Unforgettable; Vino and Veritas #16
(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: August 12, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Employee-Workplace/Fake Relationship/MM Romance
Author: Marley Valentine
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
One night becomes unforgettable and WOWZA!! It blazes hotter than the surface of the sun!
Reeve and Oz are every dirty fantasy come to life and they jump right off the pages…then they are complete couple goals; sweet, thoughtful, lingering kisses, holding hands, ALL the coupleness. Sadly, they are fake dating, but they are also not. It’s complicated.
Reeve has just moved to Vermont for the summer and is looking to change his pattern. He is a serial monogamist and was recently dumped. He now has one final summer before starting work for his father, a job he isn’t exactly enthused about, but he’s committed to, sort of like his past relationships. He wants a summer to be free and actually be happy. Enter Oz and the one night that brings him the most happiness he’s ever had. Now he just has to remind himself that it’s only for a summer and not to get attached. Being happy is easy, not falling for Oz is going to be hard, very, very hard.
Oz is not a relationship guy. He’s never been in one and yet he finds himself constantly breaking his own rules after meeting Reeve. When Oz’s sister asks who he’s bringing as a date, and the ever compounding feelings of family disappointment in never being good enough, he knows exactly who he wants to bring, the one person who actually has made him happy; Reeve. While he knows Reeve isn’t staying past summer, it might be the perfect solution to his problem so neither man will get attached, but he needs to remind his heart because his head keeps breaking those rules which is supposed to protect that organ.
Their connection is deep and real and so beyond the crazy chemistry they share between the sheets. Every touch, every kiss, every moment makes their time together unforgettable. Asking Reeve to be his fake boyfriend is perfect, until real feelings develop, how will either man survive when the summer comes to an end?
Marley Valentine writes passion and emotional couple goals that makes this book phenomenal! Loved all the secondary characters and certainly can’t wait to get to Reeve’s roommate, Murph. Visiting everyone in Vermont is fantastic.
One night with Reeve Hale wasn’t enough. I knew it when I kissed him, I knew it when I slept with him, and I was certain of it when I walked out of his motel room the very next day.
So when the shy, gorgeous man is introduced as our newest employee at Vino and Veritas, I can’t help but conjure up all the ridiculous ways to convince him to repeat that unforgettable night. Like asking him to be my fake boyfriend at my sister’s upcoming wedding.
Only, I didn’t expect him to say yes.
Playing pretend shouldn’t feel this real. Especially when Reeve is planning on leaving Vermont after the summer.
We agreed to one night. We negotiated a fake relationship. But I’m the one who broke our terms. I wasn’t supposed to fall in love and he was never supposed to be so unforgettable.