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The relationship is pretend. The chemistry…isn’t.
After her last job ended with a broken heart and a humiliating exit from the company, Shelby Leighton’s project management career is back on track with a new job and a high-profile project. The problem: her new boss is a little too friendly, and the staff is talking. Can you say, “déjà vu?” The solution: casually mention a fictional new boyfriend.
New problem: she’s expected to bring her new man to the upcoming corporate picnic.
Jake Magill doesn’t do relationships. It’s casual or nothing, but the hot blonde he’s been eyeing at the coffee shop sure is something. Especially when she confesses her problem, and he finds himself offering to act as her date.
Sounds simple. Stroll around the party with Shelby’s sexy curves clinging to his arm? He’s all over it. Until he meets her boss—the man who once stole and married the one woman Jake thought he loved.
Now Jake’s the one with a reason to pretend. If only to save his own pride…and Shelby from the predatory gaze of the man who could ruin her, and any chance of finding out if their fake connection is the real thing.
Contains one desperate lady in need, and a pretend boyfriend who shows impressive dedication to nailing all—and then some—elements of his role. Oh my!
Sweet Deal was the first book I read by Kelly Jamieson, and boy did I find a new author to love! I love the premise of two peeps who think they are just in it for the fun, but don’t realize they are falling deep in love with each other! This one was done beautifully.
Shelby Leighton has a past that would make anyone cringe. Her parents are so wrapped up in their ongoing soap opera that they forget about her, and have been doing so since she was very young. She was fired from her last job after her affair with her boss went bad, and he ruined her career. Now she finally has a new job, and thinks history is repeating itself. Her new boss seems to be a little too friendly, and everyone in the office is talking about them. What’s a girl to do to fix this problem?? Lie about having a boyfriend of course. Only problem how is she supposed to produce one at the corporate picnic the following weekend?
Jake Magill’s past is no bed of roses either. He learned early on that women leave, so he avoids relationships like the plague. For months he has been seeing this sexy blonde at the coffee shop near his work, and he finally goes chat with her. They have a great conversation, and Shelby tells him about her issues with her boss. He offers to be her “boyfriend”, and things go really great till he sees who her boss is. His former best friend who stole and married the one woman Jake thought he loved. Seeing the two people he didn’t want to see ever again kinda lights a fire under him to make the relationship between him and Shelby look good. Joke’s them because the chemistry between them ignites into some smoking hot panty melting sex.
I loved this book. Jake is so tough, but he is the best fake boyfriend ever. (Little did he know he would transition into real boyfriend fast). He stands by Shelby though some tough stuff. I have to say I’m half in love with Jake myself. I’m going to have to add him to my list of book boyfriends. This is a great fun read.
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