Four Week Fiance
by Helen Cooper
Released Aug 20, 2013
Serie | 564 pages | New Adult – Romance
by Helen Cooper
(adapted from goodreads)
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What would you do if the hottest man on earth made you an offer you couldn’t refuse?
What if it was the offer of a lifetime? The sort of offer that would make you blush as he offered you whatever you wanted to make you accept. What if the offers were so spicy, so naughty, so scandalous that you wouldn’t even want to tell your best friend?
If you were me, you would say yes.
There are three things you should know.
His name is TJ Walker. He’s 28, hot as can be and he’s my brother’s best friend.
TJ asked me to be his fiance for four weeks.
I’m hoping to make the engagement real.
I know. I can’t believe it either. What am I thinking? There are so many things that could go wrong by accepting to be TJ’s four week fiance? But, I can’t stop thinking that there are also so many things that could go right.
I’m confused and maybe doubt about the storytelling of Cooper’s. I read some of her books and this new book has nothing common with her personal way to tell the story at all. Maybe because it’s trying to be a young adult-erotica genre or not, it has something off. It felt rushed and had gaps, expecially at the first half of the book (or farther), so I couldn’t be connected with the characters or understand complitely their motives and thoughts.
To make myself understandable…I’ll start backwards.
There’s a man, TJ Walker! He is a 28 years old, gorgeous, sexy-hot millionaire, and he has dark ways to high himself. I can only describe his ways like this, because I didn’t see many so far. Although, what I saw in the end of the book, was intrigue and hot, kinda BDSM, but that’s an other story…So, TJ has an agenda. A secret agenda! He want’s Mila to be his four weeks fiance. It’s a farce, that’s why it’s for four weeks and the reasons are two: First, for his benefit to have her, body and soul, all for his pleasure, as Mila is forbidden to him by her brother and her family. Second, for his benefit to get a seat on the board of his father’s company, but that’s how he explaned to her the reason wanted her as his fiance. Third, and it’s what I saw reading his POVs, it’s because TJ realy carred and maybe loved her deep deep down, but he couldn’t know any other way to show his feelings for her.
However, he is a jerk!! Oh yeah, he is! Knowing Mila’s brother, Cody, from when they where kids, he spent most of his time at Brookstone family house, knowing everyone very well and making Milas life a living hell. Both, the two boys were like tyrants to her, mocking and embarassing her all the time. Mila was nothing to TJ, she was just a kid to him until she passed 18 and became a woman. I won’t spoil his thoughts about having Mila or what he will be like when he’ll finally have her. No, you have to read the book on your own. I can only say that…He is a mystery! Even reading his POVs he doesn’t open up, so the reader will have a cue about what is going on, or at least most of the time. He only talks about a fucked up situation and that’s the readon I couldn’t connect, or understand him as a character. He looked enforced in some ways!
And there’s Mila Brookstone, a 22 years old woman, who kinda act and thought like a teenager, but she works at her family business and live alone, so that’s a little strange all the teenager stuff for her character. She has a crash for TJ from her youth, she even has a journey talking about him daily. She wanted him to be hers for ever and she was all horny when she described her thoughts about the two of them together, whish was all the time. She’s 22, why she has to think like 16? IDK! And that’s the main reason I gave 3 stars to the book. It would be more interesting if Mila knew her self and what she wanted to do on her life, than have only imagine TJ on her bed and talk dirty all the time…
However, what I like most was the secondary characters at the story. Milas grandfather, or her Nonno, is the light to keep her down to earth. He is wise and he love her very very much. They talk about every subject, every worry, every need, and when I say everything it isn’t exaggeration. Sex and love is on the table without preciosity! Nonno knows her crash for TJ and he’s ok with it but when things took new place and meaning, he had second thoughts about her happiness.
Mila has also a best friend, Sally, who is more like what I would expect Mila would be as a main character. She is smart, organized, down to earth but few times acted as a teenager too. She has a crash for Mila’s brother but that’s an other story to tell. Sally is Mila’s life savor and the shoulder to cry when Mila was heartbroken by TJ, which was often. She always supported Mila’s plans to have TJ but when he finally made his move and asked Mila to be his fake fiance, with all the baggage on tail, Sally has changed her mind about her friend’s happiness too.
So what is happening in the story?
A tradition family trip at the Brookstone lake house, let Mila buy a sexy underwear with the thought to finally seduce TJ, as he always join them on this trip. It was her chance! After few encounters with him in the past, physically and verbally, she thought he might be interesting on her too.
Most of the story took place at the lake house. Secret plans, fake boyfriends…and girlfriends, strong language and hard core situations between TJ and Mila,(the sexy underwear was used by the way) made the story very interesting to read and not wanted to put it down. It was a real page-turning tale from the beggining but when Mila acted as a teenager, was realy annoying. I think it would had a different confrontation if her stance was more mature. And maybe, the erotica genre Cooper wanted to put on the story will had it’s capacity to succeed it. In the end, Mila is finally accepted TJ’s offer and we see them in the most intimidating scene ever! And that’s something to leave you wondering about!
So, I hope for the second book to achieve the 5 stars I wanted to give on the first place. I’m sad about that, because there were so much expectations in this story, which clearly saw in the end of the book. Four weeks fiance isn’t a not-warth-to-read book. The teasing, the encounters, some of TJ’s thoughts, the bed scenes and many many more are worth to be readed. So, even if I share my thoughts about the book, they don’t cease to be my thoughts! You can make your own!
Four Week Fiance 2 will be released December 8…
Book rates: 3+ stars
- Plot: 4 stars
- Characters: 3 stars
- Writing:3 stars
- Pacing: 3+ stars
- Cover: 4+ stars