Saturday, November 17, 2018

Release Blitz Review: The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt

The Husband Gambit
by L.A. Witt
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance

Marry me for 1 year. Payment: $1.2 million.

Hayden Somerset is convinced the ad is a joke, but he responds anyway because, hello, $1.2 million. He’s broke, living in a tiny apartment with two roommates, and exhausted from praying his ancient car survives just one more week. His skyrocketing rent and crushing student loans aren’t helping either. At this point, there isn’t much Hayden wouldn’t do for that kind of cash.

The ad isn’t a joke. Jesse Ambrose is absolutely serious. His father, the charismatic patriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty, has his eye on politics, and he’s counting on California’s liberals and progressives to elect him. But Jesse knows what his father believes when cameras and voters aren’t around. As the election looms, he’ll do anything to force the man’s hand and show the public who Isaac Ambrose really is.

Anything, including marrying a stranger so his father will make good on his promise to disown Jesse if he ever takes a husband.

Now he just has to wait for his father to take the bait… and try not to accidentally fall in love with his fake husband.

I always love to read about fake relationship and this one is quite a pleasant and light read without over the top drama. Hayden is a poor actor living in LA with his buddies and he was desperate enough to answer an ad looking for a fake husband. 1.2 million to pretend to be someone husband for a year. Right from the start, Hayden and his flatmate had me laughing out loud and I really enjoyed their banter and overall bromance. 

The other protagonist is Jesse. The reason why he needs a fake husband is quite a complicated story and let just say is a rouse for a his family. But worry not, the reason is an honorable one and Hayden is gungho enough to help him. Their relationship is pretty slow burn. For the first half, they are mostly courteous and platonic towards each other. 

There isn't much drama in the story besides of a misunderstanding towards the end, which I find is rather worth an eye roll. I feel as if Hayden think too much and make a fuss out of nothing. Anyway, crisis is easily averted and I mainly interested to see how they both defeat the bad guy in the story. 

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

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