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Author: Rhonda James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Told in the first person. Alternating persons.
“Fake it till you make it.”
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this
book for review from InkSlinger PR and the author. I was not
compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The
opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in
accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part
255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and
Testimonials in Advertising".
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from InkSlinger PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking.
Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.
Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.
That is, until he re-wrote it.
13 Reasons You Should Stay:
- I’m crazy about you
- I make you laugh
- You totally dig me
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Sophie Banks is trying not to feel frustrated. Jared “Hawk” Hawkins is trying to impress. These are two unlikely people who find a way to make things work. They both work in tough professions that can be tough on a relationship. Our author is good though because she shows that it is possible.
In getting this review ready, I looked to see what tags Amazon was using and found it disappointing. They have this marked as coming of age. I don’t know who comes up with that for them but they may need to reassess. I think that someone saw the title and made a quick judgment. Would hate to see someone turn down reading this title based on that assumption. And Hawk readily agrees that Sophie is a woman.
Yes, the characters may be young but they are of drinking age and they live on their own. Sophie is in the process of healing her heart when along comes a man who just may be the one. You can see their attraction progress and I loved seeing the protection scenes. They were both cute and funny. There are secondary characters that were actually in the first book but you don’t need to have read 21 in order to enjoy this. They are friends so at some point you may want to check out the first book in the series – plus, don’t you want to see what the list is. The ending is their own happy ending and no indication of a next book so we’ll just have to wait and see. This book was my first by Ms. James and I’m ready to check out more.
By the time I finished examining him, I looked up and found his pouty lips were puckered as if he was deep in thought. Either that or he was thinking about kissing me. Yeah, I knew we hadn’t been formally introduced, but I’d definitely consider kissing those lips. His gaze was intense, and it roamed my entire body, slowly, as if he were cataloging every detail for later when he was alone and naked in the shower. The thought of him naked, alone or otherwise, excited me.
“No one special.” I fidgeted in my seat. “Old boyfriend.”
“If you ask me, he’s a dumbass for letting you get away. You’re much prettier than candy.”
Another blush heated my cheeks as I shook my head and responded, if only to keep him talking, “Ahh, but you haven’t seen this particular piece of candy.”
“Don’t need to. He gave you up. In my book, that’s reason enough to achieve asshole status.” He winked and tipped his glass to mine. “But, thanks to his assholery, you’re here with me. So… to assholes.”
Okay. He was definitely flirting.
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