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Billionaire businessman in need of a fake fiancée…

It should be the easiest job ever for an out-of-work actress, right?

All I have to do is pose as Grant Caldwell (the Third)’s fiancée for a fancy-pants weekend in the Hamptons. Easy. Wear designer clothing and sip champagne? Don’t mind if I do. Flirting with Grant? It’s so delicious I should be paying him.

Nothing can go
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231 pages
Published February 3rd 2020
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Bibi
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't remember when last I laughed this hard or be as entertained by book characters. Leah was ah-mazing, and Grant was purr-fect!
Wendy'sThoughts
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erin MacCarthy Fans, Romance
4.5 When Fake Becomes Real Stars
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Who says there is no such thing as Insta Love...Not Me because I instantly fell in love with this book from the very first page. Erin McCarthy had all of the elements lined up perfectly...she gave me smart, quick and instant chemistry with her characters and I bought it hook line and sinker.

For someone who had read a ton of fake girlfriend/fiancee/wife thing, it is hard to make it something new.

And yet, Erin did. She gave us Leah who had
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Melliane
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5

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My English review

This is a novel that I was curious to discover and I must admit that it had been years since I had read one of the author’s books. So I couldn’t wait to see how it would turn out.

Leah is an aspiring actress, or at least she is trying to be, and in order to make money she serves and sings in a bar, a bar where a very charming young man comes from time to time. If he seems insensitive to her charm, she soon discovers that it’s just appearances. So when
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. it was funny, sweet an all the other good things that make an Erin McCarthy book fantastic. Struggling actress Leah has the major hots for a customer at the diner where she works. Grant is a sexy, rich man that she dreams about, but what would a guy like him want with a girl like her. Grant goes to the diner every Wednesday just to see the gorgeous waitress. When chance throws them together, their chemistry is off the charts. Grant has a proposition for Leah, and she ...more
Jessica Alcazar
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read an Erin book so honestly, it felt like a first time to me LOL I read way too many books to be skipping years with authors! But no matter.

I loved this story!

Not because it was fresh or new or innovating or or or … it was just fun. And the cover! Another #CoverWin for the books. That pose right there that has Leah with her foot up screams sexy and flirty and fun. And you know what this story was …. Sexy and flirty and FUN! #winning Every plot point in
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Siobhan
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Since reading Gone With The Ghost, I’ve been meaning to read more Erin McCarthy books. In fact, I have a few Erin McCarthy books sitting on my Kindle for me to read. It wasn’t until Weekend Wife that I decided to dive into one though, and now I’m annoyed with myself for waiting. Weekend Wife was as fun as I remember Gone With The Ghost being, and I’m going to go dive into the other Erin McCarthy books sitting on my Kindle.

With Weekend Wife, we have a book I completed in a single sitting. The
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Fun story

Well wanting a fake fiancée must be fun but insists this wasn't exactly what either of these two were expecting.
Rosie
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fake relationship books have been done before but Erin McCarthy put a different spin on it and Weekend Wife did not disappoint!

This is my first book by Erin McCarthy but it definitely won’t be my last! Her writing was great, pulling you into the story and wanting to know what would happen next. I devoured this book in a day, eager to know how Leah and Grant’s story ended.

I will say that insta-love romance aren’t usually my favourite, but Weekend Wife was an exception because it didn’t feel like
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Erin Nicholas
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Erin McCarthy has always been one of my favorite rom com writers and I love the start to this new series!
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Leah has been drooling over, and trying to flirt with, her customer for ages now. The most reaction she ever gets from him, though, is a trace of a smile when she calls out his name in her diner voice. But when she has a slight mishap while chasing him down to give him the $100 bill he accidentally left on the table, their encounter turns into far more than some tentative flirting. It's practically incendiary! But neither is looking for a big thing, so part ways, never to see each other again.
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Kate
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Honestly, this could've gone up to 4 stars actually, if it weren't for a totally childish quarrel-fest of an ending.

