Kate Massie has big dreams-they just haven’t worked out. Yet. In the meantime, she spends her days clerking for a judge and her nights fantasizing about her tall, dark, and sexy gym crush. So when she runs into him one night, she’s shocked to realize he was her shy, nerdy junior-prom date. But that isn’t where the surprises end . . .
James Abell needs a date to his sister’s wedding. So when Kate agrees, he’s relieved . . . until one little lie turns their wedding date into a full-blown fake relationship. Only it doesn’t feel fake-not the toe-curling kisses and definitely not the electricity. Neither of them is looking for something real . . . but they just might fall for their own little white lie.
So, second chances and a fake relationship? Yeah, sounds fun. Because it is!
The story revolves around Kate and James, two people who kind of, sort of grew up together. Kate went to Junior Prom with him because James was dateless as a favor to a friend. She had a surprisingly good time, but then life got in the way. They didn’t stay in touch after that night.
But, that was then. James has come a long way from being the shy, awkward nerd he was in high school. Now, he’s smart, successful and sinfully delicious. And, as it happens to be, single. Kate has had a crush on him for sometime now, but she only knows him as the sexy man who goes to the gym at the same time as her.
However, one coincidental meeting has her finding out that it is in fact, James, her date to Junior Prom. To say that she is surprised is an understatement. And, when their mutual friend suggests that James take Kate to her sister’s wedding as his date, Kate finds herself agreeing. It’s a favor, again, but she can’t say no because James’ sister is getting married to his ex fiancee’s brother and his mother has been on his case insisting he bring a date so that she isn’t embarrassed in front of the groom’s mother.
However, things spiral downward when James’ mother believes that Kate is not just James’ date for the wedding, but also his girlfriend. And so, begins their fake relationship, trying to convince the people around them that they are in fact a couple when in love when they’re just two people who’ve met after a long time and have tons of sexual tension between them.
The crux of the matter is whether or not they’ll give into their feelings for one other.
Yes, awesome plot! I really like it. The story development is great and the character arcs are amazing. It’s like they grow by leaps and bounds in their journey, especially James. Coming out of a complicated relationship and unsure of himself, he turns into this extremely loving and caring boyfriend who loves his girl more than anything else in the world. That is my favorite part to read. How James grows through the story.
Similarly, Kate who is lost and confused and lonely and doesn’t really know who she is or where she belongs finds home. She finds people who love her and who help her embrace who she really is, what she wants to be and leave the past behind.
James and Kate’s story is beautifully told in this book and I adore it.
Kate is smart and headstrong and kind and loving. She is fiercely opinionated and isn’t afraid of speaking what’s on her mind. She’s fun to be around and full of life and loves cracking jokes. She’s also confused and unsure of herself and her life. She’s always second guessing herself and whether she’s worthy or not. The complexity of her emotions makes her a multi dimensional character with complex feelings and I really like that. She’s an absolute delight to read!
James is smart and suave and sexy and hot. He’s a gentleman. He’s kind and caring and sweet. He really loves his family and goes out of his way to make them happy. He may not like his mother most of the time, but he loves her a lot and he does many things he doesn’t want to to keep her happy, like faking a relationship with Kate. He loves his sister a whole lot and his brothers are his best buds. He’s a complete family man and it shows in all his thoughtful gestures. He is truly an amazing person and I love him! ❤
This is a really, really good book filled with lots of humor and quirky dialogue and kissing. A must read for all romantics! ❤
“I really, really, really like you. And I like who I am when I’m with you.” – James Abell
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