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on 25 June 2013
This is a contemporary romance with a fake fiance scenario. Dani is trying to contribute towards her family's medical bills so she really needs to get a promotion. She has a company retreat coming up but the people in couples usually get to spend more time schmoozing with the boss. It would really help if she had a boyfriend to bring along. Her best friend from college, Wes, was dumped by his fiancee fairly recently. His ex is going to be bridesmaid at his sister's upcoming wedding and he would rather not turn up alone.
Since these two are best friends it shouldn't be that hard to fake, they know each other really well. They also care for each other deeply, in fact both of them have found that their relationship with each other has gotten in the way of their romantic relationships, as Dani's ex and Wes's ex both felt that they were playing second fiddle.
As the charade progresses both Dani and Wes are fighting against their growing feelings for each other but neither wants to wreck the friendship either. We all know where this story is going but the fun is in getting there. I liked them together, and I liked how their attraction to each other grew.
On the downside I thought it was a bit silly that they both were so all or nothing about it. They were both single when their deception started but both of them considered pursuing other relationships because they were worried the other wasn't into it, I thought it was much more likely they'd spend a bit of time single instead. Also, why on earth was Dani internet dating before her company retreat, surely there was a chance that she'd get caught out by a colleague? Anyway, these things aside, this is a fun, light read, and I enjoyed it.