Note: The audio for this book is part of a box set that also includes Christmas with the Marine.
Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over “Clover’s Bad Life Choices.” This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind.
Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn’t expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Clover and Erick’s perspectives.
Thanksgiving romance! Rec by Marlowe Roy.
This was such a fun & sexy book with two of my favorite tropes: single dad & fake dating… with benefits. While this only spans a few days Clover (30) & Erick (38) have known each other for a year because Erick’s daughter works for Clover. Plus, when they decide to fake date they ended up spending time together almost non-stop until Clover’s big family Thanksgiving.
Lots of laughs, very low relationship angst, and hoo boy were the sexy scenes steamy. Ruthie (Erick’s 17yo daughter) was absolutely hilarious and it was terrific how much both Clover and Erick love her. Most of the problems came from Clover’s interactions with her family (hence the fake dating). I like how Erick’s support finally allowed Clover to stand up for herself.
I liked the way Reisz wrapped it all up and gave Erick & Clover their HFN.
Gabrielle Cendese’s narration was wonderful. She did a good job differentiating the character voices and her delivery of the humor was especially notable. Enjoyable production that I can see being an annual listen.
One more thing I liked, but it’s a bit of a spoiler:
Clover is a virgin. I appreciated that Reisz didn’t have the typical overly focused on pain & blood “deflowering”. It just was. She also had a believable reason for why it didn’t happen until she was 30.
About the author:
Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin’s Mira Books.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky’s Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
Tiffany also writes mainstream women’s suspense fiction. Tiffany lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and their two cats. The cats are not writers.
You can connect with Tiffany Reisz here:
My Favorite Quotes
Note: I listened to this, so any spelling/grammar/punctuation errors are my own and not the author’s.
“No burning things you’re still on probation.”
“Kids are such cockblocks. That’s the name of my parenting book if I ever write one.”
“My 17 year old daughter was trying to get her 30 year old boss laid.”
“I think I’m already addicted to your body.”
“Her heart caught in her chest at the sight of his grin.”
“You too are so cute it’s gross.”