Today I have a contemporary romance for you: read on for the review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a $10 Amazon or Barnes gift card. Be sure to check the other tour stops for more reviews and excerpts!
Going in, we know that this is a ‘fake’ wedding without feelings coming to the forefront, since Jack is so anti-relationship and only sees the goal of closing a business deal. What he doesn’t realize though is that Izzy has crushed on him since high school, and his reappearance in her life has brought all those feelings rushing back. What Jack does see is Izzy all grown up, and damnably attractive: he always liked her, even if he only thought of her as a kid.
Izzy is wonderful, a bit of a soft romantic at heart, she isn’t a pushover and allowing Jack to get away with his badly phrased proposition, and she is convinced that he was romantically attached to her sister, even though she bailed on the plan.
Jack was harder to like; he is so reluctant to let go of his troubled and damaged past that he would rather live in it than learn to move forward. So very immature at the start of this book, I really didn’t think that Izzy would manage to break through the shell and show him that life is for the here and now, not best spent reliving and agonizing over the past.
Gradually Izzy’s determination, honesty and flat out belief in love as curing many ills starts to work on Jack, despite his reluctance. Stolen moments that explore their more sensual side add a touch of steam to the book without becoming so prevalent as to move it from the romance genre: it is contemporary and people do have sex, and their emotional vulnerabilities and true desires seemed to speak through their sexuality more strongly than words alone did.
Cleverly plotted and quickly paced, Tracey Rogers has added humor, dreams, love, pain and drama to this novella and come up with a winning formula. The road to an HEA is not always smooth, but the little bumps along the way added much to the telling of the story and left me smiling.
Title: Best Fake Day
Author: Tracey Rogers
Published by: Beachwalk Press
Source: Author via Tour Company
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Faking it never felt so good.
Wedding photographer and romance lover Izzy Latham dreams of finding her own happily-ever-after. When her former teenage crush arrives at her doorstep, looking sexier than ever, and asks to marry her, it should be her dream come true, right? Wrong. It turns out he doesn’t want to actually marry her—he only wants to pretend to marry her.
Marriage hater Jack Carter will do anything to close his latest business deal, including finding a wife. The only person who can help him is his childhood friend, Izzy. Except Izzy isn’t a little girl anymore. She’s definitely all woman, and there’s an attraction between them that’s hard to ignore.
Jack has to convince Izzy to fake it, but the problem is that she hates to lie. However, she can’t deny her feelings for him either. So when Jack makes her an offer she can’t refuse, she reluctantly agrees to help him out.
Faking it is the easy part. But what happens when fake starts to feel so real?
Content Warning: contains sensual sex and occasional strong language
A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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