Misadventures of a Backup Bride(Misadventures #4)
An Overnight Billionaire… When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father’s rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the man’s daughter.
Concocts a Fake Bride… Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims he’s in love with someone else. The investor says he’ll still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle–with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isn’t even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?
And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isn’t what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and he’s in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isn’t so fake. Ella can’t help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?
File Size: 1282 KB Print Length: 280 pages Publisher: Waterhouse Press; 1 edition (October 17, 2017) Publication Date: October 17, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B06WVZ7CRK
I came across this book on Netgalley and it sounded interesting. I did not realize that it was a part of a series till after I read it. This book can be read as a standalone. This a first book from Shayla Black that I have read and I am definitely curious to read the ones in the beginning of this series, even though they are not all written by the same authors.
This book is about a man named Carson, who is in a forced engagement. He is desperate to get out of this arrangement so he creates a romance with someone he only met once. He then proposes an arrangement with Ella, a struggling actress in need of a payday, to prove that he is in love. As the plan back fires they are put under huge amounts of stress and it strains the new and growing feelings he has. Will he be able to convince Ella he is for real?
This story is sweet. The chemistry between Ella and Carson is electric from the very first sight. Shayla Black tells a wonderful story with a lot of hot steamy scenes that will have you biting you lips and begging for more. The story is not rushed and it plays out with a big twist in the end that will shock you and have you saying “WTF!” If you like a book that will have you captivated and begging for more than you will enjoy this book. I am excited to read more from this author. I am becoming a fast fan.
I will look into the other books, as I am curious if they are connected in any way, since they are wrote by different authors. I will post and let you know what I come up with.
I give this book 5 Stars
*ARC provided by Netgalley and Waterhouse Press
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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Some other books by Shayla Black
Other books in the Misadventures Series
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Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.
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Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal—go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price…forever.
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Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.
Now, he’s my super hero—the hunk I’m yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad he’s actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.
He’s got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire—and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves.
But there’s something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.
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