Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
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Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious than either one ever anticipated.
Prayers that men like Max exist! Swoon!
There is something to be said for a guy who finds the beauty in the person and not the body. I loved Max because he was taken with Hailey for the person that she was and not the trophy body that people assumed he should be dating. When Max found out that Hailey was actually available he was so excited to be able to pursue something with her. Hailey had learned to live with her curves and was OK that she wasn't the picture perfect model that men went for, but she didn't fool herself into thinking that men wanted her. When Max agreed to be her fake fiance she was relieved, but didn't think he'd ever want anything more. I loved how Max not only made her feel special, but helped to erase her fears in the little things that he did. Struggling with weight and how you see yourself is hard enough and when others point it out, it's hard to maintain healthy self esteem. Max built Hailey up through the book and showed her that he truly loved her in whatever package she came in. She was beautiful both inside and out. I loved this story. It hits home for me and I love to think that there are men like Max out there. Great read!
Highly recommend this great book!
I just devoured this book. I started it around 11:00 am and finished it at 11:00 pm the same day.....I loved it! In the book Big Shot, we met Max Sterling.....he is Wes Sinclair's business partner. Max is also a confirmed bachelor. Sure someday he'd like the whole family, house and kids stuff but for now he is content with his life, at least until Hailey Ellison walks into it.
Hailey is looking for a high end building for her matchmaking company. She is very picky and has a list of certain criteria that are a must. Too bad she's engaged based on the diamond on her left hand and Max doesn't mess with women who are taken....no matter how much they turn him on.
After three months of looking, Max has found Hailey the perfect building. When they go to lunch to celebrate they run into one of Hailey's clients who believes that Max is Hailey's fiance....unbeknownst to him! That's when the fun begins! When Max realizes that Hailey is not engaged and not even dating anyone he has made it his mission to make Hailey his.
I just adored Max and Hailey. What started out as a pretend engagement quickly changes into something real for both of them. Since Hailey has some skeletons in her closet, she doesn't believe that Max could really be that into her and she thinks that he is just putting on a great show. Max starts to realize that Hailey has some insecurities and he is trying really hard to reverse them.
These two had a fun ride to get to their happy ending....Max's well off family....Max's crazy ex that he only dated 3 times...as well as all of Max's friends and Hailey's best friend. This was a wonderful story that I highly recommend!
Max and Hailey are a great fun couple. There is no faking loving this book. You easily fall in love with both of these characters and the relationship itself even though it is supposed to be a fake engagement you can see that the both are starting to have feelings for each other but will they admit it to each other. Plus you get to keep up with characters from the other book in this series. Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde has once again wrote a great read and can't wait for the next one in the series.