For Nick by Taylor Dean, AF -chick lit, 2013, 296p, Rating=4
Source: won a paperback copy; also own a Kindle book edition
Zachary Drake had love in his life--and tragically lost it. He knows it won't come his way again. Andie Parker would do anything for the love of her life.
Even marry a total stranger.
In spite of the unorthodox manner in which Zach and Andie come together, there is no denying that things are unexpectedly good between them, taking them both by surprise. However, when secrets come between them--and trust does not--Andie soon finds herself vowing to never make the same mistake again. But, she'd do it again in a heartbeat and she knows it. She'd marry a hundred strangers if it helped Nick.
She'd do anything for Nick . . . anything.
That office interview hooked me. A fun cupid moment. It was an obvious comedy set up for a relationship destined to flourish. Zach needed to be married to save his company and Andie needed the money. Andie passed the test. A match made in heaven, right? All kidding aside, Zach and Andie's personalities just seemed a great match. I certainly was rooting for things to go more than just a business arrangement of marriage on paper and appearance. Sure enough their relationship thrived but wait, Nick might get in the way. Heck, who was Nick?! That was the mystery that loomed throughout the majority of the book. I wasn't crazy about the long stretch tease even though I had a feeling it was going to be good. Then that misunderstanding sequence, well, it went both sides for me. I saw Zach as being more sensible than to jump to conclusions so I didn't think that was realistic. Yet that was the heralding chain that would lead to who Nick really was so I saw where the author was going there. Then boom! You find out who Nick was and the waterworks came. Dang soft heart of mine!
Funny. Romantic. Tender. All because of Nick. Beautiful story, Ms Dean.