I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It’s funny because I was just getting comfortable with the book when, all of a sudden, it’s already the end. It wasn’t that I was expecting it to be longer because I already knew from the page number on my Kindle reader that this would be a short read. It’s just that things were just getting to the good part when it just ended. The ending was good, but the build wasn’t as spectacular as I would have liked.

So, for a change from the more common plot where the romance author is a woman and the cynic is a man, this book has a male romance author and a cynical lady journalist who was sent to Vegas to cover a romance convention. I guess it’s because of the length of the book, but I felt like there wasn’t time to connect with the characters. They were described well, but it was a bit difficult to relate to them because the scenes went like: 1. heroine gets assigned to the conference when she wanted to cover another socially relevant event. 2. heroine meets hero and learns that he is a romance writer. 3. hero and heroine go out for coffee because sparks flew when they met 4. they have sex 5. heroine gets pressure from work and confides to hero. 6. heroine misunderstands the hero’s next book 7. they reconcile and have a happy ending.

This is an okay book, but I just wish there was less of the formulaic romance plot here. I’d read from this author again, no question.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Tempting Her Best Friend

Book 2 – The Makeover Mistake

Book 3 – A Change Of Plans

Book 4 – Masquerading With The CEO

Book 5 – Just One Reason

Book 6 – Tamed By The Outlaw

Book 7 – Tempted By Mr. Write

Book 8 – Gambling On The Bodyguard

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