Title: Marriage of Inconvenience
Author Name & Publisher: M.J. O’Shea (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 15, 2016 – 214 pgs
Lights, Camera, Lies.
Kerry Pickering has a problem. As a publicist for Hollywood bad boy Jericho Knox, it’s Kerry’s job to keep Jericho in the news. So far, Jericho’s partying and public escapades have made it easy. But Jericho has a secret, and when that secret is revealed in the most spectacularly disastrous way, it’s up to Kerry to spin it.
The team decides the best course of action is to make the public fall in love—with Jericho’s secret committed relationship. The one that doesn’t exist. Yet.
The team wants someone they can trust. Someone in the inner circle. That someone is Kerry. But what will happen when Kerry realizes that for him, the romance is no longer pretend? Can Jericho love him back, or is he just playing a role?
What happens when you are not out of the closet, you are an actor that is supposed to be a ladies man/bad boy, and you get caught with your pants around your knees with a dark haired man in between them???? Well just ask Jericho because that is exactly what happened to him.
Because of this he stands to lose his upcoming role in the show that he supposed to be co-staring in. There is only one option on the table for him to turn everything around and to be able to keep the role he so desperately wants…. Listen to George and team Jericho and do as the say.
In order to turn everything around for himself he has to fake being engaged to Kerry and pretend that all his bad ways as a womanizer was only for show ( which it was) but for a different reason then being in the closet. Jericho and Kerry have to convince everyone that Jericho acted the way he did to protect his real (fake) private life with Kerry.
With this comes even more problems. When first put together these two men could not stand each other. But as time went on and the more they got to know each other, everything that was supposed to be fake started to feel very real. The question is, was it real to both of them or was it only real to one of them and a game to the other??
This book was a very good read. MJ was able to bring out so many different aspects into this book. It was a very heart felt book once you was able to get around the fake personalities and started to get to the heart of who the characters truely are. Jericho and Kerry are he complete odd couple but so totally perfect together. Well that is they would be if Jericho could get over his self doubts and his past. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I believe others will enjoy it just as much as I did.
M.J. O’Shea has been writing romance since algebra class in sixth grade (when most of her stories starred her and Leonardo DiCaprio). When she’s not writing, she loves listening to nearly all types of music, painting, reading great authors, and on those elusive sunny days in the Pacific Northwest, she loves driving on the freeway with her windows rolled down and her stereo on high.