Actually Love (Crossroads series book #7) by Melanie Shawn
Real or fake. As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake.
Win or lose. Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knock-out of his life.
After circumstances beyond their control, and nosy landlords, force these two strangers to live together they become fake boyfriend and girlfriend and real roommates. Will Jessie and Zach still know the difference between real and fake, winning and losing? Or will they surrender to the idea that this may be…Actually Love.
I just finished reading Actually Love by Melanie Shawn, book #7 in the Crossroad series.
Fun and hot!! Two words that come to mind first after reading this story.
But it was also so much more. True romance story of two people working it out. They are total opposite in every way, one of them don't even believe in love, the other have always wanted it. They have to have a fake relationship to get the rental home, but the instant lust, attraction, appeal, interest is there and they are honest about it - even with each other! They get to know each other, fall in love, and work it out. And it is hot, heat level is high, but the way it is written, it fits as a part of the story, and don't make it 'smut'.
The whole series is just wholesome. Real and regular people - okay, a rock star amongst them but anyway - who find love in different ways.
The big family supports each other, gets in a way sometimes, is humorous, and always loving. And Grandpa J is the smartest man ever!
Each book is fresh, original, and yes, hot as all get out!
I know there's at least one more book coming in this series, and I can't wait to read it!!
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