Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counseled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ballplayer, Boone Sullivan.
Boone has discovered Valerie’s real identity and he’s determined to expose her secrets… and maybe more. What he didn’t expect was to be blindsided by a crazy attraction to the buttoned-up lady with the sultry voice and a hidden past. He had carefully plotted his revenge, but soon all he can think about is how much he’d like to take Valerie as very own his stand-in bride…
Boone and Valerie sure meet in an unconventional way, but the connection between them sizzling with electricity. Boone's protective instincts kick in, when he realizes, that his seeking Valerie out, might have put her in danger. It is adorable to see Boone whisk Valerie away, to keep her safe.
Soon they are traveling and representing together with Boone's team, and fragile trust, understanding, and genuine like towards each other is formed. They have fun together, first time in a long time, both of them take the time to enjoy life, not just their careers.
The fear of the Valerie's mafia connected family and ex keep them close to each other, and the sparks take off on a fire. And yes, they are hot together!
This is a joyous novella, despite the scare of the crime family, it's perfect for the summer time beach reading, with so many swoon worthy scenes sure to make you smile
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me