Monday, January 19, 2015

Review | Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory

Review | Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory" class="ubb-image alignleft">Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory
Published by Entangled: Bliss on January 19, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
Format: eARC

One little white lie leads to more than she planned… 

Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she's proved she “has a life” outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail―there is no boyfriend. And now Kate's liable for her little white lie...

Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he's also willing to play “boyfriend.” All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right―and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged...

A special thanks to Entangled Publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. 



I can’t go very long without a good Bliss read. For this fan of the contemporary romance genre, they are necessary to my monthly reading list. Her Backup Boyfriend had everything that I love about a Bliss book.

Kate is a hardworking attorney with a dream of becoming a partner at the law firm she’s been working at for the past five years. She’s worked hard to get where she’s at and has overcome a lot in her lifetime. She didn’t come from money & was raised by her grandmother, but persevered in order to make a name for herself. When the opportunity for her to possibly make the partnership, her boss makes it clear that the board looks for those who have a well rounded home and work life. For Kate, who is single and works hours upon hours on her job, a well rounded home life for her involves her and her cat. However, her next door neighbor seems to have different plans for her and introduces Kate to Dominic, her very attractive and handy nephew.

Dominic has dreams of being an architect, but pushes aside his own dreams to help with the family business after his dad falls ill. When he meets Kate, he is instantly attracted to her fiery red hair & personality. He learns that Kate needs help with restorations in her new house & agrees to help her if she helps him…

Even though Dominic and Kate make their arrangement to benefit each other, they aren’t quite expecting the outcome that comes from it. The chemistry between these two is most definitely there. I love the build up between these two, it’s not instant, but grows and changes as the characters grow and change.

The family dynamic is a strong aspect of this book and one that I really enjoy. I love Dominic’s family & how they support and love one another. I can’t wait to read more about the Sorensen’s.

You’re sure to fall in love with the Sorensen family, I know I sure did!

Four out of five stars.


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