Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit.
Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.
His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.
Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance.
Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.
And faking it gets all too real.
To Everly. May this time of singlehood be as long or as brief as she wishes. And may the next man in her life be the one to sweep her off her feet, and may he also have a big dick.
Fake relationship. Check
Steamy. Double Check.
You’re new favorite rom-com. Check.
Everly Dalton is a dating disaster. Despite her mishaps in the dating world she is a ray of sunshine. She exudes happiness to everyone around her and it is hard not to smile. Who wouldn’t want to be her best friend?
Shephard Calloway is a robot (at least according to Everly). He’s a businessman, all work, cold, focused. At least that is what he wants people to believe, but really there is so so so so much more to this man. He is sweet, caring, full of love and of course HOT AF. Plus, there are parts that are seriously kindle melting.
Shep is her boss, but he needs someone to play his fake girlfriend, so who else do you call? Your executive assistant. He had NO IDEA how gorgeous Everly truly was both inside and out and the more time they spent together the more the walls and layers come down. Their rollercoaster of a relationship was fantastic from the very start and watching their relationship grow was natural and pure perfection.
Of course, Everly had to have some of the best girlfriends EVER. I absolutely LOVED Nora and Hazel. They were a hoot and I loved how much they cared for Everly. Again, I’d love to be best friends with this crazy group! I hope we see more of this group in the future!
This story was perfection from the very beginning and a MUST READ book! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone and everyone! Claire Kingsley had the perfect mix have laughs, steamy and romance.