☆☆➹⁀☆ 3.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
What’s hotter than a sexy man and unlimited chocolate? Indulge in the delicious new rom-com from Lila Monroe!
Private investigator Nick Chambers is six foot two of chiseled, hunky trouble. He needs a fake fiancée to help him go undercover at the hottest candy company around, and he picks… me?!
OK, he thinks I’m the safe, reliable choice. But what he doesn’t know is that I’ve been waiting for the chance to get out from behind my desk and indulge my Bond girl fantasies. Goodbye, Moneypenny. Hello, femme fatale!
It’s my chance to take a risk and prove I’m more than just a secretary… but I didn’t bank on the sizzlin’ hot chemistry and Nick’s lick-able abs. And between our wild cover stories, after-hours investigation, and not-so-fake romps, the line between fiction and reality is melting faster than a Hershey’s kiss in the summer sun.
Can our delicious fake relationship turn into something real? Or will my sexy sugar rush crash before we can unravel the chocolate conspiracy?
Man Candy is the fourth standalone novella in Lila Monroe’s Billionaire Bachelors Series. The one common thread through the series is that the featured billionaire needs a fake date for some event. True to form, Ms. Monroe’s Man Candy is a very fun romantic comedy with relatable characters and comedic hijinks.
I adore The Agency’s highly efficient Girl Friday, Alice Jones. She is the featured heroine in Man Candy. She is intelligent and sexy in a good-girl, librarian way. However, on the inside, she wants more—more romance, more adventure, and more meaning in her work. The hero in the book, and in his own mine, is Nick Cameron. He is handsome and suave, and being a private investigator, ticks off all the boxes in Alice’s Bond-girl fantasies. However, his background turns up nil, and by that, I mean nothing, nada—as in the guy doesn’t exist.
Nick Cameron being an enigma in the background check didn’t work for me. The premise of The Agency is that it is high class and they do thorough background checks. For me, taking him as a client given the series premise and that it seemed he was using a fake persona, didn’t work. That said, I loved Nick and Alice’s chemistry, and the spy shenanigans were fun. Lainey, Nick’s ex-girlfriend and current client, is a delicious antagonist and foil for Nick and Alice. The lightweight plot gets a bit more real as the story reaches its climax as trade secrets, corporate espionage and sabotage threaten to melt someone’s chocolate dreams.
Man Candy was not my favorite in this series, but I still enjoy this fun, enjoyable escape read.
BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES:
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova (Oct 2018)
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