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Pretend You're Mine: A Curvy Girl Romance

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Dane

I woke up with the mother of all hangovers and a cringy memory. Yesterday, my old schoolmate came up to the city to invite me to his wedding. Poor guy was getting married to my ex. It's a long, sorry, alcohol soaked story, but the guy tugged on my heartstrings, so I told him I'd go to his wedding back home, and bring my fiancée along.

Problem No. 1: I didn't have a
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Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by River Laurent
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MY RATING: 2 Stars
TITLE: Pretend Your're Mine
AUTHOR: River Laurent
SERIES: N/A
RELEASE DATE: 02 July 2019
CLIFFHANGER: No

Warning: May contain contents some may consider spoilers

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Okay. So I’ve been having a hard time finding books that knock my cotton socks off. I don’t know what is going on but my book-dar is really off at the moment. So I thought maybe a sugary billionaire story would do and give me that rush again but description

The story was written from both POV but we spent way more time in Savannah’s
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JJ
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
If you are looking for a book that is brimming with drama and sex, you’ve come to the right place. However, if you are looking for a good solid story that builds and feels real, then, not so much.

Clearly there is a good romance story here, but it is swallowed up in jealousy, head talk, and endless, run-on sex...way too much detail.

I received a copy of this book with no obligation and I am posting my honest review. Unfortunately, I felt there was just too much “sexual detail” and not enough story
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BP34
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book was wonderful and hard to put down once I began. Savannah and Dane will grab your heart and take you on an emotional roller coaster. Dane was a man with multiple problems. #1 He obligated himself to attend his good friend's wedding who just happened to be marrying his ex. #2 He said he'd bring his fiance'. The only problem is he didn't have a fiance. #3 He has his Personal Assistant find him a fake fiance. #4 The fake fiance turns out to be a former flame. Now that we have the ...more
Annette Chambers
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down!! It is a second chance romance about two people that didn't part on good terms. One, Dane, left Savannah after taking her V-card and never looked back to pursue his career. The other, Savannah, was like a flower on the wind and could never decide exactly what she wanted to do in life. They cross paths again when Dane needs a fake fiancee. They make an arrangement with rules and everything. The most important one, Do NOT fall in love! However, rules are meant to be ...more
Brenda Moser
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book with strong characters in Dane and Savannah who have a past .. and not a good one. The author brings a second chance romance which starts as a fake fiance and despite the rules they put in place,turns into so much more. She does a great job moving the story quickly and smoothly and I loved reading their story. Highly recommend this book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Emma
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was just amazing! I loved Savannah and Dane - they were truly a couple that I could see in front of me and I loved going on their journey. They were just amazing and I would love to know more about them and their future.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Christine
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC review I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This was so cute it's about dane brando pretends to have a fiancee after talking to his best friend rob. He calls just right problem solving agency and ends up with Savannah a girl from his past .
Nate
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Savannah & Dane's story. Great characters. I went through all kinds of emotions reading this one. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book via an advanced readers program.
☆☆Hannah☆☆
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a good read. Dane needs a date to his friend's wedding because he stupidly said that he was engaged. He has a woman sent to him but when she arrives he realizes it is Savannah. She is someone that he knew from the past. Of course by the end we know that by spending all this time together they reconnect. Luckily this time they get their HEA.
Rachel
Jul 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I will put my hands up and admit I only got 20% in before calling it a day. I didn’t like the flow of writing and there were already gaps beginning to show. F

Firstly, Dane said he had a memory of him and Robert at 10 years old. Then when savannah mentioned how the both men met, it was apparently at college?!

