The Attraction Equation by Kadie Scott
FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don’t allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…
Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.
Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules…
I’ve read Kadie Scott before ( The Wrong kind of Compatible book 1 in this series), so jumped at the chance to read The Attraction Equation, and I wasn’t disappointed. The sarcasm is there, the witty one liners are there, and the well written characters are there too.
Max is a neat freak, in fact, if it’s not tidy he doesn’t cope well. I hate to use labels (OCD) and he always has a plan and a back up plan. But he’s dropped himself right in it with his family, he’s told them he had a girlfriend, and they in turn want to meet her (oooops) he’s sick of being the butt of the family jokes. And when he meets Gina, his mind works overtime and comes up with a plan.
Gina thinks it’s blackmail she only wants to hide a present for her brother, but after getting caught, she has no alternative but to say yes to the “fake relationship”. Gina is a free spirit….. goes with the flow, jumps in with both feet first. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. People only see the flighty silly female, but she wants to create beautiful stage sets, maybe a little organisation is what she needs.
The time they spend together is hilarious. Each learning about each other and themselves, yes we know the outcome, buts it’s a romance story, so it’s a forgone conclusion.
But the journey there was half the fun, punchy one liners and pages that made you smile.
The series is loosely connected, so you can read it on it’s own.