Book Review: Three Day Fiancée (Animal Attraction #2) by Marissa Clarke

Three Day Fiancée

Author: Marissa Clarke
Series: Animal Attraction, Book 2
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Expected Publication: May 14, 2018

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Summary: Helicopter pilot Taylor Blankenship’s time schedule is maxed out. Between his job, his one-hundred and fifty pound slobbering mess of a dog, and his matchmaking grandmother, he has no time for anyone or anything-especially a woman. If only there were a way to get Grams to back down.

The job of New York City dog walker suits Caitlin Ramos perfectly while she preps for her CPA exam—steady, scheduled, and requiring very little human interaction; a huge seller since she’s still on the mend from a toxic relationship. Men suck. Especially her bossy hot client with the Saint Bernard that thinks it’s a lap dog. No way will she go for his plan to pretend they’re engaged to get his grandmother off his case. Down, boy.

Offered a bargain she can’t refuse, Caitlin finds herself playing the part of fiancée to Taylor. Fortunately, it’s only for three days. All she has to do is fake a relationship with Mr. Bossy Pants in front of his entire family, survive a fierce game of truth or dare with an unscrupulous pair of octogenarians, endure a one-on-one round of Twister with Taylor, and not lose her heart to a guy who turns out to be a lot more than she’d bargained for.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: I was in a book slump and had already picked up and rejected several books; then I picked up Three Day Fiancée and didn’t put it down until I’d finished it. From the moment Caitlin and Taylor meet, their relationship is pure romantic comedy gold. As with any book that focuses on the pretend engagement trope, the plot requires a certain suspension of disbelief, but isn’t some element of the fantastic what you want out our your rom-coms? (Because it’s definitely what I want out of mine.) And from Caitlyn’s no good, horribly, very bad day she’s having when she meets Taylor; to the scavenger hunt and games of truth or dare at Grams’ anniversary weekend party; to the zany antics at the Animal Attraction’s first annual pet shelter fundraiser ball, this book sure delivers!

Caitlin is a great leading lady, and it’s amazing how real she is being strong, sexy, and funny and at the same time so damaged and vulnerable because of the scars of her past. And Taylor. *Dreamy sigh* I think Fiona says it best: “Right… Nobody likes a guy who treats his dog like a family member and adores his grandmother and little sister.” Taylor is just swoon worthy, and I love how patient he is with Caitlin’s steam trunk of baggage. I fell in love with Taylor’s family every bit as hard as I fell in love with the main characters, which made for a really enjoyable read. They’re all so fun, and I found myself grinning like a moron through pretty much this entire book.

This is the second book in the Animal Attraction series, but can be read as a stand alone. There aren’t spoilers for the first book, Dear Jane , as far as I could tell, though Jane is a side-character in this book. I assume the third book will be about the third founder of Animal Attraction, the painfully shy Fiona, and I can NOT wait to read that. It also has mention of or brief appearances by the characters from an earlier series, the Anderson Brothers: Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers #1) , Neighbors with Benefits (Anderson Brothers #2) , and Chance of a Lifetime . Upon finishing this book I immediately went and bought all four of these books, and I think that says more about how amazing Three Day Fiancée was than any review ever can. 😉

One comment

  1. This sounds like so much fun! I like that they work a pet into the story (as long as they don't kill them!). Sweet and swoony is just my speed. Great review and glad this book got you out of your slump

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