Published by Adrienne Bell on September 12, 2014
Series: Second Service, #1
Genre(s): fiction, contemporary, romance, suspense
Format & Length: e-book, 143
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Beth Bradley has a problem. Everyone is expecting her successful music executive boyfriend, Charlie, to be her date for her best friend’s wedding. There’s one hitch: Charlie doesn’t exist. Unless she can think of something fast, she’s headed for the most humiliating weekend of her life.
Alex Tanner has a problem. The former Navy SEAL’s search for a double agent lands him at the Kensington Hotel, and he needs a cover to finish the job. When the sexy maid of honor blackmails him into pretending to be her lover, he thinks he’s been handed the solution.
Except Beth has a way of stumbling into trouble, and when the man Alex is hunting starts targeting Beth, Alex has to decide between duty and the woman who has stolen his heart.
This was an enjoyable quick read. I found the premise of the story to be intriguing, and it hooked me from the first page.
As with most romances, this was in some ways cliche. Alex was a total stereotype, but Beth was delightfully quirky and entertaining. Most of the secondary characters also felt well-rounded, the pacing was on point, and the dialogue was natural and witty.
If you enjoy contemporary romance, go ahead and give this a shot. Bonus if you read it on Kindle or nook – both are free!