Mechanic Benji Holiday is so over Valentine’s Day and men who don’t get him. A weekend getaway with friends to escape the holiday hubbub is exactly what he needs. But William O’Dare—a stern and silent nightclub owner with “Be My Valentine” practically stamped on his forehead—throws a wrench into Benji’s plans.
William has spent years focused on his career, and it has cost him friendships and love. Inexperienced in the business of romance, he’s on the hunt for the perfect partner, and he’s armed with specific criteria to guide him. But William didn’t expect a hunky mechanic wrapped in satin and lace to show up on his doorstep.
Unable to resist their attraction, Benji and William agree to be secret fake valentines for the weekend, but secrets have a way of getting out. William gets struck by Cupid’s arrow, and as the weekend winds down, he doesn’t want fake or secret. He wants Benji to be his valentine for real and for keeps.
This is the best Valentine story I read this year and a first time read of Erin McLellan.
The story was creative and entertaining. The characters were interesting and relatable. There were bits of humor sprinkled in over the plot along with enough serious moments and self reflection to make it a well balanced read.
I love insta-love, but we all know that the honeymoon doesn’t last forever. Erin shows us that and it’s perfection. While William and Benji click in all the right ways at the cabin when they get back to the real world it’s a struggle to find balance. Their first date is awful because they were both trying two hard, and doesn’t that just give you all the feels.
In conclusion, this story was perfect! If you haven’t read it yet you totally should.
I’m going to run off and check out all of Erin’s backlist.
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