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The Accidental Girlfriend

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  2,558 ratings  ·  405 reviews
Top Tip: Don’t put out an online ad offering your services as a fake date. Someone will take you up on it.

And it won’t just be for one night.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I ended up being Mason Jackson’s fake girlfriend.

He didn’t even want me to be. No—his sister was solely responsible for me being his date for his ten-year high school reunion.

Now, she’s responsib
258 pages
Published June 25th 2019
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Actual Rating: 5 stars

The Accidental Girlfriend may just be my favorite Emma Hart book to date! I laughed so hard while reading this one. Emma has a certain flair when it comes to comedies and the things she comes up with a priceless! I can't remember the last time a book made me giggle as much as this one and I really needed it after all the heavy books I have been reading lately. If you are looking for a lighthearted romcom that will
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god!!! This book was freaking hilarious. I doubled over I was laughing so hard. I absolutely love Emma Hart. Her books are always a barrel of fun and explosive entertainment. I got to say she did not disappoint with this book. Holy crap what fun!!!

During girls night Lauren is talked into putting an ad in the paper to pose as a fake girl friend, for one night only. Ok first off nothing good every comes from drinking and the internet. So imagine her surprise when someone answers the ad.

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Favorite Quotes:

You know, if we were monkeys, she’d be the kind of person I’d fling my poop at.

This is why you’re single. The only filter you use is on Instagram.

“Give the kid a break, Nadia,” Grandpa Ernie said, wiping his mouth with a napkin and reaching for his whiskey. “He’s only twenty-eight. Men don’t have alarm clocks in their genitals like you women.”

It’s about time you got back out on the market before you go stale. Women are starting to date younger men, did you know that? I see it all
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Fabulous Stars!!

“Hugging Mason was like wrapping yourself up into a blanket burrito. It was like eating a pint of ice-cream on day one of your period. Like wearing sweats and no bra while eating last night’s cold pizza. Like rereading your favorite book or watching your favorite movie for the hundredth time. Yeah. He was just…comfortable.”

“I wanted to peel back the layers of Lauren Green and see what made her tick.”

I just live for stories like The Accidental Girlfriend. The kind of story that
Stacy Ross
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The accidental girlfriend by Emma Heart was my first book by Emma Heart and it was amazing. The best romantic comedy I’ve ever read. I love Lauren and her sense of humour, I would love to have her as my best friend. I was hooked on the book on the first page, I knew right then this book was going to be amazing. It starts off with Lauren and her sister and two best friends on a girls night and the girls are ragging on Lauren for being single so they decide to post an online ad being a fake date. ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lauren is a fun character with a crazy wild sense of humour. When her friends suggests she puts up an ad for a fake date she didn’t think anyone would reply.

Mason does need a date, but didn’t expect his sister to find him one. This is the accidental girlfriend. It has the quirks of Emma Hart written all over it.

Fun, fast and romantic steps to love.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The story is creative, perfect for cat lovers and a feel good book.
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
An easy read that left my heart happy and my stomach hurting from all the laughing I did throughout this book. Emma Hart, you are queen of RomCom's.

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Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
I don’t know what it is about this author and where she comes up with her one-liners, but she always leaves me in stitches. She is my go-to author when I find myself in need of a pick me up, a good laugh, or something light-hearted. The Accidental Girlfriend fits that bill.

After being ribbed by her friends during a girls’ night for being single, Lauren posts a humorous ad on Craigslist offering up her services as a fake date. Unbeknownst to her, this little drunken escapade will lead her on the
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emma Hart had truly outdone herself with The Accidental Girlfriend! I was smitten with Lauren and Mason’s “fake relationship” story and laughed out loud throughout the entire book! Their chemistry was fantastic, the banter between the two was probably the best I’ve EVER read and I completely fell in love. Lauren was a ball-busting, hilarious character and totally kept Mason on his toes. Mason was fun, sexy and a perfect “fake” boyfriend. This fake romance was anything but from the moment these t ...more
Darlene I read WAY to many books
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4 Stars

The rom-com queen did it again! Emma Hart is one of my favorite authors, and she is always my go-to author if I need a good laugh. She writes heroines like no other, and I almost don't care what her books are about as long as she has a crazy, sassy heroine filled with attitude and I am hooked.

