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Falling for Her Fiance

(Accidentally in Love #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  5,412 ratings  ·  509 reviews
Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove t ...more
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Published January 14th 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss) (first published January 12th 2013)
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Falling for Her Fiancé features one of my favorite types of romances: best friends who turn into more. This was super sweet, but it really tugged on my heartstrings. I felt the achy longing of the characters intensely.

Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. They are super close and know just about everything about each other, a fact that usually bothers anyone who dates them. I know if I had a boyfriend with a super close best-girl-friend, it would bug me. I’d be worried, because o
Predictable outcome, a bit over the top. But that´s exactly what I needed atm.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Ahhhh…that is how I feel after reading this book. Just relaxed and completely happy. Falling for Her Fiance is a wonderful romance that will you with a grin on your face and a hope that the author has more in the works.

Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. They have only ever been friends knowing that one step in the wrong direction could ruin everything and they love being just friends. With her company retreat coming up Dani is desperate to be promoted and she knows the only way f
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

OMG that blurb is basically EVERYTHING on my favorites list!! I'm so diving into this after my current read!!
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adored this book!

I love the whole falling in love with your best friend trope but it has to be pulled off in a certain way or I'm just not buying it, especially when you're adding a fake engagement to the mix. I do not enjoy fake engagements.

Cindi Madsen pulled it off.

Falling For Her Fiancé was romantic and sexy. Often this storyline is pulled off with increasingly wacky plot twists but Danielle and Wes are two fabulous characters that I would love to hang out with and were complete
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

This review was also posted on Steamy Guys After Dark .

I love best friends to more stories, and I've already read and loved read Cindi Madsen's YA book, All the Broken Pieces,so I jumped at the chance for us to be part of the tour for Falling for Her Fiancé (back in the day :)).

Dani's on her way to climbing the corporate ladder and needs a date for a company retreat when best friend Wes calls her, lamenting the fact that his sister asked his ex-fiancée to be a bridesmaid in her up
Oh, I love it when best friends start feeling something more towards one other. And they all go skittish over it thinking 'but he/she is my best friend!', then it starts to get awkward, then they act like there's nothing there and try and epically failing,IMO to act normal again, then at some point they can't anymore and it just gets out of hand and bottled emotions starts exploding everywhere! Then the kissy kissy follows, and some more and HEA!

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Anne Eliot
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Started yesterday. So proud of my friend Cindi Madsen's sweet, fall in love with your best friend, romantic comedy! I've not stopped laughing or smiling yet. I know this author delivers on the romance in all her other work, but with this story she's in her element with humor, a sassy heroine while painting a hot hero. I'm looking forward to the first kiss very much... ...more
Amy Fournier
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook, own
I love a good adult contemporary romance. They always have the fun, the chemistry, and the heartbreaking situations that make reading so enjoyable. This book was no exception. I loved Dani and Wes. They are best friends afraid of crossing the line into something else, but both can feel their want for each other. What starts off as a fun arrangement pretending to be engaged to help each other quickly starts to be more. But that is not without issues that keep making them doubt whether the other f ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Can I just say that Cindi Madsen is BRILLIANT! She has the corner market on funny and romance. I read this book in one sitting because I could not put it down. Who can resist best friends falling in love with each other when they least expected it. I mean friends are friends and we don't cross that line because sometimes it never works out but in this case I love how Cindi puts all the pieces together and keeps you wondering if they are actually going to become a couple.

Dani and Wes have been fr
Rachel Harris
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much! Fun and funny, Falling For Her Fiance made me smile like a goon and laugh out loud. And the swoon factor is very high with this one :) Great read and can't wait for more! ...more
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I don’t think my poor tummy ever felt so many things before. Also, I don’t think I ever got so many weird look because of reading in public. Getting teary eyed and then smiling like a fool in love in the beach is bound to do that, though.

Falling For Her Fiance is a book full of romance, comedy and lots of emotion in each page.

Dani and Wes have been best friends since freshman year in college. They push each other to do impulsive things and have amazing adventures together. And while life made D
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2015, reviewed
Falling For Her Fiance was a really cute romance with two of my favorite tropes at play: the fake relationship turned real and friends to lovers! Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. Strictly friends, although no one ever believes them. Dani really wants a promotion at her job, but notices that only "family" people have been getting them, so she comes up with an idea. Her company has a retreat coming up, which will be swarming with couples, so she asks Wes to pose as her fiance! He ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
5 stars - A book that reminds me why I love to read!

Do books ever call to you? They do to me. Guess that makes me weird but this is one of those books that called to me. I started this new review policy that says I'll accept your book if I want to read it only. When this book was offered to me, I was so glad for that new policy. I didn't have to look at my calendar and say, I might be able to get it in sometime in March. I wanted to read it, now. Once I had it, it just kept calling to me. The b
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yay for best friends who become something more!! I absolutely adore stories where the main characters don't seem to see what's right in front of them. Cindi Madsen draws a picture of two people, both struggling to put heartbreak behind them, who are completely devoted to one another. The BEST of friends. Maybe the spark wasn't there before, but it certainly is now. They just need to realize it.

