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Fortuna, Texas #6

The Playboy's Pretend Fiancée

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Welcome to Fortuna, Texas where the men read romance novels. This sweet, heartwarming romantic comedy is set in the small town of Fortuna and can be read as a standalone or as part of the Fortuna, Texas series.

When elderly Aunt Wanda announces she has cancer, Sawyer must wed in order to fulfill her dying wish and to receive his inheritance.

Stephanie accepts the playboy’s proposal hoping to bring his aunt peace, but soon reality blurs and pretend feels real.

Can they keep appearances up while keeping their feelings at bay and will Wanda figure out it’s a ruse?


Published May 4, 2021

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Rochelle Bradley

25 books431 followers
Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:
1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water)
2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off)

She loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot.

She is a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm.

Rochelle shares her home with a big black cat, an itty-bitty orange tiger kitty, her daughter, her son, and her Prince.

She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook (search for Author Rochelle Bradley), Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.

Visit Rochelle's website to sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date about future novels and book signings (RochelleBradley.com).

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879 reviews4 followers
May 14, 2021
Auntie Wanda is playing dirty to get Sawyer married

I can't believe Stephanie agreed to be Sawyer's fake fiance. But as time goes by she starts to really fall in love with him and starts to feel guilty about lying to Auntie Wanda. What will happen when she confess to Wanda? What does Sawyer do when he hears her confession?
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1,287 reviews
February 10, 2022
“Second book of this author and like the first one it was really good. The story was super short but as someone that loves short insta-love books the length was perfect. Stephanie was lovely FMC, she was sweet, smart and easy going. Not the classic over the top almost obsessed with the guy kind of girl. Yeah, the attraction was there but felt more like friends to lovers. For a short story the plot was really slow and suddenly at 60% a race to the end started. It wasn’t bad but the whole ‘can’t pretend because I love you’ happened way to fast at least to me but anyway the story was good. No spice though.”
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485 reviews2 followers
February 11, 2022
Two of the wonderful characters from the Fortuna, Texas series. We have seen both of them in prior books and each are special in their own way. The chemistry between them is wonderful even if somebody won't admit it. I was late in reviewing this book but as with every book in this series, they are worth a second, third and more reading. Great characters in this book and all the others, all have wonderful stories. They are all special and when reading this your going to see how special Sawyer and Stephanie are
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250 reviews
February 9, 2022
A fantastic story of a scheming aunt trying to ensure her nephew falls for the girl of her choice. She does this by offering the girl accomodation at her farm and changing her will with the stipulation he marry to inherit everything. Throw in a treasure hunt and some little white lies and you have a fun read. Highly recommend this series.
61 reviews
February 9, 2022
Another great addition to the Fortuna series and 2 more characters you'll fall in love with. It's quite comical that Sawyer and Stephanie thought they could pull the wool over Wanda's eyes without the plan back firing in the best way possible. And little do they know Auntie Wanda still has a trick or two up her sleeve as well.
212 reviews3 followers
February 10, 2022
This was a great novella to add to the fortuna series. I love the characters in especially Gimme and this has him and his sister in it. Sawyer's aunt Wanda has the big C and she wants him to be happy so in her will he has to marry to get her home. Enter Stephanie they have met once before will she agree to be his pretend finance to give his aunt some peace.
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Author 18 books37 followers
November 1, 2021

I enjoyed Stephanie and Sawyers story. They had found each other years prior but with the help of his aunt they found each other again. It was a sweet and fast read that makes this series so much fun.
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2,147 reviews15 followers
February 11, 2022
I will never tire reading about Fortuna's love matches, the play-on-word names, andctge nosy blue hair group! Sawyer and Stephanie have history, and Aunt Wanda and her friends exploit that. A very sweet story.
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1,046 reviews7 followers
March 24, 2023
Fake fiancee

I love love love the town of Fortuna and the people in it. I can't get enough of their games and mystery. I really really really want to know what the key opens. I need more.
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354 reviews1 follower
February 10, 2022
This is a very cute, quick read. I love the banter between Aunt Wanda and Sawyer. Stephanie and Sawyer are very cute "pretending."
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253 reviews5 followers
February 12, 2022
Sweet clean read quick read. Characters were like able but the I love you came way to fast. It it is a short read so I guess it had to. I like the author so I will check out other books
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244 reviews26 followers
February 18, 2022
Another great read by Rochelle Bradley. It's a short, sweet, clean story. Love the relationship between Wanda and Stephanie.
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