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Mister Stand-In

(Cocky Hero Club)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  56 reviews
CARTER WRIGHT was used to being anything but Mr. Right. He wouldn’t exactly call himself a street rat, but his life had somehow become a rags-to-almost-riches story—one he’d rather keep to himself. The best part about being a stand-in to some of the wealthiest a-holes in New York?


To anything, and anyone, he wanted.

And that certainly wasn’t little Miss Moneybags, PR
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Published November 8th 2020 by Cocky Hero Club
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Jessica Alcazar
I normally save this for the end of my review but it needs highlight and focus so … this sexy swoony cover is #winning and it delivered in the story! Talk about making a reader deliriously happy! Yes, yes it did!! LOL

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin. This story was fantastic on all levels! Carter and Presley knew each other when they were young. At the time, their circles were far apart but today, today is whole other matter. Today, Presley is still among the same circle but Carter
Jackie Wright
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Cocky Hero Club and another new author for me, One of my favourite things about this series is finding new authors and after reading Mister Stand-In, I’m left wondering why C.M. Albert has not crossed my radar before now.
Carter and Presley grew up together but they went their seperate ways now 12 years later that meet up again but Carter still see’s her as the rich spoiled kid she was all this years ago but when they spend time together they both realise how they ha
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mister Stand-In was my first read from C.M. Albert, and what an introduction it was!! It didn't take long to fall in love with her words, and her characters are AWEMAZING!! Carter and Presley used to know each other when they were younger, now 12 years have gone by and Carter and Presley are in each others sights and because of what Carter does he thinks he has Presley pegged as a rich spoiled brat...Presley just doesn't want to acknowledge Carters presence, she does happen to notice how freakin ...more
Jackie Ashmead
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was my first read by this author, and I definitely need to read more cause it was an amazing book! I literally was sucked right into this book and the characters and I just loved it! Carter and Presley knew each other when they were younger and now 12 years later they meet back up again. Now years later they both like what they see with each other but neither wants to admit it first, they both seemed to think alot about each other when they were kids as well so that definitely adds to ...more
Kate Grand {A Grand Romance}
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2020
Second Chance At Love

What you need to know about Mister Stand-In:
✔ Set in NYC and “The Grove”
✔ Second Chance Romance
✔ Complete stand-alone
✔ Brilliant Heiress Presley Kincaid
✔ Hot “stand-in” Carter Wright
✔ Bit of a mystery
✔ If you loved Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, you will get to see a LOT more of Dex and Bianca

What I love about the Cocky Hero Club series of books is that you get introduced to so many new-to-you authors. This is my first time reading C.M. Albert and it cert
Carey S.
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This story has layers—but the reader isn’t really privy to the more meaningful ones until the final third of the story. Carter Wright grew up as the son of the caretaker for a luxury resort. As such, he was looked down upon by the locals, and that shaped his character, priorities, and work ethic. Over the years, wealthy families would stay at this resort. One of those returning families included a little girl named Presley Kincaid, who was a few years younger than Carter, but who still
Michelle Veccia Klimovich
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just finished reading Mister Stand-in absolutely loved this book. C.M Albert has a way with words that she draws her readers into her books. The story is about Carter Wright and Presley Kincaid, She had a crush on him when she was 13 but he was 18 at the Beach house where her family went every summer and Carter’s dad managed the property. They both went on with there lives until they met again many years later . They developed some chemistry and Sparks between them and they both had feelings for ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Carter’s past has shaped him into the man he is today and along the way he has created a very unique business that is rewarding both personally and financially. He knew that accepting his latest client would bring him face to face with the woman he crushed on as a teenager but he wasn’t expecting that it would also include her stepdaughter who is no longer the gawky girl he remembered.

Presley has the successful career and the affluent lifestyle, but she hasn’t been so blessed when it comes to lo
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mister Stand-In had me hooked right from the very start and this author drew me in with her words and story with no chance of escape. Carter and Presley knew each other in the past and more than ten years on, they both like what they see. This story unfolds giving you glimpses of the in depth parts as you take the journey with these characters, finally giving you all the answers later in the book. Their story is steamy, flirty and packed with drama and emotion. Their story is definitely not pred ...more
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Swoon worthy! PHENOMENAL!!

OMG!!! I could not put this book down. Presley had such a crush on Carter when they were younger but he broke her heart back then. Years later he's standing in for Presley's step mom at her wedding rehearsal. Presley receives the project to interview Carter since he's a millionaire before 30. When these two finally hook up for the first time it's explosive. The chemistry between these two is so strong. I loved the banter back and forth. If you love a book that will make
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book by C.M Albert who was a new author to me. I loved Presley and Carter’s story. Their chemistry was so hot, sexy and very flirty. I was hooked from the start and I couldn’t put it down. This book is part of The Cocky Hero Club but can be read as a standalone, I received this book as an arc for my honest opinion.
Cheryl O'Harney
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Carter’s job sees him back in the company of those he knew from where he grew up, 12 years have past since he last saw Presley the stepdaughter of his teenage/adulthood crush, however she’s no longer the little girl who followed him around, seeking his attention, nope little Miss Moneybags Presley is all grown-up and suddenly she’s all he can think of. There’s a connection between the pair of them that is undeniable and what was only supposed to be a one night stand turns out to be something mor ...more
Sandie Chraponski
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well Hello Carter and Presley, I see you. This is a beautifully steamy story. Carter hasn’t seen Presley in over ten years, and he can’t believe what he’s seeing. Presley had a crush on Carter for years, and is shocked when she sees him at her stepmom’s rehearsal dinner.

These two have history, but they also have a present and a future. C.M. Albert did a phenomenal job giving these characters depth and making them real. She also sucks you into this story and makes you want to stay.

