Tall, Dark and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series, #2)

Tall, Dark and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series, #2)

by Erika Wilde

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Tall, Dark and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series, #2) by Erika Wilde

A complete stand-alone story, TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is a fun, flirty swoon-worthy romance!

When it comes to love and happily ever after, Leo Stone is a disbeliever.  Having been left at the altar by the one woman he thought he'd spend the rest of his life with, he's vowed to keep his heart to himself and enjoy the one thing he knows won't affect his emotions . . . hot, dirty sex.  Except, what's a guy to do when a gorgeous woman asks him to be her stand-in boyfriend for two weeks—with benefits?  Sign him up, please! 

A drunken night one year ago, Peyton Bishop used Leo Stone's name and photograph to convince her overly-protective parents that she was safe living in New York City—in part thanks to a boyfriend she adored.  Except Leo, the hot guy she's had a secret crush on since college, has no idea he's been cast in the role of her lover.  With her cousin's wedding coming up, and her parent's expecting to meet this mysterious boyfriend, Peyton is forced to come clean and ask Leo a huge favor. 

Leo agrees to be her stand-in boyfriend, but what's a pretend couple to do when their fake feelings start to become oh-so-real?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155512585
Publisher: Erika Wilde
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Tall, Dark and Sexy Series , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,172
File size: 552 KB

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Tall, Dark and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series, #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 15 days ago
5 star review Tall, Dark & Irresistible (Tall,Dark and Sexy #2) by Erika Wilde I loved everything about this book; from the first chapter to the last I was totally all in and couldn’t wait to find out what happened. Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. Peyton Bishop has no idea that the little white lie she told her parents a year ago, is about to come back and bite her in a big way. Leo Stone is a confirmed bachelor, he doesn’t believe in happily ever after; left at the altar by the woman he loved, he has no time for love or relationships. To him life is all about having a good time, hooking up with no strings attached. That is until Peyton asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend (with benefits) for a couple of weeks o. Leo is intrigued and agrees, after all what’s the worst that could happen? The chemistry between Leo and Peyton is intense and it was amusing to watch as their “pretend” relationship morphed in to so much more. I fell hard and fast for Leon, he stepped up to the plate and embraced the role that Peyton asked him to fulfil. I thoroughly enjoyed Tall, Dark and Irresistible and cannot wait to read more in the series.
BookAngel_Emma 13 days ago
How do you recover from being left on your wedding day? Leo has guarded his heart since that fateful day. As a closet romantic this has taken its toll on Leo; to fill the loneliness Leo has poured all his energy into his business leaving little room for anything else. Taken by surprise when a particular request for his driving services comes through his office. Especially as the client was so insistent the driver is him. Peyton is an independent young woman with a level head on her shoulders; unless fueled by alcohol  Having left her smothering parents in order to forge her own path, Peyton has had to embellish the truth in order to avoid the guilt that comes from her parent's concerns for her safety in a big city. Having had a crush on Leo through college, he was the obvious choice for a fictional boyfriend she could appease her parents with. However, the whole tale is about to blow-up in Peyton's face unless she can convince Leo to attend a family wedding with her as her faux-boyfriend. Add in the fact that she was recently made redundant and things aren't looking too great in the avoiding over-protective parent's department. It is obvious from their first meeting that the attraction is sizzling between Peyton and Leo, although the level of ease and comfort they feel with each other comes as a surprise to both of them. I loved how straightforward Peyton was about her situation and her family; although she created this awkward situation you can tell she did it for all the right reasons.  Predictably, the fake romance develops into real feelings between Peyton and Leo, however, the cuteness of their interactions and the way in which they help and support each other is anything but predictable. As their feelings for each other grow over the time they spend together, there is still a giant hurdle for Peyton and Leo to overcome - the distance between their respective homes.  Will Peyton find a new job? Is Peyton willing to relocate if Leo is brave enough to ask her to stay? Will their fake relationship be discovered by Peyton's parents? Will Peyton be able to convince her parents to cut the apron strings? Find out the answers to all these questions along with a spicy, sweet romance in Tall, Dark and Irresistible 
