Rating: 4.5 stars
Faking it never felt so good…
Cory Santangelo is used to getting his way, both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Lately he hasn’t had much opportunity to do anything but work, but one unexpectedly sexy night in a gazebo with Victoria, his gorgeous and feisty interior designer, changes all that—especially when they’re caught on camera. Suddenly Cory’s sterling reputation is no longer above reproach. Since his impromptu encounter coincides nicely with his need for a girlfriend to get his well-meaning, meddling parents off his back, he decides to ask his lifelong frenemy for a favor.
To pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. No strings attached.
The only problem? Vicky Townsend wants those strings tied all around her. She’s battled a long-suppressed crush on Cory, and their combative work relationship has only fanned the flames. When he suggests his needs are more than she can handle, she’s ready to up the ante. And her bargaining chip is lots of delicious, inventive sex.
Until they discover nothing feels as good as making it real…
I am a huge fan of Cari Quinn‘s, so naturally I have been eagerly anticipating No Romance Required‘s release. It was just as good as her others, and I think I have found a new favorite. The tension between the two protagonists is insane. No Romance Required is a tale of a fake relationship and Cari Quinn tells that story so brilliantly. I already cannot wait to see what is next for her.
This one fell just short of perfect for me. I really just loved it – the storyline on both the part of Victoria and that of Cory was great. I wish I had gotten to spend a little more time with both characters, particularly Vicky, to learn more about her back story.
The relationship between Cory and Victoria is absolutely smoking! I loved the slow build of their relationship that they both have been fighting off for so long.
I still say you can never go wrong with a Cari Quinn book – and No Romance Required shows exactly that. A quick paced romance that doesn’t let you put it down for a moment is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.