Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Taylor Maid
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Dreamspun Desires
Heroes: Ally & Taylor
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: He’ll marry the maid to get $50 million but a secret could queer the deal.
Taylor Fitzgerald needs a last-minute bride.
On the eve of his twenty-fifth birthday, the billionaire’s son discovers that despite being gay, he must marry a woman before midnight or lose a fifty-million-dollar inheritance. So he hightails it to Las Vegas… where he meets the beautiful maid Ally May.
There’s just one rather significant problem: Ally is actually Alessandro Macias, son of a tough Brazilian hotel magnate. But if Ally keeps pretending to be a girl for a little while longer, is there a chance they might discover this marriage is tailor-made?
When Taylor finds out he needs to marry a woman before his twenty-fifth birthday to claim his fifty million dollar inheritance, he goes to Las Vegas hoping to marry the first woman he sees. But when his escort bride doesn’t show up, he’s ready to give up until he hears a beautiful voice and realizes it’s the maid, Ally May. Now he just has to convince her to marry him. But Ally has her own secrets, specifically that she’s a man named Alessandro Macias, who’s trying to get away from his father. Their relationship might be fake but can they get passed their own deceit and possibly make a relationship work?
I really enjoyed this one. It was cute and fun and I absolutely adored Ally and Taylor. I loved that Ally was Alessandro and how easily he was able to pass as a woman. For Taylor, it was a little hard for me to connect with him because even though he wanted the money for kids, I felt like he was a little naive not to realize that one, he should have read the will instead of assuming it would go a certain way and, two, he should never have put the cart in front of the horse, so to speak. I mean, really! If he didn’t have the money yet, why would he start the process of building all the centers? For some reason that really irritated me about him.
But even with that, my biggest issue with this one, though, was how predictable and too easy the ending was. I expected something like that to happen but I also expected it to be a little more difficult to obtain. Instead, the last 10% of the book is one big rush to wrap up the story. I was a little disappointed it was so easy.
In the end, I still really enjoyed it. I loved Ally and Taylor together and I loved their journey from being two complete strangers to falling in love. It was a super cute story and even though I thought the ending was a little too easy, I still loved it. Looking forward to seeing what comes next out of the Dreamspun Desires series!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*