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A Limited Engagement

(Limitless Love #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.

Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood c
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ebook, 255 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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Elaine
Rating 4.5/5
Lily Harmon is having a bad week . . . she’s spectacularly split with her boyfriend, seriously hitting him in the face in the process. That wouldn’t be quite so bad if he wasn’t also her boss. So now forget the wedding plans, time to start looking for another job - and soon, especially as he’s threatening to have her black listed so she’ll not be able to continue her career. On a brighter note, she’s meeting ‘the boy next door’, Derek Sawyer, for lunch. Now he’s the one she had the s
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'A Limited Engagement' by Bethany Michaels is book One in the "Limitless Love" series. This is the story of Derek and Lilly. Lilly has been friends with Derek and his sister since she was little. Derek's sister is actually her best friend. Lilly has always had a crush on Derek but she always thought he only saw her as a friend. Now though she has lost her job and the man she though she would marry. So Lilly is feeling down and decided to return home. Derek wants Lilly to pretend they are engaged ...more
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
Remember, it's just pretend!

This is one of my all-time favorite scenarios: The fake engagement. What makes this story different from the rest is the added dynamic of Lilly and Derek knowing each other since childhood. In my opinion, this familiarity afforded them some liberties, given their in-depth knowledge of each other, that other couples simply couldn't take.

I enjoyed this story because Bethany kept the characters pretty realistic. Of course, there's an element of undeniable temptation when
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(Source: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Indulgence and Bethany Michaels.)

“And then he was naked. Completely, gloriously naked.
“God,” she breathed.
“Amen,” he returned, his gaze roaming from her hair to her toes and back up again.


This was a funny fast read, about a racer millionaire and his childhood friend. The author did not really drag the story, although the break up make up cliché part existed, as expected, but the romance d
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Desperate times require desperate measures, and that pretty much is where Derick and Lilly are right now for different reasons. He’s almost landed the big sponsor that he really needs for his racing career to truly take off, she’s just been dumped by a no good jerk of a man who takes away her future and her job. The problem for Derick is that the spoiled, entitled daughter of the possible sponsor considers herself part of the deal – as in she gets Derick for her own,
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Jennifer Pierson
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first journey into Bethany Michael's world, and boy did I have fun! A Limited Engagement is a fast paced, and yet to me, a heart pounding read that I devoured in one sitting. See Lilly Harmon has had a crush on Derek Sawyer since she was a young girl. Now that he's a famous racer on the circuit, she moved on, as she knows that she'll never be his type. When her life knocked her down, he asks her a favor, to be his pretend finance for a short time. But what they didn't count on was th ...more
Coral
Apr 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot: 3.5/5
Characterisation: 3/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5
Bette Hansen
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one!! I simply couldn't put it down. I've read several fake engagement type stories lately and this was truly one of the most entertaining. It's very well written and Derek and Lilly are two characters that just made me happy. Their chemistry felt real and I was cheering for them all the way through. Definitely one you don't want to miss.

Derek Sawyer is desperate to get his father out of his business. Both his actual business and his personal business. I needs to land a new sponsors
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Helyce
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I am a big fan of the “crushing on my best friend’s brother” theme; add in the fact said brother is a sexy race car driver and I’m sold.

Derek’s career in racing started when he was young, and as he’d proven himself a winning driver, he rose up through the ranks. His father is very much involved in the business side of racing, but Derek is looking for ways to end that part of their relationship. He sees his chance when a new sponsor shows interest in invest
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Books Laid Bare
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is absolutely nothing limited about this story!
While the scenario may not be completely unique, I mean, a long lusted after, super successful drop dead gorgeous childhood dream asking for a favour – the word Yes would have been tripping off my tongue in the blink of an eye or at least before I have a chance to talk myself out of it so when Lily is faced with this very scenario, I couldn’t help but cosy myself down and settle in for the afternoon, I had a feeling this was going to be a beaut
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Angel Hatfield
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lilly was meeting Derek for lunch. Lilly had grown up next store to Derek and his younger sister was Lilly’s best friend- Shana. Derek had been Lilly’s teenage crush. Lilly and Derek hadn’t seen much of each other since getting older with the exception of holidays with their family’s. Derek invited Lily to ride home on his private jet after they had lunch. Lilly didn’t believe Derek was attracted to her but that didn’t stop her from reacting to him. Lilly missed the conversations they used to ha ...more
Hilda
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book via the publisher in exhange for my honest review.

I must say that when I started this book and read that the leading male was a race car driver it immediately made me think of one of my favorite series and the cocky driver. I tried not to compare Derek and I believe that it worked.

When the book begins I just couldn't believe the despair that Lilly was going thru. What a tool her ex was to her. But this seems to be a common thread among lawyers that I have read. The girl tak
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Michelle Simpson
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Derek  - Good Looking, successful,famous and  charming but not someone who does relationships. Derek is trying to buy his father out of his business, he cant forgive his father for what he done to their family even years later. Derek is about to sign for a sponsor that could help him remove his father but he needs a little help with removing the sponsors daughter who has made it quite clear that she wants him. 

Lilly - Her life goals have just slipped away, Richard was not only her boss but her f
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Jacqui Norris
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC received for honest review for CJ’s Book Corner

What do you do when you need a fake fiance to land a huge sponsorship deal? You call on your sister’s best friend and childhood friend to make it happen. Who wouldn’t want to be the fake fiance of a hot racecar driver who you’ve had a crush on since you were a kid? That is the what Limited Engagement is about. Derek Sawyer is the hottest driver in the racing circuit. Eager to become his own boss, he is about to land a deal with a new sponsor but
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Becca
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
What happens when your childhood crush asks you to pretend to be his fianceé for the weekend? Well for Lily Harmon she didn't know if she would be able to handle it. Her fantasy coming to life, even for a weekend, just might push her over the edge. But she knows she can never say no to Derek Sawyer, Racing's Most Eligible Bachelor and the star of her fantasies since she was a teen.

