It started with a little white lie... Lindsay Winthrop’s weekly podcast on sex and dating has garnered thousands of listeners across the country, thanks to experience with a loving fiancé she’s been with for years. Except, her husband-to-be doesn’t exist, and now she’s in a bind. With a book deal on the line, she has to find a man fast, and Malik Brooks might be just the man she’s looking for.
If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay away from her... A few years ago Malik gave up sex and now works hard as a metal sculptor. In doing so, he’s created enough pieces to fill a gallery, and his vow of celibacy has kept him focused. When a major deal falls through, Lindsay makes him an offer he can’t refuse, and all he has to do is pretend to be her fiance. Sounds easy at first, but after one kiss, he wants more. Then things really get interesting.
Review + Rating 4 out of 5 stars * A special thanks to the author for this review copy.*
Wild wild thoughts, wild wild thoughts. When I'm with you all I get is wild thoughts.
Okay, don't tell me when you saw that title, you weren't singing that song in your head. If you weren't, now you are, you're welcome.
Onto the review, this is my first Delaney Diamond novel--and ladies and gents, I was not at all disappointed.
Starting off with that cover, I mean--Hello there chocolate dream. Lean down a little--and let us see those gorgeous eyes.
The cover designer did not come here to play with us--and I believe it deserves a moment of silence.
Okay, now that's out of the way, we can get serious.
Malik is every book reader--and woman's dream man. Okay, maybe he's just my dream man. He's quiet and mild tempered. He's an introvert--whose confidence supersedes his quiet storm way of living. He voice vibrates across the room, and he makes an interesting form of art, with his bare manly hands.
Can you say swoon?
Lindsay is a radio relationship/ sex-pert, with a sultry voice, a book releasing soon, and a fake-fiancee to find.
She talked up this amazing fiancee to her publicists, and now that the book is due for release, she needs to manifest a fiancee quick.
Malik needs a favor, and Lindsay needs to save face. All of this made for an interesting and sexy story.
Delaney gives readers just what they're looking for in a romance, build-up without any foolishness, a romance that is not surface but deep and gripping, and just enough drama to let us know she knows how to write a good story without wrapping everything up in an unrealistic way.
Although Lindsay was a well-written and fleshed out character, of course, Malik was my favorite. When we first meet Malik--he's just a guy who once turned Lindsay down. She owes a friend a favor, she wants to get it done and get out. But Malik, this chocolate God-made creation tears down the walls that time and hurt built around Lindsay's heart.
He was gentle--and downright tantalizing. When he spoke, honey all you wanted to do was listen--and obey. I very much so liked the fact that he was a man with a plan--that was doing all he could to execute it. A man with a plan is a very attractive one.
Lindsay wrote a few checks her behind couldn't cash--but she was strong-willed and determined. I admire women with goals, moving like a boss lady.
When the two came together--it was spicy and explosive and the sex scenes in this were realistic, passionate and perfectly timed without being too long or drawn out.
Delaney did the thing with this book.
I breezed right through it--and I am excited to see more from this author--and you better believe I will bring you all the juicy details here on the blog.
Highly recommend it, and a great introduction to an author that is new to me.