I let out an audible GASP at one point while reading this, complete with hands flying to my face in shock, horror, and possibly relief. And that speaks to just how well this author gets her readers wrapped up in the story. This has combustible chemistry, sexual tension, and angst, all paired with so much shared history that you can feel the depth of the relationship. It absolutely FLEW by, and I devoured it in one sitting without meaning to.
The story follows Ben and Daisy, two friends who have gotten closer with every year that has passed since college. They’re both business-minded individuals, but they make time for each other in a way that they don’t with anyone else. And though there’s attraction between them, they each have their own reasons for pushing that aside and focusing on their friendship… at least until faking a relationship proves advantageous to both their careers. The problem? There’s a fine line between friends and lovers for these two, and faking makes it even more difficult to see.
Every time I start reading a book by Lawson, I know I’m in for what can only be described as an emotional rollercoaster. With this series of standalones, she’s seamlessly blended lightness with tension and just the right amount of angst. This couple has some obstacles to overcome on their way to happiness, but the overall tone is seriously sexy. It’s definitely one of the steamier books I’ve read by the author, which works for this couple and the level of trust between them – just be prepared to fan yourself a little. So what’s so twisted about this romance? Well, I won’t tell you that, but I will say that you should hear both sides of the story before deciding how you feel. Trust me when I say that the wrong kind of angst can break a story, and this one wasn’t a problem for me. Every book in this series has been outstanding so far, and I can’t wait for whatever’s next. Each one easily reads as a standalone, but the friend group enhances the experience and we’re introduced to some characters whose stories I’d love to read. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy via Wildfire Marketing (then purchased it for my collection), and am voluntarily leaving a review of this friends to lovers romance.
When your rich, handsome best friend asks you to be his fake girlfriend?
One of the wealthiest self-made men in New York needs a woman to secure his spot at the helm of his venture firm.
Problem is, Ben doesn’t want any girlfriend…
He wants me.
It will never work.
We’d have to lie to everyone.
He’s incapable of a healthy relationship, and I’ve been living a secret I can’t reveal – especially to my best friend.
It’s an impossible choice:
Bail on the friend who got me through the hardest time in my life…
…Or pretend to fall for the man who already owns my heart?
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About the Author:
Piper Lawson is a USA Today bestselling author of smart, steamy romance! She writes about women who follow their dreams (even the scary ones), best friends who know your dirty secrets (and love you anyway), and complex heroes you’ll fall hard for (especially after talking with them). Brains or brawn? She’ll never make you choose. Piper lives in Canada with her tall, dark and brilliant husband. She believes peanut is a protein, rose gold is a neutral, and love is ALWAYS the answer.
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