I am totally head over heels in love with Entangled Publishing’s Lovestruck line, and I was super excited to get my hands on this latest release from Stefanie London. It was everything I love about a Lovestruck book and totally fit the bill for a lighthearted good time. Check out the description and my review below!
Description from Goodreads:
One fake relationship shaken not stirred…
Bar manager Paul Chapman is sick of his family’s traditional ideals. Marriage, babies, and a white picket fence? Not his gig. But now that his ‘golden child’ big brother is tying the knot, Paul’s screwed. His ex will be there…and she’s having his cousin’s baby. Unless he wants to show up to the wedding alone and face his family’s scrutiny, he needs a girl on his arm. Now.
Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product.
Luckily for her, the owner’s brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend…
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Miss Riki’s Review:
I’m a sucker for a well-written pretend relationship story, and this one was absolutely delightful on every level.
I loved Libby as our leading lady. She’s driven to succeed and is following her dreams, and I loved how willing she was to try on a fake relationship for size in hopes of promoting her fledgling business. Not that it would have been too difficult to play pretend with a sweetheart like Paul! Burned by love in the past, Paul has always said no to relationships, but when it becomes clear he needs to get his family off his back in time for his brother’s wedding, he realizes that he has to pull of the ultimate hoax. Together they make a dynamic couple with sizzling chemistry, and it soon becomes clear that they will be unable to keep their hand off each other, despite the rules they establish at the start.
What’s a romance novel without a grand gesture, and oh my goodness- this book has the best grand gesture EVER! I won’t spoil it for you here, but just know that Paul is chivalrous and sweet and oh so adorable and this moment in the book is worth the hype. I’ll admit it- I totally swooned.
This book is equal parts sexy and sweet and hits all of the emotional high points you’d expect. It’s a quick read that left me smiling from ear to ear. This was my first book by Stefanie London, but it won’t be my last. Writing like hers begs readers to look up a backlist and get to reading!