From the blurb:
Texas playboy, Ty Vincent, heir to the Vincent Oil fortune needs a short-term wife to convince his grandfather and the Board of Directors that he’s changing his ways so they’ll name him CEO. Ditching an environmental conference in Atlanta to play in Reno, Ty suffers razor-sharp chest pains at the airport. The pains were becoming a common occurrence that started showing up after he lost his father in a fiery crash a year earlier. The woman who comes to his aid not only helps him with what she can only assume is a heart attack but she also fibs to keep airport security and paparazzi from descending on him. She’s brilliant, unemployed and not his type which makes her the perfect choice for a temporary spouse. If he can ignore her extraordinary blue eyes then everything will go according to plan.
Cardiac rehab nurse, Maggie Gray finds herself the victim of hospital downsizing. When T. Loy Vincent, I, a former patient, offers her a million dollars to get his grandson under control, Maggie is pressured by her father to enter into the wife-for-hire scheme. All she has to do is convince Ty Vincent to marry her. When she tracks Ty down at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to put things in motion, she finds him in the middle of chest issues. The nurse in her takes over and before she knows it she’s eyebrow deep in yet another deal. The second she says yes to both agreements, her life is turned upside down. To top it off, she can’t seem to curb an annoying attraction for Dallas’s most famous womanizer.
Six months. No Sex. No telling each other what to do. It should be a win-win for them both. Will the mayhem of wealth, media attention, meddlesome friends and chemistry so hot it could melt plastic ruin their lives? Or will it be the catalyst for happily-ever-after?
What a fun, witty, original, enjoyablebook! There’s so much to love:
The characters – Ty is the perfect hero: attractive but endearingly flawed. I loved his vulnerability as he grieves his father’s death. And Maggie is just brilliant: so strong, but also a big softie beneath it all – very easy to identify with.
The plot – I loved the double dealing; such a refreshingly new idea on which to base a love story! The story has plenty of depth to it, and lots of action. Jan is expert at knitting together all the threads to make for a really interesting, engaging read.
The realism – I really believed in the story and the characters. Poor Maggie, what a pickle she gets in simply because she cares for people so!
The passion – oh, such passion! Wonderful chemistry.
The wit and appealing tone in the writing – it’s a pleasure to read. I especially love the dialogue – I felt I was there in the scene, listening to real people talk.
The compelling pace – I found the book to be a real page-turner.
The ending – which of course I won’t share here; suffice it to say that it left me closing the book with a light heart and a wide smile.
In sum, a really great romance novel I’d recommend heartily. Heartwarming and mood-boosting: the literary equivalent of coffee and a muffin with a good friend.
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