Synopsis from Goodreads
A complete stand-alone story, TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is a fun, flirty swoon-worthy romance!
When it comes to love and happily ever after, Leo Stone is a disbeliever. Having been left at the altar by the one woman he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with, he’s vowed to keep his heart to himself and enjoy the one thing he knows won’t affect his emotions… hot, dirty sex. Except, what’s a guy to do when a gorgeous woman asks him to be her stand-in boyfriend for two weeks — with benefits? Sign him up, please!
A drunken night one year ago, Peyton Bishop used Leo Stone’s name and photograph to convince her overly-protective parents that she was safe living in New York City — in part thanks to a boyfriend she adored. Except Leo, the hot guy she’s had a secret crush on since college has no idea he’s been cast in the role of her lover. With her cousin’s wedding coming up, and her parent’s expecting to meet this mysterious boyfriend, Peyton is forced to come clean and ask Leo a huge favor.
Leo agrees to be her stand-in boyfriend, but what’s a pretend couple to do when their fake feelings start to become oh-so-real?
How do you recover from being left on your wedding day? Leo has guarded his heart since that fateful day. As a closet romantic this has taken its toll on Leo; to fill the loneliness Leo has poured all his energy into his business leaving little room for anything else. Taken by surprise when a particular request for his driving services comes through his office. Especially as the client was so insistent the driver is him.
Peyton is an independent young woman with a level head on her shoulders; unless fueled by alcohol 😜 Having left her smothering parents in order to forge her own path, Peyton has had to embellish the truth in order to avoid the guilt that comes from her parent’s concerns for her safety in a big city. Having had a crush on Leo through college, he was the obvious choice for a fictional boyfriend she could appease her parents with. However, the whole tale is about to blow-up in Peyton’s face unless she can convince Leo to attend a family wedding with her as her faux-boyfriend. Add in the fact that she was recently made redundant and things aren’t looking too great in the avoiding over-protective parent’s department.
It is obvious from their first meeting that the attraction is sizzling between Peyton and Leo, although the level of ease and comfort they feel with each other comes as a surprise to both of them. I loved how straightforward Peyton was about her situation and her family; although she created this awkward situation you can tell she did it for all the right reasons.
Predictably, the fake romance develops into real feelings between Peyton and Leo, however, the cuteness of their interactions and the way in which they help and support each other is anything but predictable.
As their feelings for each other grow over the time they spend together, there is still a giant hurdle for Peyton and Leo to overcome – the distance between their respective homes.
Will Peyton find a new job? Is Peyton willing to relocate if Leo is brave enough to ask her to stay? Will their fake relationship be discovered by Peyton’s parents? Will Peyton be able to convince her parents to cut the apron strings?
Find out the answers to all these questions along with a spicy, sweet romance in Tall, Dark and Irresistible 😍