Series: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance #8
Published by Birch River Publishing on 2016-12-03
Length: 161 pages
Reviewing Audiobook from Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: Audiobook Challenge 2017, HoHoHo Readathon 2017
Spend Christmas in a welcoming bed and breakfast filled with romance and heartache in the latest Billionaire Bride Pact by bestselling sweet romance author, Cami Checketts.
Zander Keller survived a stint on reality TV and the addiction recovery center that fame forced him into, but he should never have agreed to do an undercover boss ploy to help his father. The beautiful manager of the Southern bed and breakfast makes him laugh and forget his troubles, until she tries to solve his commitment issues like every woman has since his mother’s murder.
Trin Dean has no intention of becoming besotted with Zander like every other red-blooded female who drooled over him on television. But when he begins helping out at her ancestral bed and breakfast, she discovers the true Zander, who has overcome more heartache than most people can understand. Can she risk falling for him and jeopardize her job and the home her family has treasured for generations?
I’m a sucker for overly sweet, cliché holiday romance and The Faithful One by Cami Checketts is just that. This is the first book I’ve read in the popular A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance series and it won’t be the last. The series follows a group of woman who as girls made a pact to marry billionaires. It was a silly promise that Trin rarely thinks about and when she does, she’s embarrassed to admit it.
I like Trin. She works hard for everything she has in life, including keeping her grandparents’ legacy alive, running their Bed and Breakfast, even if she no longer owns it. When the son of the new owner comes to stay at the B&B, she finds herself terrified, wondering if he is planing to sell her home. Determined to keep that from happening, she doubles down on her work, hoping to prove that the B&B is worth keeping.
Zander is a mess. I fell in love with him from the first moment he entered the story. He is so broken. As a teen, he found his mother murdered. As an adult, he turned to alcohol to numb the pain and escape the memory. Now after rehab, he is finding peace. When his father asks him to do an undercover boss type scenario at the B&B, Zander agrees, eager to help the man who has stood behind him when he was at his worst. Only one problem, he is too recognizable. Even though he doesn’t reveal who he is, he suspects the beautiful manager knows the truth from the moment she sees him. However she doesn’t reveal it, which leaves Zander able to get to know her and the staff, to find a purpose in his life.
Overall, The Faithful One is a short, sweet read about broken souls who learn to love again. If you enjoy clean, contemporary romance, I highly recommend you read Trin and Zander’s story.