The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she’s sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren’t enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper – or the fact that he just told her mother that they’re engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.
Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah’s date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay “just friends,” and make Leah’s family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah’s decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren’t going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he’s for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.
I received a paperback ARC for an honest review. Do you know how hard it is to read a paperback and not crease the bindings?? TOUGH I TELL YA!! But I did it!!!!
When I saw what the book was about, I was excited. I have read several books by this author so I knew it was gonna crack me up because her books are full of comedy. This book did not disappoint and totally had me laughing out loud over the holiday weekend!!
Leah isn’t a size negative 2. She is a curvy girl who loves herself…kinda…..she loves herself but knows how the outside world, her mom and her ex’s view her – overweight. When she sees Sam at a bar she is tongue tied when he approaches her but is quickly dismissed by him for small anorexic Barbie.
Sam is over woman…especially crazy ones. When his friend Max begs him to be a wingman to the curvy bombshell he does so. He is stunned at his draw to Leah but is a total dick to her because he cannot get sucked into another crazy relationship.
When Sam pushes himself into Leah’s life trying to be a nice guy he soon over steps and pronounces himself to be her fiancée to her mom of all people!! OOPSIE SAM!! Well Leah is a mess. What is she going to do? Well Sam decides on a plan to make her family hate him. This will force her to dump him…it could work right?? WELL NOPE Seems Leah and Sam start to fall in love but are both getting in each other’s way over it. Sam won’t admit he cares for Leah. Not because of her size but just relationship fear over all. Leah is so in love with Sam but thinks he only thinks of her as a friend because of his hot and cold behavior due to her size
I loved this book and loved the flawed characters. Leah is so me!! I mean I felt her insecurities 110%. Sam is so my husband. He says the perfect stuff and the not so perfects tuff at the right and wrong times…LOL so that is prolly why I loved his character so much!
As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge…or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn’t put her pen down since.
She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she’ll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it’s no wonder she writes “girl books.”
She’s an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. Alison’s an avid romance reader who enjoys penning the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”