Saturday, September 30, 2017

Paid Companion by Nia Forrester

Rating: ★★★ + .5 | 207 Pages | Self-Published | Contemporary Romance | 3/20/2017

Wealthy socialite Blake Morgan needs a fake girlfriend for his family's annual vacation.

When  he request a model from a D.C. modeling agency, the agency's receptionist Lia Hill decides to take the request for herself. A $10,000 payout for for a week of work is is an opportunity to good for struggling artist Lia to pass up. She’s ready to look cute on Blake’s arm and lie a little to the family, but she’s not prepared to develop some very real feelings for Blake’s charming and mysterious half brother, Kevin Taylor.

I picked this romance up from Kindle Unlimited because the cover caught my eye and the concept felt very rom-com, although this book turned out to be a little more drama heavy than comedic. The romance that develops between Kevin and Lia, both of whom are aspiring artists, is sweet but the real heart of this book is Lia becoming friends with the Morgan family children, who each have enough emotional baggage to fill their private jet.

The week long Morgan family vacation is set on an island just off the coast of Miami and Forrester does an amazing job creating a sense of place. I felt like I was going on vacation every time I opened this book and it was fun to see how the other side lives with private yachts, catered meals and private islands.

Also, it’s treated like a reveal in the book, but yes, the reason Blake Morgan needs to pay a model to pretend to be his girlfriend for his family is exactly for the reason you think it is.

Paid Companion is sizzling standalone romance brimming with family secrets, Miami heat and at the end of the day, a lot of heart.

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