I'm no Prince Charming, and the last thing I want is a Cinderella.
My instructions were simple: get me a fake fiancée who’s not my type at all. Have her on my jet Monday morning, dressed for a yacht vacation.
I need a woman believable enough to convince a certain client that I’ve changed my playboy ways…yet too annoying to tempt me—no emotional entanglements, thank you very much. This is business only.
If she’s unfazed by my looks and wealth, all the better.
Should be easy. Right?
Apparently not, because my people go and hire Tabitha. My hairdresser.
What were they thinking? Yes, I said annoying, but I didn’t mean her, the most aggravating woman in the world.
Tabitha is sunshiny. She has a pet hamster. She loves Hello Kitty, and she gets under my skin like nobody else.
As if that’s not bad enough, the minute we step on deck, she thinks that certain people on the yacht are up to something shady—based completely on her soap opera knowledge.
She won’t listen when I tell her she’s being ridiculous.
But as the days go by, I find that we’re actually having fun. And our fake kisses are heating up. And suddenly her wild theories aren’t sounding so strange after all…
I loved this book! Quirky and real characters and wonderful story. I have read this while series thus far and loved them all!
Delightfully fun romance!
5 “Hot Pink Barbie” Stars
Why is this a 5 star rom-com? It’s because it I loved the smart, funny, wounded heroine. Tabitha Evans is a mobile hairdresser who has had a crush on her weekly, high-powered Wall Street client for the past two and a half years. The unexpected opportunity to play the role of his fake fiancée on a two week super-yacht vacation is a dream come true, except Tabitha has learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true.
*”Guys always put themselves first—you never want to depend on them, and you never ever put your heart in their hands.”*
A special heroine needs a special hero and I loved the seriously misguided, but thankfully teachable, self-made billionaire. When Rex O’Rourke was making his wish list for a fake fiancée candidate, he listed all the attributes that “Rex Hates”. As his right-hand man comments “This is getting to be a specific list. Are you sure you don’t have anybody in mind...”. Well, Rex is not good with feelings. In fact, he gets them horribly confused. But like I said, he learns.
*”When you’re in darkness, or when you’re cold, the senses register sudden warmth and light as pain. But it really just means that you were without those things for too long.”*
These two were so kinetic and campy and adorable and sexy! Annika Martin’s writing is fun, fun, fun, and has the style and depth to bring out those tears of hilarity and heartache both. What a treasure!
(My sincere review is based on an ARC version of this book.)