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The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée

(Billionaires of Manhattan #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,765 ratings  ·  425 reviews
I'm no Prince Charming, and the last thing I want is a Cinderella.

My instructions were simple: scour the city for a fake fiancée who's not my type at all. Have her on my jet Monday morning, dressed appropriately for a yacht vacation.

I need a woman believable enough to convince a certain client that I've changed my playboy ways…yet nothing like the supermodels and socialit
ebook, 360 pages
Published April 28th 2020
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Anyone else a sucker for the grump falling for the sunshine character trope? Or the fake engagement trope? If so, you’re in luck! Annika Martin’s latest rom-com has all that goodness (if you couldn’t tell, I love a good grump) and more. The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée is a fantastic, light-hearted romance that will have you smiling and giggling. It’s feel-good and adorable and exactly what I want in a rom-com!

I’ve been wanting to read Annika Martin’s contemporary romances for a while. I’ve only e
❤️ Paulette's  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤- The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée
Author: ➳ Annika Martin
Publication:, April 28, 2020.
💖💖💖 💖

ღ Rex O’Rourke has bad reputation as playboy, that he never sleeps with the same woman twice. Seem to have caught up with him! That reputation is now seeming to be affecting some major deal

So you guess by the title, this Billionaire is looking for Fake Fiancée to close deal of lifetime…
All Rex needs to do is to keep his hands off his Fake Fiancée for a two-week cruise on his potential client’s yach
Dilek VT
Jul 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
I didn’t enjoy this book at all. And after a while, I started to skim and scan it to be able to finish.

My main reason for my dislike of the book is the fact that I immensely disliked the heroine’s character. I don’t like people who try to look too happy, too fun, too care-free just to hide away their vulnerabilities. She was too bubbly and too silly. She thought she was funny but she wasn't. I mean, think of a person who says “sad face” when she is making a sad face or who says “excited face” w
Sep 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“He lets go of my shoulders and cradles my cheeks like two fragile birds, gently cradling them.
“Are you trying to decide how to hold me and which way to tilt your head?” I ask.
“Shut the fuck up.” With that, he crushes his lips over mine, kissing me fervently. He presses me to the wall with his body.”

And that scene,up there, was a practice kiss 😏☺️
3.5 stars

These books are like candy (this is a compliment). They have zero logic and make me go WTF every other page. Read via library.
Annika Martin
Apr 20, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Thank you so much for all your amazing love for Rex and Tabitha!! Heart-eyes!
"I love a growly hero who falls for a sunshine-y heroine and Annika Martin NAILS IT!”~Susannah Nix, author of Remedial Rocket Science

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Aug 10, 2020 marked it as didn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 25%.

Started reading this one a while ago, but just couldn't stay focused on the plot. It's a fairly standard "quirky" middle class protagonist who pretends to be together with the love interest. The characters just felt forced and lacked any sparks.
Ambriehl Khalil
⭐️ [4.75/5 Stars] ⭐️

This is by far my favourite book in this series. I loved every single second of this and it was so much fun. I love strong willed heroines with huge personalities and Tabitha was exactly that. She kept her feelings very concealed and I know a lot of people don’t like that but I actually prefer it because I looooove when it’s the hero who is pining instead. Rex and Tabitha fit together perfectly; she’s literal sunshine and so goofy and he’s moody and has a bad attitude and she
Jessica Alcazar
Rating this book 5 stars just doesn't seem like enough. This story was epically glorious on multiple levels ! The amount of time I spent laughing and smiling while reading this book should be criminal. I extended my reading time of this book to two days just so I could feel total happiness a little bit longer. The world is in crisis right now and Annika Martin has come to the rescue!

Listen, I've been reading Annika's work for a lot of years. I've met her in person. She is one of my all time f
Lauren Reads Romance
4.25 stars

Surly, growly, grumpy AF billionaire Rex O’Rouke meets bubbly, sparkly, soap opera obsessed hairdresser Tabitha Evans. I’m a big time sucker for a good grumpy/sunshine romcom, and this one delivered BIG time on the chemistry, steam and laughs!

Rex needs an image revamp to win a big client. Just one problem though, he’s a ginormous alpha-hole and worse, extremely proud of it! He’s constantly working, barking orders at minions and always 100% InControl™. When he isn’t at the office, he’s
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Funny, entertaining and cute smiley face. He’s a workaholic and she’s a fun hairdresser. What happens when you sprain your wrist and can’t pay the rent? You take a temporary job.

Rex O’Rourke is all business. He doesn’t know how to have fun. When a magazine article puts him in an unfavourable position with a client, he’s in need of some help.

One business trip, one fake fiancée and a small cabin on a cruise. What could go wrong?

Tabitha is all kinds of fun and even though Rex is grumpy
I am truly begging the author to please stop with these awful titles and covers, because this series is SO GOOD and this one was a contemporary romance gem just like the others. I needed this book to be called The Hate List. Anyway, loved this one.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super sweet and fun. Grumpy hero and a sunshine heroine! That sends my heart all aflutter.
Tabatha wasn’t the sunshine I was expecting but she was real and I can’t fault her for that.
A solid read.
Wil Loves Books!
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, audiobook
Another book in the series I loved and another fantastic audiobook! I loved this book and the fake dating plot. Another super cute and funny heroine. I loved this hero a lot, I always love when the heroes fight against their feelings and hopelessly fall in love. And well Jason Clarke is simply the best, and he was perfect as Rex.
Jacob Proffitt
This is fourth in a series, but they're extremely loosely connected. This one has characters from previous stories show up near the end, but they don't play a huge role and you won't miss out much if you haven't read them.

