When we first meet Lacey she is on a blind date from hell, from which she is saved by a work emergency. The work emergency? Australian Grant Devlin, and head of Devlin Media Group, just crashed a speedboat during a pleasure cruise, leading to a media firestorm.
In order to prevent stocks from falling further and upon Lacey's insistence, Grant agrees to rehab his image. Since this time it's seems he's gone too far, it's not something he can just throw money at.
Now, he has to prove to the investors and the company he's settling down. Lacey suggests he finds someone to pretend to settle down with and he agrees.
The only hitch?
He picks her.
What I enjoyed: I liked that Grant though he comes off as a jerk with his antics, he's never one to Lacey. In fact, their banter is quite amusing and they begin to form a sort of odd friendship where he depends on her for sound advice to rehab his image and she gets to live her dream by controlling his public image.
What I didn't like: While I know this is a romance serial, broke into 4 parts, to me the sudden almost-sexual encounter that happened mid-way through the book felt too soon. One moment they're talking about respecting his grandfather who basically raised him, she leaves and gets out to the hall before he stops her. Suddenly, he's throwing her against the wall and almost has his way with her before she stops.
While it's hot, it felt like it was just thrown in there. Personally, I would have liked for it to have happened a little later after their connection was more established, though that could just be the romantic in me.
All in all, this is a great start to a serial, one that grabbed my attention and I will continue to read this series to see where Lacey & Grant's story leads.