Book Review: Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn


Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn 

Publication Date: January 9th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.

Sterling: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.

Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Sterling Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.


My Thoughts

I do enjoy a good marriage of convenience romance book. Especially since these marriages always become so very inconvenient until the main characters sort themselves out.

Teagan Monroe’s lousy day becomes even worse when she crashes into Corbin Lane’s car. Strangely, instead of yelling at her, Corbin offers her an arrangement as his fake wife for a two year period so he can fulfil the terms of an inheritance.  Given she’s now homeless and jobless, Teagan accepts his offer.

Corbin’s hasty offer may seem out of character but he is prepared to do what he needs to in order to live his dream; a dream that does not include living the vacuous and hypocritical lifestyle that his parents lead.

The book is written from dual points of view giving us insight into the thoughts and feelings of both main characters. Their upbringings may be materially different but they are both genuine people whose trust has been broken. The more time they spend together, the more they let down their emotional barriers.

While there are obstacles in the way, I appreciated that both Corbin and Teagan were mature enough to realise when they made mistakes and were quick to make amends and correct misunderstandings. This is such a refreshing change from books where the miscommunication drags on when you know a simple conversation could solve it all.

The romance is sweet and sigh-worthy but these two know how to get it on. The steam factor is high.

It’s a romance book, so I know I’m getting a happy ever after but when the end comes with a sigh of contentment and a smile on my face, then I know this book is headed to my favourites shelf.

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About the Author

Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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