Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.
Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.
With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?
Nixie and Nash are opposites and yet they are the same. Both are a little disillusioned by life, both doubt the motives of the people around them, and this brings them together and gives them an attraction and a relationship that is actually oddly solid.
There were parts of this book that I really liked and parts of the book that didn't totally work for me. I thought there were places where I was not totally able to buy into the things that were happening in the story.
Maybe I am a little frustrated with the "marriage of necessity" trope, although I usually like it, but in this one, I was not a fan. I guess I just never bought into the "necessity" of the marriage and I didn't like that it felt deceitful.
I did enjoy it mostly, but there were parts of this one that didn't exactly work for me.