mslizalou 16 days ago
Tall, Dark and Irresistible has a take on the friends to lovers trope, and it was so very well done. While Leo and Peyton haven't really seen each other since they were chemistry lab partners in college, they were friends then and though there was an attraction between them, Leo had a girlfriend, so neither of them would have ever acted upon it. Let me just say I totally fell in love with this book from page one. I loved that while Leo had no reason whatsoever for helping Peyton out, he stepped up and gave it his all. I absolutely loved Leo and Peyton as a couple. They might have started out pretending, but I could quickly tell they have real feelings for one another. Add in their absolutely amazing and smoking hot chemistry, and I got all the happy feels from them together. Seriously the more time they spent together, the more I wanted the fake relationship to become a real one. Honestly the only part I didn't love was Peyton feeling like she had to lie to her parents about being in a relationship. I totally understood once we met them, but I also really wanted her to act more like the adult she wanted to be treated like and be honest with them from the beginning. I have to say I loved that Peyton's dad seemed to get why she faked a relationship and really tried to step back one the truth came out. I also loved he was the one to help her mom see the light as well. I love that Leo and his brothers are so very close, and they each had no trouble kicking him in the butt when needed to help him realize how important Peyton really as to him. I've loved seeing each of the first two Stone brothers find the loves of their lives so far. Erika Wilde once again delivered a sexy romance that was just what I wanted to read. I highly recommend Tall, Dark and Irresistible to readers who love contemporary romances. Rating: 5 Stars (A) Review copy provided by publisher
EileenAW 18 days ago
What a hot, steamy and wonderful romance story Erika Wilde wrote with Tall, Dark, and Irresistible, book two in her Tall, Dark, and Sexy Series. After being left at the altar, Leo Stone does not believe in love and struggles with trusting women. Peyton Bishop remembered her chemistry lab partner and used his name and pictures of him to appease her overbearing parents’ worries about her living across the country in New York City. When Peyton returns to San Diego for her cousin’s wedding she asks Leo to pretend to be her boyfriend after coming clean about what she told her parents. I love how independent Peyton was yet still the loving daughter, not wanting to upset her parents. Peyton and Leo might have known each other back in college but spending time together emphasized not only their attraction but also the chemistry sparking between them. They got along quite well, as if this wasn’t a reunion of acquaintances but long time lovers. Leo’s role in this charade was played well and he showered Peyton with attention and adoration, but I was surprised by his reaction to Peyton’s use of those 3 special words, I Love You. I thought that with all the care and compassion Peyton gave to him that he had recovered from the awful feelings he had after not being enough for his ex. However, when he realized his mistake, Leo made more than a grand effort to compensate for it, letting Peyton know how he truly felt. Ms. Wilde wrote a wonderful, sexy story; filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters. I so enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, turning page after page, wanting more once I turned that last page. In fact I read this book in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers and look forward to her next book in this series.
MariaL1980 18 days ago
Wow, wow, wow. Be still my heart!!! I read an ARC and I loved it so much I bought it for my library. This is an honest and voluntary review. Erika Wilde wrote another stupendously fun, steamy, sexy, and swoon-worthy romance! Mr. Tall, Dark & Irresistible is Leo. Leo noticed and was attracted to Peyton when they were in college. She was infatuated with him but Leo was in a relationship at the time so nothing came of it because he honors commitment. Years later, Leo is no longer in a relationship since his fiancee dumped him. Family circumstances come up for Peyton and she enlists Leo's help by having him pretend to be her boyfriend so her overprotective parents will leave her alone. Leo jumps at the chance to play the role. Peyton and Leo's chemistry sizzles. She still has deep feelings for Leo and he is now free to explore that attraction. One thing leads to another for them as they play the role and then it's no longer role playing. It becomes real. What happens when the jig is up with her parents? Will Leo let his fear of heartbreak win or will love win the battle? This was such a heartwarming, and oh so sexy story! I loved it. Great addition to the Tall, Dark & Sexy series. I can't wait to see how Erika Wilde tops this one. I have no doubt she will!