Apart from that, this book was so so cute! I really liked how Leah's and Grant's relationship progressed. They started as strangers in a diner, subtly (or not-so-subtly in Leah's case) checking each other out, progressed to one-night-stand as still almost-strangers, only to land in fake-dating land. A place where they actually started to get to know one another and fall
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Jeeves Reads Romance
A light and sexy rom com with plenty of steam, this is a quick, fun read. The writing is solid and I enjoyed the tone of the book, but it felt like something was missing. This was steamy from the start, with our couple hooking up early on and I'm not sure that they ever moved past lust. It didn't have as much depth to the relationship as I would've liked, and things moved at an accelerated rate between them.

The story follows Leah, a struggling actress who works as a waitress to pay the bills.
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Kari Hansen
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grant is focused on managing the family business and doesn’t have the time or energy for a relationship. When his position at the firm is in jeopardy if he isn’t in a committed relationship, he decides a fake girlfriend is the solution to his problems and who better than the waitress he spent a steamy evening with.

Until Leah’s acting career gets liftoff she works as a waitress at a relationship. When Grant asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend for a weekend visit to his parents it should like
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Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
Weekend Wife is the role of a lifetime! This was a fun, romantic comedy that I'd love to read again in the near future. My first read by Erin McCarthy and I'm now hooked! Grant and Leah had amazing chemistry from the start, so I love that their fake relationship grew from a friendship they had already established. Filled with witty banter, steamy scenes, and amazing characters. I read this all in one sitting (had my Kindle read it out loud to me at work), and I laughed so much at the most ...more
Anna
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can so see this as a romantic comedy blockbuster. I Floved it.

This was so my kind of rom-com! Leah is an out of work actress waiting tables, living in shoe box, and trying to make it at one of her auditions. And crushing on the hottie, Grant, who has been visiting her work weekly for chocolate chip pancakes the past six months when fate steps in and they're forced to actually interact beyond server/servee.

Little does she know, Grant has been nursing the same crush and this was meant to be his
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Taryn Elliott
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nikki Sixx, a poodle skirt, and a Dirty Dancing lift

You think these things shouldn’t go together and yet they so do! Laugh out loud moments mixed with a steamy love story made for a gloriously good time. Do yourself a favor and dive into this one.
lowkeyreader
I liked the way Grant and Leah meet, such a cute meet-cute. What started as a crush turned into Grant hiring Leah to be an actress that she is and pretend to be his fiance in front of his family. Both of them have no thoughts of getting married, but maybe now that they're 'engaged', it might change their minds?

This one was light, fun, and flirty read, which makes it an absolutely delightful read!
Isha Coleman
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
McCarthy is at her best when she's at her most ironic. Weekend Wife is a tribute to her sassy sense of humor. Grant and Leah are irresistible, unpredictable, combustible, unstoppable chaos. Each knows where they want to be, but have a hard time getting to where they need to go. What ensues is an over thought, under executed plan that proves destined to be a disaster. Or will it end up changing their topsy-turvy lives for the better? The beauty of an Erin McCarthy story is her ability to find ...more
Amber Hughes
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What a fun read! This was my first book by Erin McCarthy and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by this author. I really enjoyed this rom-com. It had me laughing out loud and rooting for this couple from the very beginning! Grant and Leah had sizzling chemistry and I loved the playfulness they had with each other. They both weren’t looking for a relationship, but it was clear from the beginning that these two were meant for each other.

Weekend Wife was such a pleasure to read! I
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Em__Jay
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’re after something light to read that will lift your mood, give WEEKEND WIFE by Erin McCarthy a go. It’s a lot of fun!

When Grant Caldwell’s professional life is put at risk because his single status is seen as detrimental, he sees no choice but to play along until he gets the top job. He’s certainly angry at being manipulated but he’s already got a prospect for the job of a fiancée for the weekend.