Derek and Lily grew up together since he is her best friend's older brother but with him being 6 years older than h
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April Symes
A Limited Engagement is a fast paced, and exciting read. Its premise is about fake engagements and what happens – well you have Lilly Harmon & Derek Sawyer. Lilly Harmon has had a crush on Derek Sawyer since she was a young girl. She moved on in life when Derek went moving on and moving up. Lily has just ended a bad relationship and then lost her job, all at the same time. Now she is back at the starting point, looking for a new job and starting over. When Derek learns that Lily is heading h ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: A Limited Engagement (Limitless Love) by Bethany Michaels

What does a person do when faced with a problem that is awkward and dangerous to their career? Create an out that seems beneficial but ends up more complicated.

Enter Derek. The big bad race car driver has it all. A career he loves, his pick of the ladies and a huge sponsor in the wings. If only said sponsor didn't come with unwanted strings. Enter Lily. She's hit rock bottom. Her career is in shambles. Her love life even worse
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
3.5 stars

What do you do when a socialite has her eyes set on you? Well you get a fake fiancé, right? A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels was a fun, quick read about finding love when you least expect it.

Lilly Harmon had a plan. A five-year plan where she would be working her dream job and on the path to marriage. Seemed sensible. Then it all went to hell. Now she has no job and lost her fiancé. Lilly, even with her plans and rules, was a fun and very likable character.

Derek Sawyer was the
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Dawn
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
This is one of my favourite types of romance books. Derek and Lilly have been friends their whole lives. Derek needed Lilly to pretend to be his fake fiancé for a weekend to sign a big deal it worked after the weekend Lilly was heading back to their hometown as she was just fired from her job so she was going green home to find a new job. Well word got out about the fake engagement and it takes off so once they get home They continue with it as they spend more time together more feelings they st ...more
Chanda Norman
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars A delightful book about Derek the race car driver and Lilly his sister best friend and the brat that following him around in his youth. Lilly just got dump by her cheating boyfriend/boss so when Derek proposes a fake engagement to get a prospective sponsor's daughter off his back she agrees. Their adventure thru their fake engagement in full of laughs, hot romance scenes and enough twists & turns to keep you reading. It had a kind of strange ending, but maybe their story will be pi ...more
Angela
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book one in the Limitless Love series, A Limited Engagement uses one of my favorite storylines. Derek and Lilly have known one another for year because Lilly is Derek’s sister’s best friend! Of course, she has always had a huge crush on him since she was a young girl. Derek need help from Lilly to put off the oil baron’s daughter that is interested in him. He need the oil baron to sponsor him so what he can’t do us our right reject the persisted daughter, so he asks Lilly to pretend to be his fi ...more
Neil
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.

This must have been a good read as I finished it in a day.
A light romance which was thoroughly enjoyable.
If you are down on the beach read this.
RaeLatte
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you love fast cars, sexy characters and southern charm...don't miss this book. When childhood friends re-connect it will be a reunion full of secrets. If they can charm their family then they just might discover they can find love in the least likely place.
me
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Good romance... end needed more... so heartburn= pregnant I assume... Not much in the way of racing.
Hi'D's Book Hub
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charming little romance that was a super fast read for me. Didn't connect with the characters as much as I would have liked, but overall it was a fun story!
Eva Mcfarden
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Two people trying not to fall in love while pretending to be is always a good story. Bethany brings an element of knowing. Lilly and Derek are best friends from the beginning.

What are best friends for, right? When Derek comes up with his brilliant plan of getting out from under his Father's thumb, he reaches out to his best friend to help him.

The fallout from Derek's plan gone a wry, is far more than either he or Lilly could imagine. The hu
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Carol
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and I liked both main characters. The chemistry was fantastic between the two and they really did seem to be good friends before this which was great foundation to build upon as the story progresses. The bedroom (or outta bedroom scenes winkwink) were steamy and enjoyable. Overall a good read.
Samantha
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Limited Engagement was a wonderful contemporary romance. I loved this book for so many reasons. First off, it was a fake relationship and a friends-to-lovers romance, which are two of my all-time favorite tropes. Secondly, the characters were just great. Lilly was going through a lot at the beginning of the book with her boyfriend dumping her on top of losing her job and that made her a character that I could really root for because after all the bad stuff that she had to deal with, I wanted h ...more
Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
3 Stars......A quick read with GREAT chemistry.

Friends, a fake engagement, humorous banter, with a little bit of drama tossed in. Derek and Lilly's cat and mouse games made this an enjoyable read.
Riki
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Derek and Lilly! This Book has everything I love in a contemporary romance, including a crazy fake fiancé scheme with tons of heart, a wonderful small-town community feel, and a filthy rich playboy bachelor. I loved that Derek is a race car driver- such a fun spin on an Indulgence hero! Readers will fall fast for this sweet romance. It's cute with just enough steamy romance to spice it up. Super fun.
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Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen steamy contemporary novels and novellas as well as a few Regency-set historicals and light paranormals. The first book in her Nashville country music series, Nashville Heat, was a finalist in RT Magazine's Reviewers' Choice awards for Best Small Press Erotic Romance.

She also creates cover art for indie authors through Dragonfly Press Design (www.drag
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