Misadventures of a Backup Bride
by Shayla Black
An Overnight Billionaire…
When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father’s rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the man’s daughter.
Concocts a Fake Bride…
Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims he’s in love with someone else. The investor says he’ll still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle—with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isn’t even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?
And Whips Up a Little Love.
Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isn’t what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and he’s in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isn’t so fake. Ella can’t help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?
Who would think that a brief encounter months ago would come back and give you the opportunity of a lifetime. Well that is exactly what happens for Ella when she meets Carson for the first time at his friends birthday party, Ella was there as the party boys date but that didn't stop Carson from thinking about her in the months that have passed since then. Carson is getting ready to marry a woman he does not love in order to save the business his late father left him but two weeks before the big day Carson tries to back out of it by telling his future father-in-law that he is in love with another woman. In order for this deal to go through now he must marry the one he loves on the day he was to marry his current fiancee.
I loved this story and didn't want to put it down, the chemistry between Carson and Ella was phenomenal. You could tell right from the start that they were attracted to one another and as the story progressed so did their feelings for one another. If you have read any of Shayla Black's books you know they are HOT and this one is just as steamy so keep a glass of ice water handy...and maybe a fan ;)
The Misadventures series is one that I look forward to continuing, one of the best things about the series besides the great authors that bless us with their stories is the fact that each book can be read as a standalone. This is book four in the series but the first one I have read even though I have a couple of the other books on my kindle waiting for me to jump into them. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good steamy read or the Fake Engagement/Marriage trope.