The Surrogate Husband

The Surrogate Husband

by Wynter Daniels

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Overview

A satisfying category romance from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint...


To have and to hoax...


Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. As far as she's concerned, men are something best enjoyed in small doses, never to be allowed too close. Then Lucy's mother tells her Aunt Bev that Lucy has eloped and is married-a tiny lie only meant to appease the dying woman...until Aunt Bev miraculously recovers. Now Lucy needs to find a "husband" for an upcoming family wedding, and fast.


Fortunately, Lucy's ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant Dex Levian is willing to be her stand-in spouse for the weekend. And that's when the trouble really begins. For starters, Dex's "involvement" with a client-no matter how irresistible-might ruin a merger he hopes will make his career. Worse still, the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing-it's sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505233230
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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The Surrogate Husband (Entangled Lovestruck) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
Lucy Hamilton is a young Lingerie Shop owner who finds herself in a bind because of her mother.  Aunt Bev was in the hospital on deaths door when Lucy's mom lets it slip that Lucy's had run off and gotten married. Well much to everyone’s surprise Aunt Bev has mended well and is attending a family members wedding and can not wait to meet Lucy’s husband.  Now the search begins to find someone to fill in and play along. Dex has only spoken to Lucy on the phone. He is her accountant.  One day he walks into the store while Lucy's mom is there and the wheels in her head start spinning.  Can Dex be the savior they need to pull of this ruse? Can Lucy see Dex and not her ex or father? Find out as you read this well written book that leads us on this comical journey. Romance is abundant and surprises pop up.I truly enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be comical, Lucy is a very strong willed young woman and Dex well I think he has found his match in her despite their pasts. 
mischievousreads More than 1 year ago
Lucy Hamilton is in need of a husband because of her mom’s hilarious slip up for telling their beloved old Aunt Bev that Lucy has finally found love and eloped with her sweet hubby, just because they thought the ninety year old lady wasn’t going to make it. Now that her aunt’s all better, alive and kicking and stoked to meet this ‘husband’ in an upcoming family reunion, Lucy needs to think fast. And very much according to her mother, her accountant, Dex Levian, seems to be the perfect candidate for a husband: tall, handsome, intelligent and deliciously exotic (he’s Armenian… and you guys probably know how extremely hot green-eyed Armenians are).  If you’ve seen a couple down the street that don’t even match at all, with their sense of style and personality and behavior, but seem to be very much attracted to each other, that’s how Lucy and Dex are; total opposites. Basically, Lucy and Dex as a couple are a matched mismatched paradox, but I loved them together and as individuals.  I love how Lucy comes off as a wild child – independent and brave – she runs her own business, a lingerie boutique and she likes the thrill of heights and recklessly riding the fast lane on her trusty motorcycle. She’s the type of girl who’s down for anything, with her pink highlights and numerous ear piercings, she’s literally fearless… except for one thing, which I guess isn’t much of a major spoiler, but she can’t swim and is literally afraid of bodies of water, be it the pool, or the lake or the ocean.  Meanwhile, Dex is not even the type of guy who you would expect to fit as Lucy’s husband, because when she’d generally fit with the ragged, tatted bad boys and biker dudes. He’s a suit and tie kind of guy, with a love for organization and professionalism. The fact that he’s an accountant is already an obvious giveaway. He’s not a thrill seeker for someone who’s an ex-marine, and he’s an absolute gentleman. Dex is literally the perfect husband and the dream man.  The plot is actually quite comedic and at the same time, mixed with the right amount of drama, as the whole family connives in the whole relationship charade just to make their beloved Aunt Bev very happy, and hoping she won’t find out or it will break her poor old heart. It’s quite short, because the whole span of time in the book is probably just two weeks or less, and most of the parts of the book revolved around the family reunion. Although it didn’t begin with an instalove moment, it still kind of fell that way nearing the end due to the immediate spill of love confessions.  If you’re into light romantic comedy reads, and would want to giggle for continuous twenty minutes like a school girl with an eighth grade crush, this book is something you got to pick up. 
