Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven: Review

Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven: ReviewMister Romance by Leisa Rayven
on April 30th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 451

Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.

As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret.

Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.

Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn't fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.

Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.

Don’t miss this sizzling new standalone from the internationally best selling author of Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet, and Wicked Heart.

Stacia says…

When I read the synopsis for Mister Romance, I was intrigued. But then to be honest, I was also a little worried- because it seems like so many books are similar these days. Well not only is this story completely different from any others, but Leisa Rayven’s writing is phenomenal!  She has the ability to write with such a great mix of humor, entertainment, and angst that it leaves you addicted and not wanting to put her books down!

Eden Tate is sick of her job writing “fluff” for the internet and wants to finally sink her teeth into a story that allows her to write what she is passionate about- investigative journalism. So, when she catches wind of the mysterious “Mister Romance,” an almost urban legend, she is determined to find out more and believes he is her ticket out of her dead-end job.

Yes, Max Riley is a male escort. But, he believes his services are helping women and even saving marriages. His goal is to make all the romantic fantasies of women come to life– whether it is a dominating billionaire, a bad boy with a heart of gold, a hot geek, a sexy biker, or even the best friend who loves them from afar, Max will make it happen and he does it all without any physical contact. But of course it all comes with a price and keeping his identity a secret is the most important thing to him.

When Eden starts nosing around and tries to find out who Max really is, he decides the best way to keep his obscurity and continue to be a faceless/nameless guy except to his clients, is to challenge Eden to give him three dates– if after these dates she doesn’t fall in love with him, she can run her story. But, if she gives into the temptation of him, the story goes no where and he gets to keep his anonymity.

Mister Romance is a standalone book- but I think there is going to be companion novels that will follow characters from this story. I am hoping Eden’s sister Asha gets her own book. Definitely grab this book up and also if you are new to Leisa Rayven’s writing, I HIGHLY recommend her Starcrossed series and Bad Romeo!

About Leisa Rayven

Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and her debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014. The sequel, BROKEN JULIET, will be available in April 2015.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three judgemental cats, and a kangaroo named Howard. (*NB: Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.*)