The Doctor’s Fake Fiancée by Victoria James
Series: Red River #3
Published by Entangled on October 20th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Their marriage bargain is just what the doctor ordered…
Former surgeon and self-professed life-long bachelor Evan Manning has one thing on his mind—to reclaim the career that a car accident stole from him. But when he’s forced to return to his hometown of Red River, Evan comes face-to-face with the gorgeous woman who’s haunted his dreams for the last year—the woman he rescued from the burning car that injured his hand. Now Evan needs her help. In a month, he'll have the job opportunity of a lifetime...he just needs a wife to get it. Artist Grace Matheson is down on her luck again…until she walks into Evan Manning’s office. When her sexy former hero hears that she needs work, he offers her a job and a home—if she’ll pretend she's his fiancée. Grace knows she shouldn't fall for him. Once the month is up, Evan will be back to his old life. But the more time they spend together, the more real their feelings become—and the more likely heartbreak is.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Don’t ask me why, but I just love these books about the workaholic guy that for some reason has decided he doesn’t believe in romantic love and won’t ever have a family of his own. Then they find themselves falling harder than a meteorite on a collision course.
Dr. “Nevan” is one such guy. He’s focused only on being number one in his field. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on if you’ve finished the book yet or not) he is injured while saving a woman and her little boy from a car accident and his promising career as a surgeon comes to an end.
Grace has had a difficult life. She has been left behind by all the men in her life and only has herself to rely on to make sure Chris, her child, has a good life. So far she hasn’t been very successful, life doesn’t seem to want to give her a break. After the terrible car accident where she almost lost her child, she is left struggling even harder just to keep a roof over their heads.
Cue one year later Evan (Dr. extraordinaire) just happens to need a receptionist for the medical office he is covering for a friend and Liz just happens to have finally tracked him down to thank him for saving their lives.
And so comes the deal. She pretends to be his wife/fianceé for a month while he is trying to land a job with a ginormous medical conglomerate, and he’ll cover her expenses, find her a place to live and secure the job at that office for her.
This book was just as I expected, sweet, funny, and a nice easy read. It was all heat with no flames, but it still got my heart beating and I found myself rooting for Evan to go all caveman on me, I mean, Liz and rip her clothes off.
My only issue was with the speech structure for the little kids. I know 4 year-olds that can and will talk your ear off, but the way she made Chris communicate was, IMHO, too wordy and well, plainly, not how a kid would phrase it.
The Doctor’s Fake Fiancée is a wonderful comforting read that I highly recommend when you’re feeling mellow. I just added Ms. James as a go-to author when I’m in the mood for a sweet time.
Rating: 4 Easy Stars
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