Title: Calendar Girl: March
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher/Year: Waterhouse Press 8/3/15
Length: 90 pages
Series: Calendar Girl Series #3
A fiancée. I’m going to Chicago to pretend to be some Italian Stallion’s future wife. Why a massive hunk, boxer, and rich restaurateur needs a fake bride is beyond me. Then again, I’m not paid to know why. I’m paid $100,000 to be his escort, or in this case, the woman he’s supposedly “going” to marry.
The moment I met Antony “Tony” Fasano, I thought I might have lost my ability to breathe. In my twenty four years of life, I’d not seen anything like him. Clad only in a small towel precariously dangling from his hips–water droplets streaming down every inch of his muscular frame–I knew right then and there, I’d finally seen male perfection in all its raw glory.
What happened next blew me away. It was now abundantly clear why he needed me…a fake fiancée.
I continue to be impressed with how diverse these stories and characters are – although we’re only in month 3 so we’ll see how that continues. This next installment takes us on a completely different path, where as the first was about potential for true love, the second was for ‘making love’ and the third is ‘not being afraid of who you love’ – it’s all quite dynamic.
We’re continuing on the journey with Mia as she tries to not only help her father but help herself. It’s nice to see that she’s really taking this horrible situation and making it into something that’s so much better. The interesting thing in the mix is Blaine -the loan shark who not only had her father beat up, but still has some type of interest in her and we’ll have to see how that shakes out through the year since he’s changing the rules of her.
So back to this story at hand, we have Tony – the guy who hires Mia for help in making his family think that he’s engaged etc. What’s complicated here is his own romantic interest, someone who’s been part of the family for ever and yet someone who may not be ideal for him. It’s Mia’s help to make Tony see that it’s ok to love who he loves, but of course the fall back from all that may be too much to handle.
Now if you remember back to January when Mia met Wes and they had a really deep connection, well i’ve been wondering how that will all play out since i feel like it would be way too easy for her to fall in love with and stay with the first guy, but its nice to see how he’s popping up in each of these next months. He does some surprising things here and the need that Mia has for him shows that maybe there’s something real to their relationship.
All that being said, i can’t wait to see what April brings for her since we know that she’s heading to Boston to be arm candy for a baseball player that she actually has a thing for. Happy Tuesday all!