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"Will you marry me, for a while?" Adam Santiago's always been a lone ranger. But when the detective teams with music therapist Julie Chapman to save two young orphans, pretty soon his heart's a goner, too! Julie's willing to do anything--even become Adam's pretend bride--to keep a brother and sister together. But as she falls head over heels for her polar opposite, will t ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition
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Marcia
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective Adam Santiago was brought up in the foster care system. He was rescued by Stan, a bachelor patrolman who became his foster father, mentor, best friend and roommate. While Adam now mentors himself, he considers himself a confirmed bachelor and only dates women of the same mindset. In contrast, Julie Chapman had a wonderful childhood, until her mother died of cancer when she was fifteen and her military father came home with PTSD. She would sooth him with her music and became a music the ...more
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Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet story, although it was totally predictable. You have to buy that a social worker would be so determined to settle up her portfolios with children that she’d make a bad decision that was in the worst interests of the children just so she could retire. But then all books that involve a convenient marriage in the modern world have unlikely plots you just have to swallow.

The two main characters are good people who want to help two orphaned children and a lost dog. Who wouldn’t
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Jessica Figueroa
When Adam comes across a couple of kids and a dog who need his help he can't help but see himself in them trying to make sure they get the best care they can get. Julie is the new music therapist who also can't help but love the children and want what best even when it means that she has to marry Adam who is known as a player but just until she can have the children for her own. Thing is can they keep their heart out of the equation?

I enjoyed this book. It had plenty of sweet moments, where you
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Adam Santiago’s always been a lone ranger. But when the detective teams with music therapist Julie Chapman to save two young orphans, pretty soon his heart’s a goner, too! Julie’s willing to do anything—even become Adam’s pretend bride—to keep a brother and sister together. But as she falls head over heels for her polar opposite, will this marriage of convenience become an affair of the heart?
This was a pretty good story. I had some issues with Adam (mostly his initial opinion that he only wante
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