Secondly, if it’s Savannah’s hometown too then how come no one will remember her? And, the story of them meeting 6 months ago is bull cause people would know they knew each other in school?
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Jennifer
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretend You're Mine is the latest release from River Laurent and I 100% bow to the incredible amount of creativity she has bestowed upon us in this book. This storyline is truly superbly crafted, and exactly what a romance junkie, like myself, seeks when deciding on a book. A second chance at love? A chance to get it right?
Yes please! With River, I have been impressed, time and again, with her publications. However, with this release, I was absolutely riveted. I actually began recommending this
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LMR
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: River Laurent & Booksprout
Pretend You're Mine by River Laurent Pretend You're Mine: A Curvy Girl Romance By: River Laurent
ComeOn... "Pretend You're Mine" 4 A While! You Just Might Find You Like IT!
When My BestFriend Invites Me to His Wedding, with Reservations...
I know I NEED a Fake Fiancée,
As it seems HIS Wife to be,
Still harbours a thing left OVER from from a brief fling with ME!
Sooo, I asks MY Assistant to Hire a Professional...
To "Pretend You're Mine!"
Only when I meets MY intended,
She's an Ex from YEARS Ago...
SomeOne I broke it OFF to Focus ON My
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Andrea
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane and Robert are long-time friends and spend an evening having drinks together. Rob is marrying an ex of Dane's and there's a situation that Rob just doesn't know how to handle. He is sure his fiancée, Catherine, is still in love with Dane and that she's going to go back to him. Dane assures him that their relationship was nothing serious, just based on sex. Besides, Rob has nothing to worry about because he has a fiancée. Oops! Now it's time to get busy and find a fiancée. His secretary, ...more
Shelley
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steamy second chances story

Dane meets up with his best friend Robert for drinks, when Robert surprises him with a wedding invitation to his wedding with Dane’s ex. Unexpectedly, Robert in a drunken moment reveals how worried he is that his fiancée is still in love with Dane. Dane says he has his own fiancée and that he will bring her to the wedding! However, he first has to find one....a fiancée that is. So like any self-respecting businessman, he gets his personal assistant to organise him a
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Caroline Doig
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane was out with his best friend from college Robert who is marrying Dane’s ex, suddenly Robert starts to cry he believes that his fiancée still has feelings for Dane but Dane said no way then he told Robert that he had a fiancée so Dane had definitely put his foot in his mouth to make his friend feel better but now he has a problem he doesn’t have a fiancée so what’s he going to do?. The next day he goes into work he speaks to his secretary about needing a fiancée and she knew who to call his ...more
Kaye
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ONE ROUGH AND TUMBLE TREAT!!!
Staggering jewel! River tapped deep as she spun this refreshing spiel as you immerse yourself so completely everything else ceases to exist. A churning eddy of a horde of stunning activities and a bevy surprising events that keep you flipping page after page. River's don't pull any punches, no holds barred, and take no prisoners attitude really set the tone for this fast paced jewel that leaves you craving more. One thrilling storyline and explosive plot bring this
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Raecharmed
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane's best friend is marrying one of his ex girlfriend's and worries that she will leave him for Dane. So Dane asks his assistant if there's a service to use to get someone to be his pretend fiancé. What he didn't count on though was for another ex to be the woman sent to help him during the wedding events. Savannah is stunned when she sees its Dane that man the she gave her virginity to but left her behind to pursue his dreams. She knew it was going to be hard but made a point of making sure ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I had to remind myself that this was in fact a fake story, that this was fiction and that is what let me continue with the story and enjoy it. I have hit or misses with River's books and this one was kind of in between. So Dane takes Savannah's virginity and then splits, yeah dude total douche move. So here we are he needs a fake relationship when he tells a friend of his that he will go to a friend of his wedding, this so called friend is marrying an ex of his (yeah this a soap opera) Anyhoo ...more
lf
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
When your fake fiancee turns out to be a former fling...........nothing can go wrong here right???

Pretend You're Mine is the first book I have read by River Laurent. The story-line was interesting and I thought held a lot of promise. The characters were nicely developed and had some depth and emotion to them. I did laugh at Dane as the poor/rich guy just could not help getting himself into situations that were so ridiculously funny.

