Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory

January 18, 2015 Quickie 0 ★★★★½

Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Malloryfour-half-stars
Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory
Series: The Sorenson Family #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on January 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 285
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One little white lie leads to more than she planned… Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she's proved she “has a life” outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail―there is no boyfriend. And now Kate's liable for her little white lie... 

Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he's also willing to play “boyfriend.” All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right―and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged...

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


By SparklesDon’t you just love the hot handyman type? Well for some reason I do. All that sweaty male perfection hammering a wall it’s just… yummy.

So, this is the story of Kate, a super goal-oriented lawyer on the verge of becoming a junior associate in her firm, and one step closer to her life ambition. Unfortunately, it seems that to get the promotion she wants she needs to prove that she has roots in the city… aka a boyfriend.

Dominic works as a contractor for his family’s company and is Kate’s neighbor’s nephew (why can’t I have neighbors like that huh?!). Dominic’s sister needs legal help and Kate would like a contractor who won’t charge her an arm and a leg for the work her house needs.

As luck would have it, while Dominic and Kate are out checking out the Home Depot near her house they are caught by some of Kate’s co-workers. And so the deal is struck. They’ll pretend to be together until she gets her promotion and Dominic’s sister accepts Kate’s legal help. All that’s left is to watch them fighting the fall.

Her Backup Boyfriend was a very light, quick read. I enjoyed it tremendously and would have given it 5 ★ if only it wasn’t a “fading to black” kind of story regarding the sex. What can I say, I’m 30 and single, I like to read a little about the boudoir shenanigans. Both main characters were very likable, their chemistry was awesome and the tension was almost, almost enough to forget about the lack of sex.

Dominic’s family was hilarious and I’m hoping that Ms. Mallory is planning to write about all his siblings. I’m absolutely looking forward to more from this author.

Sparkle’s Rating: 4.5 Stars

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