Friday, November 24, 2017

Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills ~ Review

Source:  Purchased the audio book.

Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? 


They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss . . . that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he'd f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,
And he'd never get another piece.
A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist . . .
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren't REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don't exist,
Then you've never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Three months. Two hearts. One fake engagement.

I wanted to like this book more.  I mean, it's my favorite trope!  I love fake (pretend) relationships.  They tend to get the couple in a situation that has sparks flying and they end up getting to know each other.  Most of the time they are people that wouldn't normally be with the other person.  I love the idea of giving someone a chance and figuring out they're perfect for you.  But this one fell short for me.

It started really good.  I loved that it was New Adult.  I thought the premise for why they were in a fake relationship was done well.  I loved that they had sparks flying though neither of them wanted there to be any.  And I loved the rescue from...well from somewhere sometime.  But then it started going downhill for me.

I think this author tried to do too much.  I was thinking there was some stalking going on and I thought of this great way it could play out...but it didn't do that.  That whole piece was just swept away with a paragraph of explanation towards the end.  And there is one little piece that was left dangling at the end.  I really dislike that.  I thought there was going to be a big blow-up over people finding out they were faking it but...well that didn't happen.  The whole thing just sort just worked out and things were groovy.  Yeah, I was like...what just happened here?

So yeah, the second half of this book needed some work. 

If this is your trope, like it is mine, you might want to read it.  It's a quick read.  And if you prefer books with less angst between the mains, then you may want to read it.  If you've got nothing else to read, you could probably pass the time better with this book.

I wish I had better news.  I'm giving it three stars for the start of the book not the end.


1 comment:

  1. he looks oddly like a Hemsworth brother :P too bad it didn't meet your cut