An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele
Release date: February 23rd, 2015
It was supposed to be easy.
Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancé.
But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn’t professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed.
One month…that’s all I need him for. All I have to do is stay out of his bed. But the rules slowly begin to change. My fake fiancé suddenly becomes my fake husband. When Chase offers me an indecent proposal, it’s too late to fire him. It’s too late to decline.
Full-length novel. Includes free prequel novella THAT GUY.
“I’m not like other men. I don’t want to do anything that could hurt you, Laurie.”
“For a few long moments, we just started at each other in silence, the air between us thick like winter’s fog. I knew if I dared to walk in, I might get lost forever.”
“Wearing my clothes suits you. You know what was in those shorts? Now they’re brushing your skins. It’s almost like I’m touching you… down there.”
An Indecent Proposal is my first read for either author, and I had no idea that J.C. Reed or Jackie Steele were going to be such evil teases! The story is interesting if not a tad familiar (fake boyfriend), but it does have its own twists and tweak’s to keep it fresh. I felt teased as the main story was rather slow to develop, and the characters did not kiss until 70% into the book, or share an intimate moment until I was at the 90% mark. Say what now? Yet the story held my interest, despite the fact that I found the main female character annoying and mousy… I wanted to give her a good pinch – or ten. Although the dreaminess of the mouth-watering man-meat more than made up for her less than pleasing attributes. But I have yet another issue… I am stewing at the ending… there wasn’t one… it just stopped. I despise cliffhangers with the heat of a thousand suns, I resent them more than bratty children throwing tantrums in movie theaters, or babies screaming on an airplane… but damn… I fear I am hopelessly on the hook, caught in the trap, snagged in the net. I want to know what happens to this pitifully weak girl and her hunky store-bought boyfriend… and I really must know what is under the surface of that sinister step-father and his sleazy lawyer. UUHHHG, enquiring minds want to know – and that is something I have always been plagued with. Those wicked writers played me – but I fell for it, and I fell hard. Sigh… sign me up for Book 2 please.