Mister Romance (Masters of Love, Book 1)
by Leisa Rayven
5 Romance Me Crowns
This is another one of those books that I just don’t know if I can articulate how fantastic it was. From cover to cover I loved Max and Eden and their romance. Their story, I found to be fresh and original, and I loved every moment of being immersed in this world. Leisa Rayven knocked it out of the proverbial park and has me dying for more Mister Romance!
Mister Romance is a very character driven story, and Max and Eden are complex and intriguing. Readers will enjoy their development individually and as a couple. They are both broken a little by past relationship, and while it is what motivates Max to be Mister Romance, it causes Eden to shut down, as it is better to feel nothing than pain. This seems to put them at odds, but they are surprisingly suited for each other. Watching the the different revelations as they come to terms with their feelings and what happens as a result is enrapturing . No matter their past or present, readers will swoon over Max and root for Eden to move past her hangups so they can be together.
Leisa Rayven has composed a novel focused on true romance. Watching Max win over Eden, focusing on her needs and desires, will win over readers as well. The author showcases how a loving relationship means the other person sees you, accepts you, supports you, and sacrifices for you. This book, while having incredible sexual tension, thrives on the emotional aspect of the couple, and it is so riveting that I couldn’t walk away from this book. Their relationship and connection alone is enough to sustain the reader and eagerly anticipate when they finally connect on the physical level (it is completely worth the wait), because it is more than sex. It becomes an expression of every single thing they feel. And that ending, God, that ending is everything I could have hoped for as a reader. I thought their story might continue as conflict seems to come late, but Leisa Rayven provides them with an epic romantic resolution that had me absolutely grinning from ear to ear.
Mister Romance has made me fall in love with the old fashion idea of love that is often forgotten. Readers are going to fall in love with this story and all the amazing swoon-worthy moments. I know I’ve been romanced to the max, and I don’t want to go back to anything else.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.
As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York’s socialites can’t get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he’s careful to keep his real identity a secret.
Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes.
Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn’t fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies.
Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story.
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About the Author:
Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.
Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.
Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.
These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and she is now the proud mother of numerous book babies, including BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART. (Macmillan New York)
Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three judgmental cats, and a kangaroo named Howard. (*NB: Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.*)