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Mister Romance

(Masters of Love #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  6,424 ratings  ·  932 reviews
Max Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price.

 As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough.  Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, se
Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published April 30th 2017
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Karen Mc
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing

*** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. ***

The giddy delight I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is HEAVEN! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I popped my Leisa Rayven cherry with a ROMANCE EXPLOSION called Mister Romance and it was PHENOMENAL!!! Mister Romance is a burst of smolder and swoon that blazes and burns, melting everywhere!!!

From the very first page, Mister Romance was my DRUG and I could not inhale this ta
Aestas Book Blog
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

HOLY FREAKING SQUEEEEEEEEE!!! I fell in love with this book from the moment I started reading it and I couldn't put it down until I reached the very last page!! It was the absolute perfect balance between sexy, steamy romance, laugh-out-loud humor, deep emotions, and deliciously intense angst!! True to Leisa Rayven's signature style, this book was well-written, addictive, intriguing, and utterly UNPUTDOWNABLE!! This is definitely a top recommendation for every rom
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

It’s everything I knew kissing him would be, and right now, even my fear isn’t enough to drag me off him. It’s the only time I’ve ever felt like I was awake and dreaming at the same time.
We kiss each other like we’re afraid to stop. Like the world could come crashing down in a fiery apocalypse around us, and neither of us would notice.

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I am officially in love with Leisa Rayven. Again, she has written a story that ha
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4 stars!!

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Mister Romance is a fun and sexy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I know I spent a lot of the beginning of the book guessing… Seriously, I did love how this one really kept me wondering! 

Eden is an investigative journalist who's talents have been wasted at a dead end job. She wants to use her talents to get ahead, so she decides to go after a story about an elusive man known as Mister Romance. MR is an escort who makes a ton of money taking women on dates. No sex,
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

✬✬✬ 5 Stars ✬✬✬

I feel like the quality of this year's books is especially high. I haven't had so many 4 and 5 stars ever and right now I'm on a roll. Mr. Romance totally took me by surprise in the most perfect way. Ms. Rayven is a new-to-me-author and we all know what it feels like when we read stories of authors we haven't tried before. There is the giddy excitement on one hand and the inexplicable dread that you will hate it on the other one. This one? Perfection.
Ramona Popescu

I loved Leisa Rayven's Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet and I really thought that this series was going to be as awesome as the previous ones..
Well, disappointments can happened and unfortunately this was one of them.. I wanted something completely else and just kept on reading hoping that certain things and connections will be made, but they didn't appear so I ended up giving this book 3 stars.

So sum up in a few words the book's plot, we have Eden, a bored journalist who feels that her full potentia
Rachel Reads Ravenously

4.5 stars!

Eden is on her last leg at her job at Pulse magazine when she gets wind of a man named Mister Romance, a high paid escort who gives women the most romantic night of their dreams, without sex. Intrigued, Eden makes it her mission to find out who this mystery man is. When she does find him, he wants to make her a deal: if he can make her fall in love with him in three dates, Eden drops the story. If not, she gets full exclusive.


Ever since I picked
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review and Quiz at Of Pens and Pages.

The lovely Angy from Collector of Book Boyfriends and I collaborated to make a fun Buzzfeed Quiz! Find out your Mister Romance fantasy here!

If this Mister Romance business was legit (maybe it is and I'm just not cool enough to know) and I paid for his service, I would have been ruined for all men forever.

Eden Tate is desperate to move up from writing click bait and puff piece articles to writing the serious stuff. When she hears about a juicy rumor i
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Eden is working in her dream job as a journalist. Only it's not her dream job writing stupid click-bait articles for her idiot boss. She wants to write important things!
Her boss is this close to firing her, when something her sister Asha said sparks an idea.
There's supposedly a guy in NYC working as some kind of escort, swindling the female social elite out of their 'hard-earned' money. People call him Mister Romance, because he fulfills romantic fantasies. And Eden wants to write about this guy
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Leisa Rayven Fans, Romance
4.5 Cynic vs Romantic Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
I had plans for today. I had serious plans and they needed to get done in a timely manner. But did they get done...No, they did not...and the reason is this damn book!

Yup, from the first part to the end...I just could not stop reading it...
I would set an alarm...
Then push the alarm to another hour...
And finally caved in...decided I was going to finish it and then do what needed to be done.

