What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?
Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.
Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.
Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?
They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.
Slow start but ended up getting hooked
This book was a bit of a slow start for me, but it did end up hooking me and not letting go. Although I liked Parker and Rhys, initially I didn’t feel the chemistry between them. Once I felt the connection, I enjoyed them together, whether they were arguing or getting along. There was a good bit of drama, though nothing over the top. It was handled well and everything wrapped up nicely. Samantha and Kristen make an excellent writing duo and I would definitely read another collaboration by them.
5 stars (more if I could)
I loved this book. I loved boxing romances and found it easy to like Rhys. Great book.
I loved this book!