Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
Source: eARC from Entangled Publishing for an honest review
What is more fun in a book than watching a bad boy who doesn’t think he’s worthy of love fall head over heels? Pretty much nothing. This book was so much fun, so sweet & hot, I couldn’t put it down.
Cane is tattooed, rides a motorcycle, and plays the guitar. You’d think that was pretty much all you needed to know about him, but he’s also a math nerd, addicted to the Discovery channel, and is fiercely protective of his sisters, which brings his personality to a whole different level. When Angelle, the clumsy, tentative new girl in town catches his eye, he knows he has to be careful. And then Angelle asks him a huge favor, pretend to be her fiance so she can survive a week in her hometown. What happens next is two people falling more in love with each other, but only one has the guts to admit it.
The first book in this series, Taste the Heat, introduces us to the Cajun family, the Robicheaux’s. They own a Cajun restaurant near New Orleans. This book brings us to the heart of Cajun Country, which is different than where Cane grew up. There are Creole Cajuns and Country Cajuns (and they are distinctly different), and Angelle grew up country. I did, too, which made me love and appreciate this book more. I loved the little details Rachel Harris provided and all the care that went into describing the place and the people. Very well done. Or as we would say back home, good good.
There was a lot to love about this fun, sweet book. It was definitely a trip to watch Cane fall for Angie against the backdrop of her overprotective family and friends. I love this series and this author & I hope the next book is about Cane’s feisty youngest sister, Sherry. Now that is going to be fun. 🙂