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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Delightful Fake-Dating Romance: Pretending He's Mine by Mia Sosa

PRETENDING HE'S MINE

by Mia Sosa
Series: Love on Cue #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Romance
Publication Date: April 10th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
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The first book in the Love on Cue, Acting on Impulse, was an underrated gem. It had everything I enjoy in a romance and easily made me a Mia Sosa fan. I couldn't wait to read Pretending He's Mine for several reasons, but the main one being that the book has the fake-dating trope. This book left me grinning and with a warm feeling in my heart - you know that's a sign of a good romance!

Pretending He's Mine tells the story of a flight attendant, Ashley, and Hollywood agent, Julian. Julian also happens to be Ashley's famous brother's best friend and agent. Talk about complicated dynamics! Both Ashley and Julian were endearing characters. They were both flawed, messy and so very real to me. I adored Ashley and how headstrong she was, but I also admired how Mia Sosa explored her vulnerabilities, especially her self-doubt, throughout the book. I think a lot of readers will connect with Ashley's character and see a fraction of themselves in her. She was a little lost in life and was figuring out where she fit in. I enjoyed her journey a lot! I also loved Julian, who also had his fair share of vulnerabilities and self-doubt. Seeing his passion for his job and for diversity in the movie industry was one of the highlights of Pretending He's Mine.

Together, these two were just perfect. They both have a crush on each other but have never acted on their feelings because of Ashley's brother. When Ashley temporarily moves in with Julian, all bets are off. The chemistry between the two was smoking hot. And the fake dating? Perfection! It was different than the fake dating that I'm used to where the couple fights like cats and dogs, but nevertheless, I enjoyed it. The romance was very very sweet and when Ashley and Julian gave each other to their attraction, it was very very steamy too! Besides the romance, I loved seeing Ashley and Julian's respective families, and the roles they played in the book. I always love it when there are big family dynamics in books - I think they add an extra dimension to a love story.

Pretending He's Mine was a delightful and entertaining love story. I had so much fun reading the book and meeting these characters. The next book in the series looks equally good with the "you frustrate me, but also entice me" chemistry. I can't wait!

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Giveaway

Avon is giving away 3 copies of Pretending He's Mine. You can enter to win here.


Have you read Acting On Impulse? What are some your favorite books with the fake-dating trope?
Let me know in the comments below!




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