Author: Wynter Daniels
Published: December 8th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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To have and to hoax...
Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. As far as she's concerned, men are something best enjoyed in small doses, never to be allowed too close. Then Lucy's mother tells her Aunt Bev that Lucy has eloped and is married—a tiny lie only meant to appease the dying woman...until Aunt Bev miraculously recovers. Now Lucy needs to find a "husband" for an upcoming family wedding, and fast.
Fortunately, Lucy's ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant Dex Levian is willing to be her stand-in spouse for the weekend. And that's when the trouble really begins. For starters, Dex's "involvement" with a client―no matter how irresistible―might ruin a merger he hopes will make his career. Worse still, the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it's sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do...
This was another one of those super cute tropes that you just know you'll find amusing and fun. Even though it wasn't one of the best I've read, I still enjoyed it a lot. Lucy and Dex are quite a pair, but you don't really feel the chemistry until you get closer to the end of the story. That makes it harder to root for them early on, even though I still did. What I loved was Lucy's Aunt Bev--she kinda just stole the show from everyone in the story.
The Surrogate Husband is an adorable story. It's filled with warmth and love and family. I loved how important family was in this--it didn't completely overshadow the romance between Lucy and Dex, but it definitely added to the beauty of the story. I would be interested in seeing what else Wynter Daniels has to offer in the future!