Monday, April 4, 2016

Her Fantasy Husband by Nina Croft

Title: Her Fantasy Husband
Author: Nina Croft
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Things to Do Before You Die #2
Main Characters: Josh and Lexi
Release Date: March 2016
Publisher: Entangled
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Security Company CEO Josh Slater put his life on hold when he said “I do” to protect a stranger. While his marriage was never meant to be real—he hasn’t even seen his wife in five years—Josh can’t shake the idea that he’d be cheating if he moves on. Now he’s a man with a mission: chase down his “wife,” get an annulment, and finally indulge in a little no-strings sex.

Heiress Alexia Slater entered into a marriage of convenience straight out of high school to gain control of her inheritance before her not-so loving family squandered the whole thing. She doesn’t want the marriage to be real—she’s fought hard for her independence—but that hasn’t stopped her from spending the last five years fantasizing about her gorgeous husband. 

Then he shows up.

Josh wants an annulment. Lexi needs to stay married. When the chemistry explodes between them, there’s no stopping the battle of wills only one of them can win…

She’s had the fantasy, now it’s time for the real thing…
My Review:

Confession Time: I haven't read the first book in this series and that's okay, you can read this one without having read the first book and never skip a beat. BUT I loved this one so much, I immediately jumped onto Amazon to buy book #1, His Fantasy Girl.

But this story is about Josh and Lexi. They were married five years ago. Lexi was 18 and through extenuating circumstances needed access to her trust fund that she could only get through marriage or by turning 24. Her godfather agreed with her reasons so he hooked her up with a guy who needed the money that was trustworthy, Josh. They haven't seen one another since the courthouse wedding. But since then Josh went through a near-death experience which changed his outlook on things. 

Josh grew up with a really bad homelife. As a result, he wants marriage to mean something and even though his marriage is a farce he's never been able to cheat on his vows. He's had five years of living celibate and it's time for that to end so he goes to his wife to get an annulment. 

Josh and Lexi are complete opposites. His childhood means he likes control and order. She is chaos and disorder. She's a millionaire, but lives in threadbare clothes inside her huge mansion taking in lost souls and animals. Her parents died when she was five and then was left in the care of her cold, ruthless grandmother. She takes in a menagerie of people who have become her version of a family. It truly is chaos in her house, and Josh gets sucked into it all because he's worried about her. She has a heart of gold and it's only a matter of time before someone takes advantage of that. He can't let that happen. 

But rather than take care of Lexi, Josh finds that he's the one sucked into her vortex of love. I adored that about this story. Josh doesn't understand Lexi's world, but he slowly gets sucked into it, into her. It's a great story about the power of love. There are some really interesting characters. My favorite besides the hero and heroine had to be Harry. I loved getting to see his character evolve through the story and then there was the whole Toby, the dog, story line that broke my heart. So many feels. 

This was an incredible book and I'm so happy I picked it up for review. Now I need to go back and read Logan's story...although it would be hard to be as good as this one was. I highly recommend this one. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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