Friday 15 June 2018


To get over being dumped, Lola McBride crashes a high school reunion looking for a rebound fling. Instead, she finds Luke Erickson who convinces her to pretend to be his girlfriend at his family reunion. Who said reunions had to be zero fun in this sweet romantic comedy releasing June 2018 from Kerri Carpenter and Entangled Publishing!

Her Super Secret Boyfriend
By Kerri Carpenter
Releasing June 11th, 2018
Entangled Publishing

It wasn’t shy librarian Lola McBride's idea to crash someone else’s high school reunion. Her best friend made her do it, insisting that having a little fun with a super-hot rebound would make her forget about her recent breakup. That’s when she meets the hottest guy she’s ever seen.

Architect Luke Erickson had no idea attending his ten-year reunion would turn out to be so fun. He catches the sexy brunette in a lie, and he counters with a proposal—He’ll keep her secret if she helps get his family off his back by pretending to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family reunion.

From one reunion to another, Lola and Luke are suddenly spending a lot of time together. Good thing they're only pretending, or this super-secret relationship could get really complicated.

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In Her Super Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter, when her boyfriend dumps her, Lola McBride decides to go along with her best friend's idea of crashing a high school reunion. She never imagined she'd have fun until she meets Luke Erickson; a gorgeous man that -- soon after meeting him -- asks if she'll accompany him to his family reunion as his pretend girlfriend in order to avoid his family harassing him about his love life. Yet, the more time Lola spends with Luke, the more she finds herself falling for a man that doesn't want a forever relationship. Will Luke realize how strong his feelings for Lola are before it's too late or will he break her heart?

There was a lot to love about this story such as the wonderful main and secondary characters, the riveting dialogue that drew me in from the very beginning, and the fast-paced plot that encompassed some tough obstacles for the hero and heroine to overcome in order to achieve their happy ever after. However, it was the intense chemistry that existed between Lola and Luke that had me hooked and had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether Luke would realize how in love he is with the heroine before he ended up breaking the heroine's heart. 

With the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine, as she's suffered loss and to be a part of Luke's family is precious, even if it's only temporary. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she was willing to help Luke, even though she hates lies. Something that is understandable after what happened in the past in learning some terrible news that was hard for her to handle. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is the tight relationship she shares with her best friend and that the pair would do anything for each other, which is proven by the things her friend does for her. While the hero, he has his reasons for not wanting a relationship, yet, I liked that he couldn't resist the heroine. He's also confident, hard-working and I enjoyed the tight relationship he shares with his family, even if their determination to find him the perfect woman annoys him. Luckily, he's found his perfect match in Lola. 

Overall, Ms. Carpenter has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the romance was delightful and had me loving these two together; and the ending had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, as Luke is determined to use any means necessary to get the heroine to forgive him after what happened to cause their relationship to go awry. Will Lola give Luke another chance? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely because of the surprises one of the main characters had for the other. I would recommend Her Super Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter, if you enjoy the fake relationship trope or books by authors Marissa Clarke, Stefanie London, Kira Archer and Melia Alexander. 


Copyright© 2018 Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend
Kerri Carpenter

Maybe he knew her. Maybe they’d gone out in high school? Surely not. He’d remember someone who looked like this.

“Can you believe we’re already having our ten-year reunion?” he asked.

“What? Oh, right. Yeah. I mean, no.” She laughed. “I mean, no, I can’t believe it’s been ten whole years.” She quickly averted her eyes.

She was adorable
He stuck out a hand. “I’m Luke Erickson.”

She shook his hand. “I’m Lo…” She glanced down at her nametag as if she needed a reminder. “I’m Kelli Martingale. Nice to meet you.”

Her words were cut off when she stepped forward, hit the side of the table, shaking all the contents on it. Luke jumped to save a particularly wobbly red Jell-O dessert, causing most of the Jell-O mold to mold right onto his favorite white shirt.

Kelli gasped. “Ohmigod. I’m so sorry.”

While he wanted to offer a huge fuckkkkk, he could tell that she felt horrible. So, he shrugged as she quickly tried to help him clean up. Together, they got as much of the Jell-O off his shirt as they could. Then she grabbed a mound of napkins and began running them over his chest.

He shivered. Actually fucking shivered. What the hell? This Jell-O must be extra cold. Kelli must have feel it too, because she paused, hands plastered against his chest, as she met his gaze. Her mouth fell open and formed an O.

Suddenly, it wasn’t his shirt he was worried about; his pants began to feel a tad too snug. He wrapped his hands around her wrists and tried to offer a smile. Although, with the new, um, pain he was experiencing in his lower half, it probably came out as more of a grimace.

“I think I have it from here.”

A red blush tinted her cheeks. “Of course. But I really am so sorry.” Then she dug in her purse and pulled out a pair of thick black glasses. “I’m not usually a klutzy person,” she explained as she put the glasses on. “My roommate thought I looked sexier without my glasses, so she forced me to take them off. But I’m blind as a bat without them.”

He took her in, and if he thought his pants were feeling tight before, he was pretty sure that all oxygen was leaving his body now. All he could say about the glasses was…holy fuck.

Her roommate thought she was sexier without them? Hells to the no. Definitely wrong on that one. The bombshell dress plus the thick sex kitten hair plus the gorgeous face plus the most seductive glasses in the history of eyewear equaled a speechless, hard Luke.

See, if Kennedy High taught him one thing, it was how to do math. Another equation was already becoming clear. Kelli plus Luke was going to equal one hell of a reunion.

Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to her newsletter.

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