JennieF 21 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation This is book 2 of the Tall, Dark and Sexy series by Erika Wilde and like always there's lots of heat ad off the charts chemistry!! Peyton a successful designer living her dream in New York loses her job, has a fake boyfriend (who she made up so her parents wouldn't worry), none other than Leo Stone her swoon worthy chemistry partner from college. Now she's coming back home to California for her cousin's wedding but how to explain the fake boyfriend...now the fun begins. Leo Stone, owner of a successful business call Prestige Car Services get a request for personal pickup and a proposition from a Peyton Bishop. Little does he know that this is his chemistry partner from college. Blast from the past, little white lies, propositions, chemistry, laughter, sexy times are just the beginning of a "fake" relationship between to people who are just looking to get through a week together . Little do they know that this week together will changes their lives and maybe give them the HEA they are both longing for....
BookAddictLive 22 days ago
I couldn’t resist a book with the title Tall, Dark and Irresistible and I was right, I loved it. Peyton lives in New York and to keep her overprotective parents of her back, she told them that  Leo Stone her boyfriend looks after her, and not to worry. Peyton was madly in lust and had big crush on Leo in Chemistry at college where they were lab partners. Of Course her cousin is getting married and her parents expect her boyfriend to come and stay for the week. Things I enjoyed about this book is Leo is a nice guy as well as being swoonworthy. Peyton is a great girl, being an only child she wanted save her parents worry When they meet up and Leo agrees to the ruse he realises the chemistry between them is off the charts. A Hot sexy funny romance and I loved it. The narration was duel, so we hear from both Peyton and Leo. I always dual with a romantic comedy. You really do feel like a fly on the wall. So this is a must read for fans of pretend boyfriends who are so hot you must really want to know what happens and how they get there.  
kgagnon 22 days ago
What a delightful, sweet and super sexy romance! I was totally charmed by Leo and Peyton and their 'fake relationship'. They were lab partners in college and were attracted to each other. But Leo was taken so nothing ever came of it. Now years and several margaritas later and Peyton is using Leo and his instagram photos to convince her parents she is not lonely on the other side of the country. Who knew they would pressure her to bring him home for a family wedding? When Peyton tracks Leo down, he is single and remembers his fun, and quirky friend. When he agrees to be her fake date for a week, with casual fun and no promises, what could go wrong? Leo is so charming, thoughtful and sexy, and he had me totally swooning. Peyton made him laugh for the first time in years and forget his broken heart. They were so cute together and their chemistry was explosive. This is a sweet and beautiful story of second chances at love. I didn't read the first book but after being totally captivated by Leo and his family I need to read Aiden and Daisy's story!
Cali-Jewel 22 days ago
Sexy, fun, sweet, thrilling, action packed romantic adventure that turns one lie into an all to real truth and red hot undeniable passion.... Loved it! Leo Stone strong, sexy, smart and so not looking for forever (burned to badly before to ever try again) oh so he believes.... Peyton Bishop is sexy, smart and in a moment of weakness told a small story to get her family to let go and is now paying the price for that deception. Loved their witty banter and scorching hot chemistry kept me reading from beginning to end.
