Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a cute contemporary romance that is a quick and easy read. Strangers Jo and Matthew have an unexpected encounter in a bar that ends up in his hotel room. When they wake up they find themselves apparently “married”. Called to Rome for an emergency, but eager to sort out their mess ASAP, Matt asks Jo to come with him. Doing the unthinkable, she agrees. Jo and Matthew are total opposites. Jo is crushed when she finds out the bills have piled up and her family has to sell their beloved ranch –Tessa. Matthew is a ruthless CEO with a brilliant mind, and he’s none other than the heir to the Devaro family’s mega fortune and business empire. Jo agrees to stay in Rome to help his family’s public disaster in exchange for help to save her family ranch. But can she survive Matthew’s family and ex-girlfriend?

Jo is completely out of her element in Rome, but after the first few disasters involving Matthew’s, ex-girlfriend and mother, she finally finds her voice and stands up for herself. Her sensibility and humility come through and starts to affect everyone around her. I really enjoyed seeing how she blooms into a self-confidant woman.

I have to admit, I did not like Matthew very much at all. I thought he was unnecessarily harsh in his treatment of Jo, and his arrogance, indifferent, uncaring personality was hard for me to read. Every time he put Jo down or was mean to her I cringed. I mean, I get it, the author needed to depict the two MCs differences, I just thought it could be toned down a bit.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Katie and Brey PA and the author. All opinions are my own.