Series: Masters of Love #1
on April 30th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: via Author
Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.
As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret.
Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.
Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn't fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.
Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.
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.
If this Mister Romance business was legit (maybe it is and I’m just not cool enough to know) and I paid for his service, I would have been ruined for all men forever.
Eden Tate is desperate to move up from writing click bait and puff piece articles to writing the serious stuff. When she hears about a juicy rumor involving society ladies and a man called Mister Romance, she snoops around to get a scoop.
Rumor has it, society women are paying a hefty amount to make their dreams and desires come true—five thousand dollars for a date with a man they called Mister Romance. Not everyone can acquire his services, only the lucky few who received a referral.
Through snooping, Eden finds a lead and goes undercover to find out more about who this Mister Romance really is. Thing is, Max Riley, the man behind Mister Romance, is a step ahead of her and turns her down. Eden is persistent and eventually Max agrees with her request for a tell-all… on one condition. She has to go on three dates with him. If he can convince her that what he’s doing isn’t bad, she must drop the article.
The pacing was lovely (HELLO, SLOW BURN), and the dates more so. It was romantic, swoon-worthy, and hot as hell. I’ve never read anything like this book before, and I don’t think anything will be like it again.
I fell for Max more and more each date and have gone to the point of no return after the dates. Seriously. I love that man. For someone who fulfills women’s fantasies for a living, he’s in touch with reality. He’s aware that some of the fantasies aren’t exactly healthy (like when a guy immediately resorts to violence when he’s jealous), so he tries his best to portray roles that can still make his clients feel beautiful and loved without romanticizing anything toxic.
Although some of the things Eden did bothered me (her ways to get information couldn’t exactly be called ethical), I admired her for her resilience and passion. Cynical to the core, she couldn’t see any good in what Max was doing. It was heartwarming to see her open up and lose her guard.
Mister Romance is the first standalone in the Masters of Love series and is told in the female POV. This book was funny, surprising, sweet, and was so much more than I expected.
My good friend Angy from Collectors of Book Boyfriends and I collaborated to make a fun Mister Romance quiz!
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