30 October 2017

Review: The Perfect Illusion by Winter Renshaw

The Perfect Illusion by Winter Renshaw
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published April 24th, 2017
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s only pretend…

And it’s only three months.

I’m in the midst of scrawling “I QUIT!” onto his fancy cardstock letterhead when my boss corners me. He needs a favor, he says. And then he asks how well I can act …

Hudson Rutherford needs a fiancée.

With his old-moneyed parents forcing him to marry some bratty hotel heiress and his hedonistic, playboy lifestyle at stake, the only way to get them to back off is to make them think he’s truly, madly, deeply in love … with me—his third personal assistant this year.

But I can hardly stand working for him as it is.

Hudson is crazy hot and well-aware. He’s arrogant, spoiled, and silver-spooned. He checks me out when he thinks I’m not looking, and his life is a revolving door of beautiful women. Plus, he can’t even pronounce my name correctly—how’s he going to convince his family he’s in love with me?!

I’m seconds from giving him a resounding “no” when he flashes his signature dimpled smirk and gives me a number that happens to contain a whole mess of zeroes …

On second thought, I think I can swallow my pride.

But, oh baby, there’s one thing I haven’t told him, one teensy-tiny thing that could make this just a hair complicated …

Here’s hoping this entire thing doesn’t explode in our faces.

My thoughts…  **Spoilers**


The Perfect Illusion is very predictable, but I still enjoyed it.

Hudson, spoiled millionaire, sexy and the biggest arrogant jerk needs a fake fiancée before his 30th birthday. Underneath all that arrogance is nice, generous and caring guy, and he has his sight set on his Personal Assistant Maribel.

Maribel is an independent young woman who is not going to put up with Hudson’s rudeness or mistreatment of her. She knows she can no longer work for him and is ready to quit, even if that means leaving New York City.

Hudson needs a wife and Mari seems to be the perfect contender. She is beautiful, sweet, caring and would be perfect for meeting his family. Mari has just found out she is pregnant after a one-night stand and has no luck contacting the father. She thinks going home to Nebraska is the right decision for her and her baby. Hudson makes her an offer, pay her to pretend to be married to him.

Hudson takes Mari home to meet his family, they are so nice and caring and they instantly like Mari and welcome her. Hudson starts to fall for Mari, something he didn’t think he was capable of, he is determined to make their fake relationship work for real. Mari begins to have real feelings for Hudson as well and feels guilty for not telling him about her pregnancy. Things become difficult and the story picks up when Mari meets Hudson’s best friend Alec, her baby’s father.  

I loved the chemistry between Mari and Hudson, but the secrets they kept from each other made me want to smack their heads together. This book had me smiling from the beginning.

Happy Reading -J 

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