Husband Wanted

Charlotte Hughes
Husband Wanted
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Charlotte Hughes
Release Date
February 2016
Contemporary Romance

Frannie Brisbane knew it was an impossible scheme, but unless she went through with it, the daughter she had given up thirteen years ago and who now wanted to visit, would discover that Frannie had painted a very different picture of her life in the letters they'd exchanged. Frannie's close friends rally around her, and next thing she knows, she is living in a mansion and wearing designer clothes.

The only thing missing is a husband.

Confirmed bachelor, Clay Coleman, has ulterior motives when he agrees to play the role of loving husband, but Frannie, who nursed a crush on him for years, fears she is flirting with danger in their role of let's pretend. But Frannie and Clay aren't the only ones keeping secrets. Sooner or later, the truth comes out, exposing everyone involved. Can Frannie ever get past her hurt when she discovers the truth about Clay?

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Aug 12, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
145 people found the following review helpful
HUSBAND WANTED makes use of the fun trope of pretend marriage to bring the hero and heroine together.

When Frannie was 17, she became pregnant and due to circumstances, had to give up her daughter for adoption. Thirteen years later, her daughter now wanted to meet up with her. But while they were corresponding, Frannie sort of lied about her life, telling her daughter that she had a husband and lived in a nice house. So now, she had to make good on that or risk her daughter finding out she lied, which would certainly not endear her to her mom!

Enter Clay Coleman, who for reasons of his own, agreed to pose as her husband. But womanizer Cole never expected to be entranced by Frannie, who was so different from his other women...

While the story flows and is a light, escapist read, there is nothing new in HUSBAND WANTED. I even expected the situational development of the daughter's case. Either I've read this before but can't remember, or I've read too many romances such that I can now anticipate plot twists. Still, it was an enjoyable read.
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