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Unexpectedly His by Maggie Kelley
Genres: Contemporary Romance
By-the-book Marianne McBride wants to prove she’s more than a computer geek in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. But how did she end up hiding in a cake, waiting to sing “Happy Birthday” to Nick Wright, a sexy and arrogant serial-dater? Not exactly part of her plan. Especially when she finds herself kissing the birthday boy, and then running like hell…
Nick falls for no woman. No strings, no commitments, and no relationships. Not even with the sweetly curvaceous bombshell from his birthday. But then he’s hit by a bombshell of his own. He needs to find the perfect faux fiancée, or kiss his key to the executive washroom goodbye. Fortunately, his matchmaker sister has the perfect girl in mind.
Now Nick and Marianne have to pretend they're in love for six weeks. No dating. No sex.
And definitely no acting on the wickedly-hot chemistry that could ruin everything...
This is my first time reading any work by Maggie Kelley and I am glad that I took a chance. The story line drew me in right from the get go! One of the things that really liked was that each chapter opens with a quote from either Marilyn Monroe or mantelligence.com which is a hip website for men that I had never heard of. If you enjoy a fake engagement romance then this is the book for you! Marianne McBride and Nick Wright are both wonderful characters who could easily be friends who you love to hang out with.
Nick has worked hard his entire life to become the extremely successful attorney for a prominent investment firm he is. However in order to seal the deal he needs a wife or at least a fiancée. Enter Nick’s matchmaker sister who finds him Marianne, a computer and numbers geek, who is the opposite of Nick in every way. Marianne agrees to a temporary, six-week engagement that will give them enough time for Nick to make partner as well as allow Marianne to be escorted to a very important family event in the Hamptons. Sounds simple enough right?
With twists and turns that kept me waiting to find out what happened, Unexpectedly His, was a really good read. Marianne was lovable with her need to use algorithms as a guide to love and success that just screamed GEEK while Nick was the perfect swoon-worthy man I enjoy in a book.