Even the Score by Kate Meader

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Netgalley/ Reviews 5th July 2015
Even the Score by Kate MeaderEven The Score by Kate Meader
Series: , Dark,
Published by Entangled: Brazen on July 21st 2015
Pages: 253
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three-stars

Actress Tess McKenzie is performing in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell-dinner theater. All she really wants is to start a theater of her own. Then Tess receives an offer she can't refuse. She'll get her funding...if she pretends to be the fiancée to her nemesis, Texan property tycoon Hunter Dade. If she's going to pull this off, she'll need all the luck she can get. Break a leg, indeed.
On the verge of a big business deal, Hunter needs to hire a fiancée. He hasn't quite forgiven Tess for ruining his wedding, but when their chemistry goes from combative to straight-up lust, the "no sex" clause in their mutually beneficial arrangement is tested. Which is a serious problem, because if Tess isn't careful, she'll go from breaking a leg to breaking her heart...

Texas magnate Hunter Dade and failing theatre actress Tess McKenzie follow a well-trodden, if rocky, path to happiness – a path that began on the wrong footing a year ago – helped along by a huge dose of combustible chemistry. No major surprises here even if it got a little frustrating at times but the predictability of events and characters is offset by Kate Meader’s confident and witty writing. I particularly liked the peripheral characters more than Hunter and Tess (even if it might sound like a travesty to say that here) and if Kate Meader decides to work her magic on them, I most certainly wouldn’t mind.

three-stars

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