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Tall, Dark, and Irresistible

(Tall, Dark and Sexy #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,061 ratings  ·  189 reviews
A complete stand-alone story, TALL, DARK & IRRESISTIBLE is a fun, flirty swoon-worthy romance!

When it comes to love and happily ever after, Leo Stone is a disbeliever. Having been left at the altar by the one woman he thought he'd spend the rest of his life with, he's vowed to keep his heart to himself and enjoy the one thing he knows won't affect his emotions... hot, dir
Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Independently published
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Beyond The Covers Blog
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Calling all who have lost hope in love, READ THIS BOOK, and have your faith restored!  Erika Wilde continues with her Tall, Dark and Sexy series with the second book Tall, Dark & Irresistible and it is amazing.  Right off the bat the story is funny and heart warming and hot as sin and made me want to keep reading.  Now if Ms. Wilde could conjure actual men like the Stone brothers then she could start her own cult following, I would be the first to sign the membership roster.  Tall, Dark and Temp ...more
Elisa ❀
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good!
this book has: a fake relationship
good characters
family moments ( I read so many books, with shitty families that is surprising when the family is good)
steamy scenes.
If you like that, and you're looking for something short to read, READ THIS!
They had a class together in college, but at that time he had a girlfriend, now years later she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend.
Isha Coleman
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

In the heat of the moment a little white lie becomes a great big catastrophe. Erika Wilde takes an arrangement of convenience and turns it into a sensual delight. Peyton and Leo are romantic comedy gold. She lands herself in a situation that requires a helping hand from her secret crush. He's crazy enough to except the terms and accidentally in love ensues. Tall, Dark and Irresistible is boldly brash, cluelessly funny, irresistible entertainment.

Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 rounded up to 4!

There wasn't anything wrong with this book but there wasn't anything outstanding about it either.

I liked the writing style just fine and the character development was good for a book that wasn't very long.

Quick and fun read.
beachbum bookworm
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Tall, dark and Irresistible is the 2nd book in the tall, dark, and sexy series by Erika Wilde. It is the story of Leo and Peyton. Leo and Peyton were friends in college, but he had a girlfriend then. four years have passed...but Peyton's crush hasn’t. Needing a boyfriend to get her helicopter parents off her back, Peyton creates a fake dating history of her and Leo...complete with a timeline of pictures of the cute couple…. all made courtesy of photoshop. Now the time has come when Peyton must p ...more
Aug 09, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jul 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: july-2021
I SURPRISINGLY liked this a lot more than expected. I'm not usually a huge fan of fake dating tropes but this one was sweet and hot. I wished the ending had a bit more to it because our hero was just like well i cant have anything with you since my ex ruined me but wait oh nvm. I love you. To our heroine. ...more
Lindsey King
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angst 2
Tears 1
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 5

EEEEEPPPP! I am just so damn giddy after reading this book. It was amazing! Wilde had me up all night devouring this book! So good. The storyline was quirky and fun. The characters were both smoking hot. I have a little girl crush on Peyton. Seriously! Shes sassy, funny, down to earth, and very sweet. I loved how she screwed up and made the best of the situation. I mean a man like Leo Stone... In the words of uncle Jesse, "HAVE MER
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
When Peyton gets the wild idea to beg her old lab partner/friend from college to be her pretend boyfriend for the weekend, to appease her parents, will her drunken plan come to fruition?

Peyton had always had a crush on Leo, ever since they were paired together as lab partners. But Leo had a girlfriend, and he was not the type to cross that boundary into cheating, so she suffered her unrequited love in silence. One drunken night, she and a friend Photoshop some photos of the two of them together
Claire Cronin
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in this series and a great follow up to book 1 Tall Dark & Charming, though these do not follow on and is a standalone, this is Leo & Peyton's story!!

Peyton has had a serious crush on Leo since they worked together in their chemistry class together and has never really quite gotten over him. She's an only child and her parents are a tad on the overprotective side and couldn't wait to leave home and move to New York, but said parents keep on at her wanting to make sure she is safe on her o
Bibliophile  Chloe
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another new to me author, another fantastic story!

