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Sandra Moyers preschool is struggling, so when her sister suggests allowing a super-famous actor to research his latest role there, she reluctantly agrees. Except the actor turns out to be Ben Capshawa playboy whos never serious, always joking around, and who knows zero about kids or being a parent. Case in point: his involvement in the untimely death of the preschools ...more
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Published June 6th 2016 by Entangled: Bliss
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'From Fake to Forever' by Jennifer Shirk is the story of Sandra Moyer and Ben Capshaw.
Sandra is a mom on a little girl. Sandra's ex had been an actor and does not stay involved with her daughter. Through Sandra relationship with her ex has set her against men and specially actors. So when she first meets Ben who is with his nephew she tries to keep things in a safe zone. Ben on the other hand is very much
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
Cute!

I have really come to love the whole normal girl falling for the Hollywood star storyline and thought it was handled really well here. While this love story is a little fast for me, I can still put that aside and enjoy the fireworks between Ben and Sandra. Sandra has been hurt in the past (which makes me think she'd need a bit longer to truly trust Ben) and isn't looking for love. That goes out the window when Ben waltzes into her life. I liked Ben and Sandra and thought they had a fun
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Irene
4.5 stars

From Fake to Forever was a sweet, fun and heartwarming love story.
I loved watching the relationship develop between Ben and Sandra, they had great chemistry and both were likable/entertaining characters. I also enjoyed Ben connect with Sandra's little girl, they were adorable together :)

Overall a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Entangled Bliss via NetGalley for the advance copy.
Katie W
Sandra is the owner of a preschool and when famous Hollywood actor, Ben Capshaw, comes to research his potential role, she's not impressed. Little does she know, she had an encounter with him the previous day and thought he was a criminal! Add that to the fact that she has a past with an actor and that doesn't help Ben's case.This isn't a new idea, but this one is well done. I'm not a huge fan of a quick falling in love story, but this one is done in a way that is believable and fun--I loved ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Happy Release Day to From Fake to Forever! I love posting release day reviews. It's like attending a birthday party for a friend. :)

This isn't a new plot- girl hates famous because she's been burned but then a famous boy comes into the picture and sparks fly- but it is a fun plot when it's done right, and this one was. There was all sorts of sparking chemistry flying between Sandra and Ben. Between that and the witty banter, this book was so much fun to read. It was easy to give in to the pull
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Danielle
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute HEA read and I liked how different the characters were which stood out the most to me. Sandra was a single divorced mom who owns a preschool with her sister. Her ex was a Broadway actor who cheated on her and doesn't spend anytime with his daughter so when Ben comes into the picture she wants nothing do with him. As the story starts to unfold you can see that not only is Ben falling for Sandra but also her daughter.

This story was sweet and to the point. I enjoyed the characters
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Emily
Actor and carefree playboy, Ben Capshaw, is wanting a chance at a role that could change his career path into one where people would take his acting abilities seriously. His agent tells him he needs to do research for the role in a daycare.

Sandra Moyer believes she has met a crazy man and when he shows up at her daycare to do work with her, she knows he is off his rocker. Ben is thrilled to get another chance at Sandra, but the single mother who owns the daycare is not thrilled by his
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romancejunkie
Sandra didn't get on with Ben when she first meet him, but after getting to know him better she begun to see him in a new light, and as they worked together in her preschool the two began to fall in love, but first they have to resolve some problems with trust issues so they can enter into the relationship with a positive view on love.
Kathleen
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Single mom Sandra Moyer owns Storybook Land preschool with her sister Missy. Her life revolves around her four year old daughter Hannah and finding a way to keep her business afloat. She hasn't thought about dating any man since she caught her actor ex-husband Steve cheating with one of his co-stars.

Ben Capshaw is a famous actor who is up for a leading role in a new movie called Heaven Sent. His agent Denise has set up an opportunity for Ben to do some preparatory research for the role at
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1-Click Addict Support Group
As sweet as From Fake to Forever wasand it WASIm going to have to admit that there was a little something missing for me with this one

Im all for a good, clean romance, which is why I cracked this book opened today. I wanted swoony and cute, and I got it, to an extent. However, the pacing and the depth of this story was off, leaving me feeling a little disconnectedand a little disappointed.

Ben Capshaw was, no doubt, a very charming character, but while his playful demeanor was fun, there wasnt
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

3.5 stars

This is a re-issue of a book that I originally read many years ago called Role of a Lifetime and it was just as enjoyable today as it was back then. Sweet, funny and endearing, From Fake to Forever pairs a Hollywood actor researching his next movie role and a single mom pre-school owner fighting their feelings and still managing to fall in love.

Ben Capshaw isn't use to women not wanting to get to know him better but that's exactly
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Paula  Phillips
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sandra's husband has left her and moved on after he became a cheating celebrity , so now she is raising her daughter Hannah and on top of that trying to run a successful preschool alongside her sister and friends. When Hollywood star Ben needs to A) clean up his act and B) gain experience with children for a new role , his publicist along with Sandra's sister Missy organise Ben to spend a couple of weeks at the Storybook Preschool. This starts off not so well for Ben as he kills the class pet
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Brittany
I received this from Netgalley/ Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was such a sweet heart warming story. I laughed a ton and couldn't but it down. This is a clean romance but very well done.
Kathy
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
content: mild language, innuendo, Ben has lives the life of a Hollywood heartthrob so there is much implied about his past but only kissing in the scenes of this book.
Anniek
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sandra is a single mother. Together with her sister she opened a preschool. This way she gets to do what she loves and she can spend time with her daughter. Her ex-husband is an actor on Broadway and he doesn't really want to keep any connection to the family he left behind. Sandra has been very cautious of love ever since and concentrates fully on her business and her daughter, Hannah.

