One little white lie leads to more than she planned...
Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she's proved she "has a life" outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail―there is no boyfriend. And now Kate's liable for her little white lie.
Dominic Sorenson is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he's also willing to play "boyfriend". All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right―and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged.
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I'm a sucker for certain types of romance stories. Fake significant other is one of them. For those who were lovers of the movie The Proposal, you will love Her Backup Boyfriend.
When the story begins, lady lawyer, Kate, has just purchased her first house and it needs a bit of renovation. After the end of her relationship with fellow lawyer, Michael, a year before, the purchase seemed to be the first step in the process of moving on with her life. When Kate finds out that Michael is now engaged to another lawyer in the firm, she needs to prove she is over him by inventing her own relationship.
Dominic is a former architectural student who is working for the family construction business since his father's heart attack three years earlier. He's the nephew of Kate's new neighbor and although they had an unusual first meeting, he would love to get a chance to remodel such a beautiful house.
The stage is set when the two make a run to the local hardware store and bump into Michael and his fiancé. Once Dominic is clued in, he agrees to play Kate's boyfriend as long as she helps his sister with her divorce.
This was a quick read with plenty of steam and laughs along the way. I loved getting such insight into why each of the characters was hesitant at making their fake relationship a real one. I will tell you this, Kate's ex might be perfect on paper, but Dominic is the one you want to burn the paper for. He's hot, sexy, and has a heart of gold. This guy needs to go on a list for best book boyfriend. I hope we get to hear more about Kate and Dominic as the Sorenson Family Saga continues.
Thank you to Ashlee Mallory and Entangled Publishing for gifting me a copy of Her Backup Boyfriend in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Ashlee was thirteen when she discovered her first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book hidden away in her mom’s closet. After two days of staying home “sick” from school to finish it, she was hooked. Her rabid love for romance has continued ever since and after a misadventure in the world of law, she is finally settling into her dream job of writing about people finding their happily ever afters—the only stories worth reading, after all.
Ashlee lives in the greater Salt Lake Valley in Utah with her sweetie, two fabulous kids, and a dog and cat that vie equally for her attention. Sometimes by sitting on her computer when she’s trying to work. And although surrounded by picturesque mountains and beautiful landscapes, she’s practically allergic to direct sunlight, the outdoors, and anything that involves communing with nature. Give her a book, an abundance of coffee, and a shady (enclosed) spot with a view and she’s happy.
Whether writing contemporary romances or romances with mystery and suspense, Ashlee aims to create down to earth heroines and heroes that will make you laugh and fall in love all over again.