Contemporary, Erotic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC-Book Review / His For the Week / Alice Gaines /



Release Date-19th February 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-210 Pages
Publisher-Entangled Publishing LLC

Sex columnist Désirée “Rae” Knight is in a bind—and not the kind she usually likes. Her newest assignment and possible big break is an article for her magazine on the sex resort that just opened. The only problem is it’s couples only. Although she writes about having red-hot sex, she’s been single longer than she’d like to admit. Enter her coffee shop crush, who she’s been secretly ogling every morning. Trouble is, he doesn’t know she exists. 

When Nate Winslow recognizes the shy, quiet woman at Sufficient Grounds as the author of the sex columns that fuel his fantasies, he’s surprised. And the last thing he expects is an invitation to join her at a sex resort. But his answer is hell yes!

Rae and Nate have enough chemistry in the bedroom to set the sheets ablaze. When Rae insists they limit their relationship to sex only, Nate agrees since he’s burned out on love. But the more they push each other’s boundaries, the more they realize one week won’t be enough.

His For the WeekHis For the Week by Alice Gaines

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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His For the Week by Alice Gaines was a fun contemporary romance, So Sex columnist Désirée “Rae” Knight needs a date for the week her possible big break is an article at a couples only exclusive sex resort.
Due to her upbringing with her mother (who seems to be a magnet for inappropriate controlling men.)
Rae has sworn off men. shes sexy and single but not adverse to a little playtime with the right man of course.
Nate Winslow recognises the understated quiet woman who always takes her coffee at the same watering hole as himself and is intrigued and fascinated.
Not really in the field for a relationship either after a messy divorce under his belt.
He can’t help but lust after the nondescript woman and is plucking up the courage to Talk to her when opportunity falls directly into his lap.
Eavesdropping at the ladies bathroom door may seem sneaky but when Nate realises Désirée also has a crush on him and wants a partner for the week a “hook up guy” what red-blooded man single man would say no.
The only issue is the coffee shop Désirée he has been lusting over is gone and in her place is a polished and immaculate woman, who is this new lady.
Well, Nate is going to find out.
So I really liked the start of this it was fun, playful and hot like really really hot.
I adored Nate he was funny, quirky and a god between the sheets.
Rae, I had more reservations about, she seemed obsessed with being single and sexy.
I mean to the point, it was like she was wearing actual blinkers.
The more Nate fell for her and tried to pull her out of her shell the more she turtled hiding beneath her shell of make-up and clothes.
This woman was single-minded in maintaining her armour, which is fine but this is not what she was underneath, this was not Rae herself.
I know she maintained that Nate wouldn’t like the true her, that she wouldn’t be good enough.
But what did Rae care she was adamant she didn’t want the white picket fence with him so why hide her true self from him.
Especially when it was quite apparent he liked her just fine.
It was understandable how frustrated Nate started to get with the situation on hand.
And her eventual actions the night of the party were a kick in the face, I’m sure she would have milked it like a baby if the situations were reversed.
So I have a dilemma I did actually enjoy “His for the week” I just found myself not warming to the heroine at all and I’m not quite sure if in the end that she actually deserved Nate.
I just felt that Nate was much more invested in the whole thing Than Rae.
I mean how long does one woman need to make up her mind wake up and smell the coffee.
It would have served her right if Nate told her to take a long hike back the way she came.
But hey-ho as I said I did enjoy this and was actually invested in the outcome.
His for the week was well written and very easy to get lost in.
It had many colourful and diverse secondary characters that helped set the scene and ultimately made this a good story I just wish I had found the main heroine more likeable.
I was provided with an ARC of “His For The Week ” By Entangled Publishing via Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.

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