Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely ~ Review and Giveaway

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!)

Review 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.

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Lauren Blakely is offering a $10 Amazon or BN gift card here on Sugar and Spice to celebrate the
release of her new book PRETENDING HE'S MINE. In the story, Sutton is in the running to cast a movie based on a romance novel. Which novel would you most want to see made into a movie? Winner picked randomly at the end of day from all the comments.


  1. I've been really intrigued by Lauren's books. I'm going to have to check them out! Thanks for the giveaway and the review!

  2. Let's go with the hype of the minute (which I love, love, love!)...THOUGHTLESS SERIES!! Wouldn't mind seeing some Kellan derrière on the big screen! :-)

  3. Sharon Sala's Jackson Rule or Tallchief.

  4. I would love to see Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert made into a movie. It was such a phenomenal read and would make an amazing movie!!

  5. I would love to see the BDB series by JR Ward made into movies! Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  6. Hmm...this is tough. There are so many great books that would make amazing movies if done right. I think I'm going to go with CJ Roberts' Dark Duet books, Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark. I know....a little dark but could be incredible!

  7. I've read so many books.... and right now I'm stuck with Hopeless by Collen Hoover. I'm mean yes that could possibly be a Lifetime movie but still I would like to see it.

  8. I think the "In Death" series by J D Robb would make a cool tv show or movie

  9. Wow- there are so many books I would like to see as a movie it is hard to choose. I think the Thoughtless series, although that might make a better show on tv since it is so long. Fall too Hard and Never to Far by Abbi Glines would be pretty good too

  10. Fever series by Karen marie Moning

  11. I always said I would love to see either The Iron Fey Series from Julie Kagawa or something like Easy by Tammara Webber!

  12. How about some Abbi Glines? I'll take some! Any one of hers works for me :)

  13. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
    Thoughtless- SC Stephens
    The Edge of Never- RA Redmerski

  14. The to far Abbie Blinds.

  15. I would like to see the Coincidence of Callie and Kayden made into a movie!!
    So many ways you could expand on the story.

  16. Sylvia Day's Crossfire series

  17. Oh man...On Dublin Street! Braden Carmichael...rawr.

  18. the Too Far series by Abbi Glinnes

  19. 1. Wait for you by J. Lynn
    2. Ten Tiny Breaths b K.A Tucker
    3. Cornerstone by Misty Provencher


  20. James Paterson Merry Christmas Alex Cross

  21. The Assassins series by Toni Aleo, I'm a hockey nut and would love to see the happy side of hockey on the big screen, Toni nails it in her books!!!

  22. I would love to see the Archers of Avalon trilogy on the big screen. I think people would really love those movies, and the books are amazing! Plus, I'd get a big screen Tristan Archer ;) <3

  23. On the Island, would be awesome!!!!

  24. M Leighton's Bad Boys series (Down to You and Up to Me) -

  25. Ten tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker :)

    That would be so awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  26. I would love to see the Avoiding series by Linde made into a movie. I think it would be such a funny movie

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I'd love to see the BDB series made into a movie!!!

  28. I would love to see Jennifer Lyon's Wingslayer Hunter Series. It's a paranormal romance series. One of my all time favorites!! sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. I'd love to see Gabriel's Inferno as a movie!

  30. I will go with the Sylvia Day's Crossfire series - I wouldn't mind seeing Gideon on the big screen!!! Thanks for the chance!!

  31. I would say 50 shades...lucky me they are already working on it!

  32. I would love to see Tina Reber's Love Unscripted and Love Unrehearsed! =]

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  33. I think The Thoughtless series would be well as The Bad Boy series. So much yumminess, angst, love, and story in those books!

  34. Thoughtless by SC Stephens or Abbi Glines would be amazing too!

  35. I actually hate books being made into movies, so that's hard to answer. It'd have to be a book I'm not absolutely in love with, or else I'd just be sad. Um, that's not true. Maybe Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade. I LOVED that book, but I wouldn't be mad if they made that into a movie. Yeah, I'll go with that. (:

  36. all SC Stephens and Abbi Glines books!!!

  37. Five Days Grace