Synopsis:New York Times bestselling author Kelsie Leverich continues her series in her new Hard Feelings novella, where a tempting little lie turns into so much more…
Eva Riley is the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding and it just so happens that her ex is the best man. Eva’s a straight shooter and definitely not the damsel-in-distress type. But with her pride on the line and her ex’s heart on his sleeve, there might not be enough champagne in the world to get her through this weekend…
Trevor Owens may be one hell of a good friend to Eva, but he’s always wanted to get the fiery redhead between the sheets. So he swoops in and offers a solution to her ex problem: they can pretend to be together—just for the weekend. But when their little game of make-believe is over, will they be able to tell what’s real and what’s only pretend?
Pretending She's His starts off with Eva at the wedding of her best friend, Megan (from Feel the Rush). She is going stag to the wedding and wants to make her ex, Luke a little jealous. Enter her friend Trevor who is more than happy to pretend to be Eva's boyfriend. The only problem is that Trevor isn't pretending. Pretty soon Eva has forgotten that she is pretending too.
I really enjoyed this novella. It was sexy, short, and sweet. Novellas are tricky for me. Sometimes authors attempt to fit too much into a novella and they fall short in the end. Pretending She's His got it just right. It was a full short story that was engaging with just enough angst, tension, humor, and passion. I actually enjoyed it more than Feel the Rush! Eva and Luke had sizzling chemistry. They also had a lot of funny bantering that was just how I would picture old friends playing around with each other. The alternating points of view allowed us to see behind the scenes for both characters which I really loved. It was interesting to see both Eva and Luke contemplate a long term relationship when they were both the typical love them and leave them type. They held a real affection for each other and I loved how the story unfolded. The only thing it was missing was an epilogue, other than that it was perfect.
This is a perfect little novella to settle down with one night when you need something warm and fuzzy to wrap around your heart! 4 stars for Pretending She's His.
“Their weekend of pretending was over. Too damn bad he hadn't been pretending the whole fucking time."