Security Company CEO Josh Slater put his life on hold when he said “I do” to protect a stranger. While his marriage was never meant to be real—he hasn’t even seen his wife in five years—Josh can’t shake the idea that he’d be cheating if he moves on. Now he’s a man with a mission: chase down his “wife,” get an annulment, and finally indulge in a little no-strings sex.
Heiress Alexia Slater entered into a marriage of convenience straight out of high school to gain control of her inheritance before her not-so loving family squandered the whole thing. She doesn’t want the marriage to be real—she’s fought hard for her independence—but that hasn’t stopped her from spending the last five years fantasizing about her gorgeous husband.
Then he shows up.
Josh wants an annulment. Lexi needs to stay married. When the chemistry explodes between them, there’s no stopping the battle of wills only one of them can win…
Review: When you are introduced to Lexi in the beginning of this book you get the feeling that she is naive girl who doesn’t know what to do with herself. That is so far from the truth. I think Lexi has become one of my favorite female characters. When we meet her, she is small and reserved. Doesn’t stand up for herself and does what she has to in order to make others happy. Don’t get me wrong she has an amazing heart and wants to help those who are less fortunate than her but her family uses that to their advantage.
The only family that Lexi has left is her grandmother and her husband Josh. The relationship between Lexi and Josh is very unique. But in that relationship you really can see how they brought out the best in each other. Lexi really makes Josh look at the world in a different way. He is the type of character that always worried about himself. To see Josh go from the self-centered Alpha male after what she wanted. Josh brought out a side of her that wasn’t there in the beginning of the book. One that makes you fall in love with the character all over again because they finally figured out who they are when the reader could see it all along. The growth in both characters is amazing.
This book was a little frustrating to read at times because of the timidness of Lexi and the stubbornness of the male lead Josh. But in the end seeing the people that they became and following the road they took to get there just made it perfect.
This book is part of a three books series that can be read as standalone books. They have character crossovers but the stories don’t cross over. I highly recommend Her Fantasy Husband and Nina Croft. Her writing style is right up my alley and I will be reading more of her books.
Favorite Quote: “I had to fantasize about someone. And you were my husband after all. And Josh, you’re pretty hot. You were perfect fantasy material.”