Xeni [Book Review]

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Format: Read via eARC from author

I was very lucky to have been given a copy of this book to review on my own choice from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wow, I can see why everyone has been reading this book and talking about it. I fell behind in my reading, hence my late review despite the fact I was sent an eARC. Sometimes my life is a mess. Oops. But seriously, this book is amazing and everyone should read it ASAP.

Here’s the synopsis:

She just wanted to claim her inheritance. What she got was a husband…

Xeni Everly-Wilkins has ten days to clean out her recently departed aunt’s massive colonial in Upstate New York. With the feud between her mom and her sisters still raging even in death, she knows this will be no easy task, but when the will is read Xeni quickly discovers the decades old drama between the former R&B singers is just the tip of the iceberg. The Secrets, lies, and a crap ton of cash spilled on her lawyer’s conference room table all come with terms and conditions. Xeni must marry before she can claim the estate that will set her up for life and her aunt has just the groom in mind. The ruggedly handsome and deliciously thicc Scotsman who showed up at her aunt’s memorial, bagpipes at the ready.

When his dear friend and mentor Sable Everly passed away, Mason McInroy knew she would leave a sizable hole in his heart. He never imagined she’d leave him more than enough money to settle the debt that’s keeping him from returning home to Scotland. He also never imagined that Sable would use her dying breaths to play match-maker, trapping Mason and her beautiful niece in a marriage scheme that comes with more complications than either of them need.

With no choice but to say I do, the unlikely pair try to make the best of a messy situation. They had no plans to actually fall in love.

– Via Goodreads

So this book deals with Xeni dealing with the aftermath of losing her favorite aunt and finding out this huge family secret. The secret isn’t easy for her to process… but having Mason around will ease the pain. Because he’s Scottish and thicc. Seriously yummy 😋

I love marriages of convenience because it is always kind of crazy. But I’m such a sucker for a good love story, I can never get enough. And why would I wanna? Rebekah Weatherspoon writes a story so damn good, you won’t want to stop reading any time soon. She writes witty characters and swoony romance. She also knows how to have Xeni deal with her grief while still being able to get married to a total stranger and have them grow closer without any of it seeming forced or fake.

Okay, so I’m going to talk about the romance and the sex scenes so be prepared. Like… wow. I loved how they were just like right off the bat like you’re my wife and you’re my husband and calling each other baby and dear. Yes, just so much yes. They just have this chemistry and beautiful intimacy between them you just can’t stop. Mason reveals he’s bisexual and Xeni is like same. They just accept one another, and I adore it so much because I feel like more books need to be like this. And they have an awesome sex life. I’ve never read a book where a woman pegs a man and it’s just part of their sex life. I was like yes, please let’s have more of this in the world. I’m living for how two bisexual people are in a soft, caring relationship and they just understand each other. They’re open about who they are, and I just weep thinking about the amount I love this book.

I did love this book a lot. There’s just some small issues I had which is why I did not rate it as 5 star. I felt like all of the family drama was like way too much… she was like hella mad at her mom and then she wasn’t and it was just like a lot to handle. I guess maybe it’s because I didn’t have parents growing up so I don’t understand the dynamic. Just honestly… it was way more drama than I was here for so I did roll my eyes some of the time. Also, Xeni being kinda vegetarian was annoying to me. Either you eat meat or you don’t. I don’t see it as a middle ground. But I’m a big advocate of no animal cruelty or products used so this is a super personal issue. I’m just saying you can’t eat chicken and say you’re sometimes vegetarian. No, that’s not how that works. I also kind of struggled with the book in the beginning… but it does pick up. I also didn’t exactly love the whole break up and not talk for six months either… but there’s a HEA so I can’t rant too badly.

Fantastic book. Definitely suggest just for the pegging alone. Such good sex scenes. Everyone read this immediately.

Until I rant about books again,

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