Pretend for Me
My boss’s son has been hitting on me at work. I devise the perfect scheme to politely turn him down, by saying I have a boyfriend. Unfortunately, my loud-mouthed cousin happens to overhear me. She says I just have to bring my new boyfriend to the family reunion this weekend. The boss’s son seems skeptical, and says he can’t...more
Fake boyfriends is one of my favorite tropes but this story is told kind of bluntly. I wanted more subtlety. At best it was going to end up a 3 star read. No rating since I'm not willing to invest the time in finishing.
Yeah, not feeling any romance blossoming here. But then the story telling became very info-dumpy over irrelevant things, possibly something to do with this being forth in a series. Anyway it's not for me, I don't want to spend any more time with ...more
My boss’s son has been hitting on me at work. I devise the perfect scheme to politely turn him down, by saying I have a boyfriend. Unfortunately, my loud-mouthed cousin happens to overhear me. She says I just have to bring my new boyfriend to the family reunion this weekend. The boss’s son seems skeptical, and says he can’t wait to see photos on her social media accounts.
Okay, so maybe it isn’t the perfect plan after all. Now I have to come up with ...more
The characters, in the beginning, were great. So different but exactly the type to bring out the hidden attributes of the other. One was smart and so put together seeming to live inside of his head (Wes) but had a fairly carefree side once ...more
This book works well as a stand-alone. There is some overlap with the other books, but not enough to make you feel like you're missing anything by reading this one first.
Wes and Flynn were cute together. Their relationship, though starting out as fake, wasn't drama filled, but more discovering that given the chance they work well together despite their different backgrounds. I liked Wes's family (or at least the immediate family!), ...more
So the first half is fun and sexy....going along as Wes and Flynn get together. After the weekend and they decide to be a real couple I was like whoa! Everything happened at lightening speed which can work but we, the reader wasn't really a part of their relationship...we got generic synopsis of large chunks of time with major events briefly told to us but with no detail. I love opposite attracts, friends to lover, fake boyfriend...all of those themes but we never got to really see ...more
Wes is so funny. I laughed at his antics for getting away from Grant. His ability to be anything but mean seems too much for me. When he gets in a corner and uses Flynn, together they are heartwarming. I enjoyed how the author put Flynn in a uncomfortable situation and how he had little talks with himself while handling ...more
There is still a little tension because of the social gap between the two main characters, as well as the problem of blackmail that Wes undergoes by a newbie at work (the son of the boss), but the whole remains really pretty cute.
Wes does not manage to get rid of the son of the boss who flirts with ...more
The writing was not very fluent and felt constructed, as did the story.
Wes, who is stalked at work by his bosses son, asks Flynn, his neighbor to play his boyfriend for a family gathering. Everything was a little too much to be realistic or even plausible. The opposite attract trope worked and I liked that it was not exaggerated. I also loved that the transition from fake boyfriends to real ones ...more
There is: some intrigue, drama, persistence, avoidance, lies, disbelief, humor, plans, awkwardness, shock, family get-together, games, attractions, dirty stunts, insults, a meddling Grandmother, ...more
This is the fourth book in the series featuring M/M couples finding love. this book has no cheating, cliffhangers, just a wonderful romance with steamy scenes.
When the boss's son kept flirting with him, in desperation Wes proclaimed that he has a boyfriend. And this begins the start of a fake-turned-real relationship between neighbors Wes and Flynn.
This is a great read, filled with a sweet relationship in which the couple actually falls in love during the farce and some ...more
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this ...more
Flynn and Was are neighbors. Wes comes from a bit of privilege and Flynn has not had it easy. Wes's family every summer have a family the every summer. One of his co-workers keeps hitting on him but he's not interested. His cousin Candy works with also. He lies and tells Candy & Grant that he's been dating Flynn for 5 months. Now he needs to bring him to the reunion. And the rest is a beginning of a great relationship.
I voluntarily review this Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
There was unnecessarily fleshed out convos that didn't add anything to the story. I got really bored of reading some of them. I don't need a transcription of everything said in their conversations, I just want to see how the relationship ...more
I was ok with the storyline and liked the characters but there were so many mistakes that it was confusing at times. Wrong names were used several times which is a big issue for me. There were also a lot of wrong words within the sentences. Hot sex scenes do not make up for poor editing. I’m surprised no one else mentions this in the reviews.
The book is fast-paced, the writing is fluid and easily read in one sitting. It is a standalone book with no cliffhangers and a HEA.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.