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(The Right Men Book #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Box office sensation, Marcus Wright is ready to take on the role of director. Romance author and single mom, Grace Rivera, is shocked when the sexiest man alive knocks on her door with the intent to bring her book to life.

He is willing to do anything to get what he wants, even use his charms on the beautiful, curvy woman standing in his way. Only it doesn't take long for t
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3.75 Stars

I really wanted to like this book more than I actually had the right ingredients for my perfect romance: single mum, emotional connection, beautiful chemistry between the main couple...but some events in the book turned out not so perfect...

Let's begin with the story itself..this is a fairy tale love story with a single mum who was infatuated with her favourite Hollywood actor who happens to stumble on her doorsteps and her dreams become a reality! The Hero was a very well know
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Wow this book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Not for action or suspense but for the absolute connection I felt between these two characters that stumbled upon each other and start a love story straight out off the bat. Marcus is a movie star but he's not all stuck up or arrogant. I loved how real he was. I loved how he called her Gracie. He's so romantic and everything he said was swoon worthy sweet. Lots of heat and Sexy times. Sweet little Lexy definitely added that adorable ban ...more
Dilek VT
3,75 stars but not 4


“You’ve picked up my life like a snow globe and shaken it all up. It’s never glittered like this.”

This is a sweet love story between Grace, "a Latino single mother & romance novelist" and Marcus, "a famous movie star & sexiest man alive" 😊 They meet when Marcus decides that he wants to make her book into a movie and he wants to buy the rights of the book.


I liked the character of Grace, but at times, she was t
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

This was one of those quick fun and enjoyable reads.

Most of you know by now I’m not a fan of insta-love, but when in works it works and in some quick fun books I don’t mind it too much anyway.

I enjoyed the story, for the most part. There were a few minor things that bothered me but overall it was a good book that was funny, cute, and very steamy. While with a somewhat predicable storyline I still enjoyed it.

The characters… I enjoyed Maracus a little more than Grace. He just seemed to know

Libby Harrison

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Grace): late 20s? – 4/5
Hero (Marcus): 36yrs old – 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Grovel: good
Cheating: none
HEA: yes with baby!
Triggers: some OW drama but the h kicked ass!

Average score: 4/5

Best Line: “Let me fix this”

Worst Line: “She’s a chubby single mom. Trust me when I say I got this”

Personal Review:
This was a good love story between a single mum and a movie star.

Random Ramblings:
•Love Cupcake Wars!
•I enjoyed Grace telling Marcus o
Lu Bielefeld **
He was taking a break from easy pussy. It had been fun, but he was over it. Maybe he was feeling old, but he wanted something more… something with substance.

“Fighting doesn't solve anything,” Grace automatically answered, giving her best mom voice.

Who in their right mind not only left a woman who looked like her, but their kid?

“She’s a chubby single mom. Trust me when I say I got this, I GOT this.”

“You seriously thinking about seducing a single mom to get her to sign the rights over for t
Oct 25, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Box office sensation, Marcus Wright is ready to take on the role of director. Romance author and single mom, Grace Rivera, is shocked when the sexiest man alive knocks on her door with the intent to bring her book to life.

He is willing to do anything to get what he wants, even use his charms on the beautiful, curvy woman standing in his way. Only it doesn't take long for the shy woman to unknowingly embed herself under his skin.

In a world where one p
Whynter Raven
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW i really love this story. Mayra did a amazing job on it. cant wait for the next book.
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.75-4 stars. This was a good book! This is the story of Grace, a sweet spitfire, Latino single mother who is a romance novelist, and Marcus, a famous movie star. Marc is interested in producing one of Grace's books to be made into a movie. His brothers goad him into betting that he would go to any lengths to get Grace to agree to sell him the rights to her book. He had a "SFB" moment and does a dumb guy thing by agreeing. All thoughts of the bet fly out the window practically right after it's m ...more
Andrea Britton
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If there's one book you want to buy from a author that maybe you don't know then this is the book for you. A book written by the very talented Mayra Statham. I've loved her books since I first got introduced to her and have seen her growth and her talent soar. This story proves it. Every single word.

