely check out more of this author's work.
thelonereader More than 1 year ago
Mister Romance is the first book in the Masters of Love series, and it features a unique play on the idea of male escorts. Max Riley isn’t so much as a male escort as he is Mister Romance, a man who will be anyone you want him to be and sweep you away on your fantasy. For a steep, steep price, of course. He doesn’t offer sex, but he makes women feel great. Enter Eden Tate, an investigative journalist – actually she writes clickbait, but she totally wants to be an investigative journalist – who’s caught wind of Mister Romance. Now, Eden is the opposite of a romantic. She’s very cynical, and right off the bat, she feels like Max is swindling these women out of their money. She’s determined to find out the truth behind the so-called Mister Romance, and spill all in an article that’ll prove to her boss she’s good for more than fluff pieces. She and Max make a deal: she goes on three dates with him as Mister Romance, and if she falls for his character(s), then she can’t write the article. However, if she isn’t affected at all and can’t see the good he’s doing, then Eden can write the article of her dreams, no holds barred. Both Max and Eden put their careers on the line, but in the end, will winning the bet mean losing something else? I first picked up this book because the premise sounded so interesting. There aren’t a lot of male escort romances in novels, as far as I can tell, and as soon as I read the synopsis for this, I was hoping that it would be something reminiscent of The Wedding Date, a super sweet, super romantic movie that I’ll never get tired of. Also Dermot Mulroney. Unfortunately, the plot and feel of this book are very different from the movie, and it turns out that neither the romance nor the characters were what I was unconsciously hoping for. My feelings toward the characters actually remind me of what I felt when watching Kate & Leopold (imagine the Wolverine dressed as a gentleman from the regency). I liked the guy, but wasn’t so fond of the girl. In this book, Eden is a very untrusting person. She had sex with all the douchebags she could find, and kicked them out the very next morning – something both parties were extremely happy with. She knew that the people she was attracted to were the worst of the worst, and yet she simply didn’t care. She wasn’t a romantic, and thought that nothing could be worse than needing and/or loving someone. She was single and perfectly fine with that, which is indeed perfectly fine, but her abrasive and defensive personality made it difficult for me to connect with her. I do find her to be a realistic character, but the entire plot was set up on this defensiveness of Eden’s, and I simply wasn’t a fan of that. So Max, he’s an interesting guy. Not even mentioning how he and Eden first meet – which for the record, I totally saw coming – I love that he doesn’t view women as objects to win over, but as actual people who need to be treated well (not just because they’re women but because hello, women are people). He also thinks that fighting over women and impressing them with strength is stupid – he’s pretty much a dream man, and again, I’m surprised by how amazed I always am when I see a fictional man do these little things that prove he’s normal. Read the rest at: https://lonereaderblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/mister-romance-by-leisa-rayven/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried, smiled and laughed. I love this book, thank you for writing it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hits home, lots of feels, if only!!!!!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This book has a premise that I've never read before so I was excited to finally read it and enjoy Leisa's words. I have to start by saying that I really enjoyed the book even though at parts it was a bit hard to connect with and to, Í guess let myself go by this experience and to believe what the character was doing and how he was acting which I think was the same problem our main character had. The story was well written, I knew what Leisa was trying to do and trying to make us feel and yes indie feel some of those things but like I said before because I had issues connecting with the characters sometimes it was hard getting into the story. The love story had its ups and downs throughout the book and I felt giddy in some of those moments so that's always a win for me, mainly what I was looking for was a great story, great characters and some fun entertainment and I got most of those. There are some really intriguing characters that I hope we get to hear from soon in their our adventure.
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read anything by this author and it won’t be my last. I truly enjoyed her writing style and I loved the slow burn of this romance. The dedication the author wrote set the tone for this book and it certainly lived up to my expectations! “This book is for everyone who’s ever felt ignored and invisible. I see you. And you’re beautiful. Incredible. Priceless.” This was Max’s mantra. I had to sit on this for a day because I was dumbstruck what to write! Did I like it? Yes, I certainly did, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. The synopsis gives you a great idea about the story, but the journey you take while Eden is trying to get the story (she’s tenacious) and Max’s ability to make Eden question her ideas about him, about this business that he has and about love. Max is in one word amazing! He is the ultimate actor and chameleon. He is smart, funny, gorgeous, attentive, romantic, sexy and is always one step ahead of Eden and it drives her crazy. Their chemistry is electric and Eden is so torn. She is a cynic. She’s a love snob. She is the ultimate love them and leave them girl. She does one night stands, no commitment, no muss no fuss! She so does not want to buy into what Max is selling, but her resolve weakens. You can’t help but to fall in love with the characters and as the story unfolds your heart lurches as truths come out and real life tragedies are realized. The secondary characters are as bold and rich as the primary characters and you also fall in love with them as well. Eclectically lovable Nanabeth, the adorable Moby Duck, Eden’s hopelessly romantic sister Asha and Toby her cyber brilliant metrosexual partner in crime at work. I truly enjoyed the journey I took while reading this book and it gave me all the feels I hoped to find while reading romance. I laughed, swooned and was rooting for the characters. It was so entertaining and I was so invested! I loved the slow burn simmering under the surface as Max worked on Eden’s resolve. Their relationship was built slowly and Max took his time showing Eden what it’s like to realize she was worth being loved. I highly recommend this fun, sexy, swoon worthy romance!
