While part of a trilogy, this story stands alone and can be just picked up and read. It will take you no time at all to fall in love with the characters. They come alive and bring real world problems with them. Max loves his bar but hates dealing with drunks. Grady is famous but he ends up being one of those drunks Max has to deal with. Their relationship goes from strangers to loves in a unique and surprising way. In the background of their romance are family and friends. These characters make major impacts on Max and Grady. The entire story has strong emotional pulls which really do wrap around your heart. This is a fantastic love story of two very different men.
Max just wanted to take out the trash and get ready to close his bar for the night. Unfortunately, he found another drunk throwing up in the alley. Being a responsible bar owner, Max knew he needed to deal with him. Usually he would just find the drunks friends or put them in a cab but for some reason Max felt the need to take this drunk to his motel. Grady is famous. His father is rich and Grady even was on a reality TV show. He expects people to take advantage and he’s surprised when Max didn’t. That’s way he goes to Max when he needs a favor. Now, if he can convince Max to do it!
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Max Tremblay should be happy. His nightclub, Frantic, is one of the most popular gay clubs in Toronto, and his childhood refuge, Ringside Gym, is well on the way to reopening. But when he finds yet another drunk in the alley beside the bar, Max isn’t sure this is the life he truly wants.
Grady Barnes has it all. He’s rich, famous, and wants for nothing. Well, nothing but a good relationship with his father. When he discovers that his father is going to force him into an arranged marriage, Grady has had enough. He tracks down Max, the man who got him to safety after a night of overindulgence, and makes him a proposal: pretend to be his fiancé for two weeks and he’ll invest in Ringside Gym.
When the pair travel to Vancouver to attend a family wedding, the flames of their mutual attraction ignite, and they discover that the only difference between pretend and reality is how well they can fake it.
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Word count: 63,000; page count: 238