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
fantastic read. hunky hero, fiesty heroine. sweet read ****A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review**** The Surrogate Husband is a sweet story about a store owner name Lucy Hamilton who is happy being single and fancy –free. In her family she is known as the “wild one”. Lucy is happy going thru life enjoying men as friends and dating them but being the one to walk away when she is ready to end things. Everything changes when Lucy’s mother tells a “small lie” to their rich Aunt Bev- she says that Lucy is dating and engaged to be married. Lucy is displeased over the lie but she lets it go because she thinks her aunt isn’t long for this world. But her Aunt gets better and makes a full recovery and wants to meet Lucy’s new fiancée. Now Lucy is in a panic because there is no fiancée.  In walks Dex, her accountant. He is the complete polar opposite of Lucy- he is conservative, quiet, orderly and is super handsome in Lucy’s eyes. Lucy puts a proposition to Dex about being a her “fake husband” for a couple days at her aunt’s house.   Dex is so taken by Lucy and he loves what he sees in her that he agrees but he knows that by doing so, he is ruining the risk of losing his job due to the clause in his contract. • Well they arrive at her aunt’s house and anything that could go wrong , goes wrong. Hijinks and tomfoolery occurs which sets Dex and Lucy on a path to finding out that their weekend love is more of  a forever love, especially when the fake because real and they started heating up and their fake kisses because real kisses-There are laughs and there are tears. There are ups and downs.  I really liked how the book ended.  My Rating: 4 stars ****
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Lucy needs a fiancee! Her mother lied and told her great aunt Bev, that she had become engaged, when she thought Bev was on her death bed. Bev recovers, and decides to meet Lucy and her fiancee at a family wedding. Lucy panics and in strolls Dex her acountant. He reluctantly agrees to be her fake fiancee, and they head off to the wedding. They fall for each other and have their own happy ending!  This book was sweet, sexy, and fun. I enjoyed the hero and heroine and the rich cast of supporting characters. I haven't read many book by this author, but she has a new fan!  I received an arc copy for an honest review
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you needed a fake husband to attend a family wedding? Lucy finds herself in this predicament when her mother tells her ailing Aunt Bev she has finally married. With her Uncle Alan's wedding coming up, Lucy's mother confesses what she has done and now Lucy needs a fake husband. She couldn't tell Aunt Bev she wasn't married after the joy it gave her and with her fragile health, she is so special to her.  Dex Levian is Lucy's new accountant and he is totally HOT and preppy, which is so not her type. Yet he is willing to help her out at her uncle's wedding. When Aunt Bev turns the wedding into a family weekend get away, can they deny their mutual attraction to each other. Will they be able to over come their fears of becoming close to someone again and reach out to each other.  If you like a fun, hot, sexy and steamy read you will love this new book by Wynter Daniels. Once I started it I didn't want to put it down. I loved every bit of it! I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Lucy and Dex story is love can hit before you even are aware that you are all in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. When Lucy's mother tells a dying aunt that Lucy has eloped, she has no idea the woman will recover. Suddenly Lucy must find a man to be her husband for a weekend wedding. her hot, straight-laced accountant steps up. The chemistry between Lucy and Dex sizzled.  Great light reading. 
betty400 More than 1 year ago
Lucy Hamilton is a sexy, unorthodox and savvy business woman and owns Lucy's Lingerie Shop. She doesn't want to get married because of a father who was nasty and very controlling to her, her sister and mother. Her mother finally divorced him and remarried. Her mother told their Aunt Bev that Lucy had finally gotten married and she did this because she thought Aunt Bev was dying. Well, Aunt Bev has recovered but is very frail, and is going to Lucy's cousins wedding. Now Lucy needs to find a fake husband for the weekend wedding. In comes Lucy's accountant, Dex Levian, a gorgeous, orderly and very conservative man-just the opposite of Lucy. He agrees to act as her husband for the weekend. The most often laid plans often come undone. This story has it all, hot and steamy sex, humor and a little crying. You'll have to read this book yourself to find out the outcome and you won't be sorry. This book was a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
