When Tansy made up a fake girlfriend based on a romance novel cover model to get her family off her back, she never expected the woman to show up at a wedding she was attending. But not only does she play along with Tansy’s lie, but she ups the ante, announcing that they’re engaged. Gemma needs a spouse in order to receive her inheritance, and Tansy needs funds to keep her beloved family bookstore from being sold to a megacorporation. A marriage of convenience suits them both; they’ll each get what they need then go their separate ways in a few years. The two of them just have to convince everyone else that it’s the real deal. It doesn’t take long for a fake relationship to start turning real, but with scheming family and concerned friends, their fledgling romance might not survive.
This book was a delight to read. It’s fun, fast, and breezy. I read the whole thing in one night I was so sucked into the story. The main characters are both charming, and their dynamic is lovely. I loved the fact that it was a couple against the world type story, with no serious romantic rivals (I’m not a huge fan of love triangles). I especially loved the fact that Gemma and Tansy worked really hard to communicate with one another and avoided the miscommunication trope which is one of my least favorites. If you need something light and fluffy to pick you up, this is definitely the book for you. It’s perfect for a beach read or any time you need something quick and fun. Four out of five stars.