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Fake Fiancée

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  17,784 ratings  ·  1,846 reviews
Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? SCORE.

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss . . . that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he'd f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was th
Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 6th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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There is no faking or pretending about it, Ilsa Madden-Mills has the magical touch when it comes to writing love stories with heat, passion and most importantly heart. With her vivid and sexy prose, Ilsa allows her readers to easily fall for her charismatic and lovable characters. And in the Fake Fiancée, this statement couldn’t be more true as readers like myself are sucked into a vortex where we are consumed with an addictive, sweet, a
Adriana Locke
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really, really enjoyed this book!

I was craving something I could lose myself in. Something sweet and steamy, something with enough angst to keep me hooked but not so much that I wanted to fall into an epic depression. I wanted something with a drop of mystery that kept me guessing ... and Ilsa delivered on all accounts!

The author transports you onto a college campus and braids you into the lives of Max and Sunny. I've had a hard time putting it down over the last couple of days because I just
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2017
4.5 Stars!!

Having never read a Ilsa Madden-Mills book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this. All I knew after reading the blurb I couldn’t not read it. Of course, the cover was the other aspect that made me give this one a try. (Don’t judge! :DD) 'Fake Fiancee' was simply delightful and I enjoyed the f@ck out of it! First and foremost, I must admit, fake relationship/marriage trope it’s not my favorite trope when I'm reading a romance, but here I found it to be so entertai
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? SCORE.

➜ F R E E in Kindle Unlimited!


*Update: Feb. 18 Fake Fiancée is #7 on the Wall Street Journal. *beams* Thank you so much, sweet readers!

*FAKE FIANCÉE has spent a week in the TOP 5!!! THANK you so so much!

*(Feb. 11, 2017) OMG as of this morning, FAKE FIANCEE IS #2!!

*(Feb. 09) FAKE FIANCEE is #6 ON AMAZON!!

"He inhaled me like I was the finest B
Feb 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
Ridiculous plot, just-telling-no-showing writing style and shallow one-dimensional characters with no depth. That is all that you need to know about this book.

Do you want to know more? Well, let’s meet main characters.

Let me introduced you to Max Kent, the most selfish „hero“ (and I’m using term hero very loosely in this case) I have encountered in a long time. He never thought of anyone but himself. (view spoiler)
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult

➦I find myself lately going back to reading new adult books because I want to go back to college and study for exams and go to frat parties. Wait, no, I don't. But I do enjoy reading about these carefree people who have their whole lives in front of them :D lol

➦This particular book features the fake relationship/engagement trope where the hot QB falls for a girl who he hires to be his fake girlfriend in order to scare away cray cray chicks who want his babies. That's, like, totes understandable.
Dilek VT
I was looking forward to this book after reading its delicious blurb and seeing its stunning cover. I also love the writer’s English series, they are very good. But, unfortunately, this book didn’t live up to my expectations. It was an OK read for me, nothing that made me say, “wow”...

It is about Sunny, a university student and Max, who is a student in the same university and also the star quarterback of the football team. Their fake girlfriend/boyfriend deal turns into fake fiancée first and th
Shannon Moore
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
My real life job is kind of different than most in the fact that my work isn't supervised. My boss comes and goes as she pleases and I can have a bit more of a relaxed environment. What doesn't help though was the fact that the day I was reading Fake Fiancée, my boss wanted to hang around all day! Anytime she would leave, I would sneak in a few pages here and there on my kindle app. I know she definitely caught me once or twice but oh well, Max and Sunny were worth it. ;) I'd risk my job for the ...more
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FAKE FIANCÉ: Prepare yourselves for some hella hot dreamy football players, a heroine who yearns for the guy she can't have, and a hero who will do anything for the girl he loves...

Guilty yet again for signing up for an arc solely based on the cover!! Being a cover hoe has it's benefits!! Hello hotty on the cover!! ( Jack Greyston)

This is spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' Max & Sunny who first meet when Sunny is seventeen under unusual circumstances. One reckless joy ride, one
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
FAKE FIANCEE was a surprisingly light and easy read. It had moments of drama, which was to be expected because it was set at college, but it ranked very low on the scale of angst. The characters were well-developed and the plot was fluid and easy to follow. I'll be picking up more books by this author in the future.

At 17 years old, Sunny was running away. She had had enough of what was waiting for her at home and she was ready to start anew. Unfortunately she lost control of her stolen getaway c

Max is his schools number one quarterback and preparing to be drafting into the big leagues, so he doesn't need the distraction of an ex messing with his game. So when he meets Sunny, his new neighbor, and learns she's also dealing with ex drama he comes up with a plan - a fake relationship. It's the perfect plan so he can focus on football and winning the Heisman Trophy. But Sunny is far from what he expected and soon his fake relationship is feeling way too real.

A fabulous read for the fast pace, sweet and sexy new adult sport romance lover.
“Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist… Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.”

Sunny Blaine has survived worse than a fender bender by a drunken football groupie. She endured her physically abusive father and got to live another day after a terrifying car accident thanks to quick actions of a good Samari
3.5 Stars

I enjoyed the stuffin' out of this one but I had a couple of issues that kept it from rating a solid 4 Stars. I'm probably one of the few people left that still enjoy a good fake (insert the blank) story and this one was no exception.

My biggest issue was the lack of backstory and character development when it came to the two mains. I felt like the basic knowledge was all there but it never seemed like it was enough to fully invest me.

