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I loved this story, and especially the way the authors took a trope—fake boyfriend—and twisted it slightly by having an agency set up that provides just that. I connected with Kaden immediately, and although Ryan came across at first as someone buying into his own star hype, I still felt sympathy for him, as I suspected there was more going on with him. I liked that it was just Ryan who has his issues, but that Kaden’s background isn’t great either. It made their connection feel more real, plus gave them both insight into the other’s background.
I loved the supporting cast, especially Ryan’s sister Carmen who is a force to be reckoned with. The way she cares about and for Ryan says a lot about both of them. I also liked Imelda who has taken Ryan under her wing. She’s a great mother figure, yet has a very strong personaility. The way Rowan checks in with Kaden throughout his assignmen is much more than the action of an employer’s PA. The family vibe in this story is strong, which is one of the things I really enjoyed about it. As an aside, I’d like to know more about Gideon and Rowan.
I thought Ryan’s ex was written very realistically, and came across as a total piece of work especially in the way he got inside’s Ryan’s head and made him doubt himself even after they’d broken up. The authors’ captured the personality of someone with manipulative skills extremely well, and the conclusion to that part of the story made me very happy.
Although that part of the story is darker, and I like a bit of angst in my reading, I still thought the story was, on the whole, a sweet romance. It left me with the feeling of having had a very satisfying read, and I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.
I’d recommend Kaden to readers who enjoy a sweet romance with some angst, three-dimensional characters, a strong sense of family, and a very satisfying ending. 5 out of 5 stars.
When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real?
Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social media everything begins to unravel and old hurts resurface. His agent suggests a way out of the mess, and he jumps at the chance to make things right by pretending he’s in a committed, loving relationship with the tall, dark, sexy boyfriend for hire, Kaden. Only, he never counted on the impact Kaden would have on his life, or his career.
When Kaden Moore’s next assignment lands in his lap, he’s expecting nothing more than a self-centered celebrity who’s messed up. Kaden’s new role is that of Hollywood A-lister Ryan Levesque’s boyfriend, a PR stunt concocted by his agents to restore the actor’s dented popularity. Kaden is aware of the video that surfaced from Ryan’s past, and though it raises questions about what kind of man Ryan is, it’s not any of Kaden’s business. Kaden has been pretending his entire life, and knows he can show the troublesome actor a thing or two about the world beyond the Hollywood bubble. But maybe Kaden isn’t as clued up as he thinks, especially when it comes to the heart and love.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.
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