Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Fake Fiancée-Nancy Warren

My Fake Fiancée
Nancy Warren
Harlequin Blaze, Aug 2010, $4.99
ISBN: 9780373795574

In Philadelphia, at Kepler, Van Horne Insurance, Co., David Wolfe needs a fiancée to obtain a promotion to partner at the family run firm. However, he has none and the myriad of women he dates or has dated would never do. He needs someone fresh.

Chef Chelsea Hammond, a friend of David’s sister, needs a temporary place to crash to save expenses while starting a catering business. Though she is reluctant and hides her reason for doubt, they agree that she stays in his place in exchange she will pose as his fiancée with her added stipulation of “no contact”. However, they end up making love and she falls in love with her faked fiancé, but he admits he is commitment-phobic.

Although the premise of a fake fiancée or “Occasional Wife” has been used a zillion times, Nancy Warren magically makes it fresh with a strong cast especially the support players like his sister and his co-workers who bring out the best and worst in the lead couple. Fans will relish this wonderful contemporary romance as the slow learner realizes why he reaches in his bed for a female phantom who never slept through the night there and the woman who wisely knows why.

Harriet Klausner


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