Marcus Wright is 'Mr Right' in Hollywood. He's handsome and a talented actor who has been the swoon worthy male in RomComs, a superhero and many others. He has an idea and hopes that it will come to
Emma Johnston
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I'm not usually a fan of books where the hero or heroine is a movie star. I'm not sure what it is but they usually don't hold my attention for long. But this book was completely different and blew me away!

Marcus is a Hollywood movie star looking to leave the spotlight and produce when he comes across a book written by a single mum. He is desparate to turn this book into a movie, and he will do anything to get it. Grace is single mum to Lexi, full time author and all round lovely wo
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book even though it has what has to be one of the worst tropes in romance writing history. I would have given it higher marks if the editing had been tighter. For example, the Julia Roberts movie is Notting Hill not Knotting Hill; her hands were on his chest then "her hands had been slowly moving north", they were moving downward. I admit I am directionally challenged but even I know that north is up not down. The worst example is in Chapter 18 when Gracie calls her own dau ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Mayra Statham and I absolutely loved it. I love Marcus and Grace so much and Lexi was super adorable. I can't wait to read book 2
Sara Oxton
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lie by Mayra Statham a movie star magic five-star read. This is book one in the wright men series and what a first book. In a world where one plays make believe and one writes it, can they ever get the fairy tale happy ever after? Would you be able to forgive a lie that would shake you to the core? It’s a something posed to Romance author and single mom Grace Rivera. What will she decide?
Hollywood heart-throb Marcus Wright is willing to do anything in his power to get the book he wants to turn i
Michele McMullen
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ms. Mayra has done it again! She has captured our hearts with her beautifully real story and down to earth believable characters.
Grace Riveria is a beautiful, funny, curvy, strong author and oh yes, sassy as the day is long. She is a devoted single mom and her cute as a button little girl is a chip off the old block. She is fortunate to be surrounded by her dedicated and protective sisters that always have her back and will do anything for her!
Marcus Wright (Mr. Right) is a very hardworking, ta
Natasha Mahadeo
Ok I've had this book on my Tab like for, forever. I don't know why I hadn't read it till now but yeah, I wanted to kick myself.

Mayra Statham can do no wrong. She has once again given us this beautiful, magical love story... its so beautifully written and makes you know "yeah Fairytales still exist"
This book is like every single women's dream we have as a little girl only this time told in an adult version.

I am not telling you what their Occupations are cos you know already. And if you don't kno
Tracie Douglas
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I know I always say this when it comes to Mayra Statham's books but it can not be more true than this moment. LIE is Mayra's best book to date! It's unlike anything she's written and so much more. Truly talented Mayra created a world I got completely lost in and had a major book hangover from! I LOVED Marcus from the beginning. I LOVE how spunky and strong Grace was through out. I LOVED her daughter Lexie and the sweet moments with her.

I had the feels throughout the book and I can't express how
Tina Morgan
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow!!! This book was so enchanting I absolutely loved it!!! 5 stars just doesn't seem like enough but it's all I can give it. This is actually my first book I've read by Mayra and I don't know why but I am going to fix that asap. The characters are well developed and the secondary characters bring a different quality to it that you don't get from many books. I can't wait to read the rest of this series when they come out. We have the world's sexiest man who wants to go from in front of ...more
Crystal Radaker
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky to receive an ARC of this amazing book!
First, Mayra Statham is once of my favorite authors, her writing is beautiful and I lose myself in her books. Next, LIE is hot, so hot! It's also funny, sweet, and romantic with the right amount of angst and just one of the best books I have read in a very long time! Marcus sees Grace for the first time and is instantly attracted to this curvy single mother. Oh did I mention that she was a single mom? I love a single mom romance!
And Marcus i
Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
4 Mr Wright Stars!!

What an amazing read. Mayra you have done it again!!

Marcus Wright is Hollywood's, bad boy actor who decides he and his manager/ best friend want to turn a book into movie. Little does he know he's playboy ways are about to change when steps on author Grace Rivera's door step.