This is the story of Peyton and Leo. College friends, reunited under crazy circumstances.

I couldn't put this story down! It has just the right amount of steaminess, fantasy and swooniness.

Peyton is quirky, and refreshing.  The hoops that she jumps through to convince her helicopter parents to back off is fantastic.  The torch she carried for Leo all these years is a testament to what an impact he made in her world.

Leo's loyalty is phenomenal, eve
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
I found this book to be quiet funny,sexy and quick read.I liked it.
There was no much angst in it,no drama or to many emotions.The characters were very likable and nice.The situation that they found themselves was really funny.
Peyton was smart and easy going.I liked her,and her witty character.And she was quite bold to come to Leo with that proposition.
Leo was really charming and nice guy,real gentleman.
The chemistry between theme was great and convincing so I didn't have a problem to connect to
Tasha Mahoney
This was a thoroughly enjoyable romance to read. I found both Peyton and Leo to be thoroughly likeable.

Their friendship history, and Peyon’s eduring crush, were the reason that she decided, in a drunken moment of madness, to use him as her pretend Mr Perfect on a social media page designed to convince her over protective parents that she was living in New York, working her dream job, with her dream man.

Things spiralled out of control when, shortly before going home for her cousins wedding, she l
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, comedy, fun, bad-boy
A fun read, I loved it!
Erica has loved Leo Stone for years. She’s tired of her loving parents worrying about her and she’s made up a fantastic fantastic boyfriend and has picked Leo to play him, even made photo’s them together to post on fb so her parents can see them together. A problem arises though, when she needs to appear at a family gathering with her “boyfriend”....She has to come clean with the none suspecting Leo and ask for his help.
Leo doesn’t have relationships and love anymore, just
Cheryl Whitty
Review on behalf of,
I couldn’t resist a book with the title Tall, Dark and Irresistible and I was right, I loved it.
Peyton lives in New York and to keep her overprotective parents of her back, she told them that  Leo Stone her boyfriend looks after her, and not to worry.
Peyton was madly in lust and had big crush on Leo in Chemistry at college where they were lab partners.
Of Course her cousin is getting married and her parents expect her boyfriend to come and stay for the
The Smutbrarians
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angst 2
Tears 1
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

EEEEEPPPP! I am just so damn giddy after reading this book. It was amazing! Wilde had me up all night devouring this book! So good. The storyline was quirky and fun. The characters were both smoking hot. I have a little girl crush on Peyton. Seriously! She's sassy, funny, down to earth, and very sweet. I loved how she screwed up and made the best of the situation. I mean a man like L
Michele McMullen
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
What a funny, sexy great read!
Peyton , the gal that makes up a boyfriend uses the picture of her college crush and then weaves a tangled web of funny , crazy stories to keep her family at bay! Now the family wants to meet so called boyfriend what is a gal to do?? Proposition that crush she hasn't seen in years and hope that he is agreeable to help!!
Leo may have been in relationship when he met the quirky, funny Peyton many years ago but he has never forgotten how he felt when he was with her! Ag
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own *

This is the story of Peyton Bishop who needs a boyfriend fast for her cousins wedding and since she had been using her college crush Leo Stones photo and name convincing her parents he was her boyfriend and she was safe living in New York for over a year she has no choice now but to ask him directly to be her stand in boyfriend for two weeks, plus benefits.
Leo agrees to be Peyton’s boyfriend but when they get together
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Getting stood up at his own wedding has made Leo gun shy from committing to anyone but when Peyton tracks him down and asks him to be her pretend boyfriend, he's intrigued. They know each other from college but Leo is convinced that her over protective parents would not approve of him being with their daughter. Little does he know he is about to play a big part in her family. What happens when real feelings get in the way? Can he let her go back to New York or will he remain stubborn and not rea ...more
Christina Reed
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leo and Peyton’s story was enthralling. I was hooked into Peyton’s quirky plan from the beginning and loved how quickly Leo remembered her once they reconnected. Their chemistry was definitely off the charts hot and their interactions were fun and quirky. Loved Leo’s nickname for Peyton. This book was devoured in one sitting and left me wanting more from the talented Erika Wilde. I can’t wait for the final Stone brother to get his story. This is one book I will be reading more than once because ...more

It’s a snappy read with good pace. Much better than the first book.

