War veteran Dawson Trudeau never expected his estranged identical twin to walk into his bar in Alaska, let alone offer him twenty million dollars to pose as the CEO of King Enterprises while he secretly heads to rehab for thirty days. With dreams of starting a homeless shelter for veterans and locating his retired service dog from Afghanistan, Dawson can’t say no. Then he meets his brother’s sexy assistant and he hopes she can’t say no—some overtime between the sheets.
Lacey Brooks isn’t attracted to her metro-sexual boss, but his rough and ready identical twin is just her type. When lust turns into love, she fears she is betraying the CEO. If she can navigate the family feud to ensure a spot-on impersonation by Dawson, she’ll finally be promoted to VP.
If they can pull off the masquerade, everyone wins. But once
the thirty days is over will victory matter if they don’t have each
Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
~ 3.5 Stars ~
This is my first book by this author. The first book of the Double Trouble Duet is a story about Dawson and Lacey.
Written in dual points of view, this is a tale of identical twin brothers who didn’t know of each other’s existence until they were twelve years old. That was the first time they met, things didn’t go well and both harboured resentment towards each other. Dawson was raised by their drug addict mother and Aaron was raised by their rich and successful businessman father. Fast forward to present day, Dawson retired from the military and now owns a bar in Alaska living the quiet life, almost off the grid. Aaron is now the CEO of King Enterprises, successful and rich. Aaron needs Dawson’s help. He wants Dawson to pretend to be him for thirty days whilst he goes to rehab. Pretending to be Aaron will take a lot of hard work and then there’s Lacey, Aaron’s assistant/confidante/best friend. For a whopping $20 million, the price for a twisted game of Freaky Friday, it almost looked too easy but Aaron also told Dawson that Lacey is off limits. Sparks fly, egos bruised but like magnets they are drawn to each other.
This contemporary romance is light – hearted and fun to read. Dawson is the hunky, broody twin whose military background makes him a man with a dark past. After all he’s been through money is not his end goal, looking for his former canine partner is, Dawson is the complete opposite of his twin. Meanwhile Lacey, a very smart, career orientated woman who only meant to help out Dawson ends up falling for him. The only problem is if she is willing to give up everything to be with him?
Since this is only the first book of a duet, we are only given half of the story. There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding some family members of the twins and the history but I suppose we get to know more about their background when book 2 comes out and we hear Aaron’s story. This book is longer than a novella but I consider this a short read compared to most books. If you are looking for an angst-free, light romance then this might be the book for you. (Rating: 3.5 stars)
That twangy accent? Double ugh.
Playing For Keeps, from her popular fantasy football romances, hit the #12 spot on the Barnes and Noble Nook Bestseller List and #26 on Amazon’s Kindle Bestseller. She has appeared on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list. Playing For Keeps (winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest), Going For It, and The Quarterback Sneak all hit the #1 spot in Sports Fiction on Amazon.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching sports, and attending kickboxing classes. She’s been married for 31 years and believes in happily ever after.
Fun Fact: Liz read her first romance at the age of fifteen and soon after wrote her first romances starring her friends and their latest crush!