The Scheme by Mia Kayla
Series: Forever Love #1
Also in this series: The Second Chance Hero
Published by MAM Books on July 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Brian Benson is the nice guy every girl dreams of marrying.
Too bad he’s off the market—for good.
He’s sworn off women since the last girl he dated broke his heart.
Determined to start over in New York, his sole focus is to climb the corporate ladder—no distractions.
Until one minor collision propels him into the path of small-town-girl but bombshell babe, Kendy Miller.
Kendy walks with a sass she was born with.
Single and ready to mingle, she’s on the prowl.
Moving from her tiny town of Bowlesville to work as a nurse at New York Cornell Hospital, she is introduced to Dr. Hot Pants.
She feels it in her bones—he only belongs to her.
When Kendy formulates a grand scheme to land Dr. Hot Pants and uses Brian to do it, Brian is all in because he could use a little fun.
Things were going to plan, until one night lines were crossed, kisses were exchanged and clothes flew off.
Fate collides, fortunes are tested and plans backfire, but Kendy is still determined to land her doctor.
Problem is… Brian was only there to assist in the plot. Falling in love with the girl wasn’t part of THE SCHEME.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Aish… I wish I could go back in time and not read Marry Me for Money by Mia Kayla before starting The Scheme. By rights, I should have loved this book.
Brian is the best kind of H ever. He is sweet, nice, considerate, affectionate, hot and fantastically good in bed. All the naughtiness of a bad boy in a good guy package: perfection.
I struggled with Kendy a bit more because at times she was a tough cookie with a gold heart and then she could be a pretty selfish bitch and I don’t really like that in my heroines. She could also be a little crass, overall I liked her.
She had had some very bad experiences with the male species and I could understand where she was coming from. I found it really weird with her being a nurse that she hadn’t sought professional help to deal with her past (which could be a trigger for some so:View Spoiler » she was raped by her high school boyfriend when she tried to break up with him after catching him cheating, but it was never reported to the police… and as far as I understood, she only told her cousin and best friend Beth « Hide Spoiler).
Her difficulty in trusting men and her interpretation of a psychic’s prediction created a very big obstacle for her relationship with Brian, which actually started as him helping her make a doctor from her hospital jealous, as she had tried every trick in her book to get his attention without success.
Still very attracted to each other, they’ll be friends that fuck until she can land the dream doctor. But things don’t always turn out as we wish them to.
As I stated, I loved the idea of this book, it was hot, they had lots of crazy, scorching sex and Brian is dreamy.
Sadly I could never get over the ick factor that Kendy is Beth’s cousin, and Beth is the girl who broke Brian’s heart 6 months before, basically making him move to another city.
If this was just backstory, I’m pretty sure I could deal with it. But having read Brian and Beth’s history together and after feeling so sad for poor Brian, to see him get stuck in the same kind of relationship he had with Beth AND with none other than her cousin…. it was just too much for me.
So that is why I wish I had read The Scheme first then Marry Me for Money, that way I would have loved both couple stories’ as I know I could.
As it is, I liked it but I could never totally immerse myself in it. That said, I’ve really enjoyed Mia Kayla’s writing so I’m looking forward to reading her next work.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5 “slightly icked” Stars
lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting
to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins
in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because
the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.
happy endings but has more fun writing them.
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