Wanted: fake fiancée for a wealthy rancher
Benefits: all your dreams come true
#1 Rule: don’t fall in love
The woman on his doorstep is brash, independent and holding a baby! His father won’t approve, which makes her perfect for Joshua Grayson’s scheme. He’ll pretend he’s marrying unsuitable Danielle Kelly to keep his father from meddling. He won’t be tempted to touch her, to claim her…or to fall in love.
I adored the story of Joshua Grayson and Danielle Kelly. It was fun and entertaining, it was hot, passionate, and ardent, it had me smiling and even chuckling out loud. But it also had a raw honesty, tangible vulnerability, and that brittleness of a spirit that comes when it has withstood so many hard winds that it could break with a well-planned knock.
I love Maisey Yates writing, she knows just how to balance all the elements of the story and she is not shy about going to the turbulent deep waters of emotional turmoil.
Danielle is in dire straits. As a guardian of her little brother, she has to keep treading, to keep her head above the water, to be able to provide for the baby and keep the custody of the child. The choices are few, and to pretend to be Joshua's fiance for a little while the best option she has to build a better future for her baby brother.
Joshua is tired of his father's meddling in his life, the ad in the newspaper was the last drop. He is not looking to falling in love again, the first disaster was enough for a lifetime.
While being a sensual and desire filled story, it has heartfelt emotions, wishful and loving moments, affection and deep feelings that even in the shorter length story had time and opportunity to take root and be fruitful.
Ah, I just loved Joshua and Danielle, the connection, chemistry, and possibilities in between and within them.
~ Five Spoons