Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Arranged by Lexi Blake

Book Description

Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her. 

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Cambridge-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love. 

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past… 

AVAILABLE: April 25. 2017

Arranged by Lexi Blake is part of her Masters and Mercenaries series.  I have only read one of book in this series but I didn't feel as though I was missing anything.  I believe each book can be considered a standalone with different couples featured in each book.

Being that this book is a short novella, I don't want to give to much away.  The book description is an excellent overview of this story.  I think my main issue with this story was with Kash himself.  I personally found him to be a difficult character to like.  I thought he was a brat and a hypocrite.  He redeemed himself a little towards the end, but not enough for me to be a big King Kash fan.

Rating: 3 out of 5

**An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a honest review.**


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Faking it by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Book Description

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancĂ©. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

AVAILABLE: April 11, 2017

Faking It is another great read by authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde.  This book is a perfect light, fun and sexy read that will have you swooning over the Hero and watching the Heroine grow and gain confidence in herself.  

Hailey Ellison is a professional matchmaker with a booming business.  Growing her business has been Hailey's sole focus for the last few years and has had little to no time (or desire) to allow anything else in.  So much so that she has faked an engagement to a man that doesn't exist...

...Or does he.

With a continually growing clientele base and a need for more office space, Hailey contacts confirmed bachelor and real estate broker Max Sterling.  After 3 months of searching, Max finally feels that he has found Hailey her perfect space.  After having a celebratory lunch with Hailey, Max learns that the woman he has been wildly attracted to for the last 3 months isn't engaged to another man like he thought...

... she is engaged to him.  He just didn't know it.

When running into a former matches mother, Hailey is forced to explain how she "faked" her engagement to a "Max Sterling" so she could focus on work.  And Max takes full advantage of this fact.  Max needs help with an ex that doesn't seem to understand the word NO and Hailey doesn't want word to get out to her clients that she faked her engagement and lose credibility.  Both agree that their engagement will be temporary.  

But what happens when a fake engagement leads to real feelings?  Will Max be able to convince Hailey to take a chance on real love?  And will Hailey learn to trust in herself enough to left Max in?

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I was provided a ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.**