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.
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I was very excited to get my hands on Cane. I knew that I was going to like him from just my few glimpses of him in Taste the Heat (Love and Games #1).
The Story...Cane Robicheaux doesn't do relationships, but he has been pursuing Angelle Prejean since the first moment she tripped and stumbled into his life. He just knows that a few nights with her in his bed would make him a very happy man. To bad Angelle won't give him the time of day.
Angelle seretly lusts after Cane, but she's about to make a very public proposition. Angelle wins Cane in a charity bachelor auction and she plans to take him home to meet the family.
Angelle left her home after turning down her long term boyfriend's proposal of marriage. Attempting to escape the pity party from her family, Angelle asks Cane to play the role of her future husband. Cane agrees to come to Angelle's aide and play her fake fiance for the week of Thanksgiving.
Though neither are looking for love, Angelle and Cane enjoy the closeness and friendship that they find in each other. Of course, by the end of the week they have grown a lot closer. When Angelle and Cane cross that final line, Cane makes a game changing decision that he may not be able to recover from.
What Works...The intensity makes this story for me. I knew right away that anything involving Cane would be intense. He's a fierce protector, a loyal friend, and sensitive lover. The relationship between Cane and Angelle is sexy, sweet, and fun. The fake engagement allows them to flirt and tease in a way that they may have avoided otherwise.
Angelle's big family works very well for me. I loved the tentative protectiveness of her brothers and the intimidation factor from her father.
I positively LOVE the way that Cane refers to Angelle as a hellcat.
He grinned against her mouth and whispered, "There's my hellcat."And when he was talking about Angelle in front of the whole town.
"So first I'll tell you a little about my hellcat."It becomes a source of strength for Angelle. She draws on it when she needs courage. She tells herself that she has an inner hellcat.
"I'm a hellcat." Then with her shoulders back, she strode forward and tugged open the solid door.
What Doesn't...Um... I cannot think of anything that didn't really work. The idea of a fake engagement is not new, but this is written so well that it all seems fresh and it kept me interested.
For those interested in the "steamy" side of romance, please know that this is Entagled Bliss, the tamer line of romance, but it's still good.
This was an excellent read. I look forward to hearing more about the people from Magnolia Springs.
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Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. Taste The Heat is her adult romance debut. She’s the author of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES. She loves hearing from readers!