by: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creations
Release Date: July 27, 2015
Brian Benson is the nice guy every girl dreams of marrying.
Too bad he’s off the market—for good.
He’s sworn off women since the last girl he dated broke his heart.
Determined to start over in New York, his sole focus is to climb the corporate ladder—no distractions.
Until one minor collision propels him into the path of small-town-girl but bombshell babe, Kendy Miller.
Kendy walks with a sass she was born with.
Single and ready to mingle, she’s on the prowl.
Moving from her tiny town of Bowlesville to work as a nurse at New York Cornell Hospital, she is introduced to Dr. Hot Pants.
She feels it in her bones—he only belongs to her.
When Kendy formulates a grand scheme to land Dr. Hot Pants and uses Brian to do it, Brian is all in because he could use a little fun.
Things were going to plan, until one night lines were crossed, kisses were exchanged and clothes flew off.
Fate collides, fortunes are tested and plans backfire, but Kendy is still determined to land her doctor.
Problem is… Brian was only there to assist in the plot. Falling in love with the girl wasn’t part of THE SCHEME.
First, I have to admit…I did kind of stalk Mia for an ARC of this book…relentlessly. I adored Marry Me for Money and I was so eager to find out what happened to Brian that I was a little…umm…persistent. The problem with that much anticipation is that it tends to lead to high expectations. So yeah…I had high expectations. LUCKY FOR ME...Mia did not disappoint.
Brian and Kendy have a bit of a history together seeing as they have a very significant mutual acquaintance, but both are now in New York and trying hard to leave the past behind. When they run into each other under less than ideal circumstances, an unexpected friendship begins and soon Brian finds himself part of a scheme to help Kendy win the man of her dreams. But you know what they say about the best laid plans….
Brian is everything I hoped he was going to be and then a little bit more. He is sweet and funny and kind with just the right amount of hot, bad, dirty boy thrown in. I absolutely loved watching Brian navigate his way through a mine field of feelings and circumstances he swore he’d never deal with again. And I am SUCH a sucker for a book where the main character’s have a great friendship and Brian proves himself to be a great friend. But the “friends with benefits” arrangement they come up with just might not be enough.
Kendy is a fun, funny girl, but she has things hidden in her past that she’s trying hard to forget. She’s determined to snag the doctor she’s had her eye on, convinced that he is her “meant to be.” And when Brian agrees to be her wingman, Kendy can’t help but accept the offer. Though spending time with Brian turns out to be more than Kendy expected, she’s sure about the her future and determined not to get off track.
This book just hit all the right notes for me. A great, fun, sincere friendship is perfectly, believably portrayed. It’s romantic, it’s heartwarming and heart breaking all at the same time. This book is sweet and funny and bitter and sad. It’s just really, really good.
Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who
lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting
to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins
in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to
boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can
be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because
the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.
She loves reading about
happy endings but has more fun writing them.
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads