Author: Tara Lain
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 03/07/2016
Length: 05 hours 18 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
He’ll marry the maid to get $50 million but a secret could queer the deal.
Taylor Fitzgerald needs a last-minute bride.
On the eve of his twenty-fifth birthday, the billionaire’s son discovers that despite being gay, he must marry a woman before midnight or lose a fifty-million-dollar inheritance. So he hightails it to Las Vegas… where he meets the beautiful maid Ally May.
There’s just one rather significant problem: Ally is actually Alessandro Macias, son of a tough Brazilian hotel magnate. But if Ally keeps pretending to be a girl for a little while longer, is there a chance they might discover this marriage is tailor-made?
This one was fun. I was actually a bit surprised to be kept on the edge of my seat for most of the story. Even though I could see the outcome coming from a mile away, I was kept waiting and needing to see exactly HOW that outcome would come to be. I think that is a mark of a good author when she can take a cliched romantic trope and make it her own enough to keep her readers guessing and smiling.
I loved this story. When I think of the Dreamspun Desires line, this is the exact type of story I expect to get. Totally trite, totally over the top, totally fun, and totally full of heart. I have said it before, but I am a sucker for the marriage of convenience trope and I think Ms. Lain did it justice in Taylor Maid.
I loved the drag aspect and I loved that in the end, those who opposed this the most, were the ones who made it all work! This story was just all kinds of fluffy goodness and I just don’t know how else to express my happiness that this line of book is in existence and authors are getting it right!
John Solo is hit or miss for me but I think he did a good job on this one. He brought out the characters well and managed to present all the emotions, even the softer ones I often think he has difficulty achieving. I enjoyed listening to this story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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