We are in present day but have been told the hero and heroine shared a chemistry class in college when they were 21. They got on well then, both even had little crushes on one another, but he had a long term girlfriend at the time so he’s a one woman man. They never actually verbalised their respective crushes with good cause.

Skip forward a few years, he’s broken up with his girlfriend. She ditched him at the alter on his we
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
What possible harm could come of using someone you knew in college, and had a crush on, as a pretend boyfriend so your overprotective parents don't worry? And, if you have a graphic designer friend photoshop him into a few photos, and share them with your parents...who will ever know?

No one will know, no harm will come from it. It will be just fine.

Until those overprotective parents use a family wedding as an excuse to start insisting that they meet this boyfriend...of almost a year.


Pennie Morgan
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and quirky story that was an absolute palate cleanser after the last book I read I picked it up after work this morning and barely set it down. Peyton Bishop and Leo Stone were chemistry lab partners in college years ago but Peyton had a crush on him even though Leo was in a committed relationship at the time. After graduation she moved from San Diego to New York but her over-protective parents would not leave her alone and so she eventually created a fake relationship with Leo fo ...more
Nancy Ku
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tall, Dark, and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy, #2) by Erika Wilde ...Okay Erika now I love Leo more than did you do that? Thank you so much for allowing me to preview this book. Leo..doesn't really believe in love since he was left at the altar two years ago. Peyton ...has crushed on Leo ever since his was her lab partner two years ago..but he was in love and not available. She gets him to play her "fake" boyfriend to keep her parents from worrying about her....maybe it's not so ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-wishlist
How do you recover from being left on your wedding day? Leo has guarded his heart since that fateful day. As a closet romantic this has taken its toll on Leo; to fill the loneliness Leo has poured all his energy into his business leaving little room for anything else. Taken by surprise when a particular request for his driving services comes through his office. Especially as the client was so insistent the driver is him.

Peyton is an independent young woman with a level head on her shoulders; unl
Heather andrews
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leo's mind is just full of naughty thoughts, "Peyton asked from behind him. He turned around and his first thought was, eff yeah, I see something that looks good to snack on. Every inch of her..." Leo is a typical man when it comes to his woman, “are you trying to tempt me into doing indecent things to you out in your parents’ backyard by flaunting your gorgeous body in this bright red, itty bitty bikini?” I liked this book, I really liked Leo. ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Sweet, sexy, and very well written. I fell in love with Leo Stone and Peyton Bishop! A second book in the series, but a complete standalone that had me loving this couple the entire way through.

Peyton Bishop was desperate. So desperate that she created a fake online profile. This wasn't a profile to begin catfishing anyone, no, it was actually to keep her overly protective parents out of her life. (Hmmm, not a bad idea.) However, she also went a step beyond to keep them from meddling in her life
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To say that Peyton Bishop's parents border on the overbearing side is an complete understatement, which is precisely why she found it necessary to create a fake boyfriend to keep them from worrying about her in the big city, and keep them from asking about settling down and grand babies. One night after a few too many drinks with her friend they decide to create the perfect profile of the man that she claims to have been sharing her life with for the last few months, they even create fake photos ...more
Deborah Harrell-jones
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Deborah from Alpha Book Club
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The middle brother of the Stone family is here to give us his story and it’s hot and intense. Leo and Peyton are so hot together it heats up every scene they are in with one another. When Peyton lies to her family about dating Leo she goes the extreme measures by asking him to start a fake relationship with her while she is visiting her family. He is hesitant at first but there is something about Peyton that he feels like he should help. What starts off
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leo Stone is a successful business man who has to be a pretend boyfriend for a week, but it turns into more than just a pretend relationship.

Peyton Bishop thought that being out from under the watchful eyes of her loving parents and living in New York will give her the space she needed. But they are on her constantly, so she made up having a relationship with a man for the past nine months. Photoshop and lies get her into trouble and she has to produce this boyfriend to her parents. She tries he
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