Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1.5
Published by Avon Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Romance
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Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it’s discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (One hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she’ll be humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected. He plays along with her charade.
With his hard partying, playboy reputation jeopardizing a fifty million dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the hot but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked…but just with her. It’s unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world—and the internet—that their love is real, something unexpected happens: they start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance…unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.
So I thought the concept of this book was kind of cool, I am not a fan of historical romance at all (like I avoid it at all cost, the only exception is some paranormal romances that feel like they take place in olden times, but don’t really). So when I saw that this was a contemporary version of a historical romance, I was seriously sold on reading it.
So this is a really short book, the whole story takes place in a trilogy of books, so honestly I think you could put all three together and it would make for a few full length read. But because this is a short story, it’s gonna be a short review. The set up of the book is kind of cute, Jane is an aspiring writer and she works at a NYC library, when one night she meets a guy in a mask at this party for the upper crust. Jane has no idea that the guy she decides to go for it with is Duke. They start having a super sexy encounter that abruptly ends that’s to the annoying ringing of a phone.
Of course when Jane figured out who her mystery man is, her best friend steps in and chances her facebook status and jokingly posts that the two of them are engaged, enter the crazy new relationship. I have to say that the facebook status this was an interesting way to force these two into some kind of relationship. I’m not sure how much I liked that because it seemed a bit forced, but I was willing to take a leap of faith about it.
This was an interesting start to the romance, but I do have to say that the abrupt ending of the story was a bit off putting for me. That being said I was interested enough in the characters to want to know more and read further, so that’s saying something. All in all it was the perfect quick read for me, so if you need a quick read then this might be the book for you.