Their preschool could use more publicity so, Sandra's sister Missy has come up with a great plan. Ben is a
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Suze Lavender
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sandra owns a preschool together with her sister. They're still trying to make a name for themselves and the school is in dire need of funds. When her sister comes up with a creative idea to bring in some money Sandra isn't happy, but agrees to go along with the plan, because they can use the extra income. Ben, a famous actor, will help out as an extra teacher at the school as part of his research for a movie. He doesn't know much about kids and has a lot to learn. He's actually behaving like a ...more
Nicole Smith
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bliss
This was a nice light fun read. It had the make you feel good vibe. I just loved reading about Ben interact with the children especially Hannah. He's very first interaction with them is a memorable one for sure. Ben may be an actor, but there is so much more to him then his fame. Sandra has a bad experience with actors take her ex-husband. She's very wary of Ben, but slowly her defenses come down once she gets to know him better. Ben is fun loving carefree guy and relationships are not in the ...more
Bette Hansen
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this wonderful sweet romance! It's a fantastic story of a devilish playboy actor Ben Capshaw spending time in a preschool to prepare for an upcoming role. The owner, Sandra Moyer, of the preschool had no idea he was coming. Everything had been set up by her sister/partner but now it's her job to deal with it. Him. GAH! These two are wonderful together and the kindness and gentleness Ben has with the kids, especially Hannah, is so touching. Sandra tries to resist the attraction between ...more
Isha Coleman
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review: From Fake to Forever by Jennifer Shirk

Like a fish out of water, Ben stood out. Ms. Shirk played up that element beautifully. It's so easy to judge a person before taking the time to get to know them. Sandra was guilty of that on a grand scale. Much of that was due to her own issues with doubting herself. This was my first read by Jennifer Shirk and I've been missing out. Ben had a grand career and a full pocketbook, but it took a penniless teacher and a roomful of precocious children
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Donna
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Discovery

She is on guard against men and he is a magnet for women. They both learn through charming and sometimes funny encounters to be there for each other and that love is sweetened by being a family. I would have gone with five stars but felt it bordered on PG-13. There are occasional sexual references and mild swearing. Sleeping with someone is the given mentality and there is no religious ideals mentioned. I loved how they meet, I can totally picture it... Especially after seeing the Duck
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Mary McFarlane
Eh, it was cute and very short but falling in love after 2 weeks of knowing each other come on. I really liked Hannah and she was only 4 years old I wanted more of her in the story and to see her reaction towards the ending.
Alisa
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Cute story with fun characters.

Source: Amazon.com
Jules
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable and fun! I read this a long time ago when it was called The Role of a Lifetime. I liked it even better now!
Sara Cardon
Sandra is a hilariously protective mom who mistakes a Hollywood actor at the playground as a shady man up to no good. Sandra's past makes it difficult for me to accept her falling for a handsome actor. I also have a hang-up over a hero who's been a player (he'd have to hit absolute rock bottom and convince me he'd changed). I didn't love some of the crass language or wording (minor swear words, "needs" grosses me out). Overall though this is funny, flirty, and a cute escape read.
Bec
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4.5 Stars

Opening a business can be hard for some, and that's why Sandra Moyer's sister, Molly, has decided to help. However, Molly's latest promotional tool turns out to Ben Capshaw, a super-famous playboy actor that needs to gain some experience with kids, if he wants to succeed in his latest role. Reluctantly, Sandra agrees to giving Ben the opportunity to teach alongside the rest of her staff. Now, if only she can stop herself from falling for him, especially when he's so charming.

Ben
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Gaele
Divorced single mum Sandra is still reeling from her exs demonstrated lack of connection and concern for their daughter, Hannah, and shes made several life-changes to ensure stability and happiness. Opening a pre-school has been a struggle, but with the help of her sister and friend, shes able to keep it all together, make ends meet and never seems to doubt her choices - at least so it appears.

Ben Capshaw is an actor with his eyes on a new role, one that will bring him that Oscar nod and cement
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Rachel
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Their arrangement is fake but their attraction is real. There are no truer words for the hero and heroine of this wonderful sweet romance from Jennifer Shirk.

This book is going to be the perfect summer or winter afternoon read for those who love simple, sweet, adorable romances that will charm and delight you from the first page till the end when you finish with a satisfied sigh.

From this pairings first hilarious encounter (okay not for them but from our perspective its really funny), to the
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Jennifer Shirk continues to be my go to author for sweet romantic reads.

Sandra Moyer is a single mom, running a struggling preschool with her sister Missy. When Missy is approached about allowing a Hollywood superstar to do some research at their preschool, she doesnt hesitate. She does however, forget to tell Sandra about the arrangement. Ben Capshaw is a tabloid favorite and has been dubbed as Hollywoods most eligible bachelor. He wants to change his image and do more serious roles. His goal
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MJ
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys
Disclaimer: I received an ARC for review/blog tour purposes. All thoughts are my own.

It's okay to admit you're upset, that you need someone to talk to. It doesn't mean you're weak.

Awhile back, I was on a reading slump but reading this effectively pulled me out of the slump. This book is one of the few feel-good books that at the same time, has such an amazing story.

When I first read the synopsis, I know, I just know, that I would end up liking it (or loving it). It's has that something that I
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Brianne
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been so fortunate to be able to read this great books and I definitely can add, "From Fake to Forever" as a great read. For anyone who loves a good, ol' fashion romance, then From Fake to Forever is the book for you. Jennifer Shirk, writes a beautiful tale of how two people from two different worlds, can be thrown together in a way that is beautiful, sincere and will make you want to fall in love all over again.


I really loved Ben Capshaw's character, as he was a man who knew what he
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