4 starsContemporary Romancefake relationship/engagementSecond chance

Closer by Aria Hawthorne

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Aria Hawthorne
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
October 12th 2015

Contemporary Erotic Romance - Suitable for mature readers; 18+ years only - Full-length, stand-alone novel with HEA. Famous Dutch architect, Sven van der Meer, has just completed the greatest achievement of his professional life--the design and construction of The Spire, Chicago's tallest, most controversial skyscraper. But a shameful secret threatens to destroy his prestigious career--he's losing his eyesight. Now, he's run out of time and the only woman qualified to help maintain his charade of invincibility is also the one woman who despises him and The Spire. And he's fairly certain she's hiding something as well. Will the fiery, but enchanting Miss Sanchez be the right woman to play the role of his pretend girlfriend? Or will the temptation of getting too close, too fast jeopardize their business arrangement and the future of his entire career?

When twenty-eight-year-old, woefully unemployed, Inez Sanchez, arrives to her interview with hotter-than-hell billionaire architect, Sven van der Meer--mastermind behind The Spire--she quickly realizes his job proposition isn't what she was anticipating. He's hiding a life-changing secret, one that could ruin his career as the most influential architect in the world, and he's willing to pay her five thousand dollars a day--just to help him keep it. Will she accept his offer to become his "pretend girlfriend" for the next four days in order to ensure the success of the most important week of his life? Or will her sassy flair for independence and smartass sarcasm keep her from submitting to his stern authoritative commands, no matter how sexy his European accent might be? And what will happen when he discovers she's hiding a secret, too--one that could threaten the stability of their arrangement and prevent her from getting too close to the one man in the world who might be capable of gaining her trust...

Maria’s Review

➦Do you like billionaires?

➦I’ve never met one. But I’m sure they’re mighty nice.

➦So once in a while I indulge myself in a billionaire tale or two, so sue me.

➦It’s always that “regular girl falls for a spectacular rich sex on a stick man” that gets me. And you know what, I went in blind. Meh, let’s face the facts, I barely ever read the blurb these days.

➦So the book opens with a woman going for an interview in hopes of getting a PA position to some rich dude. So she gets there and it’s all suppah fanceh. AND THEN. He appears. Wearing an eye patch. And I’m all like HELLZ YEAH, PIRATE PORN!

➦But this book actually turned out to be a very slow burn romance with pretty good character development. And no, he’s not a pirate. He’s an architect who is losing his eye sight and he needs the heroine to pretend to be his girlfriend and help him at social events. He is trying really hard to convince everyone around him that his sight is not failing him.

➦Anywhooooooo, this is pretty mellow, actually, for my pervy standards, so normally I wouldn’t go as far as calling this a full on erotic romance, but that’s just me. The writing style is not as blunt when it comes to sexy scenes but the situations which the author created here are definitely pretty steamy. I liked both characters, I had no problem staying in the book. There were parts that I wish were more developed, like the medical side of the hero’s illness, but, overall, verra verra good. If you like fake relationship tropes and second chance romances, do give this one a shot!

About the Author:

Bestselling author Aria Hawthorne loves writing about billionaire men who lavish their women with expensive jewelry and ravish them like queens in bed. She was named by Amazon US and UK as a Top 100 “Most Read” Kindle “All-Star” author. Her CHICAGO BILLIONAIRES – Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set is now available and includes all of billionaire romances. Once upon a time, she lived in the grand lakefront city of Chicago; now, like a forlorn lover, she simply yearns for the day when she can return to it.

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