Monday, July 17, 2017

The Perfect Illusion

Book: The Perfect Illusion
Author: Winter Renshaw

It’s only pretend…

And it’s only three months.

I’m in the midst of scrawling “I QUIT!” onto his fancy cardstock letterhead when my boss corners me. He needs a favor, he says. And then he asks how well I can act …

Hudson Rutherford needs a fiancée.

With his old-moneyed parents forcing him to marry some bratty hotel heiress and his hedonistic, playboy lifestyle at stake, the only way to get them to back off is to make them think he’s truly, madly, deeply in love … with me—his third personal assistant this year.

But I can hardly stand working for him as it is.

Hudson is crazy hot and well-aware. He’s arrogant, spoiled, and silver-spooned. He checks me out when he thinks I’m not looking, and his life is a revolving door of beautiful women. Plus, he can’t even pronounce my name correctly—how’s he going to convince his family he’s in love with me?!

I’m seconds from giving him a resounding “no” when he flashes his signature dimpled smirk and gives me a number that happens to contain a whole mess of zeroes …

On second thought, I think I can swallow my pride.

But, oh baby, there’s one thing I haven’t told him, one teensy-tiny thing that could make this just a hair complicated …

Here’s hoping this entire thing doesn’t explode in our faces.-Goodreads

Review: Hudson Rutherford is a rich, successful architect who is a grade A pain-in-the-ass boss. He's in need of a fiance before he heads home for the summer, to make his ex jealous. Maribel has just quit her job as Hudson's personal assistant, but cannot say no when he offers her several million dollars to be his fake fiance for a few weeks. He's a jerk, but he's an attractive jerk, and who can say no to that much money?  She happens to be pregnant from a one-night-stand but hey, who needs to know, it's only for a few weeks, right?

This book started off with a bang-Maribel was very funny and I loved the dynamic she had with Hudson. I enjoyed them getting to know each other and her making him watch Netflix. This was a solid 4 star read until the ending. It was way too rushed and too "perfect." A surprise pregnancy as well as his lies should have taken longer to overcome. 

Overall-super cute read.  

Grade: 3/5

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