ARC Review: Love Under Contract by Cassie Connor

Hi All,

I’m back again with another post and another review. I am having a bit of a reading spurt at the moment and loving it. This is just the way my reading habits seem to go. I’m either all in or I’m not feeling it at all. These periods when I devour books are definitely my favourite.

Book πŸ“–

Thank you to @onemorechapterhc for this advanced copy of Love Under Contract by @cassieconnor in return for an honest review. Love Under Contract was published on 1st November 2022 and you can get a copy here.

Description πŸ”–

Rebecca Madison is a hotshot lawyer, she lives in Chelsea in an amazing apartment, her job is her life and she has everything under control. Apart from her love life. So when the time is approaching for her to visit her family for Thanksgiving, she is dreading fielding all of the “why are you still single” questions.

Until she gets an ingenious idea. She meets a drop dead gorgeous stranger in a bar and ends up spending the most amazing night with him. Is there a possibility she could turn Mr One Night into Mr Right; temporarily and purely for the purposes of pleasing her family? After drawing up a watertight contract (no PDAs, no kissing and definitely no sex) she’s going ahead with her hired boyfriend. However can Rebecca keep to the contract and keep things strictly business when this man makes her feel things she’s never felt before?

General Thoughts πŸ€”

I’m really not sure what is happening to me, but I have turned into an absolute sucker for a rom com book. I can’t seem to get enough of them at the moment and this one fulfilled all of my requirements. It was funny, it was romantic, it was smutty, it had drama, it was set at Christmas time; need I go on? I was engrossed in this story right from the first chapter and I struggled to put it down each night in bed.

Characters πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

I loved that the two main characters in this book were complete opposites, shouldn’t have worked, but definitely, 100% worked. Rebecca was very career focused and was the type of woman who rarely let her hair down. I liked the back story that went someway to explaining this, but I was still rooting for her to realise that she didn’t have to be so straight laced all of the time.

Enter hunky Hudson. Of course it was obvious that he was going to be the one to loosen Rebecca up and I won’t lie, I’d let him loosen me up any day. Hudson was an absolute sweetheart without being a wet lettuce. I really liked his character and I especially liked the way that other characters behaved around him.

Writing Style ✍️

There were no complicated plot formats, no twists and turns, this was a linear, speak for itself, entertaining story and I loved it for exactly what it was. I liked that the author was able to create flawed characters that I couldn’t help but love. I’m quite shocked about this next sentence, but, I also enjoyed the smut in this book. I think that smut can be hit or miss. It usually either makes me cringe and feel uncomfortable or I find it hilarious and unrealistic. I didn’t have either reaction to this book, so it must have been written well.

Conclusion & Scoring πŸŽ–

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I found it really entertaining. Romance, comedy, sex, Christmas, broken hearts, family drama; what more could someone want to be included in a good contemporary romance. I definitely recommend this for cuddling up on the sofa in the evening or snuggling in bed at night. A great book that has left a smile plastered on my face since I finished.


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