Security Company CEO Josh Slater put his life on hold when he said “I do” to protect a stranger. While his marriage was never meant to be real—he hasn’t even seen his wife in five years—Josh can’t shake the idea that he’d be cheating if he moves on. Now he’s a man with a mission: chase down his “wife,” get an annulment, and finally indulge in a little no-strings sex.
Heiress Alexia Slater entered into a marriage of convenience straight out of high school to gain control of her inheritance before her not-so loving family squandered the whole thing. She doesn’t want the marriage to be real—she’s fought hard for her independence—but that hasn’t stopped her from spending the last five years fantasizing about her gorgeous husband.
Then he shows up.
Josh wants an annulment. Lexi needs to stay married. When the chemistry explodes between them, there’s no stopping the battle of wills only one of them can win…
Each book in the Things to do Before You Die series is a STANDALONE and can be enjoyed out of order…
Book 1: His Fantasy Girl
Book 2: Her Fantasy Husband
Book 3: His Fantasy Bride
This was a great romance that hit all the right notes and feels!! We have two wonderful characters that were well developed, strong and so very likable!!! Good plot and the pacing never let up. And can I say it was one steamy, hot read!! Plus, the icing on the cake was the depth of emotion that was also interwoven throughout the story that just made it a richer and memorable read.
Lexie our heroine has a heart of gold (more heroines like this would be so nice). She was a giving and kind young women who wanted to make a difference in peoples live as well as her love of animals and desire to rescue abused/neglected animals (whats not to like right). Lexie lost her parents at a young age and her grandmother then stepped in to raise her. Lexie came from a wealthy family and her grandmother wasn't the nurturing kind, she was self-centered, money hungry and man crazy. Lexie realized at a fairly young age that she needed to do something to stop her grandmother or nothing would be left of her inheritance and her ability to help others. Her parents had put stipulations on her inheritance, she could control the estates and monies at twenty-four or when she married. Well with the help of a dear Uncle at eighteen she found someone that would marry her until she turns twenty-four.
Lexie is now the CEO of a foundations she created to helps others as well as rescue animals. She is close to her twenty-fourth birthday and will have full control of all her inheritance. Lexie has fooled everyone on her marriage with her fantasy husband, as he was in the military and away a lot. But that is all about to change.
Josh is Lexie's fantasy husband. Josh runs a successful security business after leaving the military . He had a sad childhood and at a crucial time in his life a man he respected and looked up to offered him a deal he couldn't refuse. Marry a young heiress, receive monetary payment and divorce her after five years (again he was in the military so that was doable). Years later (four and a half pretty much) Josh has a life altering experience and decides that he is ready to have some fun in life after dedicating everything to building his business. And the fun he plans on having is sex and lots of it. You see what I loved about this romance is both characters didn't cheat on each other. They both had a core conviction that even though it was a "fake" marriage they just couldn't go there.
And this is where the story starts. Lexie's at her office and she receives a surprise visit from dear grandmother for her yearly request for money. During that lovely visit (insert sarcasm) Lexie receives another surprise in that her "husband' shows up ready to request a divorce. But what transpires is a wonderful, well acted display of a loving couple that can't keep their hands off each other. You'll have to read the story to find out how these two have become one of my favorite couple in a long will.
This was a wonderful romance that leaves you feeling good and happy. The chemistry is hot and off the charts. You have two characters with depth and who are very well developed. My favorite alpha hero and sassy heroine. Well written romance that once started you can't put down till you read "The End". Highly recommended.