So now I am doing the review so I can get on with my l

Title: Mister Romance
Series: Masters of Love #1
Author: Leisa Rayven
Release date: April 30, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Even if this whole thing goes down in flames, you’re already the best bad decision I’ve ever made.”

Mister Romance really took me by surprise. Having never read this author before, I've been curious about her work since seeing her Starcrossed series gain such success. I think what really caught me off guard the most was how much humor was infused into
Dilek VT
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: male-escort
“We live in a world of flawed men. There’s no shame in letting ourselves believe in a perfect one for a while.”

Our hero in Mr. Romance is an irresistibly handsome and hot escort who makes the romantic fantasies of unhappy women come to life.


Max doesn’t sleep with his clients, it is all about one or more swoon-worthy dates, role playing either an alpha billionaire, or a bad boy with tattoos, or a hot rock star etc...

You just name it and Max makes even the better version of it happen.

When our h
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sexy escort to fulfill my dreams, heck yes, put my name down!!

Needing to come up with a new story Eden goes in search of Mister Romance himself to be write a juicy story on him.

Max needing to protect his identity at all cost asks Eden to give him a chance. If she doesn't fall for him then she can publish his story but if she does she will not publish it.

The banter between them at first is eh, but the more time they spend together the more sparks start shooting out.

Eden's stubbornness had me
Bindi Boo
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 sweet, sexy stars

Much as the blurb says, Eden Tate sets upon getting an interview with Mister Romance, a man that makes your fantasy come true. (All romantically with NO sex- for those with limits) He makes them swoon, sigh with lust and brings them out on the best dates possible. Eden being the cynic that she is wants to know what makes intelligent, strong women like her suspend their beliefs to fall for this man's gimmick. Little does she know, she soon becomes said swoony, lusty, romantic l
3.5* maximum max STARS!

Review @ Midnight Romance

Confession time! I'm conflicted to read this book at first. This was my first read from Leisa Rayven. The title and blurb sounds cheesy and so girly. Yikes, but the cover is totally eye-catching and won my heart. Anyway, I almost DNF this right away because the heroine was sooo unlikable. But I survived when I have my answers.


Eden Tate is your ordinary woman with insecurities issues. I quite liked her in person. She's non-believer of love and rel
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Ahhh, Mr. Romance, you've been capturing hearts of so many readers lately! And it's understandable. What's not to love? A sex on a stick mysterious gentleman romancing some high profile bored housewives... He can be a fireman, he can be a rock star, he can be.. actually, if you are familiar with this Dr. Seuss book

➦Yeah, all of that he can be. For the right price of course. And he will give you romance, but NO MONKEY BUSINESS! Time to break those piggy banks, ladies!

➦So what are the chances tha
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
First off the blurb was awesome, when you read the summary it what really hooks the readers to try and check it out, that did it for me.

When we hear the word escort, we totally associate it with sex right? I mean they are like high standardized version of hooker it you know what I mean. So when Eden Tate's job was on the rocks, what more juicy scope of a story more interesting than this passes it off. This isn't the normal escort service we are talking about here, Mr. Romance, that's what they
Apr 23, 2017 marked it as dnf

My biggest issue with Mister Romance was the fact that it had quite unbelievable sled of events. My another problem was that I didn't feel the romance and connection. And even Mrs. Rayven's legendary couple chemistry (that I loved so much in her previous books) wasn't very potent in this book; I dare to say that it was missing completely in the first half of the book that I managed to read.

No one is more sorry than me that I had to put this novel on my DNF shelf.

*ARC provid
top pick

"If you're trying to drive me insane, Miss Tate, you're succeeding."

OMG! YOU GUYS!!! I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much I loved this book!!! I just finished my early copy of MISTER ROMANCE, a new standalone by the amazing Leisa Rayven and IT. WAS. EVERYTHING. The way it made me FEEL! The way it made me THINK! These characters, Max and Eden...AHHH!!! I absolutely LOVED her #StarcrossedSeries, but there was just something about this book that just went BEYOND EVERYTHING! No question..
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
I liked this story for the majority of the book. Then, it felt like it hit hyper-speed and things were happening between the two MCs too fast. The pacing later in the book just didn't match the slow-burn pacing of the beginning of the book. Unfortunately, I began to lose interest with the sudden change in affection. Otherwise, a pretty good read.
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was so incredibly phenomenal. 6 stars! I don't even know what to say because it was just EVERYTHING! Incredibly entertaining and funny with this great mix of tension that had me on the edge of my seat. I was so excited while reading because I had to know all the things. Mister Romance is officially one of my Top Reads of 2017!

