This marriage is strictly business… until the temptation gets way too real.
Corbin: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.
Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible… yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules… and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.
“I’m a Lane. I’ve been pretending since the day I was born, and this is simply one more torturous performance.”
“My grandma used to tell me when you give your body to a man, be sure to keep your heart safe. A man will take care of your body, but it’s the rare one who will care for your heart.”
“I want to kiss her. Take care of her. Her body and her heart. Show her that I’m not the asshole that I’ve been so far. Prove to her exactly how much she deserves better than Drake. I want to erase his memory from her so that she never feels another stab of pain from anyone.”
“I want his to be as desperate for me as I am for him. I need it. I need the confirmation I’m not the only one crazed and insane and overcome with emotions and realizations and hope this is real. That we can be real.”
I am a total sucker for the fake relationship/fake marriage troupe. These stories are always so much fun and they entertain me to no end. They are a total guilty pleasure and the kind of story that I just live for. And Stacey Lynn’s take on this troupe more than delivers!
Fake Wife is a sinfully sweet and romantic read. This story is well written and was so fun to get lost in. The characters are a lot of fun, they’re real and easy to connect with. I loved the instant connection and pull between them. The chemistry between Teagan and Corbin was intense and I couldn’t wait for the two of them to explore the burn. I loved watching their relationship grow. The pull was undeniable and seeing these two fall was beyond satisfying.
Overall, I really loved this book. It was such an enjoyable and entertaining romance. It was sweet and swoon-worthy with just the right amount of sexiness and angst. I just couldn’t get enough. I loved getting lost in these characters and their story. In the end, I was left with all the smiles and all the feels. This is my favorite book by this author to date and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*