Probably exactly what Hunter Dade would do: take advantage of the situation and try to get some of his own back. The property tycoon from Texas wants to get his hands on a piece of land that has personal significance for him. Problem is, the man who owns it is traditional to the core and will expect Hunter to be in a committed relationship, which he isn't.
Tess McKenzie is wasting her acting talents in a two-bit dinner theater, biding her time until she can open her own some day. When Hunter Dade reappears in her life a year after she broke up his wedding and encouraged his bride-to-be to ditch him at the altar, Tess wants nothing to do with him. Until she hears his offer: pretend to be his significant other for a long weekend, and in exchange, have the funding she'll need for her new theater.
One caveat: No sex. Hunter isn't the commitment type. Telling herself that's fine will only work for so long.
Entangled Publishing's Brazen imprint presents the sexy contemporary erotic romance novel Even the Score by Kate Meader.
Readers will appreciate Tess as a representation of everyone who's ever had to fight his or her way to the top. Her fierce determination and independent streak juxtaposed against a mostly internal snarky attitude make her extremely likable, worth rooting for. It's always easiest to cheer for those who are sacrificing everything to pursue their dreams.
Hunter seems the more tortured of the two, but perhaps that has to do with the grudge he holds against Tess for destroying what would have been a socially advantageous marriage for him. His pride and ego, more than anything, were the victims of her interference, and he isn't going to be the one to let her live that down if he can help it.
And then the attraction between them, banked for a while, flares and sizzles back to life with their close proximity. And what is it, really, about setting "no touching" limits that makes staying out of bed absolutely impossible?
Scintillating, funny, poignant, this novel strikes all the right notes.
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Author: Kate Meader
Title: Even the Score
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
Purchase here: http://amzn.to/1e9WLB1
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.