Monday, June 12, 2017

Falling for the Fake Fiance by Jennifer Blackwood

Title: Falling for the Fake Fiance
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Snowpocalypse #2 
Main Characters: Jill and Aaron
Release Date: June 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.

My Review:
This is a tried and true plot...and I still enjoy it. 

Jill's grandmother promised her an inheritance. The catch...she has to get married. Well, that's that. It's been years since she's even had a date. She works two jobs and barely has time to eat her Ben&Jerry's with her young daughter's busy schedule. But her two girlfriends convince her to at least give it a shot. So, they go out to a hotel for a night of speed-dating. Jill doesn't find true love, but she does find the boy who grew up next door. He's in town temporarily to help his dad out in his construction company. And you can see where this is going. 

Like I said, it was very predictable, but even with that, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was a quick, fun read that I found to be entertaining. Aaron always had a crush on Jill, but she never even considered him more than a friend...a good one that she used to talk through her boy problems when they were in high school. But he's spent the last 12 years in the military and he's not that scrawny kid anymore. No, now he's all man and suddenly Jill is seeing him in a different light. 

While it's been years since they've seen one another, this book still read like a friends to lovers story and I really liked that. It was fun. The characters were engaging. I enjoyed it and recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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