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Published by: All Night Reads - July 6, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Rating: 3 stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
I love a good heroine that doesn't fit into the social norms - take Blair the tattooed librarian for example. :) She's smart, loves children and has a weakness for British accents.
Declan is a hottie, as you'd expect in a new adult romance, but he's a responsible one who's a wonderful father to his young son. He's also drawn to the interesting librarian . . .
This was a sweet romance. I wasn't super into the whole romance-writers aspect of the story. Raine, the other half of the romance writing team, seemed pushy but without a real motive other than wanting fodder for their current book. Her pushing Blair towards Declan seemed forced and I didn't really buy it. I also wasn't buying a 23-year-old hot, British financial district type guy who also loved his 3-year-old. Everything seemed a bit cliche and unrealistic. Despite that, it was still a nice read - just not very realistic.