Book Review: Fake-ish
From Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw comes a sizzling romance about two people who fall in love, go their separate ways, and then try to reconnect against all odds.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride—and that’s the way I like it.
I may be anti-marriage, but I’m still pro-romance. Case in point? That sexy curmudgeon I met last year during my cousin’s tropical bachelorette getaway.
That grump was Dorian, the groom’s old college roommate, there for the bachelor party. I couldn’t get enough of his messy brown hair and gorgeous turquoise eyes. We connected on a deep level—emotionally and physically.
But the timing wasn’t right. So we made a pact to reconnect in two years. Now I’m starting a new “job.” It’ll take a lot of work and pays really well—I’m talking seven figures here. All I have to do is pretend to be my boss’s new fiancée…and spend eight weeks with his family on their private island. How hard could it be?
Turns out, a lot harder than I thought. Because the man I’m pretending to love? He’s Dorian’s brother, and now all bets are off...
Dorian is definitely the definition of "grumpy". Briar really did have to work at it to slowly crack Dorian's shell and get him to open up and crack a smile. The chemistry between Dorian and Briar was mostly in the past. Because Briar was "engaged" to Dorian's brother and she hurt him, he went back to brushing her off. So, their interactions were mostly to not be in each other's way. There was not a log of angst build up between them for a long while.
The romance was a slow burn one. Yet, it is worth it as these two are meant for one another. The steamy scenes come towards the last third of the book. While Dorian may be grumpy, his father, Redmond is a delight.
I found this book to be a quick read. There is nothing "fake" about my like of this book.