Monday, July 25, 2016

💑 REVIEW; "One Last Fling" by Leela Lou Dahlin (Contemporary Romance)

by Leela Lou Dahlin

Publisher: Dahlin Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 21st 2016

Alter Ego, Friends with Benefits, Secret Lovers



Description from Publisher:
Event planner Daisy Maxwell has never been lucky at love, but her family’s financial issues convince her to toss her hat in the ring to be the Billionaire’s Bride. If all else fails, she figures she at least has a shot at planning the winner’s wedding. She never expects to meet a man—the wrong man—at the first event, a sexy chef who charms her and makes her believe there’s love at first bite.

Chef Ryder Blake has a problem…well, two. First, he’s met the most amazing woman at the best but worst time of his life. Daisy is a morsel of sexy and sweet all rolled into one dynamite package he’d love to sample. But his second issue is a little more complicated… He can’t tell Daisy—or anyone—he’s the secret billionaire seeking a bride before his thirtieth birthday or he’ll lose his inheritance. Daisy is definitely bride material, but he’s not sure he’ll survive the pressure, especially after she proposes one last fling before she plans to say “I do.”
My Rating:
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My Musings:
This was a really fun modern fairytale-type fantasy. I really liked the alter ego aspect and felt it was done well, though I would have enjoyed a little more Kaleb time. (Who wouldn't?! ;)
I really liked both Daisy and Ryder/Kaleb, and the side characters as well. Ms. Derry, our heroes mom, was especially likeable.

This wasn't terribly deep, but it was fully satisfying and a really fun read! Daisy's motivation to help her family was a little weak, but it worked fine for the story. The added stipulations were a bit weird though - The entire thing was because of Kaleb's grandfather's will, which makes the contest rules and how they wind up affecting the ending feel confusing.

The conflict and last 10% felt a bit rushed, but still wrapped everything up nicely.

Fun story, great sexual chemistry, and a moderately-quick read make me recommend this to anyone who enjoys a bit of indulgence!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Leela Lou Dahlin
Leela Lou Dahlin has loved reading for as long as she can remember and writing for about the same amount of time. Molding letters into words, words into chapters and chapters into making love…one story at a time. Crafting stories that are spicy with a sidecar of sweet is what she likes to do best. An RN Case Manager by day and writer by night she juggles being a mom to 5 children with all the other hats she has the pleasure of wearing.

She also writes contemporary MM romance under the name LL Dahlin.
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