Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Brava Books (Kensington)
Release Date: 2005
Rand - after tragedy struck six years ago, Rand buried what was left of his heart. But Phoebe Garrison isn't giving up, and she's got an enticing deal: the coveted deed to property his company needs in exchange for one hot week in her bed. It's an offer even the brooding Rand can't refuse. Now, as every hunger is explored, every secret revealed, Rand knows he'll need more than one week to indulge his fantasies with this amazing woman...Colton - waking up in Vegas next to a naked showgirl named Fayre after a scorching night of passion puts a smile on Colton Denning's face-until he discovers she's his new wife. How could the stable, workaholic Colton have married such an unpredictable force of nature, a woman as likely to throw pottery as a kiss? But when it comes to tender love-and erotic war-Colton's discovering that all is Fayre...Carter - as marriage proposals go, Carter's offer to Daisy Jackson lacks romance: Marry me and I'll give you a half-a-million dollars. To fulfill the requirements of his father's lucrative will, he needs a wife, and Daisy needs the money. But after a wedding night of absolutely explosive sensuality, Carter wants more than an arrangement. He wants Daisy, to have, to hold, and everything else...With these bad boys, you may kiss the bride is only the beginning...
I don't really like this cover. It looks cheesy, and embarrassing without the naked-chested man. There's also the cover on Barnes and Noble, and it's not really any better.
These stories were not as good as I was hoping they would be. They were weaker in character and story, but overall just rushed.
The first story, about Rand, was cute. He doesn’t want a serious relationship, but Pheobe pushes him to spend a week together in bed for the property of hers that he wants. The romance and characters were fine in this, but the climactic moment where Rand realizes he wants Pheobe for good just didn’t work for me. It made sense as an “I want you to stay” moment, but not an “I want to marry you” moment. It was way too rushed for that, in my opinion. So overall this was an okay story, but it was too fast, and that ruined it for me.
The second story, about Carter, was better. Overall this one was just cute, and I think since they worked out marriage before they fell in love, that worked better. I liked Carter, and Daisy was sweet.
The last story, about Colton, was cute. I probably found this one the cutest, and thought the attraction between the two very sweet and hot. But the way that Colton decided he wanted to keep Fayre around was way too fast, without much of a reason to be. He accepted what had happened without enough of a reason too quickly for me. But it was still a pretty cute story.
I’d probably give the first story a 2.5, maybe 3, and the others a 3, so I averaged to a 3 for the set.