Series: Delicious Desires #2
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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Temptation is a dish best served hot...
Event planner Daisy Robles can't remember a time when celebrity restaurateur?and celebrated playboy?Brandon Montoya didn't make her nuts. His infuriating arrogance, his hotness...his undeniable sexual energy. One night and whole lot of expensive tequila later, Daisy's self-control is AWOL. And Brandon's making her crazy in all the right ways.
When their tequila-fueled make-out session hits the tabloids, Brandon is furious. At least until he realizes his "relationship" with Daisy is his chance to get his ill mother to Los Angeles for treatment. All he has to do is convince Daisy to be his pretend fiancée for two weeks...
The deal? No sex and no falling in love. But all it takes is a little heat to find themselves in a deliciously compromising position...
I don’t know why but I really like the whole fake engagement storyline, mostly because I’m shocked people don’t do this more in real life (although I do know people who have pretended to date each other to get their parents to stop nagging them before). I mean really sometimes being involved with someone can solve a lot of issues, so why not get into a mutually beneficial situations, plus in books, it always means some funny scenes, and a build up that makes the ending so much fun to read.
So our heroine in this book is Daisy, and part of what I loved about her (and Brandon) is they are both Hispanic and I loved how the culture was weaved into the characters and the story. So Daisy is super sweet, she’s a nice girl, she’s a really hard worker, and she’s good family to have. She wants to be a wedding planner (or event planner) and she met Brandon through her cousin, and he’s actually been super helpful to her. Daisy has a big heart, so when one night, and a lot of tequila leads to the tabloids reporting they are married, and Brandon wants to seize this opportunity to get his mother to come visit and get cancer treatment, well Daisy just can’t say no. What I liked about Daisy was that she stood up for herself when she needed to, she’s hard working, and she goes above and beyond to be friendly to everyone. She was just so likable in this book.
And Brandon, well Brandon starts this book as kind of a playboy. He’s kind of a man’s man, a self described bachelor for life, and well the world’s biggest work-a-holic. But he’s a really nice guy, he works hard, he’s successful, he loves his family, and cares about his friends. So all in all, if you are going to be fake engaged to someone Brandon’s not a bad way to go. I liked how he went into too, he was really respectful of Daisy throughout the book in regards to what she wanted to do. But most of all I loved how concerned he really was about his family, I mean he really loves and appreciates his mom, and he wants her to be healthy and okay and he wants her to be happy, and he works so hard to make sure that she is all of those things.
I loved the dynamics between Daisy and Brandon, they had great chemistry and banter, and their personalities really complimented each other really well. I liked how the ending of the book really heightened the stakes, and amped up the drama (Brandon doesn’t always think before he does). I was pulling for these two to get their happily ever after, they were just so enjoyable to read. If you like the whole fake engagement storyline, then this is for a sure a book you should check out.