I adored Eden and Max! Eden was so stubborn and cynical. Meeting Max and trying to understand why he does what he does just created this epic story. Max is so sweet a
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English / Português 

4,5 stars

When an author becomes a favorite you already put it in your head that you're going to love their next book. Leisa Rayven became one of those authors for me. When I heard about MISTER ROMANCE, I was counting the days to read. And, as expected, it did not disappoint.

Since I read BAD ROMEO I fell in love with Leisa's writing and with each book released it only confirmed she should be in the book world. And she also creates the best book boyfriends ever! I fell in love
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Wait … You think I’m going to fall in love with you?”
“No.” He takes a sip of wine and smiles. “I know it.”

5 stars!

I already suspected that Leisa Rayven could do no wrong, and she has proven herself yet again with this amazing book! Wonderful characters, great dynamics, sensational banter and dialogue, and a gorgeous, chemistry-filled love story with just the right amount of angst. I couldn’t put it down and I absolutely loved it!

Eden Tate is a journalist – a wannabe investigative journalist wh
Beatrice Masaluñga
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
There was a talk among the socialite women about "Mister Romance", an in-demand escort who gives romance to women depending on their fantasies. When people hear escort, they assumed this person sleeps with his clients. Mister Romance uses different personas when dating his clients and it's strictly no sex policy. No one knows his true identity and Eden Tate, an investigative journalist from Pulse, wants to write an article about him and his deceitful business.

Eden is a feisty heroine with trust
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'The real Mister Romance' Stars!

My first read by Leisa Rayven and now I can surely say not the last one! The blurb (and that stunning cover!!) really caught my attention and Leisa has been one of the authors I've wanted to read for a while so I took a chance. Mister Romance is entertaining, slow burn, funny and emotional romance. It is really focused on the development of Max and Eden's love story: a unique tale of a date-only escort and an investigative journalist falling in love while explor
Beneath The Covers Blog
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alison, 2017-reads, arcs
Eden needs a good article and fast if she wants to keep her journalism job. So when she hears about a male escort by the name of Mister Romance she thinks if she writes about him she'll score big time. That's if she can get him to do an interview.

Max is a high paid escort, but there's a catch, he doesn't sleep with the women. He shows them affection, things they crave, but can he get Eden to drop her story and fall in love with him?

Very rarely for me I like the female character more than the mal
Brilliant! 5 STARS!

Unputdownable!!! I found myself stealing glances at the checkout in the grocery store, the gas station, even my kids school! Mister Romance is addictively sexy, mysterious, and full of that steamy, heart-pounding romance that we all crave and need! The romance is HUGE in this one. These characters are so layered that they beg to be unmasked and the chase to find that as a reader is very appealing and thoroughly enjoyable! This had a How to lose a guy in ten days vibe to it
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This was cute, entertaining and enjoyable. It tickled my nads but didn't pump it up. I can see fans of slow burns with lots of sexual tension and smouldering looks, eating this one right up.

We get a kiss at 65% and the nookie at 83%, which surprisingly; didn't make me implode with impatient rage because I had wonderful friends like Malene_D*BadAndDirtyBooks* and TheresaDK to forewarn me of the prolonged wait that I would be enduring. Your preparation really helped make the wait easier,
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! Top fave of 2017!
You know when you read a blurb for a book and then start said book and have a preconceived notion of what the male lead will be like and as you continue reading you realize HOW WRONG you were... well that happened to me while I was reading Mister Romance.

I loved Ms. Rayven's Starcrossed series and I have to say that Mister Wrong blew me away and then some. This is my fave book of hers to date!!! A definite Top FAVE of 2017!

Everything you really need to know is in the
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
WOW! This certainly was one heck of a slow burning, all consuming romance and true to Rayven’s style, an exceptionally well-written tale filled with loads and LOADS of relationship angst. Honestly, the sexual tension was so thick I savored this steamy read from beginning to end. Sparks ignited when Eden Tate, the ambitious and opportunistic reporter looking for her big break, wormed her unwelcome way into the life and heart of New York’s most infamous male escort – the mysterious Max Riley – aka ...more
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