Friday, April 14, 2017


The Attraction of Adeline

by Lisa Wells Off-the-Wall Proposal #2 Publication Date: April 10, 2017 Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance, Comedy


The Proposal: Adeline Rigby will live with Accountant Jack Foster and pretend to be his fake fiancĂ©e for one month in order for him to seal a promotion to partner. In return, Accountant Jack Foster will intimately tutor Adeline Rigby in French before she leaves for Paris where she will fulfill her dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu. The Terms: 1. Maintain distance. Three get-to-know-you dates before announcing their engagement will be tempting enough. 2. No kissing. Okay, fine. Three kisses. Maybe four. And neck kisses don’t count. 3. No touchy feely stuff. Or at least not too many public displays of touchy-feely stuff. 4. No sex. 5. All right, all right. One night of sex in order to be a believable engaged couple. 6. Two nights of mind-blowing sex to make sure first night wasn’t a fluke. 7. Absolutely, positively, no falling in love.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series...well series might be the wrong word, even though there are some recurring characters from the first I had high hopes for this one. And, I can say they were mostly met.

Adeline was wonderful and you really like Jake. He is a good guy, but he loves Adeline, and that was fun. You like both of the characters, and you relate to why they are attracted and to the reasons that maybe they are not going to be able to work. The idea that it was started as a pretend engagement means they didn't really have those "what will your life look like in the future" conversations because they didn't need to. And, this added an interesting element to the story.

That said, I thought the resolution of the issues was too easy. Yes, love conquers all in a romance, but at the same time, there is a certain amount of liberty when you are an author to decide exactly how tall a mountain love will have to climb. And, in this one, I thought the differences in what he wanted in a wife and what she wanted for her future were too quickly and easily resolved.

That said, I did believe that Jack and Adeline really did love one another, so quick resolution or not, I believed in it at the end, and that is what really matters.

I recommend this book.





Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she’d pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time. Before this moment, she’s enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called – The Middle School Counselor – Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is – “Did you steal her boyfriend?” Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of yes but…. While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults. Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass.


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