Three Day Fiancée
Animal Attraction #2
By Marissa Clarke
Published by: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication date: May 14th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
“Some things can’t be faked…”
Helicopter pilot Taylor Blankenship’s time schedule is maxed out. Between his job, his one hundred and fifty-pound slobbering mess of a dog, and his matchmaking grandmother, he has no time for anyone or anything-especially a woman. If only there were a way to get Grams to back down.
The job of New York City dog walker suits Caitlin Ramos perfectly while she preps for her CPA exam—steady, scheduled, and requiring very little human interaction; a huge seller since she’s still on the mend from a toxic relationship. Men suck. Especially her bossy hot client with the Saint Bernard that thinks it’s a lap dog. No way will she go for his plan to pretend they’re engaged to get his grandmother off his case. Down, boy.
Offered a bargain she can’t refuse, Caitlin finds herself playing the part of fiancée to Taylor. Fortunately, it’s only for three days. All she has to do is fake a relationship with Mr. Bossy Pants in front of his entire family, survive a fierce game of truth or dare with an unscrupulous pair of octogenarians, endure a one-on-one round of Twister with Taylor, and not lose her heart to a guy who turns out to be a lot more than she’d bargained for.
In Three Day Fiancee (Animal Attraction #2) by Marissa Clarke, Taylor Blankenship is a desperate man and needs Caitlin Ramos's help. Luckily, she gives him the perfect opportunity to convince her to be his fake fiancée when his grandmother discovers a certain ring in her possession. Will Taylor be able to convince Caitlin to give him a real chance, or is their fake relationship all they'll have?
Having absolutely loved the first book of this series, I couldn't wait to read more about the women of Animal Attraction and I've got to say that Ms. Clarke does not disappoint. Right from the beginning, this story was very entertaining due to what the hero wants the heroine to do and how he convinces the heroine to be his fake fiancée. How could he disappoint his grandmother when she wants him to find love and happiness?
As for the dialogue, it was a wonderful combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and playful banter that had me loving the tight bond the hero shares with his family and the powerful chemistry between the hero and heroine. Really, they're so good together. Moreover, the heroine was strong and brave for giving the hero a chance, even though she's not interested in a relationship after what happened with her ex. I also liked how she fit in with the hero's family and that they were so warm and welcoming because they realize Caitlin is the real deal for Taylor, even if he doesn't realize it until it's almost too late. While the hero, I loved him so much, especially when he's around his family who are a lot of fun and aren't afraid to get a little competitive with each other. I also liked how confident the hero was and how determined he is to win the heroine over, especially in the beginning because he needs her.
Overall, Ms. Clarke has delivered a charming and absolutely riveting read in this second book of her Animal Attraction series where the chemistry between Taylor and Caitlin was intense; the romance delightful because these two don't want a relationship, and yet, they find themselves falling for each other; and the ending had me loving how determined the secondary characters were to see Taylor and Caitlin get their happy ever after. However, it was the words Taylor says to Caitlin to prove he wants a forever relationship with her that I loved the most. Then there's the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly because Taylor's family are wonderful and I loved that he would ask such an important question in front of them all. I would recommend Three Day Fiancee by Marissa Clarke, if you enjoy the fake relationship trope or books by authors Melanie Shawn, Melia Alexander, Tawna Fenske and Erin Nicholas.
Marissa Clarke is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband.
Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else.