Thursday, January 17, 2013

Falling For Her Fiance by Cindi Madsen ~ Review

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Source: Received eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From Goodreads:

Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee.

But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?

My Thoughts:

5 stars - A book that reminds me why I love to read!

Do books ever call to you?  They do to me.  Guess that makes me weird but this is one of those books that called to me.  I started this new review policy that says I'll accept your book if I want to read it only.  When this book was offered to me, I was so glad for that new policy.  I didn't have to look at my calendar and say, I might be able to get it in sometime in March.  I wanted to read it, now.  Once I had it, it just kept calling to me.  The book I was reading wasn't doing anything for me and so I picked this one up.  A few hours later, I had finished a fabulous story.

The pages flew by and I'm already missing Wes and Dani.  Two people that were meant to be together but were only friends, best friends.  They know each other so well and they enjoy each others company.  Both recently dumped by people they thought they loved.  Both looking for a way to get through some awkward social commitments.   Both agree to pretend to be engaged.  That's were the fun begins.

I've read other stories were two people pretend to be engaged but end up falling for each other but this one felt fresh to me.  Why?  I think it was the characters themselves.  Genuine and clearly best friends Wes and Dani don't always agree but they would do anything for the other.  Their banter is fun and their history is rich.  It's not that they suddenly fall in love, it's that they finally realize it.  Both afraid of ruining the incredible friendship but miserable without each other, I just loved them together.  Better together, happy together, they were fun to watch.

When you're looking for a book to just enjoy for a few hours, then this is the one to grab.


  1. Awesome review Val!! It's books like these that I leave time in my schedule for. When I got the email request for this I knew that I wanted to read it right away. I really enjoyed this one too. Dani and Wes were such awesome characters.

  2. Love this post!! Great Review. I love when a writer has the ability to take a well known plot theme & make it fresh because of the characters! (:
    Wat to go you with your new policy. Life is too short to read anything but books that you are truly loving (:
    This book sounds great & I can't wait to read it.

  3. As soon as I read the synopsis and saw the cover on the "double cover" reveal day, I new this was a MUST read! I will be getting this one very soon for sure! Great review Val! :-)

  4. Between your review and Andrea’s review now I really REALLY want to read this one!
    Great review and glad you liked it so much!

  5. This sounds like something I would love and I love the character's names. I keep hearing fab things about this book and I'll def have to add it to my list. Yea, the whole "fake it til you love it" plot has been more common lately so it's great to hear that this one was fresh and different. Great review Val!

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  6. Great review! This book sounds amazing. I've always been a sucker for the friends to love theme, especially when the characters are so engaging. The author sounds like she nailed it with the bantering dialogue and their long history- exactly the kind of friendship you'd only give up for the chance at love. Thanks for sharing this book with us :)

  7. *clappy hands* Wasn't this so much fun, Val?! I think Cindi did a great job of taking a much-used device, and making it her own. I loved Dani and Wes, too.

    This review rocks!

  8. YAY!!! Excited to read this one! I just got it for review.

  9. Aw, I loved your review! This book sounds like a wonderful read. I'm glad your review policy makes reading more fun.