When pretend turns to desire, heartbreak is unavoidable.
Sander Chase needs a date for his ex-fiancée’s engagement party, but he doesn’t have time for a woman in his life. Between working on the TV show Do You Have What It Takes? and his band reforming, he’s too busy for a relationship. What he needs is a pretend girlfriend. He thinks he may have found the perfect woman for the job, and the bribe he offers means she’s sure to accept.
After losing her job in the film industry, breaking up with her movie star boyfriend, and finding out her mum has dementia, Chloe Butler returned to the UK determined to put her life back together. The last thing she needs is to parade around London on the arm of a celebrity, and after the heartbreak caused by her ex, she swore she’d never again date a star. But when Sander offers her a chance at her dream job, it’s not something she can turn down.
As Chloe gets to know Sander she learns he’s nothing like her scumbag ex. But she struggles to fight her attraction to him, knowing their relationship is only for show and their separation date is closing in fast.
Ignoring the insane chemistry between them should be easy for Sander, especially since he carries a secret that means there can be no future for them, but the more time he spends with Chloe, the harder it is to keep his hands to himself.
Content Warning: contains more denial than you’ll find in a courtroom, more sexual tension than most people could handle, and explosive sex that some readers may find long overdue
Sander Chase is an ex-boy band member (I always wanted to write a review with the words ‘boy band’ in it!) whose group is now reforming. He originally left the group because the lead singer was having an affair with Sander’s then fiancée. They’re now about to get married and guess who’s invited to their engagement party? None other than Sander, of course! Except Sander doesn’t have a girlfriend to take with him to the party. Enter Chloe Butler. When Sander sees her at the coffee shop where she works, he thinks that Chloe would make the PERFECT “pretend” date for him to take to this party. So he makes Chloe an offer that she can’t refuse. Yup, I could DEFINETELY see where this was going!
It was funny (and beyond sexy) watching these 2 “pretend” they didn’t have feelings for each other, when they clearly start to develop them. I am a huge fan of sexual tension and this story had it in droves … and all I can say is that when Sander and Chloe FINALLY give in to their feelings, the result is a HUGE, SEXY BOOM!
While I found it hard to connect with Chloe, something about her felt off for me, I just can’t put my finger on what it was, I really liked Sander, he was SERIOUSLY HOT (and did I mention that I have a thing for guys in boy bands?!) and truly swoon worthy material! Ultimately though, these two together made a really sweet couple and while I knew they were going to get their happy ever after, it was enjoyable going on the journey to see how they got there. I would definitely recommend this book, if you like your contemporary romance light, sweet and sexy and rate it 3 stars.
Publisher : Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Source : Manic Readers
Released : April 15th 2013