But our first kiss was
orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss…that one was
He cradled my face like he was
terrified he’d f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until
the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs
and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the
finest Belgian chocolate,
And he'd never get another
A nip of his teeth, his hand
at my waist...
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to
be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren’t REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and
before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist…
Then you’ve never touched lips
with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.
Get ready for breathtaking
kisses and dreamy football players…
had divined our love.
night we’d met on that shore, an invisible thread connected us.
understand the hows and whys of our meeting,
isn’t nearly as complicated as we make it.
there really is a bigger plan.
there really is that one person.
true love finds you no matter what.”
I admit the cover caught my
attention in a big way (Jack Greystone is freaking beyond gorgeous), but it was
the synopsis that immediately drew me in. Every so often, I need a ‘destined
for love’ feel good story and I really enjoyed this read. From the mystery surrounding
the prologue, to this couple’s chemistry and banter, I was captivated. The
characters, their history, the instant connection ~ Fake Fiancée was a cute and flirty, slow burning yet fast-paced
college sports romance and one of Madden-Mills’ best stories to date in my
opinion. Max and Sunny belonged together from the moment they met, despite the
fact that their relationship started out as a façade.
Max made for a swoon-worthy
hero that I adored, but often found myself wanting to knock him over the head
for the fumbles he made along the way to finding true love. All in all, he was
a charismatic and sexy leading man who earned my affections.
her. I loved her. But I was terrified to say it.”
Max Kent, prized athlete and big
shot on campus, was a lovable fraidy-cat.
Starring quarterback for
Leland University’s football team, Max’s focus was on his career and winning
the Heisman trophy. He tries to avoid any drama, team groupies and serious relationships,
(especially after being screwed over by his bitchy ex). To stay clear of trouble and the swarm of
girls that constantly threw themselves at his feet, he makes a deal with his pretty neighbor, Sunny. In
public, she was his perfect little girlfriend. In reality, it was a scheme that
will help Max keep his nose clean while financially benefiting the likeable and
spirited Sunny Blaine.
There’s a vague familiarity
and strong attraction to this girl that Max fought, but could not deny. Believe
me he tried. And Mr. Super-Star-Cocky-Jock had some less than stellar moments
where he messed up big time, pulling stunts that upset Sunny, which exasperated me. His terrible ideas truly hurt her feelings. But when the romantic
and sweet side of Max emerged to mend her heart, I couldn’t help but fall
deeper for his character. His feelings for Sunny were genuine. I
loved their connection from the first page to the very last.
want to kiss you. Without anyone watching. No audience. Just me and you."
Sunny was a heroine with a
painful past who carefully guarded her heart. I found myself cheering for Max
to finally let go of his hang-ups, turn up the charm, and win her affections. Boy
did Sunny make him work for it and rightfully so. She had her own problems to
deal with as well. Both characters were stubborn, which built just a hint of
drama and sexual tensions into the plot, having me anxious for the moment where
their destined past and present collided.
wore her scars like wings”
A stand-lone novel told in
dual points of view, Fake Fiancée was
a sexy, light-hearted addicting read that I adored and consumed in just one
sitting. Loved Max, Sunny and their cast of loony friends. Recommended to sport
themed romance lovers and readers looking for a sweet, low angst YA story filled
with passion and tender moments.
mine. My heart knew it. My body knew it.”
I voluntarily read an advance
copy in exchanged for an honest review
Wall Street Journal best
selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha
males that sometimes you just want to slap.
She's addicted to all things
fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations
include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy
(she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in
Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool
magnets and fuzzy pajamas.
She loves to hear from readers
and fellow authors. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.