Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven

MRPages:  317

Goodreads Rating: 4.23 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: April 30th 2017

Publisher: Self published

Summary (Goodreads):

Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.

As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York’s socialites can’t get enough.  Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he’s careful to keep his real identity a secret.

Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.

Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn’t fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.

Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.

Don’t miss this sizzling new standalone from the internationally best selling author of Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet, and Wicked Heart.

Review also posted on Goodreads

There was a talk among the socialite women about “Mister Romance”, an in-demand escort who gives romance to women depending on their fantasies. When people hear escort, they assumed this person sleeps with his clients. Mister Romance uses different personas when dating his clients and it’s strictly no sex policy. No one knows his true identity and Eden Tate, an investigative journalist from Pulse, wants to write an article about him and his deceitful business.

Eden is a feisty heroine with trust issues and she doesn’t believe in romance. She dates men but more of a one-night-stand / no strings attached kind of relationship. When she tracked down Max Riley a.k.a Mister Romance, she can’t deny his charms and drop-dead gorgeous physique. As an arrangement for the interview, Max asked her for three dates. She’s determined not to fall for him so she can save her career but the more she gets a glimpse of his real side, it becomes more challenging to fight her feelings for him. The attraction between them sparked and it seems Max finds her special.

I really like the slow burn romance between Eden and Max. It oozes with angst and sexual tension that is go-fan-yourself worthy. I’m impressed with Max’s ability to switch on different alter-egos without breaking his character (well except for Eden). He’s unpredictable and his most romantic alter-ego is Caleb Sykes. As the story goes on, I like how their back story unfolds particularly on Max. I’m looking forward reading the upcoming books in this series and kudos to Leisa Rayven who never fails to make me swoon. 🙂

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