Brian Benson is the nice guy every girl dreams of marrying.
Too bad he’s off the market—for good.
He’s sworn off women since the last girl he dated broke his heart.
Determined to start over in New York, his sole focus is to climb the corporate ladder—no distractions.
Until one minor collision propels him into the path of small-town-girl but bombshell babe, Kendy Miller.
Kendy walks with a sass she was born with.
Single and ready to mingle, she’s on the prowl.
Moving from her tiny town of Bowlesville to work as a nurse at New York Cornell Hospital, she is introduced to Dr. Hot Pants.
She feels it in her bones—he only belongs to her.
When Kendy formulates a grand scheme to land Dr. Hot Pants and uses Brian to do it, Brian is all in because he could use a little fun.
Things were going to plan, until one night lines were crossed, kisses were exchanged and clothes flew off.
Fate collides, fortunes are tested and plans backfire, but Kendy is still determined to land her doctor.
Problem is… Brian was only there to assist in the plot. Falling in love with the girl wasn’t part of THE SCHEME.
Review by Ashley
This is the second book I've read from this author and I liked it just as much as the first. The Scheme came at a good time for me because I had just finished a few really intense and heavy books and this one is light and easy to fall into. The main characters, Kendy and Brian are both relateable and likeable. While they do have their faults and strengths, together they are a match made on the moon.
That Brian, he is just an all around nice guy. He works hard and looks out for those he cares about. But when it comes to love and relationships he just seems to fall flat every time. So when fate brings Kendy into his life and they come up with their little plan, he thinks he has finally got it figured out. What he didn't expect was to fall for the woman who told him up front she was just going to use him and he could in return use her right back. For most of the book Kendy is portrayed as a woman who is set on getting her hands on the doctor who can help take care of her and all her needs. However, as her and Brian spend more and more time together, her plan begins to unravel. As real feelings develop between her and Brian, her true colors really come out. It takes a good while to see the softer side of Kendy but its there, deep down she really has a heart of gold. When she opened up about her past and why she had her heart set the way it was, I really felt for her. She was holding onto the hope with the innocence of a child; a child that she wasn't anymore. But instead of mocking or ridiculing her, Brian gave her the support and encouragement that she needed in that moment.
Of course, Brian being the great guy that he is, falls hard for his friend and isn't quite sure what to do with those feelings. They had an agreement but he wants more...I loved his kindness and gentleness. I found myself just wanting to hug him and soak up some of his goodness. And good for him for making the hard decision and letting Kendy learn the lesson that she needed to on her own. How she could think anyone would be better for her than Brian is beyond me. Thankfully, it didn't take her too long to come to her senses and see that the best thing had been in front of her all along. While I would've liked Brian to have made her work for it some more, it also wouldn't have been his character.
The Scheme delivers on all fronts for me. There is a great cast of characters. The sweetness is balanced well with steaminess, drama and humor. It was quick and easy to get into. I found myself trying to flip for more pages that weren't there when I was finished reading. Oh, and that ending, can you say full circle? It was perfectly Brian and Kendy.
About the Author
Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois.
On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.
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