Title: Marry Me (Tattoos & Temptation #1)
Author: Mia Monroe
Publisher: Amazon/Mia Monroe
Heat Level: 3 Flames
Overall Rating: 3.5 Hearts
Synopsis via GoodReads:
A fake fiancé never felt so real.
The idea of facing my cheating ex at a friend’s upcoming wedding sends me right back to the chubby, insecure guy I was when I met my very straight best friend. Since then Jude has been the most supportive person in my life. So when I ask him for a favor, he steps up and becomes the best fake fiancé a guy could ask for.
With three months before the big day, my friends rally to make sure we come across as authentic as possible. Jude takes to the lessons better than any of us anticipated. Especially the kissing.
Now the fake engagement is starting to feel kind of real.
This wedding should be really interesting…
Marry Me is a steamy, best friends to lovers, fake fiancé, gay awakening, low angst story. It is book one in the Tattoos and Temptation series featuring hot Miami nights, Latin desserts, and guys with ink.
Review: 3.5 stars.
This should’ve been a perfect book for me. I love fake relationship, friends to lovers themes, but, I had some issues after say….the first half I guess. 4 stars for the first half I think….maybe. I’m torn.
This was very sweet, bordering on saccharine … until about 80% where it took a catapulting leap so far into saccharine territory, I had to get up and find something salty to counteract it.
Don’t get me wrong. I liked the book, more or less. The story and the meaning behind it were great. I loved it! The message that you don’t need to change who you are in order to find someone who loves you is very heartwarming. Especially when it ends up being your best friend…. your straight best friend. I love stories about sexual discovery.
That said, I just don’t think it was my cuppa. If you’re looking for something to render you into a sickeningly sweet puddle of goo, then this is your couple. Me? I like my men a bit more …
Jude, who is portrayed as a gorgeous, tattooed god, which does it for me frankly, but his behavior in the book was repeatedly at war with my image of him. YMMV. I just didn’t see him as someone who would cry, more than once, during sex. That sort of thing…
But I loved the cast of characters, friends of both men were fun and flirty, and made me laugh on more than one occasion. I’m curious who gets their own books. I liked Casper, Gen and Saint too. They all had a quiet vulnerability that made me want to know more about them. Gen is perhaps my favorite though. I’d like to read him next, but I think the book set up Saint for our next couple. We’ll see.
If you’re looking for a low angst, quick read with no shortage of warm & fuzzies to get lost in for a few hours, pick it up.
Purchase Link | Amazon