Series: Chase Brothers #3
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication Date: April 4th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Ethan Chase isn’t interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he’d much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he’ll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.
Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan’s pretend girlfriend can’t hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there’s no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she’s falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals…and break her heart.
I have been looking forward to Ethan’s story from the first time I read about him and Ms. Ballance does not disappoint. THE THREE WEEK ARRANGEMENT is sweet and sexy with a sassy, fun heroine and a hero that makes the heart flutter.
A chance encounter with Rue provides Ethan with the perfect excuse to get his family to ease up on their campaign to get him back into the dating pool after the loss of his wife to cancer. For Rue, Ethan is the buffer she needs between her and her overly intrusive mother and her matchmaking schemes, at least until she’s off on her adventure and thousands of miles away.
But what they intend to be a temporary arrangement is anything but, as their feelings for each other grow beyond what they expected. Will Ethan cling to the memory of his late wife or will he be courageous enough to reach out and grab a second chance at love? Will Rue’s fear of settling down cause her to lose out on the best thing that happened to her?
I enjoy the pretend relationship trope and I love how Ms. Chase kept the story upbeat and fun, with great dialogue, humor and very sexy interludes.
Ethan and Rue are opposites in every way. Rue is a risk-taker and throws herself into every experience passionately while Ethan is restrained and thinks things through before committing. Their reservations and adjustments to their feelings for each other felt just right and Ethan’s reluctance to throw caution to the wind is understandable, but they are very good for each other and their influence on each other is very obvious.
I love the byplay between the brothers, especially how they came together for Ethan and encouraged him to fight for his second chance at happiness. I’m looking forward to the rest of the Chase brothers’ stories and I hope Liam is up next.