Sunday, April 24, 2016

Her Fantasy Husband by Nina Croft

Book Description

She’s had the fantasy, now it’s time for the real thing…
Security Company CEO Josh Slater put his life on hold when he said “I do” to protect a stranger. While his marriage was never meant to be real—he hasn’t even seen his wife in five years—Josh can’t shake the idea that he’d be cheating if he moves on. Now he’s a man with a mission: chase down his “wife,” get an annulment, and finally indulge in a little no-strings sex.
Heiress Alexia Slater entered into a marriage of convenience straight out of high school to gain control of her inheritance before her not-so loving family squandered the whole thing. She doesn’t want the marriage to be real—she’s fought hard for her independence—but that hasn’t stopped her from spending the last five years fantasizing about her gorgeous husband.
Then he shows up.
Josh wants an annulment. Lexi needs to stay married. When the chemistry explodes between them, there’s no stopping the battle of wills only one of them can win…
AVAILABLE: April 4, 2016
Things to do Before You Die
His Fantasy Girl (Book 1) ORDER HERE
Her Fantasy Husband (Book 2) ORDER HERE

Her Fantasy Husband in Nina Croft's Things to do Before You Die series.  I haven't read His Fantasy Girl, but I plan on going back and reading it (when I have the time!!)

I LOVED the premise of this book.  Three friends are stranded in a life boat after the cruise ship they are on has an accident.  While floating at sea, each of these men make a pact to do ONE thing that they really, really want to do.  And for Josh Slater, that is to indulge in some no-strings sex.

First he needs to get an annulment from his "wife".  But what should be a quickie end to a marriage that was NEVER real, turns into much more than this security expert ever expected to handle when he sees his "wife" for the first time in five years.

Alexia (Lexi) Slater agreed to get married to gain control of her inheritance.  And over the past five years Alexia has done great things with her money (no thanks to her HORRIBLE grandmother that only wants the money for herself).  She only has 6 more months until her 24th birthday and then her family can't try to gain access to the money.  So when her "husband" shows up out of the blue, demanding an annulment, Lexi HAS to convince Josh to give her those 6 months that were originally agreed upon. 
And after one night, an annulment is no longer an option and these two have to come to some decisions to make.  Lexi NEEDS six more months of marriage and Josh wants a divorce so he can indulge in some no-strings-sex.  So why not combine the two desires together.... 

The ONLY reason I didn't give this book 4 stars is because I have a hard time believing a man like Josh going 5 years without sex because he was "married".  I COMPLETELY understood Lexi's motivations behind her decision/need to remain married for the agreed upon time (AND her lack of experience), but Josh... I didn't understand it.  I also wouldn't really have blamed him for it since he literally was trying to help a complete stranger.

Overall, I really enjoyed Her Fantasy Husband and look forward to more in this series.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**