"Sometimes, when things are right, even when they seem crazy, you know it."
I decided to give Fake Wife a try because I enjoyed the author's Nordic Lords MC series. I'm happy to report that the author convinced me, she can tackle any subject and do it justice. Whether it be a badass biker or Portland’s sexiest bachelor, she had me sighing with satisfaction.
Teagan, has the most awesome name, but the very worst luck. Everything that could go wrong in a single day...did. After getting laid off from her job she goes back home, earlier than usual. You get where I'm going with this, right? Douchebag boyfriend isn't expecting her, and she's not expecting what she finds when she gets there. And of course, she's not gonna stick around and discuss the extra blonde in her bedroom, so she packs her bags. And having nowhere to take those bags, they end up in her car. And not that I blame her, cuz I probably would do the same thing, but getting behind the wheel of her car when she couldn't see through her tears was an accident waiting to happen. And an accident did happen, making it the pièce de résistance of an epically bad day.
Corbin has a conscience, which is what makes him different from his father. He actually has feelings for people other than himself. He is extremely popular with the ladies and would have absolutely no problems finding a wife to fulfill the terms of his grandmother's will. But two years is a long time to be stuck with someone who couldn't see more than dollar signs when she looks at him. When he sees Teagan for the first time, he knows it's not the wreck that is causing the devastation he sees in her eyes, it's the result of it. Seeing all her possessions thrown all over her car, he knows she needs help. Why not help each other? Surely, being down on her luck she'd be agreeable to what he was proposing. It would be beneficial for both of them. Problem solved. He'd get a Fake Wife without all the complications, and she'd get enough money to start over and pursue her dream.
What neither of them considered was the possibility that they would want more. That the chemistry between them would be so strong that they were both mentally amending the no-sex clause of their fake marriage contract. What a wonderful time I had reading this treasure. I was especially drawn to Corbin and how he shared with me how Teagan made him feel. Both above and below his belt. I was drawn into his grief and memories and his hopes and fears. I adore his best friends and really hope the author decides to give them their own book(s) in the future. *fingers crossed* 🤞