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Single mom Anna Bishop doesn’t want help from anyone, but she does need a superhero for the birthday party she’s has planned for her seven-year-old. Luckily, her best friend’s brother agrees to suit up and play the role.

When architect Clark Wainwright agrees to do his sister a favor, he never expects to end up in a pair of tights…not to mention the tight spot he ends up in
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ebook, 230 pages
Published May 22nd 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Select Contemporary)
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Valerie
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads, romance
The premise for this one is so charming. It has a touch of pretending, which are my favorites. So I was very excited to read it. And it was good. But just good.

I like Clark. It's cute that he dresses up to pretend to be a superhero for a birthday party with a real name like Clark. But the real Clark is much more than a superhero. He has a fixer personality and takes on way too much guilt. He tries so hard to make things right for the ones he cares about that he sometimes goes overboard. But it's
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Carola
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Elizabeth Neal
Anna is trying not of panic. Louie, her seven-year-old son's, birthday party starts in ten minutes and his favorite superhero, Redhawk, has not arrived yet. She knew the man she hired wasn't the most reliable, but he was the most affordable. As if that's not bad enough, she's trying not to stress, as usual, over how she'll financially get through the rest of the month, and her ex-husband, George, is on his way for the celebration and she knows he'll take pleasure in pointing out what he views as ...more
Monique
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anna Bishop was utterly distraught when, half an hour before her son Louie’s birthday party, the superhero guest of honour Redhawk had not shown. To make matters worse, Anna’s ex-husband George shows up, and starts acting up, and that’s when Redhawk appears and decks George. Clark Wainwright’s sister Taylor is Anna’s best friend, and when she told him of Anna’s plight, Clark rushed to the rescue; Clark knows how it feels to have a birthday party ruined. Unfortunately in a way, Clark ruins the pa ...more
Sapphyria
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anna Bishop is trying to be a strong single parent in the face of hard times. Her ex, George, is a prince around town with everyone in his back pocket, including the judge who could take her son Louie away. When a scuffle between George and her best friend Taylor's brother, Clark, ensues, Anna's worst nightmare threatens to become reality, In an effort to right the wrong committed by Clark, he formulates a plan that involved marriage of convenience - one that Anna and Clark second guessing their ...more
Tracey
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
This is the story of divorced single mum Anna Bishop who has arranged her sons birthday party for a special superhero of Louie, Redhawk but he does not show, in his place comes sexy Clarke Wainwright, brother of her best friend Taylor. When her ex husband comes storming in and manhandles Anna. Unfortunately sexy superhero Clarke punches him and breaks his nose, and this starts the nasty business of making sure she keeps custo
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Amy
I really enjoyed this one. I loved the set up - a guy helps out a woman by showing up as a superhero at her son's birthday party. So cute! The plot flowed very effortlessly. I loved the struggle facing this heroine who needs help but hates to ask for help. I can definitely relate to that so it was nice to see it in a romance. I love how the heroine's child was incorporated into the story. It felt very natural and well done. Overall, I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow. It was a rea ...more
Isha Coleman
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With The Favor, Ms. Edens showed how one act of kindness can impact more than one life. Anna finds herself in a bind and her friend suggests a solution that proceeds to turn this single mom's world upside down. Clark, the uptight architect needs to lighten up. Never did he think a favor for his sister would involve a super hero costume, a bunch of seven year olds and him losing his heart. If laughter is the best medicine, The Favor is the perfect remedy. Sweetly humorous romance. Definitely one ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

This was right up my alley....a fake to real romance :) We have Anna, who has a borderline abusive ex husband that is threatening to take her to court to gain custody of their son, and Clark, Anna's best friend's brother who can't resist helping people because he's a "fixer". After an altercation with the ex, Clark realizes the only way for Anna to keep her son is for her to be married, so he steps up and offers to marry her. It's all good and supposed to be merely a business deal, but
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Heather
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it

This book stands alone (although it foreshadows a possible second book in the series) and does not end on a cliffhanger. This one contains both on-screen sex and cursing including multiple f-bombs, so if those things turn you off, you probably won't enjoy this one.

While the author shows a lot of potential and I liked the premise of this book – this is exactly the kind of plot that I am drawn to - but sadly, I wasn't a fan of the writing style. There was way too much telling and not enough showin
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Gigi staub
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Single mom Anna Bishop doesn’t want help from anyone, but she does need a superhero for the birthday party she’s has planned for her seven-year-old. Luckily, her best friend’s brother agrees to suit up and play the role.

When architect Clark Wainwright agrees to do his sister a favor, he never expects to end up in a pair of tights…not to mention the tight spot he ends up in when he creates trouble for his sister’s best friend. Clark is a fixer, and he’ll do whatever it takes to fix the problem he
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LJT
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Favor is the second book I have read by Blaire Edens. This is a nicely executed marriage of convenience romance, even though the plot lost some of its connectivity from time to time. A determined mother, a meddling but caring new husband, and a cute little boy and his dog, all come together to create the heart of the story.

