Straight Up Irish by Magan Vernon
Series: Murphy Brothers #1
Published: February 19, 2018 by Entangled: Embrace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.
Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways. That she’s beautiful and I enjoy spending time with her–doesn’t matter. When all of this is done, she’s heading home to America, and I’ve got a company to run.
A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong?
I was not able to finish this book unfortunately and I had to DNF after 25%. I do want to clarify that there was nothing wrong with the writing or the plot and instead it just wasn’t the book for me because I just didn’t like the hero.
To me, Connor just came across so sleazy. The book starts with him waking up in another woman’s bed after a drunken night. I don’t mind this per se, after all, characters have pasts. What bothered me is that he calls her the wrong name and when she gets upset, he doesn’t seem to care at all. As he leaves, he rudely comments that he can’t remember the night and he hopes it wasn’t mediocre for her. Then he goes to his scheduled meeting where he runs into Fallon, the heroine, and he immediately thinks about taking her against the wall. Dude, you just came from someone else’s bed, get some control over your horn dog ways. Connor then spends the next chapters (up to where I stopped) constantly making comments about them sleeping together — FYI, really unprofessional considering Fallon is his brother’s secretary and an employee in their business.
It just wasn’t charming or sexy for me. At one point, they run into the woman Connor was with the night before and he’s still really rude to her and Fallon even makes some comments on how Connor can do better. We really don’t need to demean other woman or make them sluts in order to make the heroine seem better.
If none of that would bother you or Connor is your kind of hero, then you’ll probably like this book, but for me it just doesn’t work.
DNF – Stopped reading at @ 25%
ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review
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