Diamond Heart: A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance by B.B. Hamel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😠🙃😍😘🥰
The heroine: Fiona – when her parents sold off their investments that they were planning to use to fund her college education and instead bought themselves a new house in Florida where they could become swingers and explore their sexuality, Fiona was forced to take out over a hundred thousand dollars in student loans. She now is struggling to pay her bills and working for a boss-hole who is exacting to say the least.
The Hero: Gareth – he is a defense lawyer whose ethics are morally gray and works for a lot of dangerous criminals. He courts crime families to get their business and expects his legal secretary to do exactly what he tells her. She is the sixth assistant he has had in the last year and has done a good job so far, but she is pretty new.
The Story: Gareth is meeting with the heads of the largest Irish crime family in Boston and he tells Fiona to stay out of the way since he is supposed to meet them alone. However, when she gets a call about an emergency and needs to leave immediately, she figures she has to let her boss know. Though the guys he is meeting with aren’t happy when she overhears them, Gareth introduces her as his wife.
I really like the fake marriage trope, though I just finished reading a book about the same trope and that one was really good, so I may have went into this one with lower expectations, since I figured it couldn’t be as good as the one I just finished. It did start out sounding a bit forced, but I liked the relationship between these two from the beginning and the differences such as the fact that Gareth thought Fiona was too young for him and Fiona thought Gareth was too old, even though they were only 10 years apart, and she did think he was hot.
The story was much different than the one I read previous to this, and it was a good one that held my interest throughout. I loved the mafia storyline and the fact that it was about the lawyer, not the actual mafia men. It wasn’t like any story I had read before and that was awesome.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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