The only goodness that came out of Anna Bishop's marriage was her seven-year-old son Louie. Her ex is a big bully and his powerful family is quite influential in the commu
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Lucia
3.5☆-Marriage of convenience fake romance with plenty of sweetness and a little spice with a superhero fixer and a struggling single mom

The Favor is my first read by Blaire Edens and overall, I really enjoyed this marriage of convenience fake romance with plenty of sweetness and a little spice. Focusing on the struggles of a single mom and her sweet son, these two may just have stumbled upon their very own superhero fixer.

Told from dual perspective, Anna and Clark have an instant attraction aft
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books are love
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Love Clark. Love his kindness, loyalty, patience and sense of honor. I love how he tries to write his wrongs and sometimes goes to far. He does get a realization of this and works hard to let of of his fixing tendencies. My favorite is how he bonds to Anna’s son and treats with with such love and patience. He has him become a part of his world and no matter what wishes to keep this going.

anna is kind and hardworking but stubborn as well. Her pride almost
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P.e. lolo
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A good story that opens up with a single mom throwing a birthday party for her eight year old son and having a not so nice talk with her ex who really is just bully her. In walks a man dressed in the super hero outfit that she hired, but she knows for sure that the man in tights is not the man she hired, though she would like to meet him(not really). The ex continues to talk unpleasantly Anna Bishop the single mom when super hero punches him in the nose. Now her best friend walks in and says Cla ...more
Bec
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
After the disaster her marriage turned out to be, Anna Bishop believes she's better off alone. Yet, she'll do anything to make her little boy's life happier, which means accepting help from her best friend's brother, Clark, who comes to her young boy's birthday party dressed as a superhero. However, coming through for her son isn't the only problem Clark solves for her when he proposes they get married to make sure her ex-husband doesn't get full custody of their son. Will Clark be able to break ...more
Melena Torretta
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley-arcs
I liked the idea of this story and how Anna and Clark met when he came to her rescue while dressed in a superhero costume. It was a great set-up.

While Clark worked to help Anna after her ex-husband filed for custody of her son Louie. I wish we had been able to see more of what happened there. While a big catylyst for the plot initially it didn't seem to be as much of a focus except for Anna to say she wanted to make sure he didn't take custody away. It would have been interesting to see more of
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Paula
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued by the description of The Favor by Blaire Edens; enough to want to read about this friend’s brother who is willing to dress up as a superhero for a child’s birthday party. The story is so much more than that which is only the beginning. Clark is a good man with a hero complex. Anna is a mother in trouble.

Do fake marriages happen in real life like they do in books? I guess so but I have never heard of one. I’m just not sure that this would work. Clark works so hard to made the wor
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Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
We all have needed help from time to time; it is just a matter of how far we go to get it. Anna Bishop has not had it easy; she has been a single mom sharing custody with her ex for five years. In that time she works hard to prove she can do life on her own. Her ex-husband is a real jerk and is always threatening to take their son from her. He hasn’t in the five years Anna has had him but one blow to his ego and BAM, lawyers are called in. Who did the blow, Clark Wainwright. Clark likes to help, ...more
Bette Hansen
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! This is a new to me author and I must say I really enjoyed her writing style and her fresh take on the familiar marriage of convenience trope. The characters are well developed and the story has a nice easy flow to it. Overall a very enjoyable read and one I definitely recommend.

When Clark Wainwright agreed to do a favor for his sister, he never imagined he'd end up wearing tights, dressed as a superhero, and punching the birthday boy's dad square in the nose. While th
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Patty Champion
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I laughed so hard i cried. Then I cried until I laughed. This is a keeper and a read more than one title.

Anna is a single mom with an X-husband that nears on abusive. Clark is Ann's best friends brother. for one reason or another they had never met before. When they do the sparks fly in more ways than one.

I highly recommend this title. you will be happy you did.
Stephanie
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-release, romance
This book is adorable! I really enjoyed how Clark and Anna's son's relationship grew throughout the book. When they go get the puppy! Swoon! If you're headed on a weekend getaway this is the perfect light read. It's adorable and I loved the characters.
JoAnn
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.

I loved this well written romance. The book has a smooth flowing plot and believable characters. If you enjoy romance I recommend this book.
Teresa
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
A cute, fun read that had me smiling throughout the book. A perfect read for summer or vacation....sweet romance between two people who didn't see it coming!
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anna Bishop is a determined single mom trying to find her way in the world without the help of anyone, after having to depend on her jerk of an ex-husband for everything, she wants to prove to herself that she can do things on her own. But every time she makes a little progress something happens and she finds herself struggling all over again, for instance, she scrimped and saved to put a birthday party on for her son, only to find that the man she hired to play Redhawk the superhero was a no sh ...more
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