The Attraction of Adeline
by Lisa Wells
Off-the-Wall Proposal #2
Publication Date: April 10, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Length: 239 Pages
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance, Comedy
The Proposal: Adeline Rigby will live with Accountant Jack Foster and pretend to be his fake fiancée for one month in order for him to seal a promotion to partner. In return, Accountant Jack Foster will intimately tutor Adeline Rigby in French before she leaves for Paris where she will fulfill her dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu.
1. Maintain distance. Three get-to-know-you dates before announcing their engagement will be tempting enough.
2. No kissing. Okay, fine. Three kisses. Maybe four. And neck kisses don’t count.
3. No touchy feely stuff. Or at least not too many public displays of touchy-feely stuff.
4. No sex.
5. All right, all right. One night of sex in order to be a believable engaged couple.
6. Two nights of mind-blowing sex to make sure first night wasn’t a fluke.
7. Absolutely, positively, no falling in love.
This was my first read by Lisa Wells. This book is actually the second in the series but it can be read as a standalone. That being said – I enjoyed this book so much I might go read the first one. If you have read the first book (The Seduction of Kinley Foster, you’ll get to catch up a little bit with Kinley & Ian; but this story mainly focuses on Adeline & Jack – two people that have an agreement to ‘be engaged’ until Jack can make partner. How could that go wrong?
I really enjoy reading books that follow a fake relationship because for the most part they all end the same. But the journey to get to the end is different for each author that writes their take on the theme. It’s always interesting to see who will want more first, who will say they want more first, and who will fall for the other first. In this book, the chemistry between the two is described so well that I felt like I could see it on the pages. I also liked that the book didn’t completely focus on the romance between the two characters. They both have their reasons for wanting to be in this fake engagement, and the author showcases both of their personal struggles well. My heart hurt for the pain Adeline had to overcome with her foster mom’s health battle. Neither Jack or Adeline’s characters were quite what you expected, and even though there was plenty of humor and lightheartedness to the book, there were plenty of serious moments that will tug at your heart strings. I thought the pacing of the book was good and I couldn’t put it down. I wish there was more to read!
ABOUT LISA WELLS
Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she’d pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time.
Before this moment, she’s enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called – The Middle School Counselor – Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies.
After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is – “Did you steal her boyfriend?” Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of yes but….
While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults. Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass.