After being caught in a viral video together, Dani and Zaf decide it could be mutually beneficial if they pretended they were dating. Zaf gets the publicity to get his company off the ground and Dani gets the no-strings sex she’s been looking for…until neither of them can deny the feelings between them.
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Content Warnings: graphic sex, grief, anxiety, discussion of the death of a family member
Talia Hibbert did it again! This book was just as good as Get a Life, Chloe Brown!
Dani is a workaholic PhD candidate at a university, where she is working on feminist theory. Zaf, a former pro rugby player, is the security guard at the building she works in and is trying to get his organization to help young boys with their mental health off the ground. They are friendly for awhile before Zaf gets caught on video carrying Dani out of the building during a routine drill.
I thought Dani and Zaf were both really cool people, so I really enjoyed both of them! I felt like they didn’t fall into stereotypical gender roles for romance novels, which I really appreciated. I particularly loved Zaf. He went through some tough stuff in the past, and he used his mental health struggles as an inspiration for his organization. He is also dealing with anxiety throughout this book, so it’s not like his mental illness just magically went away. Besides that, he was just a generally sweet guy!
I ended up getting a little frustrated towards the end because Dani was so insistent on not being in a relationship. She thinks that she’s not made for relationships because of all of her previous breakups. It just felt a little drawn out to me.
Overall though, I loved this book! I feel like I don’t have much to say because I enjoyed it that much! If you are looking for diverse and steamy romances, definitely check this series out.