Title: Falling for the Fake Fiancé
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Series: Snowpocalypse #2
Genre: Hot Contemporary
Length: Short novel
Available: 12th June
Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.
Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.
But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.
Source: ARC from Entangled: Brazen
This was an enjoyable, quick fake marriage/marriage of convenience tale that mixed in a little teenage crush with a single mother determined to remain independent. There’s a hint of secrecy and a hefty dose of chemistry, with bonus friends to lovers thrown in.
I liked it. Jill is a woman who knows her own mind and isn’t impressed by her Grammy’s attempt to manipulate her from beyond the grave. She’s not stupid about her troubles and accepts that she needs help every now and then. She also values Aaron for the great guy that he is.
And he is pretty great – generous, sexy, understanding, the guy’s a complete package. The only downside to their potential relationship is the job he has lined up in DC. I really liked the way he supported Jill throughout. He doesn’t try to take over, he just helps her to get through her problems. It also helps that they have great chemistry.
I do wish there had been a little bit more detail about their changing feelings, though, and the pace towards the end sped up a bit too much, leaving it feeling kind of rushed. There are a few big decisions that aren’t given the page time I might have liked and the end was a bit abrupt. However, if you’re looking for a quick and easy read with a sexy friends-to-lovers theme, then give this a go. It’s good rather than great, but I still found it entertaining.
Falling for the Fake Fiancé is out June 12th.
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