by: Naima Simone
Series: Texas Cattleman’s Club: Rags to Riches
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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An intriguing proposal
mixes romance and finance…
His friend needs a fiancé to claim a fortune.
But they both know it’s about more than money…
Ezekiel Holloway’s proposition could save his friend Reagan Sinclair’s inheritance and give her the freedom she craves. But when family scandals force Ezekiel to end their fake engagement, the heiress comes up with a counterproposal—and they elope to Vegas after all! Is there something more than mere convenience at stake here?
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For an outsider looking in, Ezekiel “Zeke” Holloway and Reagan Sinclair have a picture-perfect life. But looks can, and in their cases are deceiving. Each have known their share of unimaginable loss, grief, and loneliness. Each puts a smile on their face as if everything in their lives is fine. Zeke is the biracial son of Nina and Robert Holloway and the nephew of Ava Holloway Wingate. After the death of his parents, Ava and Trent took him and his brother Luke in. Zeke feels he owes the Wingate family, thus he works for Wingate Enterprises and has worked his way up to becoming VP of Marketing. Reagan is the socialite daughter of Douglas Sinclair, one of the few African American members of the Texas Cattleman’s Club.
Wingate Enterprises is in the midst of a PR nightmare and is bleeding cash after a series of questionable events. Zeke is upset by the fact that he is unable to protect his family and the company he loves. He also doesn’t like the behind the back whispers of the Royal elite speculating on the fact that his family is guilty of wrongdoings. A bright light appears in the form of Reagan. Zeke recognizes pain and he sees it in her. When he finds out that in order for Reagan to gain access to her inheritance she has to be married, he proposes a marriage of convenience. Reagan agrees but feels bad for adding to Zeke’s troubles. The two end up eloping to Vegas and the start of the true love affair between Reagan and Zeke begins.
Naima Simone is known for her sassy, strong, independent heroines. Reagan is no different. She just needed the right man to come along, see who she truly was, and help her spread her wings. Zeke is different from Naima’s other heroes. He doesn’t exude alpha male like a second skin. Zeke actually wears his heart on his sleeves and ultimately isn’t afraid to show how vulnerable he truly is. I loved that these two were friendly before their agreement, but became true friends afterward.
I LOVED Trust Fund Fiancé beyond words. This book truly owns my heart. By the ending, I wasn’t sure if my heart could take anymore. I really thought it was going to explode. I've loved Naima's books before, but Trust Fund Fiancé is next level. This story deserves more than 5 stars.
~ FAVORITE QUOTES ~
“Family loyalty is a bitch.”
“Family can be our biggest blessing and our heaviest burden.”
“Life is entirely too short to deal with regrets.”
“Because of--your life lessons, you are even more precious.”
“Struggle often shapes a person, makes them stronger. It helps us be better.”
**Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed it. Also personally purchased a paperback copy.**
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The Texas Cattleman’s Club: Rags to Riches Series:
The Price of Passion ~ Review
Black Sheep Heir ~ Review
The Paternity Pact ~ Review
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