And this book has that. The fake boyfriend/girlfriend trope is another favorite of mine, and I always love stories like this. From the beginning of the book, you were already laughing. Girls night f
Dora Koutsoukou
Jul 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
1,5 🙄⭐️s

I couldn’t connect with the characters, they were lacking in emotions and felt very dry. Lauren was so sassy that after a while it was annoying and not amusing at all. Mason was just ok, nothing more nothing less.
Both of them were in a mode of a relationship-denial, which lasted for so many chapters that was exhausting.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: feb-2020
i don't know why i keep reading emma hart and think i'll like it if i keep reading more of her books? it's just outrageous, loud, quirky, special snowflake characters that are okay at first and then soon you want to smack across the head for being a child even though they're adults. I enjoyed the cat in this story though lmao
❤️ Nanda ❤️
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was exactly what I were looking for.
A good time with lots of laughter and nothing else.

I always want to read something light and funny after some intense book and this one was a good choice.

The fake couple is a perfect match!
Mason was cheated before and don't wanna relationships anymore.
Lauren is funny and sarcastic, and doesn't wanna relationships just because. Her motives aren't clear other than she's a real crazy person, with a hard to deal attitude.
But guess what? Mason has that same atti
Five "fake" stars for this romantic comedy💖!!!


This is the first book I've read by Emma Hart and I've really, really loved it!

The storyline, the dialogues and the characters ahh, everything was such perfect...

Lauren became one of my favorite female's characters. She is confident and she'll tell you everything that she thinks no matter will you like that or not.

She remains me a little of me 😅.

I absolutely in love with her and Madson dialogues and their slow burn relationship.

I've enjoyed in
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Accidental Girlfriend by Emma Hart is a fun and hilarious story told in Hart’s uniquely awesome writing style. Mason and Lauren were two great main characters who found themselves in a crazy situation that resulted in unexpected feelings.

There were so many laugh-out-loud moments in this story. Lauren was a great main character with some hilarious commentary. She was down to earth, funny, and intelligent, and I loved how she tackled the role of “fake girlfriend”. I loved Mason as well; he was suc
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Accidental Girlfriend is Emma Hart’s newest hilarious rom-com. I know when I open one of her Emma’s books I am about to laugh my ass off and fall in love at the same time. With the story. With the characters. With the writing. The synopsis is perfect so I will try to make this fast.

Lauren’s friends and sister want her to date. Mason’s family wants him to move on. During friends’ night an Ad is posted online. One fake date. She never thought someone would actually answer it. Well, someone di
Ros 🌼
3 stars

I know all the reviews are gushing and saying how great this is, but it was just sorta meh for me.

The books that I have been reading in the past week or so have felt rather underwhelming and I’ve had no real urge to come here and rave about them. The Accidental Girlfriend is one of those books, sadly.

I don’t think that there is anything to not like about this book per-se; it’s a pretty decent - what I like to call - fluffy read – yet, it’s just not very original and I think that
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it


The minute I heard that Emma Hart was writing a fake girlfriend book I could not get my hands on this book fast enough. This story was sexy and funny and the amazing sisterhood in the story just blew me away.

Lauren and Mason were so much fun. I loved their banter and the Undeniable heat between them. This was another Emma Hart win!!

Here’s what I loved most:
Emma’s books typically feature great heroines who are very comfortable in their skin. This book was the same!

The secondary charac
Jessica Alcazar
This was fun .... until it wasn't.

Soooooo, I should probably explain a little. Lauren was .... hard work LOL And I'm not alone in my assessment because even Mason made sure to say that on more than one occasion. Lauren has opinions. She also has no filter. Lauren is a lot of things and all of them are OTT. And I am okay with that. I take no issue with people having whatever personality they want. However, a lot of Lauren's self deprecating behavior was just too much. So much, that I lost sight o
Jo Reads Romance
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Fantastically funny
5 stars

I’ve enjoyed other Emma Hart books that I’ve read but this one just made her an auto-buy author for me.

The Accidental Girlfriend is a standalone novel that’s fairly short - at just 177 pages - but it really packs a punch.

