Faking Mr. Right by Kerry Connor
Faking Mr. Right
The Perfect Man…For Her?
Who is the perfect man? Ad executive Melissa Brock might not know the answer, but she does know it’s not Sam Curtis. But with time running out and no flawless male specimen in sight, Mel has no choice but to try and pass off the former soldier as the real thing for her next campaign. Her business partner claims Mel only needs to “smooth out Sam’s rough edges,” a comment that has her reaching for a sand blaster. Confident, irrepressible, and sexy as hell, Sam has an unerring talent for finding trouble and more appeal than any man has a right to possess. Against her better judgment, she finds herself falling under his spell. But Mel has to wonder: is she falling for her own Mr. Right, or under the hype of her own campaign?
Faking Mr. Right is one of those romances where it is really just about the physical attraction. It was fun, and could be humorous at times, but it was missing something for me.
Mel is trying to find Mr. Right for an ad campaign. She mistakes Sam as a model auditioning for the role, and sparks fly immediately for both of them. Of course he gets the job, and they have to work closely together. He doesn't make it easy as he definitely goes after Mel, but she is just trying to stay away from him. She wants him, but she doesn't trust him. He has secrets that he doesn't want to share, nothing really horrible though. Just a bad childhood and he tries to keep his other life secret so the press doesn't bother his other friends/family.
Mel could be a bit annoying at times. She is one of those characters where she doesn't want to date anyone because she doesn't really trust men, she has never had the mad sparks she feels when she is with Sam before. She just doesn't know what to do so she is kind of hot and cold all the time.
Sam seems like a nice guy. He is trying to help out his uncle and help run his uncle's bar. He was just a good guy. He falls for Mel somehow, but she doesn't make it easy. Of course everything works out in the end, and it was a fun read. I enjoyed it, but since it was just a physical attraction kind of thing I just needed something more.
The one thing I didn't like about the story was the added storyline of the uncle, Tommy, and Rosie. I didn't understand why they were added to the story. I didn't really care about them, so it didn't matter to me what happened to them. I just found their storyline a little odd. A good book overall though.