Review: Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk

Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk
Series:  Anyone but You (# 1)
Release Date:  April 14, 2014
Publisher: Entangled:Bliss
Pages: 240
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Their fake relationship is a twist of fate.

Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancé breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life–and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can’t refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.

Despite being one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that’s working against him. He has to convince his father–and his company’s board–that he’s ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn’t count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina’s still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas…

 

Review:  This was a fast paced read and drew me in from the beginning with Madame Butterfly.  Sabrina’s fiance believes they should take a break but doesn’t really give her a reason why.  Sabrina, although sad, goes along with it but believes since they’re soul mates they will get back together and get reengaged.  There’s no talk of love and David, although a doctor, is very ho hum and wishy-washy to me.  Enter Sabrina’s new boss, Jack, who is a playboy and oh so hot.  While they scheme to be fake boyfriend/girlfriend, him to get a promotion and she to get David back, things take a turn when it feels real.  There is definite chemistry between them but he’s not the settling down/marrying type and she still has her heart set on David.  But they are good for each other and there are slight changes to their behaviors due to the other and it’s more pronounced with Jack.  Watching them fight their attraction until it was almost too late was heartbreaking but it was fun to see some of the predicaments they got into.

There are family and friends, tragedies that helped shape them, work, dinners, secrets, lies, tears, headaches, fear, laughter, happiness, Thanksgiving, superstitions, lots of kisses and love.  There is nice closure with a happily ever after and an epilogue that tied up the loose ends.

I had read book three in the Anyone But You series, Wrong Brother, Right Match and jumped at the chance to read the first two books in the series, Fiance by Fate and Wedding Date for Hire, respectively.  Next up for me is the second book in the series.  I will be adding more of Shirk’s books to my always growing TBR pile.

Favorite Quote:  “No, I didn’t say anything stupid,” Jack echoed irritably.  Jeez, doesn’t anybody trust what comes out of my mouth anymore?  “I just mean…” He gave up and shook his head miserably.

 

joanne

 






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