on 12 February 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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Reading Challenges: Read New Authors
Is a player. He sleeps with women at night and kicks them out of his bed by morning.
NO strings. NO attachments. And NO falling in love.
But not even his good looks, hot body or sexy way with words can get him out of the eviction notice stuck on his door.
Desperate for money and running out of time he finds himself signing a contract for an acting job that is about to break every rule that he’s ever made...
Is dying. With only a year left to live, falling in love is the last thing that she wants to do.
But with a mother desperate to see her find her one true love before her final days and an inability to say no to the one woman that she loves more than anything in the world, Neddie sets herself a simple task...
1. Hire someone to play her “lover”.
2. Don’t fall in love.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
Love Me To Death is a sweet, humorous love story.
Brennen “Cole” is an out of work actor, on the verge of being kicked out of his apartment when he spies an ad for an actor on the community boards of his favorite coffee joint. He is the typical self-centered, manwhore, who wants to live life having fun, which he continues to do, even though he hasn’t any money…
enter Neddie “Ned” Waters, who has one year left to live and has a mother who wishes her daughter to fall in love before she dies…
Ned is a wealthy jewelry designer to whom, money is no object. So she hires Cole to be her fake boyfriend to appease her mother. Ned’s rules are that the two not fall in love with each other, not have sex and not tell anyone about the arrangement.
This is the first time I have read a book penned by this author. I found her writing to be solid, and the characters were well-developed.
I did have a few issues with the plot. While this is fiction unless I am reading PNR/Fantasy, I have to have believability in the books I read, for example, 1) Who carries a pen and paper with them while snow skiing? Even if you are a person who wants to chronicle all of life’s events, that isn’t going to happen. I can’t see someone stopping in the middle of the slope to write what was on their mind. 2) Our heroine has a life-threatening disease, which could easily be managed if she followed her doctor’s orders. I still don’t understand why she didn’t want to. Finally, it was a little too sweet and predictable for me.
There are several 4 and 5-star reviews for Love Me To Death, so perhaps I am just picky. Like I said, I did like the author’s writing style, and the premise was good.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Read New Authors