Author: Samantha Hunter
Published: February 1/15 by Harlequin Blaze
Genre: contemporary romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Champion stock car driver Brody Palmer's bad-boy reputation has forced him into early retirement. What no one knows is that his "retirement" is actually a publicity stunt. All Brody has to do is clean up his act and settle down. Unfortunately, every single woman with a pulse is now gunning to become the new Mrs. Palmer.
Hannah Morgan needs to shake things up, and Brody is the best way to do just that. So they strike a deal—a fake relationship…with all of the sexy strings included! Brody gets his improved image, and Hannah gets a whole lot more of Brody's unpredictable wildness. Hot days, hotter nights—it's the perfect plan! Provided, of course, they don't do something to wreck it, like fall for each other…
The characters in this novel were quite intriguing. I enjoyed seeing them overcome their preconceived notions to come to grips with the realities that they were facing. I enjoyed how they stood up to each other, their personalities sparking off of one another, all the while their affection and joy in each other shone through. The natural & in depth dialogue between the characters really enhances the story. Hunter doesn’t simply rely on narrative to tell her story, but on actual conversations between the characters where their deepest secrets & desires are revealed.
This was a captivating, enjoyable novel that was a joy to read. It is definitely one that should make its way into the libraries of all romance lovers.