Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Move over, Colin Firth - there’s a new Darcy in town!
Jax Hawthorne is Hollywood’s sexiest bad boy. I’m a glorified secretary who thinks color-coding my library is a wild Friday night. So when he shows up after all this time wanting to make good on our childhood deal to tie the knot, it’s not because he can’t resist my perfect credit score.
He needs a fake girlfriend to rehab his reckless image, and I’m the (safe, sensible) girl for the job. I would be insulted… if the proposal didn’t come with an all-expenses-paid trip to England while he shoots a new movie version of ’Pride & Prejudice.’
Goodbye, my dumpster fire of a dating life. Hello, steamy nights with a chiseled hunk who knows all the right moves.
Soon, I’m knee-deep in the English mud - and on-set drama. But all our fake-smoldering is getting my very real panties in a twist. It turns out, Jax is so much more than just a reckless playboy. He makes me want to forget our ‘arrangement’.. and break all the rules.
Can our pretend romance turn to something real? Or will scheming actresses, control-freak PR crews, and a pesky little thing called love ruin the best (fake) relationship of my life?
Find out in the hot, hilarious new romance from Katie McCoy!
It never works that way. And, really, that is the whole point.
Jax and Penny were friends as children, and then they grew apart. Seeing one another was an accident, or fate, depending on the way you look at it. So, the fake relationship idea seemed to solve his problem and worked nicely with Penny's current situation in her life.
The story, from there, moves to London and the English countryside. It was charming and lighthearted. You get to know Jax as both an actor and as a man who is not quite realizing why he is so attracted to Penny, not really understanding that the way he feels about her is so much more than how he feels about a friend.
He figures it out, and it is a lot of fun watching him do so.
I also really liked Penny. I thought she was realistic and that she acted in the way that you would expect someone to act in this situation. Was she star struck by the Hollywood things? Yes, she was. But, if it is was new to you, this is exactly how you would react. I believed her, and I believed Jax as a character.
I thought the plot and the pacing was well done and the story moved from scene to scene in a way that left you feeling like you got the things you needed from each scene before it moved on.
It was a little predictable, but at the same time, there are certain things that have to happen in a fake relationship story so a lot of this was expected.
I enjoyed this title and I recommend it.
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.