From the book description on the back:
A convenient Christmas proposal!
Trisha August is determined to be independent and will do anything -- well, almost anything -- for enough money to set up her own business. She can't believe her luck when hotshot Lassiter Dragan promises to give her a loan...
But there's a catch -- she has to become his temporary "wife" for the Christmas holidays!
Lassiter has sworn that he'll never make himself vulnerable through love. So a convenient, temporary wife seems the perfect solution to enhance his business image. Only, living as man and wife is harder than either of them expects. Lassiter is appalled to discover he's falling in love with his wife!
::::::::: This book really is 3.5 stars -- not quite 4, but not bad enough to be 3. The romance seems to be very lust-driven. I found Trisha a little annoying at times because of what I saw as her petulant outbursts. (If she needs the money badly enough to agree to this crazy scheme, she shouldn't jeopardize it by insulting the man at what seems to be every chance she gets, should she?) Lassiter is pretty hot stuff, and Roszel creates him in the brooding, hard-to-read, larger-than-life mold. I got this at the library, and I guess it was worth the time to read, but I'll neither seek it out to purchase on my own nor specifically seek out Roszel's future books
I loved it, was a great book.