That being said, I enjoyed the rest of what Fake Fia
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

4 STARS <33

I adored this one, it was refreshing and the characters were so much fun. Fake Fiancee is a fast paced, sweet, funny, adorable and hot story. I read it in one day, I was intrigued with the prologue and I couldn't put it down.


Sunny and Max are super cute and adorable, it was entertaining how they started their "fake" relationship. They had feelings that they didn't know but it was nice how everything came out. I loved both characters, Sunny
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually quite enjoyed this one! It was a feel good read for me, with low angst. Sometimes that is exactly what I need, and this was one of those times!

The heat between the main characters was sizzling! They were very intense together and I loved every single moment they shared on the page!

A must read for when you want a simple, feel good read!
Alex ♈
Sometimes I forget I'm not 20 anymore *cough cough* and read NA.

Please stop me!
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I absolutely love a sports romance. Throw in some instant and hot chemistry and boom!! Max & Sunny are both strong individuals that have built walls all around their hearts. Both having gone through tragedies growing up and both having been hurt and burned in past relationships. Neither one is looking for love, just want to graduate and Max wants to win his Heisman trophy and go pro. All that is on his mind is Football, first and foremost, and the only thing he loves.

Until Sunny Blaine.
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
This book is a definite winner.  It's well-written.  The pace and flow are precise and spot on.  The storyline and plot are entertaining and engaging.  My attention was grabbed from the very first and I read this book at break-neck speed.

I really enjoyed this very sweet romance on all levels.  Ilsa Madden-Mills is a master at this sub-genre of romance.  This is the 3rd NA / College themed romance book I've read from her and I've enjoyed each and every one.

Here's the breakdown:  Sunny is a young
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

This was a good, relaxing read. Not too much and just enough.

Review to come...
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ilsa Madden-Mills Fans, NA, Romance
4.5 Nothing Fake Here Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
You can never know what motivates someone to chose the choices they do...Things happen in the past which can color everything if you let them... and unfortunately, not always painting a rainbow. But sometimes... out of ugliness, shines beauty... and if the person is strong enough to overcome any or all obstacles...then their own beauty shines through as well.

This was my first Ilsa Madden-Mills read and it will not be my last. I thoroughly enjoye
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Damn! This book is not good. Like u get drunk with empty stomach then the next morning u wake up with ugly tattoo on ur face. Its just so bad that way.

The characters are weird, stiff and 1 dimensional. No character development between Max and Sunny. I am very confuse why Max interested with Sunny. Their chemistry is.. well... fake. The second characters are cheesy. They do not support the development of the story. And the wording.... it feels like the author copies and paste from other books.

Rachel Reads Ravenously
DNF at 68%

Well, this was pretty much a three star read (steady but a tad bit boring) up until this one part that totally took me out of the book and had me rolling my eyes.

(view spoiler)

This book reminds me of why I am reading romance less frequently than I used to.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!

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Sunny Blaine is a southern girl from North Carolina whose life falls apart after the loss of her mother. She moves to Georgia when she's seventeen to be with her Mimi. Three years later & she's now pursuing her art degree at Leland University & working at the local library. She's thrilled to have found a fabulous house to rent until she finds out her new neighbors are jocks. After her ex, Sunny tries to avoid all athletes like the plague. Unfortunately a situation arises with her nei
Deborah Obida
This is my first by the author, it was a fast read but the book is way too cheesy for me. The characters are amazing I like the whole new adult concept cause I can totally relate to that, the writing style is also okay but their love is just too unreal even for a romantic novel.

That aside the book is a major great read, alpha male,athletic and super hot. Oh he has brains too and the female character is not bad either, hot blondie and also hard working, The book is written in dual POV of the main
So the book goes a bit like this....

Well in the first 7 chapters that I read...

The typical every girl out there is a hoe except the MOTHERFUCKING TSTL heroine

Im sure this is what she imagined..

but the writing and the stupid plot holes such as ... a fashion designer or art student taking fucking Anatomy and Physiology

Or better yet.. the supposed wonderful "viewpoints" on anatomy by our oh so smart jock...

Please tell me how am I not wetting myself?

Please I beg the author please, just ask how any
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to seton by: CJP
Genre: NA Romance
Sensuality: R
Ho-meter: H=manho, h = 1 BF

College quarterback hires classmate/neighbor to be his GF so that he can focus on winning the Heisman Trophy.

This was my first and my last by this author. I was very unimpressed and most readers of my reviews know that I am VERY familiar with NA novels so I know what to expect and I should have known better.

I saw that most of the reviews on Amazon and GR are by the author's street team and I should have known better.

I read that overdramati
Tia Louise
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this story!! Max and Sunny's chemistry will melt your kindle! It's dreamy and gritty at the same time, and who doesn't love a smoking hot football star?

A five-star MUST READ!!!

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Guess which one I am? And no I’m not at the back of the picture I am smack bang in the middle of it all.

Sunny needs to get out of Snowden, North Carolina asap, she nearly makes it but trying to avoid an animal on the road she swerves and lands in the lake. A mysterious man saves her but she can’t stick around otherwise the police will take her back to Snowden.

3 years later…

The mysterious saviour of that night Max Kent star quarterback and Sunny are now neighbours. She knows w
Feb 12, 2017 marked it as lost-interested
I like books with fake girlfriend or fiance but this one didn't work for me. I had more expectations from this book with this idea and I think it was a little bit immature for their age!

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#1 Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills pens angsty new adult and contemporary romances.

A former high school English teacher and librarian, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wi

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