mamalovestoread22 22 days ago
To say that Peyton Bishop's parents border on the overbearing side is an complete understatement, which is precisely why she found it necessary to create a fake boyfriend to keep them from worrying about her in the big city, and keep them from asking about settling down and grand babies. One night after a few too many drinks with her friend they decide to create the perfect profile of the man that she claims to have been sharing her life with for the last few months, they even create fake photos, a swoony backstory; the whole nine yards, and she figures what her parents don't know won't hurt them. That is until, they request his presence at a family wedding, now she is royally screwed, how is she going to convince her longtime friend Leo, who just so happens to be the mirror image of said boyfriend to help her out with this little predicament? When his secretary informs him that he has a woman wanting him to be the one to pick her up from the airport instead of one of his hired drivers, Leo Stone is baffled why anyone would request his presence, but it's just puzzling enough that he tells her he will do it. He wants to figure out which woman from his past wants to his attention and why, the name his secretary gives him doesn't ring a bell, so he's hoping the female form will give him a better idea. But nothing could have prepared him for the woman he finds waiting for him, the moment he sees Peyton he knows exactly who she is, he has lots of wonderful dirty little fantasies of her in his memory bank. But he is still puzzled why she wants him to personally give her a lift to her destination... little does he know she has a proposition for him, question is will he take her up on it? Tall, Dark, and Irresistible is a sultry little literary romp that is sure to leave your toes permanently curled and your heart overflowing with love! The moment Leo Stone wanders onto the page your heart will be gone and your knees weaken; this uber charming man was made to make to make you swoon with his alpha tendencies, good looks, and smooth words! I loved this newest installment in the Tall, Dark, and Sexy series, it was just as amazing as the first, the pages were littered with heartfelt words to stir up the feels, and lots of steamy moments that had me in dire need of a fan... you REALLY cannot go wrong with this one!! Highly recommend!!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am leaving my honest opinion.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 22 days ago
3.75 stars-- TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is the second instalment in Erika Wilde’s contemporary, adult TALL DARK AND SEXY erotic, romance series. This is fashion designer Peyton Bishop, and business owner Leo Stone’s story line. TALL, DARK AND IRRESISTIBLE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Leo and Peyton) TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE follows the fake-relationship between former college classmates fashion designer Peyton Bishop, and business owner Leo Stone. Upon graduation Peyton Bishop left her parent’s home in San Diego for the bright lights and independence of New York City but desperate to keep her parents happy Peyton lied about her personal relationships. For close to nine months our heroine faked an online relationship with former, college classmate Leo Stone, a man her parents were hoping to meet. With her cousins upcoming wedding Peyton makes Leo an offer he cannot refuse-one week, fake boyfriend to appease her parents sense of safety and love. What ensues is the quick building romance and relationship between Leo and Peyton, and the potential fall-out as Peyton returns to New York City while Leo must remain in San Diego. Peyton Bishop has crushed on Leo Stone since their days together as lab partners. Believing Leo Stone would probably not recognize her, Peyton must come to terms with the possibility that the lies she told her parents will finally be revealed. Leo Stone lusted after Peyton Bishop but Leo’s previous relationship all but destroyed his heart. Left at the altar, Leo has sworn off relationships and the possibility of a happily ever after. The relationship between Leo and Peyton is friends/acquaintances to lovers; a fake boyfriend/girlfriend arrangement meant to appease our heroine’s family. Years have not supressed Peyton’s attraction to our story line hero, and Leo’s attraction to Peyton is the same in return. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are reintroduced to Leo’s business partners and brothers Aiden (Daisy) and Dylan Stone, as well as Dylan’s plus one Serena ; Peyton’s long suffering and over-protective parents Tawny and Carson Bishop; and Leo’s mother Grace. TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is a story of family, fun, secrets and lies. The premise is sexy and passionate; the characters are colorful and charismatic; the romance is flirty and intense. TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is another quick and light-hearted addition to Erika Wilde’s Tall, Dark & Sexy.
PennieM 22 days ago
This was a fun and quirky story that was an absolute palate cleanser after the last book I read I picked it up after work this morning and barely set it down. Peyton Bishop and Leo Stone were chemistry lab partners in college years ago but Peyton had a crush on him even though Leo was in a committed relationship at the time. After graduation she moved from San Diego to New York but her over-protective parents would not leave her alone and so she eventually created a fake relationship with Leo for her parents. Now she is back in San Diego for a wedding and they want to meet him and hope he can come home with her. Oh, the tangled web she has weaved and since Leo lives in San Diego she propositions him to be her fake boyfriend for a week. Who would have guessed a kiss could alter Leo's universe the way it did and he actually contemplated playing along. And they did play and get close. This was well written and quite the page turner. I had such fun reading it and I'm definitely looking forward to Dylan and Serena's story (those two are such a hoot!). This one can be read as a standalone but Aiden and Daisy from the first book in this series make an appearance. **Received this ARC for review**
CeeCeeHouston 22 days ago
This was a fast and dirty story of a past infatuation becoming the real deal. Peyton has lived in New York since leaving college. She has to go back home for her cousin’s wedding and doesn’t want to turn up alone, especially as her overprotective parents want to meet her boyfriend. Only problem is, the guy they think of as Peyton’s boyfriend, although real enough, isn’t her love interest. In fact he probably doesn’t even remember her. Leo and Peyton met in college and Peyton had a huge crush on him, one he never reciprocated as he had a girlfriend at the time. Now, unbeknownst to Leo, he is the star of her private facebook account, and her imaginary boyfriend. I loved how quickly and easily Peyton and Leo got together. The flames from their time a college didn’t take much fanning to become an inferno. I enjoyed how the story unfolded and the dirty banter between them. Leo was a really nice guy, hot as he!! with more than a little bit of a dirty tongue, one he knew how to use. Peyton was sweet and caring, she wore her heart on her sleeve and fell hard for Leo.
