I received this book for free For A Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Real Thing by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love
Series: Sugar Lake #1
Published by Montlake Romance on 5th September 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Erotica, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: For A Blog Tour
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This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?
Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?
Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.
Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.
Thank you to Lisa for letting me take part in this blog tour. This is a new series for Melissa and I have to say I like the new look.
The story follows Willow and Zane. Willow has been featured in the Bad Boys books so she is not a completely new character but we have only heard snippets about her and her family before this book. Willow has been in love with Zane for as long as she can remember but she has kept him at arms length since she was 18 because he unknowingly broke her heart. She compares every man to him and none of them live up. I really liked Willow she was easy to identify with. She is sweet strong and has an immense amount of willpower.
Zane couldn’t wait to go an conquer the big wide world. Life in sweetwater lake was just too small for him. But now he’s a big shot Hollywood actor but something is missing. Zane needs to clean up his act for his next role and the only person he can trust to help him is Willow. I thought Zane was a cheeky chappy with a big front but deep down he’s a good guy with a big heart.
I really enjoyed the style of this new series. It was sweet with heat. It still had Melissa’s stamp on it but with a fresh new edge.
I hope that there are more books to come from the rest of Willow’s family. I can already see some stories forming.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Goodreads Challenge
- 2017 Netgalley