Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Review - Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory

ABOUT THE BOOK


One little white lie leads to more than she planned…
Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she's proved she “has a life” outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail―there is no boyfriend. And now Kate's liable for her little white lie...
Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he's also willing to play “boyfriend.” All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right―and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged...

REVIEW


Well written story with characters who had remarkable chemistry.  Watching these characters fall in love felt natural and simple, even if the circumstances outside of their feelings were anything but simple.  Dominic is a great balanced character who is sensitive enough to be believable while still being a strong male, while Kate is a driven woman with a soft edge.  I’ve seen this story done where the characters are stereotypes based on the occupation, and Ashley Mallory does a wonderful job of creating well rounded characters that were easy to root for and fall in love with. 


OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - Not too much steam, but lots of chemistry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ashlee was thirteen when she discovered her first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book hidden away in her mom’s closet. After two days of staying home “sick” from school to finish it, she was hooked. Her rabid love for romance has continued ever since and after a misadventure in the world of law, she is finally settling into her dream job of writing about people finding their happily ever afters—the only stories worth reading, after all.

Ashlee lives in the greater Salt Lake Valley in Utah with her sweetie, two fabulous kids, and a dog and cat that vie equally for her attention. Sometimes by sitting on her computer when she’s trying to work. And although surrounded by picturesque mountains and beautiful landscapes, she’s practically allergic to direct sunlight, the outdoors, and anything that involves communing with nature. Give her a book, an abundance of coffee, and a shady (enclosed) spot with a view and she’s happy.

Whether writing contemporary romances or romances with mystery and suspense, Ashlee aims to create down to earth heroines and heroes that will make you laugh and fall in love all over again.