I did have a few issues with the book as I thought there was a
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Maura Pritchard
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sexy Fake Fiancé/Second Chance Story
I loved this storyline. River combined well these two troupes. The storyline keeps you interested to find out how the events will finally play out. Dane is a wealthy player that is tired of the ride but doesn’t know how to get off. His best friend wants him at his wedding but only if he’s bringing a girlfriend. In walks Savannah or Savvy. She is an “actress” that fills in for whatever the client needs. In Dane’s case a fake fiancé. Except Dane and Savvy know
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Annie
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Dane and Savannah. Dane's bff, Robert is getting married to his ex girlfriend. Robert wants Dane to come you the wedding. To help ease the stress, Dane says he's engaged. Problem is he's not even dating anyone. His PA suggests a actress from
Just Right. So when Savannah shows up to meet her new client, to act as his fiancee, she's shocked to see Dane. They had a fling when they were younger and now they are going to
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Mrs J
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved this book

Dane needs a fake fiancé for a wedding he is going to his best friend Robert’s wedding Roberts soon to be wife Catherine used to go out with Dane and Robert informs Dane he thinks she still has feelings for him hence fake fiancé is needed. Savannah gets the call to be fake fiancé for Dane except they already know each from way back. There is still a spark between them from the beginning but Savannah tries to keep it professional as she already has had her heart broken by
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Maggi West
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful, entertaining and emotional read. Dane’s best friend Robert is getting married to Charlotte, an ex-girlfriend of his. Robert thinks that she still has feelings for Dane, but Dane assures him that he doesn’t have feelings for her. So, to make his friend comfortable he tells him he has a fiancé too and would be bringing her to the wedding with him. So, Dane asks his assistant to hire a professional to accompany him to the wedding. When he meets the young woman hired to be his ...more
Sandra
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Needing a fake fiancée to appease his friend Robert, that he's not still in love with Catherine the one he intends to marry, Dane finds one through an agency specialising in this field. However his past again comes back to haunt him when he finds out its Savannah, another former fling. The attraction is mutual, both having changed since they last met.Throw in that other former ex
trying to sabotage her own wedding & poor Dane is at a loss to do for his friend.
The only annoying part for me
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Magali
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good simple romance but torrid
I liked the original idea: Dane must find a fake fiance to make sure that the future wife of his best friend does not let him fall in front of the altar to flee with him. The fake fiancée sent by an agency is Savannah who had lost her virginity with him before he ever contacted her again.
So between the best friend to protect, the ex girlfriend, and the fake fiancee, Dane must juggle his feelings, while Savannah does not want to fall back under his spell.
The story is
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Philleys Peters
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this one! It is unfortunate that Dane's best friend Robert is marrying Dane's ex girlfriend Catherine who may still be in love with Dane? So to help his lovelorn friend, Dane tells him he has a fiancee and will bring her to the wedding. His secretary hires a fake fiancee who turns out to be someone he knew before his business success. Dane and his fake fiancee Savannah still have their intense attraction for each other and no matter what, they can't keep their hands off each ...more
Darcy Smith
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adored this story. I loved Savannah and Dane together. They are funny with a snarky side. They are both charming and the chemistry between them is fantastic. The story is extremely well written with beautiful support characters. They just added to the story and didn't distract you. The length of the story is really good. Not so short you feel like you are missing something and not so long that it feels dragged out. It didn't do like some do where they repeat information about someone ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dane and Savannah will have you sitting on the edge of your seats with this one. Dane has agreed to bring his fiancé to his best friends wedding so that hi ex who is now his best friends bride to be won't go after him. Too bad he doesn't have a fiancé so he does what a good friend would, he hires out for a fake one. Savannah had no idea that the man she would be pretending with would be her first. In fact she was floored. Seeing Dane again brought back a lot of memories. Could she do this and ...more
Debra Richardson
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic! This is a compelling, thought-provoking, passionate, steamy second chance romance! The storyline is fast pace, well though-out, funny, witty, and emotionally deep. The characters are amazing; their chemistry is potent and off the charts; the sex scenes are well detailed and hot! This book will captivate you from page one and hold your interest until the very end – there is not one dull page to be found. Definitely recommended!

I received a free copy of this book via
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Nan
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dane has a dilemma. His best friend is getting married to a woman Dane once dated, and she is showing an unwarranted amount of interest in Dane. To alleviate his friend’s concerns he invents a fiancé. Dane is shocked when the company he hires sends Savannah, the woman he left years ago so he could make his fortune. They agree to keep it professional for the week and then start to get reacquainted. Dane and Savvy make a well matched couple and they’re definitely steamy together. I received an ...more
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