Children's librarian by day. Romance novelist by night. British single father. Someone else is writing this love story... Blair Walton isn't your average curvaceous tattooed children's librarian. She's also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her BFF Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she's afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death . . . if she knew about them. That's why she and Raine write in secret. On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and "do some research." Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He's British, looks fabulous in a suit, has glorious blue eyes and gets bonus points for being an amazing single dad to his adorable son, Drake. But what starts out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. And Blair's not the only one with secrets.
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Okay. I almost, just almost, did not like this book, but after awhile, it got better, so YAY. This book is from Blair Walton’s point of view. It’s about how she’s an erotic author in secret. And when she suddenly meets a hot British single dad, her best friend/co-author wanted her to use him as an inspiration for the book. I’ll tell you what I like about this book first. I like Raine. She’s the best friend, and honestly, I lovelove her way more than the main female lead. She’s sassy and smart. And she’s also an incredible best friend, practically putting up with Blair. (And trust me, Blair is NOT being a nice best friend.) I also love how she’s so optimistic in life. And then there’s Drake! Oh my God, he is by far the cutest fictional kid alive HAHA. Okay fine. Anyway, what turned me off about this book is that (SPOILER ALERT OK) there was sex on the first date. FIRST DATE. I’m not a prude, but I still think that no matter how hot two people are for each other, there should not be sex on first dates, ergo. But yeah, fine, other than that, the book was actually okay. Though, this was the first book that there wasn’t any conflict between the two lead couple. There was a third person, but she seemed so redundant that I think if she wasn’t in the book at all, it wouldn’t make any difference.
But damn, this book taught me alot about the lives of authors, so kudos HAHA.