I need to begin with how much I adore Everly’s character. She’s funny, sassy, and doesn’t take any crap especially from her boss. I found out this week that there’s a prequel to this book all about Everly Dalton’s Dating Disasters which of course I bought right away! I’m hoping to squeeze in between my next ARC.
A terrific read! Great beginning to the Dirty Martini Running Club series. I added this book to my re-read list!
Everly has a horrible boss. She knows how to handle him and has been for three years. She’s quite proud of the fact that she’s his longest running executive assistant for Shepherd Calloway. Everly needs to figure out how to tell her sister no. Especially with what her beloved sister Miranda is asking of her. A late night phone call changes everything. She sees her boss in a completely different light. Sadly, he’s no longer the gorgeous, boring, robot.
Shepherd needs help–immediately. He was looking forward to attending this event as a single man–until he’s introduced to his ex as his father’s new girlfriend. He needs a smart sexy woman on his arm–five minutes ago in order to keep his ex away from him. He knows the gold-digger is only using his father to get back with him. That woman doesn’t know the meaning of “no.” He orders his assistant to the venue dressing sexy. Over the line–possibly…okay completely. Desperate times. Everly shows up in a sizzling hot red dress that shocks him. More so, she’s charming. Oh yeah and saved his butt. He can’t get her or that dress out of his mind. He hates to ask more of her but he does –for his father. One of only two men, he would do anything for. His father is going through enough without dealing with the fight with a gold digger. Besides as brother pointed out, his father never keeps the young ones for more than a few weeks. Let him have his fun while he can. That means pretending to be with Everly. The more time he spends with Everly outside of the office the more he develops feelings for her. At least, he thinks those are feelings. He’s never truly been in love before. He has to ask his older brother advice on what that’s like. Their entire relationship is fake.
How can he convince her to make it real?
“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”
Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit.
Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.
His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.
Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance.
Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.
And faking it gets all too real.
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Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.
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