Perfectly pitched fake husband trope romance from L. A. Witt

The general before the battle field.

The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this one’s a cracker, it fully hits all the right notes for a fake boyfriend/husband trope and has a real villain that you absolutely want to see get his just deserts.

Both Jessie and Hayden are brilliantly complex men, each with hang-ups which define the way they approach the relationship and they needed a shake or two to get them to play ball!

Jessie’s family are poster people for dysfunctional and there were times when – if I could have reached into the book and smashed their faces into a brick wall (and I’m not usually a violent person at all) – I would have done.

Hayden’s former flatmates are great and I loved the dynamic created between the three of them and their reactions to Jessie’s NDA keep quiet gift were pitched perfectly. I understood totally how they felt because I’ve been there!

The romance itself is a slow, slow burn, they’re all about treating it as a business arrangement until the honeymoon happens and that’s a gorgeous slide into masses of hot sex and lots of intimacy which eventually builds up to a crisis point.

I loved everything about the big relationship test, I just wish there’d been even more of a negative karma for Jessie’s hideous dad.

This is another top class release from L.A. Witt.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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