Review: The Attraction Equation by Kadie Scott

Title: The Attraction Equation
Author: Kadie Scott
Series: Lover Undercover #2 (can be read as a standalone)
Publish date: November 13, 2017 by Entangled: Lovestruck
Genres: Contemporary, Comedy
Tropes: fake-relationship, opposites attract
Buy: Amazon

Publisher Blurb: 

FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don’t allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…

Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.

Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules…


The Attraction Equation is one of my favorite romantic comedies of this year! It is a charming read about two completely opposite people–an eccentric artist and an uptight man with OCD. Reading this will make your mouth tired from smiling and toes curl with giddiness. Plus, there is such a cute and adorable dog in it!

“You do realize all the men in those movies marry the women they fake a relationship with right?”

A shudder rippled through him. “I may be desperate, but I’m not delusional. I can guarantee that won’t happen.”

Max is an FBI agent (but that doesn’t really play a big part in the story) and Gina is his neighbor. They meet in the hallway when she is sneaking out her dog for a walk. The building they live in has a no pets policy. Max uses this to his advantage and blackmails her into being his fake girlfriend for Christmas because he just had to say he had a girlfriend to his family to get him off his back (really, there was nothing else he could’ve thought of?). 😉 There is low drama, high tension, and many cute moments. I thought this was a very well balanced romantic comedy, one I could easily see being turned into one of  those TV romance movies.

“I think I fell in love with you the day we met. Otherwise I would never have asked a total stranger to be my fake girlfriend. But now I have you for real, I’m never letting you go.”


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