This story has
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Carter and his cocky attitude.I love Presley and her nerdiness. She is a littke quirky, a lot sweet and just so caring and kind. Gah, a perfect combo.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carter and Presley's story was a delight to read. The perfect amount of banter, steamy chemistry, a little intrigue and suspense kept me engrossed in the book and made for a quick read. This is another great addition to the Cocky Hero Club world. ...more
Diane Plourde TDC Book Reviews
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it

I just enjoy these books inspired from the Cocky Series. This was a 4,5 star entertaining and fun story.

Presley had a major crush on Carter when she was younger. Now years later they meet again in an untraditional and unique way.

This story was entertaining and very fun. It took me a couple chapters to really get in and get hooked. But after I devoured it. They had some major chemistry going on. A great storyline that flowed well. Bottomline this is a must read.

Standalone told in a dual POV w
jaclyn malkiewicz
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible addition to the CHC! It may not be your typical kind of romance but it definitely has the filthy, flirty, and fun throughout the book!

A slight sort of love/crush triangle and a choice between a mother and daughter, but its not super taboo. Nothing down right dirty . . . And to be honest, heck, who hasn't fantasized about an older man and then lusted for their hot young son. . . Its all just fantasy, so let it go and enjoy the ride!

Carter's story, when you finally get to it,
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
c.m. albert knows real life and romance. The combo is a witty believable likeable couple navigating the beginning of their romance. Written in such a way that you feel you are there in their story. I read voraciously and if a book can't hook me in the first few chapters I move on (so many books so little time). This book promises a good time from the start and you just have to see how it works out. Looking froward to reading more from this author. ...more
Lynn Mullan
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read, with plenty of heat and humour.
Lauren Hutchinson
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very good story that kept me interested throughout the whole thing. I loved the chemistry between the characters and the banter they had.
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Carter & Presley’s Sweet And Steamy Story Brings Together Childhood Acquaintances For A Second Chance At Love!

This book is a standalone from the Cocky Hero Club world, which is based on Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s book Mister Moneybags. The story opens in September in New York City.

Carter Wright, twenty-nine, hit gold when he started Mister Stand-In, LLC. He was a nobody from a little resort island off the coast of South Carolina, but hard work and an enterprising spirit couldn’t hold him bac
Keren Hughes
Oh my days. Talk about Swoon City Central!
With each CMA book I read, my girl-crush and author-crush on Colleen expands. I love her characters, her stories and how she takes you on an emotional journey from the first word to the last.
Carter Wright and Presley Kincaid are possibly my favourite couple.

This beautiful new story by Colleen M Albert is nothing short of incredible. It has laugh out loud moments, tense, hold your breath moments, sprinkled with some emotional scenes that could melt eve
Curvy Metalhead Show
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to love and relationships I was losing my faith in the happiness of being in love. But when I had the chance to read Mister Stand-In by C.M Albert it made me feel that can be real if you meet the right person who knows how to treat you right! I have always said that she writes books for the everyday women and she truly does. If you like hot and steamy romance she does not hold back! I love the unfiltered passion between Carter and Presley! I love the fact that Carter takes the time ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.35 stars
This is the second book I have read by the author and it took some time to get into it. Carter is a man who grew up in a small town surrounded by wealthy individuals who came to visit the resort where his father worked as a caretaker. Not one to let that deter him, he made something of himself with his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Mister Stand-In LLC. His rise to fame afforded him the opportunity to enter the world of the elite as arm candy with his one rule of never sleeping wit
Clara Martinez Turco
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love discovering new authors and falling for their stories. Mister Stand-In is not only a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club but a captivating read that left me wanting to read more books by C.M. Albert.

It's a beautifully written second-chance story. Carter Wright has worked hard to make a name for himself. He is the best at what he does: be a stand-in for people who need to get through an event. He is smart, good looking, and charming. Presley Kincaid is focused on her career and it's a fa
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mister Stand0-In is another fantastic addition to the Cocky Hero Club, and man, it came off very unique. Carter's family took care of the resort that Presley & her family came to every summer, and she followed him around because of her crush on him. As she grew up that crush never left, and she was rejected by him since he had a crush on her step-mom. That part wasn't my favorite because gross, but there's so much more to this story. Carter is hired to become Presley's step-mom's stand-in for th ...more
Heather Miller
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Presley Kincaid, works at a paper in the financial section. She loves writing and loves what she does.

Carter Wright, has always been that guy you call if you need a stand-in date, someone who will be nice arm candy. He always tries to help friends who need help with anything. If he can go stand in at an event he will. Carter and Presley knew each other when they were young. At the time, their circles were far apart but today, today is a whole other matter. 12 yrs later they meet up again - this
Vera Blaz
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Cocky Hero Club world has gotten me through some rough times these last few months and this newest book by CM Albert does not disappoint!

Carter Wright has worked hard to fit in. His business as a stand-in is a bit unconventional and somewhat misunderstood by many. Using his history and amazing personality, Carter does more than look handsome on someone’s arm. He may come off as arrogant, but there’s more than meets the eye with Carter. Presley Kincaid has known Carter since they were kids. S
2OCC Reviews
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
As soon as I read the blurb for this story I was instantly intrigued. This was my first read by this author and I really enjoyed their style of writing. I found their writing really pulls you into the story. The romance and chemistry between the two main characters is hot. These two characters I really enjoyed together.

Presley always had a thing for Carter and the attraction she had for him was undeniable. Carter saw Presley as a spoiled rich girl but she was different then what he perceived. S
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USA Today bestselling author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are “sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty!” Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, high-heat romance, and most of all—hope. When not writing, or kid-wrangling with her handsome hubby, she’s either meditating, kayaking, reading, hugging a tree, or asleep. But first, coffee. #TonyStarkForever


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