Chloe Trivelpiece 22 days ago
Another new to me author, another fantastic story! This is the story of Peyton and Leo. College friends, reunited under crazy circumstances. I couldn't put this story down! It has just the right amount of steaminess, fantasy and swooniness. Peyton is quirky, and refreshing.  The hoops that she jumps through to convince her helicopter parents to back off is fantastic.  The torch she carried for Leo all these years is a testament to what an impact he made in her world. Leo's loyalty is phenomenal, even when it was with the wrong woman at first.  He is a true gentleman and also a true alpha hero. Peyton and Leo's chemistry together is on fire! Even after the years have passed, it still burns bright! I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this fast paced story! It was so worth it!
Christine_Miller 22 days ago
I was really looking forward to Leo Stone's story when we met him in the first Tall, Dark and Sexy book. Leo and Peyton get a second chance at love in this book. They knew each other in college and secretly liked each other, but Leo had a serious girlfriend, so nothing ever happened. Peyton finds herself in a situation when she has to go to a family wedding and needs to bring her boyfriend Leo with her. The only thing is....they aren't dating and haven't spoke in years! I did chuckle as Peyton told Leo her tale. These two had a lot of chemistry and it was hard not to be swept up in their fake romance that ended up being a reality. These two were meant for one another and the story was a good one. I really enjoyed this story.
KindleKat64 22 days ago
The best way I can describe Tall, Dark & Irresistible is fun, sexy and adorable! I really enjoyed this story! I love it when a fake relationship turns real especially when it’s two people who have a past even if it wasn’t a past relationship. Every moment Leo and Peyton spend together builds on the previous moment and it is just a beautiful thing. They are so darn cute together! It’s not all rainbows and roses there for a little bit because though because they live in opposite sides of the country but the connection and chemistry they have is too real to give up. Such a sweet read!!
nku 22 days ago
Tall, Dark, and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy, #2) by Erika Wilde ...Okay Erika now I love Leo more than Aiden...how did you do that? Thank you so much for allowing me to preview this book. Leo..doesn't really believe in love since he was left at the altar two years ago. Peyton ...has crushed on Leo ever since his was her lab partner two years ago..but he was in love and not available. She gets him to play her "fake" boyfriend to keep her parents from worrying about her....maybe it's not so fake. All the feelings are here..laughs, tears(both happy and sad), steamy sex and a very HEA. I can't wait for Tall, Dark and Tempting (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series Book 3) Dylan and Serena's story in November. I hope we get to me Aiden and Daisy's baby...
JennC2630 22 days ago
Honestly, I give Leo a lot of credit. Yes, he and Peyton knew each other in college, but if some person from my past came up to me and asked me to spend a week as a fake boyfriend because they'd created this whole fake life for us, I'd probably turn tail and run. That said, watching these two find their way to one another was a lot of fun. It wasn't long before their fake relationship turned into a very real one and the line started to blur. I always appreciate how Wilde is able to create a fun story with a lot of heart, keep us up-to-date on past couples, and tease the next couple to come. Doing all three definitely isn't easy, but I was thrilled to see how Daisy and Aiden were doing and loved getting another tease of Dylan and Serena.
Lashea677 23 days ago
In the heat of the moment a little white lie becomes a great big catastrophe. Erika Wilde takes an arrangement of convenience and turns it into a sensual delight. Peyton and Leo are romantic comedy gold. She lands herself in a situation that requires a helping hand from her secret crush. He's crazy enough to except the terms and accidentally in love ensues. Tall, Dark and Irresistible is boldly brash, cluelessly funny, irresistible entertainment.