The Arrangement by Melissa Tereze

An Emotional but beautiful ride!

What’s the book about?
When Sam’s wife dies, her world is destroyed. She throws herself into work, leaves their home to live in the city, and pushes her family away. As time moves on she becomes lonely and wants no strings company for a simple dinner. After some prompting from her sister and assistant she hires Alexis, an escort. Sparks fly from their first meeting, but Sam pulls back not wanting to forget her feelings for her late wife; however, with chemistry as strong as theirs they keep getting pulled together. And each time, the issues keeping them apart become less and less problematic.

Featured Tropes: Age-Gap, Escort, Femme-Femme, Ladies in Uniform

Book Strengths:
This book intrigued me from the moment I read the synopsis. It had all my favourite tropes and really drew me in from the first chapter. The idea of losing my wife is emotionally crippling, so I really felt a deep routed sadness for Sam. How could she continue? But her strength is extremely admirable, and I wanted her to find happiness. She certainly deserved it. Alexis came with heaps of her own drama, and honestly, this along with her profession, made the book more believable. I think Alexis is probably my favourite character in the whole book. Her personality and caring nature make her the perfect woman for Sam’s second chance.

Book weaknesses:
This is not a weakness, but I want to highlight that there is a rape trigger in this book. It is intense, and as much as Melisa Tereze does it justice, it’s better to be aware.

Character Chemistry:
The chemistry between Sam and Alexis is off the hook. The moment their eyes meet, you know this is gonna be an all-encompassing love that both of them are not prepared for, and that is exactly what happens. I feel like they are both each other second chance at a new life, and when that realisation happens, it’s really exciting to be a part of.

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Conclusion: A great book that I enjoyed getting lost in. I am excited about the sequel, ‘The Call’ to be released in a few months because I just need more from Sam and Alexis.

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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