For The Love of Books | July 2020

The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely: A girl hiring a guy to pretend to be her boyfriend for a family reunion weekend? I do love a good let’s pretend romance!

The hero and heroine felt like a real couple from the very beginning and I found that more than a little odd/annoying. They have an easy banter and communicate well with one another, but the hero has a secret that provides the main source of conflict. That particular storyline didn’t really work for me, because it was over-the-top dramatic and didn’t sit well with the overall feel of the book.

That said, this one was an easy and fun read. The relationship and associated emotions felt too instant for my taste, but I liked it overall and don’t regret reading it.

It’s a little steamy (but not The Kiss Quotient steamy), however, so no reading on the bus … remember when we travelled on buses?

I also read American Royals.

2 thoughts on “For The Love of Books | July 2020

  1. It’s always interesting to read your reviews! My friend is an author so is often given free books that are yet to be published and I’m currently reading one of those that she lent me. I’m not sure it’s one I’d have picked off the shelf myself but I’m only one chapter in, so it is early days!

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