Monday, August 5, 2013

Wanted: Wife

Wanted: Wife
2 of 5 stars false1/2
Help Wanted: A Wife
Darcy White can't believe she's answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she's hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she'd be crazy not to live out her fantasy.
Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won't inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.
As Darcy and Steven pretend they're engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather's retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?
Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes.

Review

****This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review****
Steven McDonald finds himself placing an add in the paper for a wife. After his crazy grandfather stipulated that he needed to settle down or he will never inherit the family business when he retires.
Darcy is down on her luck, totally broke, no job and too prideful to go back to her parents to ask for help (why would she, they didn't believe in her in the first place). Scanning the job adds she sees a sign, Wanted: Wife, and the add was placed by Steven McDonald...... her high school crush.
This book started out with a familiar and comfortable story. Two people that secretly liked each other years ago, through weird circumstances being given a chance at love. I find these sorts of stories are great for a lazy afternoon where you can just slide into the book and let the story lead you away for a few hours. Wife: Wanted is short, and easy to digest. I like the business arrangement type romance, but I did feel in this one that nothing really new was added to the story. The characters were easy to read, my favourite was Steven. He was a uncommon gentlemen in the standards of todays book heroes. The story was sweet although maybe a bit to fast. I wanted a bit more detail especially into Darcy's family who seemed to have an unexpected change of heart at the end of the book, or maybe Darcy's perceptions of them just changed? Although the scenes are described as sensual they were really quite innocent and in many it read like a fade to black type scene. Still, this book was a pleasant way to pass time.

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