The Honeymoon Prize (Honeymoon #3) by Melissa McClone

The Honeymoon Prize (Honeymoon Book 3)


He needs a wife…

Single bodyguard Nick Calhoun has been given an ultimatum by his boss—find a wife or lose his cushy, high-paying job. Clients’ wives are hitting on him and putting Nick, and his boss, in hot water. But monogamy? He’s never been a white picket fence kind of guy, and he’s not about to embrace the happily married lifestyle now. He needs a wife who doesn’t care about his steamy, extra-curricular love life…and he knows just the woman to fit the bill.

She needs a home…

Adalaide Sinclair spent years caring for her ill grandmother. Upon Grammy’s death, she’s stunned to find herself evicted from the only home she’s ever known and labeled a thief by her inheritance-hungry family. Addie needs to find a place to live and a job—fast. So when her childhood friend, Nick, proposes a no-sex marriage of convenience, she puts her dreams of true love and happily-ever-after on hold. Finding Prince Charming can wait a little longer, right?

But will their friendship survive the honeymoon?

When Nick and Addie unexpectedly win a dream honeymoon, they decide to go their separate ways during the ten-day vacation. Too bad a camera crew is waiting for them at the tropical paradise. Acting like a head-over-heels bride and groom for reality TV wreaks havoc on their no-sex agreement…and blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Will Nick and Addie remain married in name only, or will a romantic honeymoon for show turn them into true newlyweds? 


The Honeymoon Prize was a fun, quick summer read. I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this. You just have to go with the premise and not think too much about it and it is all good.

This story opens with Nick and Addie getting married. They have been friends forever and when Nick needs a wife so he can keep his job he asks Addie to marry him. You don't get to see leading up to the wedding or anything so it actually worked better I think. I liked just jumping right into the story. They will be married in name only for five years. He will get a wife so his job is safe and she will get support, a place to live, everything she needs to start living again. Addie has been taking care of her grandmother forever and has put her life on hold while doing so. She doesn't mind, but now she wants to live her life. She wants to find someone to love, get married, have everything. Marrying Nick will help her get her life back so she can find mister right.

Addie's friend had entered them into a contest to with the dream honeymoon and they won! After their quick little wedding they fly away to spend a vacation in a tropical paradise. They planned to spend some time together, but for the most part to do their own thing while there. Addie can relax and get back to herself after all the stress of caring for her grandmother and dealing with her horrible family afterwards.

The only problem with this plan? They didn't realize they were going to be filmed for a reality TV show! So now they have cameras following them and they have to act like the happy newlyweds they are supposed to be. It was fun, and hot, and cute and just a good read. Obviously they both like the other as more than friends, but Nick really doesn't want to go there. He has always like Addie, but he doesn't want to lose her. She is too important to him to risk having a more than friends relationship with no matter how many times he loses himself in her kisses for the camera. He has been burned in the past, he saw his parents marriage break up, he knows these things never last and he just cannot lose her.

Addie has always like Nick, but she knows he doesn't think of her that way. They have stayed friends forever and she has always been there for him. It is easy for the two of them to get caught up in what is happening on the island, but as the time comes to a close they both have to think about what it will be like when they get back to the real world. Will they really be able to pretend to be married while they each go about their lives separately? They are both so great together and it was so much fun watching them come together as a real couple. Sure the ending was quick, things just turned around in an instant, but it was fun. I really enjoyed this book. A nice, light, fun summer read.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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