Author: Susan Hatler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 244 Pages
Release: February 2014
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I received this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jill is a hardworking, career-driven, attorney who's about to get her big break. Until she doesn't. When the promotion she's been working for is handed to someone she's never met, Jill decides she's going to seek out better opportunities.
At a friend's wedding Jill meets Ryan, the best man. In order to impress a potential employer, Jill asks Ryan to pose as her boyfriend. The ruse plays out perfectly. In fact, Jill and Ryan nearly fool themselves.
Jill's fantasy romance falls apart when she learns that Ryan is the man who stole her promotion. Now she has to keep him out of her hand-and heart-if she wants to stay on track.
These books are so much fun. I'm not generally a romance reader, but I tried these out and I really enjoy them. This is my third book from this series (I've read books one and six) and I'm not sure that it's my favorite, but there were definitely things that I liked best here.
One thing I love about this book (and the series in general, from what I've read), is how clean they are. They are well written, clean fun. You get sweet kisses and happy endings, but the love never goes further than that. I'm not one to read any steamy romance novels, so I really appreciate this because it doesn't turn me away.
Jill and Ryan probably aren't my favorite of the couples I've read in this series, although they are cute, but the thing I do love about them is that there is a bit more development in their relationship. They meet and things take off from there, but it's over several weeks of them working together, not just a week or a handful of meetings. I like that there is a bit more to the whole romance here.
I also really enjoy Jill. She's a workaholic, but I loved seeing her grow. We get to see her step out of her comfort zone (work) and start enjoying just hanging out with friends, volunteering, and just having a good time.
This is a really cute and super fast read. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light, happy, fun, romantic read.