Grace Rivera is single mother to sassy 6yr old Lexi, who is writing to support her and Lexi. She has no idea just who Marcus is going to turn her world upside down.

This was an amazing sexually charged
Sharing My
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! Marcus is so hot, and I loved Grace's sassyness. I adored Lexi too! All the characters fit so well into the story. I hope they all get their stories told as well.
I loved that Marcus knew Grace was the one, even though Grace had doubts because he was an actor. He could have any woman he wanted, yet he chose Grace, a curvy, single mother and a struggling romance author. Has Grace finally found her Mr. Wright? Or will Marcus make a mistake that could cost them their chan
Stories in Review
Another great read from this author. I loved it. I love how much they love each other. Great read.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5*

Famous Marcus' image has taken a bashing from his ex-girlfriend's portrayal of him. Looking for a way to redeem himself, he ends up at romance author Grace's front door hoping to buy the rights to turn one of her books into a film. He thinks his good looks and famous status will get him what he wants...until he meets her.

I really despised Marcus to start with due to the arrogance he showed towards Grace. His cocky attitude wasn't endearing and it took a while to come around to actual
Books 2 Blog
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first time I have read anything by this author, and whilst I enjoyed the majority of the storyline, there were probably too many things at play, some of which, for me, did not enhance the story in any way. I liked both the main characters, Marcus and Grace. Marcus was the hot Hollywood actor who could have anyone, but he sets his sights on Grace, the curvy single mom who has little confidence in herself, and certainly doesn’t trust easily. I liked the chemistry between the character ...more
Heather andrews
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Grace is not one to hold back her wrath, “you barged into my house yesterday with an impromptu thing, set this…” she shook her hand out toward the shut doors, “I don’t even know what that was. But let me tell you , ‘Mr. Right,’” she scoffed his name in air quotations, “if you are serious about starting a business where you are going to be more than a pretty face in front of a camera, a little common sense would go a long way.” ****, he had really effed up somehow." I loved Marc's family, especia ...more
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lies are a killer in a relationship, especially when you lie with your mouth instead of lie in the bed with them. Marcus had no idea what his brother had roped him into especially since he was lying to himself when it happened. Grace a single parent and writer grabbed his heart from the start. Now if he can tell her the truth before his lies rip them apart before they can get started.

This author weaves a wonderful tale. Her characters are so life like, sometimes quirky but always real, you tend
Lynne Garlick
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

From the start this book had me hooked. Marcus appears to be cocky, self-centred and willing to do anything to get what he wants. The actor who is used to everyone coming to his neck and call, but it's all becoming old to him. Maybe he isn't like the tabloids portray him. Then he meets Grace, she has something he wants............and then he wants so much more. Love Grace!! She is sassy, feisty and she doesn't even know who he is when they first meet. She is like a breath of fresh air
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a Hollywood romance story! This book had it all. Sexy actor, hot steamy scenes and a darling child of a single mom!

Marcus Wright is the hot actor looking to you guessed it, direct! Isn't that what all hot actors want? Well, his production company finds a book that he thinks could be the latest blockbuster film directed by him.

Author and single mom, Grace Rivera is perfectly happy with her book the way it is. Marcus is willing to do anything he has to do to make sure he gets the right
Beyond The Covers Blog
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romaine
Don't lie to someone instead lie in their arms.

A beautifully written love story about an actor and an author.

Marcus is an cocky, arrogant actor that has had enough of the fake dating scene. When he is pushed to read a book, he and his brothers decide to try to make into a movie, but first he has to find the author to buy the rights.

Grace is a sassy, curvy, single mom romance author. When Marc approaches her about buying the rights to her book, little do they know the crazy ride they are about to
Kathryn  CLiK Book Blog
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lie (Right Men Series - Book 1) - Mayra Statham

I was given this book for an honest and unbiased review.

This was my first book by Maura Statham but it certainly won't be my last.

Single mother and romance writer, Grace might just get the chance of a lifetime and have her work turned into a movie.
Marcus Wright, movie star in his own right is an aspiring director and needs Grace's story to debut himself as a director. What will it take for him to acquire the story? Marcus will do just about anyth
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