Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Between Never and Forever (The Hardy Billionaire Brothers, #3) by Shain Rose ~ Book Review


Between Never and Forever
Release Date: 
March 26, 2024

As my best friend’s brother, Dex Hardy has always been my downfall—older, forbidden, and completely irresistible.

Our paths were never supposed to cross, but they tangled irrevocably during those summer nights where we exchanged forevers and I love yous under the stars.

In secret.

He knew it had to be that way.

Yet, he betrayed our relationship the moment he made it public. So I left him brokenhearted in order to save us both.

Years later, to help my family financially, I signed a six-month contract to perform within the Black Diamond Resort and Casino. It should be easy.

But Dex Hardy is now the cold, ruthless billionaire tycoon who owns it.

And he wants revenge.

When he finds out I have a ring on my finger, he makes his own deal with me:

Leave a man I don't love and get engaged to him instead. Or else.

Six months of calling Dex my fiancĂ© … even if he stares at me with hardened eyes.

Six months of ignoring his electrifying touches and pretending I don’t love him … when I still do.

The problem with faking this engagement is I’m starting to believe in forever with him. Yet, as more truths come to light, my fiancĂ© may never want that with me again.

Let me start by saying this was my first book by Shain Rose, and now that I have met the Hardy brothers I need to go back and read the books I missed in this series so I can catch up because they are delicious.

In this book, we have Dex and Keelani, who were high school sweethearts secretly until one fated night changed everything. Then Keelani is given a choice, which really isn't a choice at all, so she leaves everything and everyone behind, including Dex, to pursue her singing career.

Fast forward fifteen years and now we have Keelani doing a residency at Dex's Las Vegas Hotel. After being apart for that long, you would think they would have moved on but that is not the case. 

I don't want to go into too much detail for fear of giving anything away but Dex isn't happy when he hears that Kee is engaged, at all, so he does what any guy would do...not, he demands that she take his ring instead and let him be her fake fiance. That's only the beginning of their time together and let me tell you, he gives Posessive Alpha a whole new meaning. 

I enjoyed Dex and his over-the-top behavior, I had a love-hate relationship with Kee because there were times she just got on my nerves, overall they had great chemistry and I was rooting for them to get their HEA.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy STEAMY Contemporary Romances, Second Chance at Love Romances, Billionaire Romances, Rockstar Romances, or the Fake Relationship Trope.

Happy Reading!!!

Shain Rose is a USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author
Shain writes romance with an edge and loves to deliver an emotional rollercoaster ride or two before we get to the happily ever after.

She lives where the weather is constantly changing with a family she hopes will never change. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending the days with her husband, two kids, and a wild golden retriever. Yes, it takes a lot of coffee and candy to keep her sane.

On the off chance she’s not writing or spending time with family and friends, she’s calling them to talk. And if no one answers, then she’s reading romance or watching trashy TV.

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