by Lisa Wells
The Proposal: Adeline Rigby will live with Accountant Jack Foster and pretend to be his fake fiancée for one month in order for him to seal a promotion to partner. In return, Accountant Jack Foster will intimately tutor Adeline Rigby in French before she leaves for Paris where she will fulfill her dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu.
1. Maintain distance. Three get-to-know-you dates before announcing their engagement will be tempting enough.
2. No kissing. Okay, fine. Three kisses. Maybe four. And neck kisses don’t count.
3. No touchy feely stuff. Or at least not too many public displays of touchy-feely stuff.
4. No sex.
5. All right, all right. One night of sex in order to be a believable engaged couple.
6. Two nights of mind-blowing sex to make sure first night wasn’t a fluke.
7. Absolutely, positively, no falling in love.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If you've been a reader of my blog, you'll know that I absolutely LOVED Lisa Wells's last book, The Seduction of Kinley Foster. I loved the chemistry between the two characters, Kinley and Ian. It stirred up a lot of confusing feelings of nostalgia - needless to say, I connected with the story. Mix that with the fact that Kinley was writer-in-training for romance/erotica, and you had most of my catnip.
Now, I was REALLY looking forward to anything else written by Wells. And I want to remain on the record as saying that I will still read anything else she writes. The Attraction of Adeline, however, did not manage to stir up the same emotions that it's predecessor did. There is nothing really wrong with Adeline or Jack - they have their faults just like any romance hero and heroine have. But I found their chemistry still lacking. I made it 70% in the story, and found that I didn't care enough to finish it. You don't know how horrible this has me feeling - I was so looking forward to it! Maybe it's because I placed it on a pedestal? The first one knocked me off feet which was a very pleasant surprise. Maybe I was looking for a repeat of those feelings?
I suggest you try out this book, and tell me what you think! I definitely enjoy how Wells writes - maybe this one wasn't the one for me. Who knows? Maybe I'll pick it up at another time. For now, I might just go re-read The Seduction of Kinley Foster and rekindle those sparks for myself.