An Unsuitable Husband by Ros Clarke
4 out of 5 Licks
Theresa Chartley has no time for marriage, and no room for disappointment–especially with French soccer player Emile Renaud. Sure, he’s gorgeous, but he’s wrong for a career woman like Theresa. If only her mother would stop pressuring her to get married and let her live her own life. Finding a very unsuitable husband to shock her parents into silence and put an end to the marriage campaign is the only answer. Emile will do just fine.
Theresa’s outrageous proposal is the answer to Emile’s problem. They’re complete opposites living in different worlds, but a fake marriage will let him ditch his clingy ex once and for all. Then he’ll be free of commitment and free to live his life the way he wants to.
A contract. Twelve months. And they walk away Scott free. But a year of marriage tests them both in unimaginable ways. Maybe Emile isn’t unsuitable after all, but how can Theresa let herself love him when she signed a contract to let him go?
Sexy, French Soccer Star anyone???
Well, let me say…Me! Me! Me!
Maybe I just have not found them, but I say there should be more stories about soccer players, especially ones like Emile in this story.
I liked the premise of the two different people, who seem only to have a connection of convenience. But what starts two people attracted to each other and need each other for issues in their lives, turns into friendship and eventually love. Even though they seem total opposites, they are a lot a like. They are both driven to succeed in their fields, are smart, sexy and really caring people. I liked that the author showed different sides to the characters and made me really care about what was going to happen to Theresa and Emile. And holy crap, they are sexy together!
Other things I liked about the story, was the setting; England and a trip to Brazil. Being from the United States, so many Authors I read are from here and I like the different setting. I also liked that it was about Football (soccer) and American football, which is so much more widely played around the world that I thought it was a great change from more typical stories, we see here.
This was a great story, funny, smart, super sexy. I kept me entertained and reading until it was finished.