Friday, 23 June 2017



Falling for the Fake Fiance

Snowpocalypse #2
By: Jennifer Blackwood
Releasing June 12th, 2017
Entangled Publishing
In Falling for the Fake Fiance (Snowpocalypse #2) by Jennifer Blackwood, Jill Michaels works two jobs to ensure her daughter can stay in the elite school she's been attending. However, her money is dwindling and if she doesn't find someone to marry before her thirtieth birthday in two months, she'll lose her chance at receiving her inheritance from her grandmother. So, when her old friend, Aaron Collins, comes back into life, he's determined to help her anyway he can. Will Jill be able to go through with the marriage when she knows Aaron isn't planning to stick around?

The first book of this series was absolutely hot and thoroughly entertaining, and this story was exactly the same. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine, as her grandmother is manipulating her in a way she never imagined. Marriage is a big deal, and the worst thing is, it's her only option if she's to continue doing what's right for her daughter in sending her to the elite school she's at. Yet, what I enjoyed most about the beginning is how Jane goes about finding a man and how she enlists her friends to help her. Seriously, I couldn't help but be amused at the men she encounters and the drab topics she's forced to listen about. 

As for the dialogue, it was compelling due to the main characters back stories and what the heroine is going through because of the decision she needs to make if she's going to go adhere to the stipulation in her grandmother's will. However, there were several light-hearted moments that had me laughing or smiling, especially when the hero and heroine are talking about the snow or Alcatraz or superhero powers. Then there's the close friendships the heroine has with her two friends who believe she needs to reveal every detail of her time spent with Aaron. Their persistence in wanting to know was hilarious and they certainly proved texting can be a whole lot of fun. 

Both the main characters were riveting and had me hooked, because neither are looking for happy ever after, and yet, there's no denying their powerful chemistry. Chemistry that was present from the moment they came face-to-face and spilled over onto the pages in scorching sex scenes that prove a little dirty talk can go a long way. Moreover, the heroine was strong and brave in giving Aaron a chance, especially when she had a daughter to protect. No way would she allow her daughter to get close with the hero only to have him leave. I also liked how kind and caring the heroine was, even when there were times I was hoping she'd say something to her mother, because the woman could be a tad mean when it came to the heroine not getting any younger and needing a man.

While the hero, he has some tough decisions to make when it comes to his future. How can he go to another state for the job he has lined up when he's fallen in love with Jill? Will he be able to prove to Jill that she's more important than his job? I also liked the growing bond he had with the heroine's daughter. He treated the little girl like she was a part of his family. But what I liked most about the hero is how he was so willing to help Jill, even if their marriage was only going to be for a limited time. That is, if he couldn't convince her to give him a chance at forever love since it was palpable that Aaron loved her and had for quite some time.

Overall, Ms. Blackwood has penned another delightful and sizzling read for this series where the ending left me completely satisfied, because Aaron was determined to win the heroine's heart and prove that there's no way he can let her get away. Not when he's been in love with her for as long as he has and finally has a chance to be with her. I would recommend Falling for the Fake Fiance by Jennifer Blackwood, if you enjoy the marriage of convenience trope, the fake relationship trope, the friends to lovers trope or books by authors Nina Croft, Joya Ryan, Lauren Hawkeye or Candace Havens.

Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.
Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.
But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.





Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.




1 comment:

  1. Love this author's books, although I enjoy her Rule Breaker series so much more than this series. Can't wait to read this. It's on my list of books to but this week.