Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook via Edelweiss
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Avon Impulse (December 31st, 2013)
The first installment of a sexy, whirlwind romance about a modern day heroine writing historical romance novels based on her romantic misadventures with the bad boy billionaire.
Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it’s discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (One hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she’ll be humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected. He plays along with her charade.
With his hard partying, playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150 million dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the hot but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked…but just with her. It’s unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world—and the internet—that their love is real, something unexpected happens: they start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance… unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.
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Bad Boy Billionaire and New York Public Library Assistant announce engagement via Facebook
For immediate release—Everyone's favorite 'bad boy billionaire' Duke Austen has announced his sudden engagement to New York Public Library's assistant, Jane Sparks, via Facebook as the race for a 150 million dollar investment from the legendary Augustus Grey heats up. D and J may have everyone else in the city fooled but not this girl.
Certain sources claim that they saw Sweater Set J shushing two very loud lovers during the Hush Party—ironic, no?—which ended up in a met-cute kind of way with our favorite bad boy billionaire. On her hands and knees. We knew you had it in you J.
Problem is, J is still pining after her ex-boyfriend and D is hellbent on proving that third time is the charm. Nothing will stop him from getting funded and a woman like J could be good for his image.
D and J have gone social media crazy from Youtube to Twitter, Foursquare—I see you both checking into some of my favorite places—and Facebook, their whirlwind romance has been carefully chronicled. A little too carefully. We're just waiting for a sex tape leak. *cough cough*
Speaking of sex tapes, I heard some really loud sexing going on in the room next to me a few nights ago. Was that you D and J? Pretty sure that was a muffled "Duuuuke" and "Jaaane". What? Like I have better things to do than share all this gossip with you all. You obviously don't know me that well.
A few days ago, my favorite waiter got to see D and J interact in a social setting. A gathering of great minds happened in San Francisco and the deal went down. A few trip ups on J's part—hello, wine glass breakage—may have made one, AG, a bit suspicious about this couple.
Well, D and J's fauxmance may have come to an end after a glorious, sexually charged weekend. No calls, no texts, no instagrams, no Vines, no tweets, no Facebooking—I've stalked.
J has had writers block for a while and this fauxmance seems to have unblocked her. Will these two lovebirds actually make it real or will J's writing and D's need to prove himself keep them apart for good? And if their love is real, we hope we get invited to the wedding. Just send us an Evite!
Until next time,
XOXO Romance Girl
This book is written in first person so all we get is Jane's POV but she doesn't disappoint. I'm hoping that we'll get to read something from Duke's POV in future installments. I laughed, sighed and fanned myself through this story. This is my first Maya Rodale book and it definitely won't be my last.
Research. Yes, research. That's what this was. Because if I was going to write about bad-ass rogues who could make a good girl break the rules with just a kiss, I probably out to spend some time with one.