The Stand-In

The Stand-In

by Rosanna Leo

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ISBN-13: 9781622101863
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 973,652
File size: 696 KB

About the Author

Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes paranormal romance. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance and Two Lips Recommended Reads. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. Visit Rosanna’s website

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The Stand-in 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Winn Busby is out of work actress who takes an unusual job as a bridesmaid-for-hire for Toronto’s friendless brides. Patrick Lincoln is a political journalist attempting to salvage his career after being wrongly accused of sleeping with his boss’s wife. Against his better judgment, he accepts an assignment from Player magazine to investigate Winn’s agency. As he accompanies Winn to dress fittings, weddings, and even a raunchy bachelorette party, sparks begin to fly. Winn might just be his perfect woman, but Patrick knows she’s hiding something. Can he find out what it is in time to salvage his story? Can the story even be saved?  The Stand In was so much fun to read. The sharp observations, witty dialogue, and colorful supporting characters had me laughing out loud from start to finish.  It was paced very well and so consistently entertaining that I read it in a single sitting. Will is a terrific heroine – down to earth, sweet, and completely relatable with her curvy figure, aspirations of being able to buy $10 lipstick, and her realistically dysfunctional family.  As for Patrick, well! Patrick Lincoln is officially my new favorite hero. He’s a brilliant journalist, he’s wickedly funny, he has a heart (he volunteers as a big brother!), he’s drop dead gorgeous, and he has a healthy appreciation for women with curves. The things that I liked the best about Patrick (besides the beat up Aerosmith t-shirt – was this guy written for me?) was that although he is seen as a womanizer, he’s not. This wasn’t a story of a lothario and the woman who inspires him to change his ways – Patrick is a good guy who knows how to treat women (boy, does he ever!), but he’s misunderstood, just one of the many pitfalls of being so gorgeous he “makes Henry Cavill look like a hobo.” I know. It took me a good few minutes to try to wrap my head around that one, too! The Stand In is a love story in many ways. It’s about the love that develops between Winn and Patrick (which is both very sweet and very hot), the love that girlfriends have for one another, and the love that Winn has to find she has for herself as she confronts her demons to make way for the happiest of HEAs. If you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, give Netflix a miss tonight and get yourself a copy of the Stand In. You won’t regret it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patrick and Winn were a really great couple. I loved Winn right from the start and her crazy family especially Gramps. Patrick's family when we meet them I wonder how her could have been raised by them. I loved the special twist at the end of the book. Made me want to pump my fist in the air and say YAY Winn. Good book.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
*Complimentary ARC provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review. The romantic journey of this couple was both realistic and uplifting with a few comedic moments. How do two cynical people overcome the bad examples set by their families and forge their own path in the rough and tumble love arena? Winifred, or Winn as she preferred to be called, didn’t believe in love, romance or even marriage, not after witnessing her parents’ marriage fall apart and the betrayal from her ex-fiance. At times she appeared to tackle her problems head on, but the little peeks of vulnerability depending on the situation made her an endearing character. I liked the idea of a woman who hated the idea of attending weddings only to become a professional bridesmaid, and it was a role that really suited her. It may have started as a means to an end, but I also got the impression she was a bit of a people-pleaser. Her ex had made her feel worthless, but through her job, she got to make others feel special and in return they loved her for it. I really liked the hero, Patrick. Like Winn, he also had his fair share of crazy in the family, pretentious, self-important individuals who let their son’s rebelliousness cloud their judgement of his character. What I really liked about him was that he wasn’t one of those sleazy types of journalists in need of a character makeover. Also, he took the bitter pill of betrayal from a friend and handled it rather gracefully. Once he met Winn, I thought he was flirty, charming, he could make her laugh, and his concern for her was genuine at all times. The comedy parts, especially some of the weddings she dragged him to were very cute, perhaps a little cheesy, but there was a definite appeal there. It was fun seeing him thrown completely out of his comfort zone, and mixing with people he probably never would have in his previous job. I loved the maturity with which they handled their lust and budding relationship, also their awareness of their judgements of one another whenever we were privy to their thoughts. They pretty much handled their problems on their own problems without overblown angst to hype up the tension. They built one another up and supported each other. The few sex scenes were very steamy and felt natural in progression to their emotional state. She was definitely a bigger woman than me; I thought Amber, Stacey and Mike sort of came away smelling like roses. I wouldn’t have been that nice after all the pain they’d caused. The ending was especially sweet with a brief glimpse into their lives a month later. They still had that special magic which warmed me to my toes. I would definitely pluck this book out to read again whenever I want a sweet romance and a few laughs to take me away for a few hours.