Series: Snowpocalypse #2
Published by Entangled Publishing LLC on June 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.
Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.
But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Falling for the Fake Fiancé is a quick, steamy, and fun read with a swoon-worthy hero and a strong, independent heroine.
When Jill Michaels’ grandmother leaves her a quarter of her estate, it is with a caveat—marry before she turns thirty or the funds will go to her grandmother’s choice of charity. She could really use the money to pay for her daughter’s schooling, but she doesn’t have a boyfriend, let alone a fiancé, and her thirtieth birthday is looming closer.
Aaron Collins is back from the army and is in town to temporarily help his dad with his failing business. He plans to leave for D.C. to work. When he bumps into his old neighbor and childhood crush, Jill, they catch up, Jill sees what a man he’s become, and the two end up spending the night together. Soon, what was meant to be a one-night rendezvous turns into more when both realize they want more than one night.
When Aaron finds out about the stipulation and Jill’s financial troubles, he offers a marriage of convenience. They can secretly get married, claim the inheritance, and divorce a few months later. Then Aaron can go to D.C. to work with his army buddy. No harm done.
But all of their plans get shot to the ground when people who aren’t supposed to know find out about an engagement, and feelings are growing stronger. Now they’re swamped with wedding plans and thoughts about what they’re really doing and how they’re going to move on.
The narrative is engaging, and you can really see the author’s sense of humor throughout the story. That’s what made me fall in love with her previous writings. I’ve only read The Rule Breakers series, but this book is hotter and steamier.
Aaron is definitely a swoon-worthy hero. He’s sexy and great in bed, but he’s also thoughtful, sweet, and caring. He’s always had feelings for Jill, and it’s easy to see how deep those feelings run inside of him. I also loved Jill and her daughter, Emily. They have a wonderful dynamic, and Jill is obviously trying her best to raise her daughter on her own. Jill is smart, independent and strong, even though her mother doesn’t always think so.
I only hoped the story could have been longer so that we could see more interaction between Jill and Aaron outside the bed. Not that I’m complaining about the sexy times. LOL. I just hoped to see more interaction between them that would not only show tension but also their chemistry and budding relationship.
Tropes: Marriage of Convenience, Fake Relationship, Childhood Friends, Military Hero, Single Mom
POV: Dual, First POV