Friends with Benefits by Alaina Marks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A sexy romance short story for readers 18+ (Available on Nook & Kindle)
approx. 16,000 words
Montgomery, a caseworker for an adoption agency in New York, has just
been told the apartment she was about to rent was not available anymore
because the landlord decided to rent it to someone else at the last
minute. She has two weeks to find a place to live. On top of giving up
her place, and having the threat of being homeless hanging over her
head, she has just ended her dead-end relationship which has made her
swear off men forever!
Neal Calhoun, successful CEO of one of the
biggest architectural firms in New York, gave up on relationships years
ago thanks to the betrayal of his ex. He now finds comfort in having no
strings attached, “friends with benefits” type relationships; keeping
his heart safe while getting his needs met. When Brandi post an ad
online looking for a roommate situation, Neal answers her ad with the
“perfect” arrangement: a friends with benefits type of relationship in
exchange for a great place to stay in one of the most sought after
addresses in Manhattan.
With only two weeks before she’s out on
the streets, Brandi has to decide if she wants to take Neal up on his
offer. This should be a win-win situation for both parties where
everyone benefits. But what happens when one of them breaks the number
one rule, do they call it quits or do they take a chance on love...again.
Now a days finding people on line to date or to get a room mate is the way to go. Its fast and easy.
The premise of the book was just that. Brandi's plans fall through and now she will be homeless in 2 weeks. She puts an ad on Craigslist for a room mate and before she knows it she's got a few offers.
Neal answers Brandi's ad and his offer to her is "be my live in fuck buddy and you can stay here for free".
Um, I had red flags going up just from the subject line. That would have been a "delete NOW" for me.
I know this was a short but everything felt really rushed and before I knew it, Neal was giving Brandi the title of girlfriend. They have both been burned by exlovers so I was kinda put off by the fact they moved so quickly to titles. I think if it was just them having fun it would have made more sense.
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