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!
I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.
Jax and Penny made a promise to each other when they were twelve years old: If they weren’t married by a certain age, they would marry each other. Now it's fifteen years later and the two reconnect after Jax saves Penny from a terrible date. She's grateful for the save, but Penny doesn't realize that the reappearance of Jax in her life will change everything.
Jax grew up in a house where his parents didn’t love each other anymore and thanks to that, he thinks the only way a marriage can be successful is if, above all else, the couple are friends. Looking to land a lead role in an upcoming movie, Jax proposes that Penny act as his girlfriend to help get rid of his playboy reputation. He sees it as the perfect plan. They still get along like a house on fire and according to way he thinks, a friendship is all they need to succeed. And that's what they have.
I absolutely loved that they knew each other when they were young. They both had very different upbringings, but were able to find common ground, forming a bond that would last over the years. Penny has lived a safe life. She's never taken any risks and when Jax presents her with a life that is basically the opposite of what she has now, she ends up taking what may be the biggest risk of all.
Once I picked this book up, I couldn’t put it down. I was so invested in Jax & Penny's relationship and hoping that they could make it work. The slow burn between them was so delicious and the pay off was absolutely amazing. These two were made for each other and watching them come to that realization was so enjoyable.
I enjoy Katie’s books so much! They are always so much fun and pretty drama free. Go 1-click this book!
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.