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Marriage Lessons (Off Guard #3) by Katie Allen [arc review]

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
Every single one of the Off Guard books is amazingly well written. Katie Allen (known by many of you as Katie Ruggle) has done an astonishing job. I finished the book less than one hour ago and I am seriously considering re-reading the three books now.... 


Marriage Lessons, Katie Allen
The blurb:
Falling for your boss—no matter how fast he makes your pulse race—is such a cliché. But it’s one Annabelle Shay can’t seem to avoid. Gallery owner Louis Dumont is stupid hot. Plus, he’s sweet, sensitive and a brilliant artist. But he’s also oblivious. Which is good because Annabelle loves her job too much to risk it.

Louis hasn’t been with a woman since he was wounded in Afghanistan, remaining guarded about his body and his heart. But Annabelle is different. She keeps him grounded. Which is why protecting her—first pretending to be her husband to ward off unwanted attention, then inviting her to move in after her landlord kicks her out—feels so natural, even if it invites rampant temptation.

Try as Annabelle might, there are some desires you simply can’t shake. Louis repeatedly joke-asking her to marry him isn’t helping, especially when their unbearable attraction upgrades them to roomies with benefits. But Louis is still keeping pieces of his past to himself, leaving Annabelle to wonder if he’ll ever truly be vulnerable with her—or if she stands to lose everything.


5 Stars

First off we have Louis... The man made me laugh and swoon so so much. He was perfection. 
He has not been with a woman in a very long time, since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan. To see him being both the most confident guy ever and this guy that is not sure of himself at the same time was really special. Louis is your ultimate hero: sweet, kind, charming, sexy, protective, confident in public, and little hurt and vulnerable in private because of his injuries. There is no way he is not going to melt your heart.

Annabelle is just as amazing. She works hard, or tries too- Luis is always trying to distract her. She has some sass, but is ultimately one  of the sweetest heroines out there. She has had a crush on her boss in forever and finds it really hard saying no to him. When things go wrong with her current apartment and she needs a place to go Luis offers and although she knows it is probably a bad idea leaving with the boss you have feelings for she can't say no to him. 

I loved how their friendship and understanding of each other grew into something more. Their silliness and banter was charming and their steamy scenes were off the charts while at the same time adorable and touching. How on earth the author did that is beyond me. 
I don't remember the last time I read a book with a wounded hero that I liked this much, they are not always written well. Louis' charming and funny mannerisms and the way he hid some of his feelings behind that made his character approachable, relatable, lovable... 

I could really go on and on here for some time, but that would probably end up in spoilers. 
So..... Go Read!!!

Release Date: October 15th, 2018.
Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon
Baking Lessons (Off Guard #2): Blog Review and Links to Book

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