Fed up of being taken to task for being single, a drunken sesh with her friends leads Lauren to post an ad on the internet advertising her services as a fake date. No money involved! In a roundabout way, that’s where Mason comes in, looking for a da
***5 ‘Hard Work’ Stars***

I snort/laughed my way through the majority of this book.
I tried not too, but I did.
These characters, ALL of them, from Mason & Lauren down to Cara & Henry were so unique that I was all kinds of happy to just sit back and take all of the crazy in and was quite sad when I had to say goodbye.

I adored Mason and Lauren. ADORED. Mason is a really good man. Laid back (because he has no choice considering his family) charming (again, because of his family) and is simply com
Carmen Rae
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it

This book brings a whole new meaning to quirky, unique fun. Almost everything about it was different, in that slightly left of centre way. And I really enjoyed it.

Lauren was such a great character. I never knew what was going to come out of her mouth and what did never failed to surprise me. I loved her cat. And the whole premise of a fake date was hilarious when viewed through her crazy goggles.

Mason was pretty damn perfect. I loved that from the get go he was so upfront and sure of what he wan
This was really cute. I do love me some Emma Hart!

The Accidental Girlfriend does seem like a book that I've read or listen to before. Yet, it was still equally as cute. In it, you will meet Mason and Lauren. Now it was cute because Lauren places an ad, due to some very persistent friends, to be a 'fake girlfriend" for those in need. Of course, Mason ends up needing one - according to his sister.

It also doesn't hurt that they knew each other and basically grew up with one another. She is his litt
Lisa Mandina
So, I pretty much love all things that I have read by Emma Hart, and I knew I'd have to read this one as soon as I heard about it. It started out a little iffy for me, because while I get why Mason's sister signed him up for a fake girlfriend, the whole reasoning behind Lauren advertising to do it was a little iffy on actually making sense to me. But that's okay, because in the end, the whole deal turned out to be as hilarious as Hart's other books have been. Once again the banter and fun of the ...more
Escape into a Booksite
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, favourites
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

I always thoroughly enjoy an Emma Hart book, but let me tell you, this one has to be one of, if not, my fave that I have read from her so far. I have not literally laughed out loud at a book in a very long time, and this had me in stitches and trying not to laugh like a maniac if I happened to reading in front of others. At home, all bets were off and I was cackling to myself until there were tears in my eyes.

Lauren and Mason are j
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

I laughed. More than once.

It's definitely a pro-tip to never put an ad, of any kind, on Craigslist. Especially if it's the result of girl's night and there was wine.

However, sometimes the ad works out, and the guy who shows up at the door is hot enough, and funny enough, and nice enough to make you want it to be more, and to be real.

Lauren is hilarious. Mason is a little more serious, but the best part is that within all of that seriousness, Mason likes Lauren for
Sissy's Romance Book Review
THE ACCIDENTAL GIRLFRIEND by Emma Hart is the story of Mason and Lauren.
Mason has been single for several months after finding out about his girlfriend's cheating. Now his 10 year high school reunion is coming up. Mason's family feels that he needs to get back in the dating world which prompts his sister to answer a add for a fake girlfriend. Lauren is a fun loving no filters kind of girl which after her friends prompting she puts a ad for a fake girlfriend. This is how Mason and Lauren end up
Amy Dickinson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I had feelings for Mason Jackson. Very real feelings. There. The truth was out there.”

“Accidentally kissing Lauren Green? That rattled me.”

These two lines sum up Emma Hart’s newest book, The Accidental Girlfriend. This is a romantic comedy about two commitment-phobic, single-life loving, people who, much to their chagrin, fall for each other. It is funny, frustrating, and farcical. Mason and Lauren are the epitome of everything right and wrong about romance.

The story fol
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
WOW! It’s a bold statement but this may be my favourite book by Emma yet! I literally devoured this book in one sitting and couldn’t be happier!

Lauren is single and fairly happy about it. She may not have a man but she has a judgemental cat and wine - what more could she possibly need? But her girlfriends didn’t agree and with the help of many bottles of wine they decide to put an ad up online offering Lauren’s services as a fake date. She didn’t think it was a great idea when under the influenc
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She first put fingers to keys at the age of eighteen after her husband told her she read too much and should write her own.
Four years later, she's still figuring out what he meant when he said she 'read too much.'

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