It was finally happening! Mia James was about to lead her first reality show. But when the beauty with sapphire eyes gets wind that her ex would be involved in the project, her sister suggests that she levels the playing field with a fake boyfriend…
Enter Wishing Well’s wild heart throb, Travis Briggs, who’s more than happy to fill the role and so much more for Mia. Ever since he laid eyes on her, the cowboy knew his world would never be the same…
What started out as pretend will turn very real when emotions and desires can no longer be denied in…Taming Travis…
After a review of a Melanie Shawn book I was asked if I always get so emotionally charged as I review a book - my simple answer was "you obviously haven't read the author's books, or you would understand, they get the feels, girl!" And Travis and Mia definitely got all the feelings roaming and I am not even going to try to hold myself and my emotions in check here as I lay down the adoration I have for them.
I love the fake relationship turning into a blistering hot romance type stories, and here you add the instant ardor Travis has for Mia. With the very first look at her, his life changes and he is willing to do anything to get to be near her, for to be part of her life, to have a future together. And it is so sweet and adorable. I swear I highlighted half the things Travis thought about Mia because it was so perfect.
"Being with Mia felt like my soul found its home"
"You're more than my better half, you're my whole. You're my everything"
Travis is one of those good guys, like Mia said, nearly too perfect to be true. He is honest, kind, considerate, romantic, generous, sweet, and hot, and yes, he has played the field but never to break hearts. He was so charming, he had me from the very first moment and I just swooned after him ever since.
Mia is the perfect life partner for Travis. She is a capable and independent woman, likes to take charge at work situations yet willing and able to make compromises in a relationship. She doesn't have much experience with men, her ex didn't treat her well, but she soon learns that she can trust Travis and his words and actions.
I loved how the story has the focus on the developing relationship, with the small town as a backdrop, instead of the reality show. Also, the way Mia's ex is played in the plot was just a perfect amount of drama and conflict without going overboard or to be too distracting.
The story is told in the first person point of view, and that took me by surprise. But since both Travis and Mia gets their chance to tell their view of the events, giving well-rounded picture to the reader, it worked in this story.
Taming Travis is pure entertainment, it is fun and filled with good vibes and positive feelings. It had me smiling, laughing, swooning and sighing. The characters are charming, the banter and sibling rivalry a joy. The romance is instant yet has a strong hold of their hearts. The passion is off-the-charts hot yet has tenderness and sweetness you want to savor. I adore the Briggs family, the love, and care between the family members are palpable, and I can't wait to learn more about them in the future installments!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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