A marriage of convenience trope is like chocolate ice-cream. It’s not the most original or out-there, but it’s comforting. And when done right, it will bring a smile to your face.
Enter Logan Crowne. He’s your typical, go-to rich alpha-male. He’s hot, he’s powerful, he wants to run his family’s empire, and because of plot-reasons, he needs to get married. After doing a bit of research, Logan comes across Ella Papillion. Way back in the day they went to school together, until she mysteriously dropped out. In the present day, she’s a fashion designer employed at her father’s company. He was a couture genius, but after he passed the company was left to Ella’s stepmother, and she’s been dreaming of taking the business back for years.
After they establish their fake relationship will be mutually beneficial IT IS ON. Now, of course, they are both beautiful people, and they have great chemistry and the whole nine yards, can they truly pretend and not fall in love? The answer is, no, of course, they will fall in love – this is a romance novel.
And I was about this give this book 3.5 stars, but after careful consideration, I decided to bump it to a 4, because although I have seen this plot so many times before, I had fun reading this – so much fun, people. Logan Crowne is swoony. Ella is crazy. She’s a fashion designer by day turned Banksy at night. You have to love a woman that spray paints things and has street cred.
They couldn’t be more different if they wanted to, and I was there for every bit of it.
If you like this trope, Crowne of Lies is a perfect swoony fun read, and I definitely recommend it.
Thank you, C.D. Reiss and Social Butterfly PR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.