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Langley Vaughn is in desperate need of a date.
But not just any date.
She’s looking for a date to the wedding from hell. It isn’t every day you’re forced to be in the bridal party while your first love marries your arch nemesis… otherwise known as the world’s worst stepsister. The entire situation is a nightmare, and Langley is sick and tired of taking orders and forcing a fake smile. She’s done being the bad guy when she was the one who was wronged.
She needs to find a date who’s not afraid of her family’s money and someone who is willing to shake things up. She needs someone outside of her normal social circle, someone ready to go to war with the well-to-do. She needs someone who won’t back down. Someone willing to play the complicated game of tug of war she’s been engaged in with her family for years.
Never in a million years did she think she was going to stumble across her very own heroic heartthrob when she set her crazy plan in motion.
Not only does Iker show up for her time and time again, he also forced her to finally fight for herself.
He says he’s only there for the money… but his actions speak so much louder than his words.
Iker Alvarez would do anything and everything to get his hands on some quick cash.
Not just any cash, but enough to make sure his younger brother gets into the college of his dreams.
Thank goodness for a desperate, pretty little rich girl with too much money and her heart set on an outrageous scheme. Being in the right place at the right time might just be the answer to both of their prayers — and this smart soldier has never let a golden opportunity slide by.
Iker doesn’t mind coming to Langley’s rescue and being her plus-one… as long as the price is right.
Only, he didn’t plan on liking the blonde socialite as much as he does. He is totally unprepared for the pull he feels toward her, coupled with his growing desire to protect her from the vultures and villains living under the same roof.
He wants to be the guy who keeps her safe and gives her the courage to fight back that she obviously needs… But someone else, someone far more powerful and influential than Langley’s wealthy family, has dibs on Iker’s time and on his future. He knows he isn’t the guy Langley can count on in the long run, but damn if he doesn’t want to do everything in his power to be that man.
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Betrayal never looked more unappetizing than when it swirled around Langley Vaughn. Imagine your first love leaving you for another. Then picture that betrayal with the eyes of your step-sister looking back at you. Now – imagine a wedding on the horizon that you are expected to be involved in because that step-sister is not only family, but she wants to rub the whole relationship in your face. This is the reality that Langley is facing with the upcoming nuptials.
How can you overcome the irritation of such an event? Langley has decided that she needs a date for the wedding that will set tongues wagging. A gentleman who is the complete opposite from any of the men in Langley’s social circles is definitely the answer. Was it too much for Langley to ask?? In an effort to find the one that would certainly be the talk of the town, Langley sets out to find ‘Mr. Right’. Who would have thought such a man was possible? Langley is about to find out what money can buy, and the ramification of choosing a man that was the opposite from everything that she had ever encountered.
Girl in Luv is collaboration from authors Jay Crownover and Rebecca Yarros. Both are my ‘go to’ authors for me, so I couldn’t wait to see what was in store with this duet. Langley is the type of character that has you rooting for the quest of a happy ending. After all – can any of us imagine what it takes to face a step-sibling that is marrying your ex?? Langley is portrayed as a lot more forgiving than I ever imagine I could be in the same situation. Empathy for the character oozes through the pages as the story unfolds.
Let’s talk about Iker Alvarez……talk about a gentleman in uniform!! Iker ends up being in the right place at the right time when Langley is looking for her ‘Mr. Right’. Everything about this man screams that he is a keeper. The way Iker handles the wedding and Langley’s acquaintances left me desperate to learn more about this tattered soul. Simply put…..Iker was definitely the guy that I could picture with Langley for the long haul.
As the two characters spend more time together, their attraction grows stronger by the minute. Where will it all lead once their time together has come to an end?? Only time will tell what road the two will travel. It’s a journey that I can’t wait to delve into a bit more!!