New Release Reviews ~ Jared by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell (Giveaway)

Jared (Boyfriend for Hire, 4)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Fake Boyfriend, Single Dad
Released: 23 April
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boyfriend for Hire
Length: 180 pages, 40,300 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Available – Wide Release
ISBN – 9781785642463


Jared’s world is turned upside down after Luka hands over his pocket money to hire him as a friend for his lonely, widowed dad.
Jared is good at his job, but his soft heart means that he often finds himself in the weirdest of situations. A kind-of-threesome, a disappearing swan, and a destroyed hotel room are just the tip of the iceberg, but he is a popular boyfriend-for-hire and always in demand. He dreams of working as a family psychologist one day, and as his work with Bryant & Waites is funding his studies, the last thing he wants is to lose his job. At a make-or-break meeting, Jared vows to focus on being strictly professional. Still, almost immediately, he meets Luka sitting on the office steps with pocket money in hand and with a sadness that melts Jared’s resolve. Luka explains that his mom passed away some years ago, and his hardworking father needs a friend. Jared has no intention of taking Luka’s pocket money, but he wants to make Luka smile again, and if being hired as a friend for Luka’s widowed dad is what it takes, then he’s all in.
Being a single dad to eleven-year-old Luka is the best thing in Nate’s world, but add running a bar with long hours, and his work-life balance is screwed. There’s certainly no time for relationships, and even though Luka worries about his dad’s love life daily, romance is the last thing on Nate’s agenda. Owning Rhea’s Bar and keeping his head above water is second only to his love for Luka. His entire world consists of his son and the bar until Jared stumbles into his life. Even though Nate won’t admit it, he’s lonely, and Jared is the first friend he’s made in a very long time. Could their friendship become something more?


Boyfriend for Hire, RJ Scott & Meredith Russell
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~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

5 Stars

This is book 4 in the Boyfriend for Hire series. If you haven’t read them, then I’d really recommend them; although, this totally functions as a stand-alone and you don’t need to have read them to enjoy this.
Jared is not the greatest employee because he tends to cause chaos on his dates. That doesn’t stop him from getting bad reviews though.  From the get-go, we realise that basically he’s a really nice guy, and I mean that in a good way. Things tend to go wrong because he’s always trying to help people or solve problems. Jared is hired in this story but not in the way the title might suggest. When a little boy turns up on the business steps and wants a friend for his Daddy so he can be happy, you know what’s going to happen. What you get is a really sweet, emotional story about one guy, Nate, learning to be happy again; to find himself a life that isn’t just being a Dad and a bar owner. Jared is perfect in this story; he doesn’t push, he’s just there for Nate in a way that melts your heart. He lets Nate take each new step at his own pace. They are obviously perfect for each other and the chemistry between them is hot, but there is more to them than that and that’s what makes it work so well for me. It’s sweet, funny, sexy, and all-around melt your heart.
A definite recommendation from me. A perfect short read that will leave you feeling warm and happy.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***


~ * ~ Annas Review ~ * ~

4.5 Stars

Jared is juggling college and his job as a “boyfriend for hire” when he meets Luka, a young kid who will do anything to make his dad happy. Luka’s dad, Nate, is a widower, bar owner, and father who loves Luka more than life.

Nate gets scared when Luka is not where he said he would be, but when Jared saves the day by bringing Luka home, a friendship buds that may eventually blossom into more!

I loved this story! The characters were all well written, and their feelings really hit home as you read. Very well balanced, which really convinced me to go back and read the rest of the series! I fell in love with these three and the cast of supporting characters too!

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***



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Author of M/M romance.
Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.
She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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Meredith Russell is an author, cover artist and vampire slayer. Okay, she may have made that last one up, but that’s what she loves about writing—the possibilities. No matter where her stories are set—from fantastical worlds of zombies and werewolves to the ambling life of an English village—she strives to write about romance and the tales of men searching for their happy ever after. Meredith  writes the stories she loves to read—complex, emotional, a journey, and sometimes unexpected.
In 2012 Meredith had her first novels published, as well as being commissioned to do her first cover design. She now splits her time between populating fictional worlds with characters she adores, and helping other authors bring theirs to life through cover art. She has had a number of popular releases, including Dead Things, Just Jack, and both the Sapphire Cay and Boyfriend for Hire series’ written with RJ Scott.

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