RandysGal69 More than 1 year ago
Ever read a book that makes you have goosebumps? Give you butterflies in your stomach? Gives you an ache you can't shake and you fall head over heels in love with the main characters....This is the book! I fell hard in love with Max & Eden. I wanted to be part of his services & fall deeply, madly in love with him! The feels from this book were unreal. The whole time reading this book I could not help having so many happy emotional reactions to what Author Leisa Rayven poured out onto the pages. I am still in a HUGE CHERRY high from what I read. I soooo related to Eden in feeling that love is hard to find & not worthy of it. We all have that one we think we will never find but when we do, we fall SUPER hard. Its hard to say in words how this book affected me. I will say it totally made my emotions on overload. The words were written beautifully. I felt every emotion that Eden & Max were having. I laughed, l ached, I swooned my cherry heart into oblivion with this story. Even writing this review I have chills & soo many goosebumps from what I read. This is on my TOP 2017 MUST READ LIST!!!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was so incredibly phenomenal. 6 stars! I don't even know what to say because it was just EVERYTHING! Incredibly entertaining and funny with this great mix of tension that had me on the edge of my seat. I was so excited while reading because I had to know all the things. Mister Romance is officially one of my Top Reads of 2017! I adored Eden and Max! Eden was so stubborn and cynical. Meeting Max and trying to understand why he does what he does just created this epic story. Max is so sweet and sexy! The build to their relationship aligning was perfection. I would literally catch myself holding my breath as I absorbed all the details. There is so much angst and tension between them, they have this amazing chemistry and I loved their interactions. I loved all these little glimpses into Max and I couldn't wait to learn more about him. I absorbed every detail and every look he gave Eden pretty much made me melt. Max is just this amazing man and learning why he was Mister Romance was heartbreaking and humbling. I loved him! There were just so many awesome, romantic moments that had me swooning. Besides this fantastic humor throughout the book (because Eden has THE BEST voice and internal dialogue!), there was also a lot of emotion that was welling under the surface as Eden deals with her personal struggles and the ups and downs of her and Max’s relationship. They both had some fantastic raw and vulnerable moments. Honestly, I just ate it all up. It crazy to say because I knew there'd be an HEA, but Leisa Rayven legitimately had me stressing out and second guessing everything because by the end I was a mess. And then bam! There was the most FANTASTIC ending! Excellent everything! The writing, hero and heroine, secondary character, development, and build. Stellar details. The fact that this is told from Eden POV really added to everything as well. It made the build to all of Max’s details somehow more meaningful. PERFECTION. Incredible doesn't cover this. I just want to go on and on but you have to read it and experience it. I HIGHLY recommend Mister Romance! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
cordee More than 1 year ago
Eden Tate is an investigative journalist but what she does at work is creating inane click-bait articles. Not unexpectedly her current job is less than fulfilling. When she hears through the grapevine that there is a male escort in New York City servicing the rich female socialites it has exploit written all over it. Eden senses that this could be her breakthrough to become what she has been trained for. Her attempts to be accepted as a client by the elusive Mister Romance, in order to investigate him, fail - he is a smart man and his clientele is being thoroughly vetted. When Max finds the journalist at his warehouse he tells her in no uncertain terms that she isn't welcome, now or anytime soon. When Eden explains the facts, that she can write a story with his involvement or without, thus reporting based on her findings and rumors rather than the truth, he relents. He will give her full disclosure if Edie agrees to go on three dates with him, giving him the chance to show her that his work helps and empowers the neglected wives of the rich and the bold. First of all I would like to give kudos to this author for creating a complicated heroine which I usually have problems to find likable. Not only did I like Eden, I loved her. Eden prefers one-night-stands to relationships. In fact, even the word relationship might give her hives. Her issues are real and plausible, I can understand her cynical approach to relationships. There is a huge distrust of men, she can't let them in because they are bound to hurt her. It takes a long time for Eden to come around but for several reasons I was OK with it this time. One of the reasons being Max' many faces. While it is strictly professional in the beginning for her to find the real Max Riley it gets personal when she starts falling for him. It is impossible for her to know if she is talking to the real Max or to one of his many personas which makes it extremely hard for her to let her walls down. I loved this girl hard and the relationship Eden had with her sister and grandmother. Their conversations were hilarious and so full of love for one another. Eden is endearing, driven, caring, stubborn - in her pursuit of the truth she is like a dog with a bone - and smart as a whip. Max takes pride in his profession - the reasons why he does and why he claims he is helping the women he escorts, are selfless. I loved how this all played out. In the beginning Max is controlled and follows his self imposed rules to a Tee. But Eden rattles him just as much as he shakes her and soon he says "to hell with the rules, I'm going for the unknown." I adored Max, every single one of his faces was delicious but it's the combination of them all that makes him so utterly endearing, hot and fascinating. His chivalrous manners made me swoon. Witty banter is my crack and in this book it's a thing of beauty. I was giggling from beginning to end and while this book has a whooping 450+ pages it didn't feel long at all. The writing style is very pleasing, the story line engaging. This story is also a super-slow burn and while nothing is happening until around the 75% mark it certainly doesn't lack sexual tension and chemistry. The sexy times are one hell of a reward for all the build-up. I am so happy that I took the chance on Max and Eden. These two have been on my mind since closing the book. Now I hope for lots of more stories in this series and I hope we get to see Toby's and Asha's Happily Ever After.