Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.
As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret.
Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.
Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn't fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.
Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.
Don’t miss this sizzling new standalone from the internationally best selling author of Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet, and Wicked Heart.
My review (ARC provided)
Leisa has written another winner. I have a handful of authors that every time I’ve read their books it’s a five star read and she is one of them. This book was so unique and just a breath of fresh air. Her humor is always a highlight in her writing and she doesn’t miss a beat with it in this book, also her ability to make you swoon over her hero’s is remarkable. Max was ahhhhh just perfect and every character he played was too, but Max himself was the best we got a little of each. Sigh…I love that she brought acting into this novel too.
As usual her secondary characters are just as likable and have me itching for a book about them.
So what can I say about this without ruining it too much?
Eden (h) loves men, loves sex, but isn’t interested in anything beyond that. She’s quite content bringing men home and never seeing them again. Her sister on the other hand is the polar opposite and wants it all, wants the fairy tale. She tries to convince Eden to take a leap and date and try to find something real.
“Don’t you ever want more? A partner. Lover. Friend. Protector. Cheerleader.”
“Of course I do. I just believe I need a man to complete me. I’m quite happy how I am.”
When Asha gives Eden a lead on a potential huge story for the website she writes for this maybe the break she looking for. Mister Romance, the mystery escort all of New York’s socialites and rich housewives are “secretly” talking about. He is discreet and hard to find but Eden is determined to track him down and write his story.
Max aka Mister Romance is very private and takes his clients and their privacy very seriously so when he finds out a reporter is after his clients names and his story he has to do everything to prevent it from happening.
Once they meet you can feel the chemistry between the two, it is scorching and every time you think something may happen it doesn’t. Leisa is master at a slow burn and keeping us on edge.
Max needs to convince Eden that romance does exist and women deserve to have it. Eden is cynical and skeptical about it all and thinks it’s a bunch of crap. This is the toughest job Max has ever had, but he is determined to win Eden over.
“I get the feeling your cynicism is your security blanket in most situations.”