When their entire relationship is a lie, how can their love be real?
Hope Mathison’s ten-year high school reunion is approaching, and she’s dying to show everyone she’s no longer the poor, overweight girl from the trailer park. She’s not only lost the weight that made her so self-conscious for years but even started her own successful business as a software developer.
Hope’s plan to show her former bullies that she’s overcome the adversity of her home life and the hell they caused her for four long years has one little snag: she’s still single. Her best friend, Marion, has a solution though. Hope will attend a hot-fireman auction and buy herself a date for the reunion. But Hope never expected the hottest fireman at the auction to be Flynn Eaves, a former high school classmate.
Surprisingly, Flynn not only agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend for the reunion, but asks for a favor in return—that she pretend to be his girlfriend for his cousin’s wedding. As they create a fake relationship to fool old classmates and family members, they discover a real attraction brewing, one he wants to pursue, but the insecurities of Hope’s past might just cost her the one thing she’s always wanted most: to be loved for who she is, even if, at heart, she’ll always be that overweight girl from the trailer park.
But can she trust Flynn when their relationship was built on a lie? Or will the insecurities of her past tear them apart?
This it the second short in this universe that I have read by Beth Hale. I usually don’t read erotica; BUT. When Beth tells me she has a new book out I go and find it!
I really enjoyed this book. The fact that it is about Hope, she is successful and gorgeous yet she doesn’t see it. The fact that bullies targeted her really didn’t help. I really felt for her as I have been a victim of bullying in the past. When her best friend convinces her to attend the high school reunion I was over the moon. this book really made me feel for Hope and I was willing her on the whole way through.
Enter Flynn. He is Hot. and I am not just talking about the fact he is a fire fighter. you have to read the description of him to understand. He is more than just sexy, he has a sweet side too.
It isn’t the perfect love story in the sense that Hope is on a mission it seemed to sabotage her happiness. But Flynn sticks by her and it makes for a really believable if somewhat steamy love story.
I cannot stress enough how much i loath Brittany and her gang of friends. I was so pleased to find that Karma really does come back to bite her.
A Fab fun book with a love story that makes you swoon. I wish it had been longer!