This book is funny, cute and endlessly romantic. There were times when I wanted to hug it, throw it, y
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"She accepts that you're part of my life or she's not a part of mine."

Falling For Her Fiancé is everything I love about the Bliss line. This book is heartfelt, playful, and real. It's one of those book where you adore the characters and love watching them crash and burn into love. I couldn't get enough of Falling For Her Fiance and when it was over I totally wanted more!

Full review found at Shortie Says
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a cute friends to lovers romance. I liked that the sexual interest crept up on the h/h slowly and that they were both surprised by it. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that they both kept avoiding actually talking about being attracted to each other, leading to them doing stupid things and drawing out the plot. Other than that it was a fun read. ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I really enjoyed this story. It wasn't anything new as far as story goes, we've seen the movies and read the books where friends get together and pretend to be engaged for functions and end up falling in love but even so I still found this story highly entertaining.

I enjoyed both of the characters in this story. Dani is a responsible woman and Wes is a fly by the seat of your pants guy. The two of them together really balance each other out. When they were in college they kissed each other to s
Lyn  Ching
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Though living in different states, distance was never been a factor in Dani and Wes’ friendship. Through failed relationships, family dramas and love, they have been supportive of each other. Wes knew that his ex fiancé Sophie is part of his sister’s wedding entourage, and since he can no longer stand the pitying looks from his family because of the broken engagement, he asks Dani to stand as his fake fiancé. On the other hand Da
Review To Come.Even though I’m…Don’t-think-just-because-I-look-like-a-nerd-and-love-books-doesn’t-mean-I-don’t-know-how-to-use-my-fist, take-no-prisoners, justice-shall-be-fucking-served-if-I-have-a say, I’d-rather-see-you-in-hell-just-not-today, I-don’t-give-a-flying-fuck-what-you-think….
Yep, even though I’m all that, I’m a sucker for contemporary romances especially the kind where there is happy endings.
These days the concept of contract-marriage is in many books so I found this strangely refr
Autumn Review
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Falling for Her Fiance was such a fun book to read. It was fast paced, had likable characters, and a really sweet love story. Another Bliss hit for me!

Dani and Wes have been friends since college. They've both been in relationships that haven't really worked out. Now, some of the ex's have laid blame on the friendship and the closeness that Dani and Wes have. However, they've both been adamant that they just have a good, solid friendship without any romantic feelings toward each other. However,
This was the perfect 'friends to romance' and 'fake romance' book, combining two of my favourite romance tropes . I loved the relationship between Dani and Wes and I loved that the author explored their pure friendship before things began to change for either of them. Even after things shifted for them, friendship was still at the very heart of the book which is refreshing - usually after the relationship shifts, the thing which brought them together in the first place is forgotten.

And for those
Danielle and Wes have been friends since college but both went their separate ways but always have been there when they needed each other. Now each needs the other to pretend they are engaged to one another but what happens when a few kisses turns to something more?

I liked this one quite a bit, had some great moments and liked how it was a bit of a slow build up. This is a perfect read for a lazy day this summer.
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
Loved this book from the very start. A fun - although at times, frustrating - romance read about how fake love and friendship can turn into real love and a Happily Ever After. I'll admit I was a little impatient for Wes and Dani to wise up and admit their feelings for each other, but I loved seeing them get together. It was just what I was looking for.

Perfect read, Cindi :)

4/5 stars
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love a love story and that was a true love story. A total joy to read.
Kelly Oram
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Very cute fun light clean adult romance! Awesome job Cindi!
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Absolutely adored this!
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Falling for her fiance was another great book by Cindi Madsen. I really like her writing style and her stories. This author is one of my favorite authors and I really love reading her stories. The story of Danielle and Wes was amazing. I love friends to lover stories and this is a really great one.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc.

It's often difficult to figure out a plausible reason for a contemporary romance to use a "fake engagement" trope.

Falling for her Fiance double-dips, it combines the "fake engagement" trope with the friends-into-lovers story. Now that one is usually a LOT easier to manage in a contemporary romance, and that's actually what made it possible for Cindi Madsen to pull the fake engagement along for the ride.

Dani and Wes have been best friends since college. The
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Friends-to-lovers stories are among my favorites. I love the history between the characters, the charged moments one or both of them try to ignore, the endless dance around feelings they are too afraid to admit to having for each other. It's the kind of story the romantic in me can't resist.

Told from alternating POV's, "Falling For Her Fiance" is a charming tale about best friends Dani and Wes, who decide to fake an engagement so Wes can prove
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, ...more

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