Title: Finding Mr. Fabulous
Author: Con Riley
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 330 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
At a Glance: Con Riley is my Doctor Feelgood. Her books are my drug of choice, and I’m addicted to them in normal amounts—meaning I never want to be cured of my helpless love for the stories she tells.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Rex Heligan might be known as Mr. Fabulous in the bedroom, but he doesn’t want a boyfriend. In truth, he doesn’t have time between his London banker lifestyle and the Cornish dukedom he’ll inherit. What he needs is someone to watch over his grandfather while he’s away on business.
Rex’s shortlist of caretakers shouldn’t include a thief he once caught stealing, but Devesh Singh-Smith is more than a cat burglar.
He’s the only one-night stand Rex hasn’t forgotten.
Rex convinces his grandfather that Devesh is the first boyfriend he’s ever wanted to bring home to their castle where their sizzling spark rekindles. He doesn’t expect the explosiveness of their connection. He also doesn’t expect Devesh to steal his heart by sharing secrets or to leave before their fake relationship is over.
There’s only one way for Rex to steal his heart back.
He’ll have to catch his thief twice and share his own secrets with him, even if it costs him his dukedom.
Review: Rex Heligan has always been a one-and-done sort, except when it came to Charles Heppel—now Heppel-Eavis. If Rex is being honest, he might be feeling a little sentimental over losing what he had with Charles. He also might be feeling a little unsettled by the idea he feels a pang of something he can’t quite name when he sees Charles and Hugo together with their son. That can’t be right, though. He has never, ever, wanted to be tied down to one person. But it was only a matter of time before someone got under his skin and through his barriers.
Dev Singh-Smith is that someone. Dev, the thief Rex caught red-handed—or so he thought. Of course they have sex. That’s Rex’s modus operandi when he finds someone insanely attractive. What Rex didn’t count on was watching Dev walk away or being unable to stop thinking about the thief he probably should have reported rather than help escape. That they would cross paths again is hardly a foregone conclusion. Until they do. And though it goes entirely against the Henigan family code, Rex concocts a lie that means Dev pretending to be Rex’s boyfriend, but only for his grandfather’s benefit.
For a man who has purportedly never “done feelings,” Rex has an awful lot of them while he’s away on business, like an itch he can’t scratch because it’s beyond his reach. And he has even more of them when he comes back to Kara-Enys, his legacy, to discover how close Pops and Dev have become in such a short time. The conundrum is, obviously, how Rex gets Dev to stay. The beauty of this story is them both discovering they want the same thing. The glory is in watching them get there.
Con Riley is my Doctor Feelgood. Her books are my drug of choice, and I’m addicted to them in normal amounts—meaning I never want to be cured of my helpless love for the stories she tells. They are stories of kindness, compassion, courage, and the sort of hurts that aren’t meant to shock but are meant to be shared. They are stories of the common sort of burdens we each have experienced over the course of a lifetime—or will, or might—and they give us all the hope that those burdens shared will be burdens halved. Her characters find family, they find love, they find and give solace in a world weary of hate, prejudice, and violence. They are hopeful and, more importantly, they are heartful.
Finding Mr. Fabulous is connected to the Learning to Love series but is not dependent on knowledge of those books. Having read them is merely a benefit of getting to see characters I’ve come to know and love in, again, completely normal (?) amounts. There is an unexpected twist to Finding Mr. Fabulous that upped the feelings quotient exponentially. There is a crucial love story in this novel that is separate from Rex and Dev’s, one that defines what it means, at its deepest level, to be found and to be wanted. It’s the very definition of family, not the biology but roots and connections, and watching Rex’s grandfather help him understand this was extraordinarily lovely.
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4 thoughts on “Review: Finding Mr. Fabulous by Con Riley”
Cruel, inhumane…this doesn’t come out until April 26! (April 20 today!)
That means I have to wait…SNIFF!
I’m sorrrry! lol. If you decide to read it, I hope you find it worth the wait :)
Does crying count????
Totally counts! I teared right up a couple of times too :)