TERMS AND CONDITIONS - Lauren Asher
“𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮.”
Goodreads rating - 4.2/5
My rating - 4.5/5
Enemies to lovers, Age gap (24/36), Office romance, Marriage of convenience, Grumpy x Sunshine
After his grandfather passed away, Declan, the oldest of the Kane brothers, is on his way to establishing his position as Dreamland's CEO by getting married and having a child. The only issue is that he lacks compassion and doesn't believe in love because as a child, he endured the worst of his father's abuse in order to shield his brothers. He is therefore looking for a woman who will consent to his marriage and have a child. He is going to meet his almost-fiancée at his engagement party when she bails out on him.
Iris West, Declan's assistant for three years, steps forward because she has helped him for such a long time and has seen him work hard to earn his position. She is one of the few people who can put up with Declan's personality and goes above and beyond to make sure that everything is ideal for him and plays a significant role in his job. Despite his icy demeanour, she enjoys seeing those moments when he shows a sliver of emotion and knows that she's willing to take on this responsibility and play that part of a loving couple knowing that she'll be safe because he doesn't do relationships.
But what happens when their fake relationship bleeds into a real one?
Really a wonderful book with slow-burn romance with an undeniable connection between the characters. Now I can't just wait to read Cal's story next in "Final Offer" as i already know he's definitely gonna be my most fav Kane Brother.