Enter Leah Romano, actress-slash-waitress who is waiting for her big break on Broadway. She
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Flo Grugel
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this cute little romcom!
Grant is super sweet and I loved Leah and her craziness!
Fun 5 stars!
Reading Addict
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading Erin McCarthy books for a long time. Long before there was a Goodreads review site. I was so excited to get my hands on Weekend Wife. It truly is rom com perfection! Leah Romano is a struggling actress by night and a singing waitress by day in NYC. Grand Caldwell III is a wealthy NYC real estate developer that happened into Leah's diner. For six months he keeps returning while she keeps flirting but nothing more until she chases him down to return something and gets hit by a ...more
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
What a wonderful, fun, fake-fiancé story! Weekend Wife by romance author Erin McCarthy has a perfect blend of characters and storyline. Leah Romano, a struggling actress/waitress and Grant Caldwell (the third!) “accidentally” get together.

I really enjoyed the humor, relationship development, level of heat, and the dual POV! A slightly different story to go with the fake-fiancé storyline, just to appease Grant’s father…or maybe not just for that reason…4.5 stars!
Heather andrews
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grant takes offense to certain things, “don’t say ***t like that. It’s wrong. Cute and powerful don’t belong in the same sentence.” The man is optimistic, “I’m not a great cook either but this is just vegetables in a wok. We can’t screw it up.” I liked this book, I liked Grant.
Amy Dickinson
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall Grade:

Weekend Wife is my first book foray into the Erin McCarthy world. What drew me quickly to this book and piqued my interest in reading an ARC of it is the “opposites attract, rom-com” qualities of its story. As is the case with the best of rom-coms, this story will both tickle your funny bone and offer up a sweet happy ending.

This story follows Grant and Leah. Leah is a server at a diner where aspiring actors sing and serve food. Grant is a regular customer and the object of Leah’
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Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
••*`*• 4 STARREVIEW•*`*••

Weekend Wife seems like the perfect story for a Lifetime or Hallmark movie! This cute Standalone RomCom was light on the drama, with just the right amount of sweet, and I happy sighed when I reached the very happy ending. The main characters have sizzling chemistry that they put to good use, and in very creative ways and places. This romance checks so many boxes, you’ll want to take an afternoon to read and enjoy it!

Leah Romano moved to NYC at eighteen, determined to
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Eileen
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author
I totally enjoyed Leah and Grant’s story in Weekend Wife: A Fake Fiancée by Erin McCarthy. Take an actress, singer, and waitress, Leah, at a diner who waits on a hot, sexy, billionaire, Grant, every Wednesday for breakfast, a meal he never enjoys but wants to see Leah, and you could have this story in a nutshell; but there’s so much more. When Grant is in need of a fake fiancée he immediately thinks of Leah playing the part. Leah being an out-of-work actress means it should be no problem to ...more
Maureen
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, favourite
When I saw the sign up for the ‘Weekend Wife’ Blog Tour and read the book description, I knew this was a book I wanted to read. And I just loved that cover. So when I received the email telling me I was chosen to get an ARC I was completely over the moon and started reading as soon as I could.

In ‘Weekend Wife’ we meet Leah, a wannabe actress working as a waiter. For over six months, every Wednesday morning, she has been serving this handsome business guy Grant. She has been trying to get him to
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Becca
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a cute story - a opposites attract, fake romance that had me smiling throughout the story.

Leah is this free-spirited actress/part-time waitress who has been spending the past 6 months flirting with a handsome businessman who sits in her section every Wednesday, ordering the same meal and acting a tad bit strange by not really enjoying his meal or looking around the diner, only at his phone. So Leah makes it a little game to get his attention as much as she possibly can. He's predictable
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Michele McMullen
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Weekend Wife was such a fun laugh out loud romcom !
Leah and Grant prove that opposites certainly do attract and can be very entertaining!
Leah is a actress that is waiting for her next big break but she will wait tables until that happens. She has been serving pancakes every week to a handsome silent stranger but she soon becomes more acquainted than she ever dreamed possible .
Grant is a strong silent business man that has a bit of a crush on a lively little waitress at the diner . He has been
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.
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