The story of Lucy and Dex, where to begin. I love the premise of having to have a fake spouse, but this was even funnier because it was Lucy's mom who threw her under that bus. Whoops! The connection between Lucy and Dex was good. I loved the way he supported her throughout the book. He was simply an amazing character who I completely liked from beginning to end. Maybe it was that nerdy hot man thing he had going. Lucy was a little more harder for me to enjoy. Not because she was a bad character, but because there were a couple of times I wanted to shake her to make her realize what she was doing. I would have liked a little more on Dex's background and heartache, but it was quite a pleasant read. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Kiwibooknerd More than 1 year ago
Advanced Readers Copy Courtesy of Entangled Publishing...:) This is the story about lingerie owner Lucy and her account Dex. Lucy has a great Aunt Beth who has recently been ill. When Lucy's mother went to visit Beth, she thought that since Beth was dying she would make her happy by letting her know that Lucy had found love and had run away and gotten married. However to everyone's shock, Aunt Beth pulls threw her illness and decides that now is as good a time as any to meet her niece's husband. She is coming to town for another one of Lucy's relatives wedding and is looking forward to meeting the man that married her Lucy. When Lucy's mum lets her know they decided to try and find a "surrogate husband" for Aunt Beth to meet, after all they don't want her to know Lucy's mum lied, plus it might impede her health. When her new accountant Dex walks in and is hot to boot, they decided to ask him if he is up to playing Lucy's husband. Dex agrees, as he is instantly attracted to Lucy. However he will have to keep this a secret as he is in the middle of negotiations to merger his company with someone else's and this person has a moral clause that does not allow them to date their clients. This is a sweet little story about what ensues when they all finally get together with Aunt Beth and how they pull off the "ruse of the century". Lots of little laugh out loud moment, plus some intense chemistry make for a really entertaining read.
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: This was another one of those super cute tropes that you just know you'll find amusing and fun. Even though it wasn't one of the best I've read, I still enjoyed it a lot. Lucy and Dex are quite a pair, but you don't really feel the chemistry until you get closer to the end of the story. That makes it harder to root for them early on, even though I still did. What I loved was Lucy's Aunt Bev--she kinda just stole the show from everyone in the story. The Surrogate Husband is an adorable story. It's filled with warmth and love and family. I loved how important family was in this--it didn't completely overshadow the romance between Lucy and Dex, but it definitely added to the beauty of the story. I would be interested in seeing what else Wynter Daniels has to offer in the future! My Rating: Pretty Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only worth it if on sale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first read by the author... Good but not great... Found it totally predictable and slow going some of the time... The book was short to begin with and it could have been shorter yet since it dragged in places... Enjoyed the characters though and found the plot a bit unbelievable... Overall it was OK
mandy30 More than 1 year ago
Lucy needs someone to pretend to be her husband. Lucy's mom told her dying aunt that Lucy got married. Her aunt was so happy that Lucy was able to overcome her abusive father and find happiness with a man. When her aunt recovers and decides to come for a visit, Lucy needs to find someone to pretend to be her husband. Dex is Lucy's accountant and when he's in her lingerie store one day, Lucy's mom asks him to pretend to be her husband. I liked this book but didn't love it. Something that can make or break a book for me is the chemistry between the characters and with this book, I really didn't feel the connection between Lucy and Dex. I didn't dislike these characters though and still wanted to see them reach a HEA.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
2 - She went for leather jackets, not leather briefcases. Stars. Sadly this book really did not work for me, I loved the premise, but it was just a constant repetition of the same thing – • You are not my type of guy. • I have daddy issues. • I’m not really interested in you, it’s just for show. • You take too many risks. • I’m not supposed to mix business with pleasure. Add to that the fact that I found the chemistry between Lucy and Dex absolutely non-existent, and it made this book a bit of a slog to get through. ARC generously provided by Entangled, I am sorry I cannot provide a more positive review on this occasion.