Series: Off-the-Wall Proposal #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on April 10th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
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 this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jack Foster needs a fake fiancée to get his promotion to partner in his auditing firm, and Adeline Rigby needs a place to stay and a French tutor for when she leaves to Paris and go to culinary school. It’s a perfect arrangement, as long as they follow the rules. Three kisses, no feelings, no sex.
I know this is a standalone, but Adeline’s best friend and Jack’s sister, Kinley, has her own book. I haven’t read it, so I felt a bit lost at the start of the book. But soon I got into things and was all good.
It was interesting to see their backstories and why they’re weary of being in romantic relationships, and their differences in personality. Jack is more open than Adeline and is the type of guy you’d fall in love with. He’s sweet, thoughtful, and a little swoon-worthy! I love how he is with his dog, Dexter! I’m not too sure about the fedora though. lol.
Adeline is outspoken but closed off. She retreats at emotional encounters because of what she’s experienced as a child, moving from one foster home to another. She also tends to speak without a filter, which sometimes makes her either funny or borderline rude.
Overall it was an okay read. I would have wanted more interaction for Jack and Adeline. It’s like they jumped into the fake engagement pool and immediately sunk in deep. I feel like we weren’t able to see much how they started from mere attraction to attraction with feelings. And I have to be honest. There were times when Adeline annoyed me. Other than that, I still enjoyed the story.
The Attraction of Adeline is the second standalone book in the Off-the-Wall Proposal series told in Adeline and Jack’s POVs. It has its share of sweet, sad, steamy, and funny moments, with a slobbering giant dog, cupcakes and pastries, and stripper poles. If you love the fake relationship trope and a quick light read, you might enjoy The Attraction of Adeline.
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