PRETENDING HE'S MINE by Lauren Blakely
Release date: March 2, 2013
Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor
named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort
of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz –
he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have
been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do?
Enter Sutton Brenner. She’s sexy and shrewd and the most top-notch
casting director there is. She’s this close to landing a coveted gig
casting a film based on a best-selling mega-romance novel, but there’s
a catch. After one too many transgressions with lovely single ladies,
the film’s philandering producer has been put on a short leash by his
wife, who’s forbidden him from working with anyone unattached.
So the happily single Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve – play the role
of her fiancee until she closes the deal, and he’s guaranteed to get
an audition for the starring role in the film.
But as the two play pretend, the lines between make-believe and
matters of the heart start to blur. Especially after that hot night in
the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in
the stacks of the New York Public Library. Who’s playing who? Or is
someone else really the director in the secret affair of their lives?
PRETENDING HE’S MINE is a 30,000 word companion novella in the New
York Times and USA Today bestselling CAUGHT UP IN US series.
(It’s not necessary to have read CAUGHT UP IN US to enjoy PRETENDING HE’S MINE.
This is not a sequel. However, CAUGHT UP IN US fans should be pleased
to know that Jill has several scenes and that both Kat and Bryan
appear in a key scene in this novella! There will also be a bonus
scene from CAUGHT UP IN US never seen before included in the novella!)
WOW......pay attention everyone because this is how you write a novella. I've said it before....I don't usually read novellas but I would gladly read a novella that Lauren Blakely has written any day! I love her writing style and how she manages to make you feel like you are not missing out on any of the story or left hanging. I loved Caught Up in Us and I LOVED Pretending He's Mine! Be prepared, ladies the steam factor is turned up majorly in Pretending He's Mine! I think I've found a new book boyfriend in Reeve! 4 stars!
Sutton is a movie casting director who knows what she wants and likes to maintain control in her life. In order to land a major job she needs to find a fake fiancé. Reeve is an out of work actor who Sutton thinks will be perfect for the part. He's hot, has a great look, and is the perfect actor to pull off this stunt. Sutton propositions Reeve with an offer he can't refuse and before long the lines get blurred when there is instant chemistry and sexual tension between the two. One minute Sutton is hot, the next she's cold, and Reeve has to try to get her to let her guard down if he wants to have any chance of a future with Sutton. The question is can Reeve make Sutton believe that he really is not acting anymore.......and does Sutton feel the same way? After all, this was all just a game.....wasn't it?
I loved this story and I love that we get a peek of characters from Caught Up in Us....Kat and Bryan make an appearance, as well as Jill. If your looking for a quick, fun, sexy, story with some major steaminess than Pretending He's Mine is the perfect book for you! I can't wait to see what Lauren Blakely has in store for us next.