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Weekend Wife

(Sassy in the City #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,098 ratings  ·  191 reviews
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.

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231 pages
Published February 3rd 2020
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Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard or be as entertained by book characters. Leah and Grant were exactly what I needed.
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: For a book I got for free this wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t great either. I feel like the author had all these great ideas but they all were just introduced and never fully worked out (I hope that makes sense 😬). It was too insta and pretty unbelievable for me. I laughed out loud a few times so I didn’t hate it! But overall it was just an okay read for me.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Leah and Grant’s story. Leah has been crushing on the businessman that is a re
Dilek VT
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
Once a week for six months, the hero, Grant, goes to the restaurant where the heroine Leah works as a waitress, but all he does is to eat his chocolate chip pancakes in a pensive mood while Leah flirts with him every now and then.

I didn’t like either of the characters much, but I didn’t hate them either. I was just not invested in any of them or their story. A man who is attracted to a woman but not doing anything about it is not my type of a hero. And a woman who constantly flirts with him alt
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
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
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 s

“I wanted him like peanut butter wants jelly. Smashed together until there was no pulling us apart.”

“Leah made me feel way out of control … a sexy-as-sin juxtaposition that made me incapable of rational thought around her.”

What a way to experience a first-time author. This book was K-R-A-Z-Y entertaining about “fake dating a rich guy” and falling in love. It may take a week to wipe the smile off my face from a
Jacob Proffitt
I made it two-thirds in before I finally quit. I kind of like Leah. I like her determinedly up-beat personality and that she owns her optimism despite setbacks. I like her cautious optimism and strength to be vulnerable. And I like that she's able to see Grant's essentially decent core and appreciate it.

Grant, on the other hand, is a guy only possible in a romance novel and I don't mean that in a good way. Grant is one of those guys romance writers invent who take a single horrible relationship
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Not my thing.
I loved gigi though (I have a thing for eccentric grandmas)
Overall an easy read
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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
Sep 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (9/10/2020)! 🎁
☼♎ 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.
Sam (AMNReader)
May 08, 2020 marked it as life-is-too-short
Commitment phobic and flat. Not working
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it

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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 h
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
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 sto
I know I’m in the minority, but oh wow this was not the book for me.

Going into this I had such expectations of a cute love story. They make their arrangement, spend a weekend in the Hamptons and realize that “oh no this person is pretty great how do I deal with that” and then go back to their lives in New York and try to navigate around these feelings for one another and eventually (strong emphasis on the EVENTUALLY) fall in love. That sounds cute, right? Yeah, that was not what I got.

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
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Insta-lust with insta-love ...not for me
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!
I think this could've been cuter because I thought that the set-up was soooooo good.

He's been sitting in the same stool at her station (she's a singing waitress at a diner), ordering the same thing (pancakes!), not really saying a word to her, for the past 6 months. And that's where are story starts from. Cute right?

But once they actually get to talking, it's bam! Insta-lust turned into insta-love. Like lightning fast. Not that it was bad. I just found it hard to get invested in the MC's and i
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 agai
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
It’s an okay book. Could’ve been worse, could’ve been better.

Grant’s been coming to the diner weekly for 11 months due to his infatuation with waitress/aspiring actress Leah. He does so in a bid to test his “self control”. One day, he’s decided, he must move on leaving a $100 tip behind. Normally, he leaves behind $10, so she chases after him, and lo and behold their little story begins.

Secondary to this is that his parents will not leave him the company, or give him a position - something of
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. Th
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
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 inappr ...more
Ros 🌼
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars

I reallyyyy tried with this one, guys… but it wasn’t for me, unfortunately.

I just wasn’t feeling Grant. Plus the start of this didn’t work for me either – too much instalove for my liking.

P.S Sorry if my reviews feel rather hormonal! I seem to have found myself alone, quarantined with my two young kids whilst trying to work remotely fulltime. I am not sure if I should send for help or ;-)
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
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!
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.
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 high
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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 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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