A Limited Engagement
Getting engaged was supposed to be the easy way out...
Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.
Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her...but not like this. Since she just lost her boyfriend and her job, and her five-year plan is drastically off track, playing pretend with Derek just might be the perfect distraction from her life
Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amdrane2 - LibraryThing
This was the first time I've read any books by Ms. Michaels, but as you can see by my ranting I absolutely loved it. I'll be going back through her book list and adding to my TBR pile, that's for sure ... Read full review
Remember, it's just pretend!
This is one of my all-time favorite scenarios: The fake engagement. What makes this story different from the rest is the added dynamic of Lilly and Derek knowing each other since childhood. In my opinion, this familiarity afforded them some liberties, given their in-depth knowledge of each other, that other couples simply couldn't take.
I enjoyed this story because Bethany kept the characters pretty realistic. Of course, there's an element of undeniable temptation when a girl's childhood crush asks her to fake-marry him, but Lilly did an admirable job of keeping her eye on the prize and not letting her emotions get the better of her. For a while.
Likewise, Derek did his best to stick to the plan and stay focused on why they were in this crazy scenario in the first place and not focus on his feelings towards Lilly.
But holy smokes, when their restraint reached its limit, hotness erupted!
I met some interesting characters such as Lilly's best friend and Derek's little sister Shana (I'd LOVE to read her story!) and even the "villain" (although she really wasn't much of a villain) Serena (she might need a story too!)
All in all, I loved reading how their feelings changed towards each other and the revelations that came along with those new feelings. I would definitely read more books by Bethany!
(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)