So fake fiancée is almost as unlikely as billionaire so you already know you're going to have to roll with the wish-fulfillment premise. Right? I liked this one more than I expected, frankly. I dunno why, but grumpy guy with bubbly girl works for me. Maybe because I find both a
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(2.5 stars) This is the fourth in Annika Martin's Billionaires of Manhattan series. Ordinarily I am not a reader of billionaire-hero romances because they are even more unrealistic than the ones with just your average millionaire. (Well, obviously, the hero has to have money, or power, or fame. Otherwise, why write escapist romance?) In the first place, the fictional billionaires are always drop-dead gorgeous, quite unlike most real-life ones. (Bill Gates, anyone? Not that there's anything wrong ...more
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Hot Pink Barbie Stars

I'm in awe.

It's not rare that we often fall heads over heels with a fictional OTP, but y'all, I was completely, utterly, wholly, extremely, absolutely ENGROSSED into Tabitha and Rex's story. Reading Annika Martin's books always do that to me, her writing is like a supermassive black hole, the gravity of it so strong that it sucked in your surroundings and let you forget the world, existing only in the bubble her words had created.

I get what you're thinking: it's the usua
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: billionaire, rom-com, arc
5 “Hot Pink Barbie” Stars

Why is this a 5 star rom-com? It’s because I loved the smart, funny, wounded heroine. Tabitha Evans is a mobile hairdresser who has had a crush on her weekly, high-powered Wall Street client for the past two and a half years. The unexpected opportunity to play the role of his fake fiancée on a two week super-yacht vacation is a dream come true, except Tabitha has learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true.

”Guys always put themselves first—you never want to depend
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Tabitha owns her own mobile hair styling business, and for the past two years, she’s cut Rex’s hair at his office every Friday evening. She loves pushing his buttons, and while he’s a bit uptight, she’s been crushing on him since the start. Rex O’Rourke is a major financial player; when he talks, every body listens. He’s trying to win over the biggest account of his career, but in order to do so, he must spend two weeks on Gail Driscoll’s private yacht with his fiancée. The only problem? He isn’ ...more
Erin Lewis
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review The Billionaire’s Fake Fiance by Annika Martin
Annika Martin is a new author to me and why I have not come across her books before, I have no idea. This was a well written and entertaining read that had me riveted from the first to the last chapter.
The writing was strong and the characters were easy to relate to and I found myself totally invested in Rex and Tabitha ’s story. This is a feel good book that left me with a smile on my face, it was also steamy and passionate. Rex ticke
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Grumpy, ruthless billionaire Rex needs a fake fiancée so he can close a deal. The last person he'd think to take that role is his complete opposite in every way, his sunshiney, Hello-Kitty loving hair stylist, Tabitha. But when the two are stuck on a yacht together, suddenly her happy personality doesn't just annoy him, it turns him on, too. Can they make a fake relationship into a real one? Or will it be back to their respective lives once off the yacht and the deal is closed?

I was really i
Sam (AMNReader)
This was the weakest I have read from Martin so far. I'm not bummed I read it, not at all, it made me chuckle - I kind of loved the fantasy, but it did skirt some of that left field deep emotion that her books can hit with.

I'll also say that I love the heroine is a "hairdresser" (heroine's preference) and as usual, Martin treated her profession with respect and depth. And I love that her billionaires work. There was a reference to competence porn in this book, which is a shelf I made when I sta
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m head over heels in love with this series. I love all the books and the couples so far!!

Grumpy Rex and Sparkly Tabitha - Kitten and Mr Sternpants are just fabulous together, their banter, connection, chemistry and sexy times! Swoon + heart eyes emoji.
All Booked Out
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Billionaire’s Fake Fiance is a hilarious, feel good romance that will have your belling aching from laughter. There hasn’t been a book of Annika’s that I haven’t loved and this book is no different.

Rex grew up in a not so stellar home life. He defied all odds and built and widely successful empire on his intelligence and determination. He is an alpha male through and through. I couldn’t help but fall in love with his gruff and surly personality and his constant growling.

Tabatha is
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since I picked up my first Annika Martin book, I have been eager for more. In fact, I’m always desperate to dive into the author’s next billionaire rom-com. Each is a standalone, but you do get to see characters from prior books throughout, making each book great for new readers and for fans of the prior books.

With The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée, we have another book that had me hooked throughout. Once I started, I could not put it down. I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I coul
I’m no Prince Charming, and the last thing I want is a Cinderella

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I love a good fake dating book
Amy Dickinson
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Trusting a man with your heart is the fastest road to devastation.”

Man, oh man (or Woman, oh Woman!) did I need a read like Annika Martin’s The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancee. When our minds are spinning from either boredom or news about our pandemic, we need a book that will allow our minds to rest, tickling our funny bones while challenging our ideas about people and the way they love. And Martin’s book? It does just that thing. You should know that Annika Martin is a mu
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée is a fun and entertaining story with tons of laugh-out-loud humor. This opposites attract story was full of memorable scenes and hilarious banter between two main characters who were determined not to fall for each other. Annika Martin blends witty dialogue and a fantastic storyline with lovable characters to give readers a brilliant romantic comedy.

"Rex O'Rourke with his billions and his beautiful sweep of hair coming off his forehead like a dark flame burning ou
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Grumpy Hero.
Super sunshine heroine.
No intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
The heroine had friends with benefits arrangements previously.
The Hero previously only ever did ONS.
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