Straight Up Irish by Magan Vernon
Series: Murphy Brothers #1
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Publication Date: February 19th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.
Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways. That she’s beautiful and I enjoy spending time with her–doesn’t matter. When all of this is done, she’s heading home to America, and I’ve got a company to run.
A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong?
Fallon finishes her MBA and is looking for a job. She needs a good one so that she can pay for her grandmother’s nursing home and of course her student loans. She ends up taking a job in Dublin for the Murphy Pub Franchise. For the past six months she’s been keeping Connor, her bosses brother, in order. Calling him to make sure he got to his meetings, etc. She loves the sound of his voice but when she sees him in person she’s amazed at how good-looking he is.
Connor is a total playboy and not about to settle down any time soon. This is until his father dies in the will dictates that all three brothers, Connor, Jack and Sean must marry and be married for at least 6 months in order to keep the company. Also, this must all happen within the next year. All the men are floored but none more than Connor. He quickly comes up with a scheme that has him getting quickly engaged to Fallon, getting married and staying that way for a little more than six months. When that time is through she’ll have her student loans paid off and enough money in the bank to take care of her Nana’s nursing home for the next ten years.\
Fallon isn’t sure about this whole plan but decides to go along with it. The problem is that if anyone suspects that it’s a farce Connor loses it all. The more time that Fallon spends with Connor the more she likes him and she’s soon falling in love with the man. He is so nice to her but she knows that love isn’t something that will ever be on his radar.
Nice book. I liked Fallon ok and definitely liked Connor both by the end of the book. I must admit that Fallon was a bit wishy-washy and that bothered me throughout most of the book. She was just so indecisive and I just wanted her to stand her ground with everyone in her life.
Connor was a bit of a bastard at first but we didn’t get to see too much of his playboy ways before he was “dating” Fallon. You could tell from the start that he really liked her and that he was falling in love with her, even though he tried to hide it. I liked seeing the playboy fall. 😉
Overall it was a cute contemporary novel and I look forward to reading about Sean and Jack in the future.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5