Original review 10/17/2017
Cassandra Daniels’ parents refuse to accept that she doesn’t need a boyfriend to be happy. To stop their meddling and matchmaking, Cassandra creates a fictional fiancé, a man who sounds so unlike their carefree and unconventional daughter that her mom and dad want to meet him for dinner, immediately.
No problem. San Francisco is a big city. Finding a fiancé won’t be that hard.
All Troy McKnight wants is a beer after a long day at work. But when a pretty blonde asks him to dinner and wants him to pretend to be her fiancé, Troy agrees to help. Playing make-believe could be fun, especially since he gets a free meal, and he’ll have a great story to tell.
When one lie leads to another, however, the fake engagement spirals into real wedding plans. Cassandra and Troy must stop the madness and put an end to their charade. But what if her fiancé for the night is the perfect husband for life?
** This second edition has been rewritten and updated. 8000 words have also been added. **
Review: Sweet But I Wanted To Beat Them Both With A Wet Noodle
Cassandra Daniels has had it with her meddling parents and her snotty sister. When her plan to fake a fiancé go get them off her back goes wrong, she needs a man. Fast. Enter Troy McKnight, handsome, kind, and funny. Problems is, after introducing him to the fam she discovers he is everything she has been trying to avoid in a man.
One night leads to one weekend, which leads to more. They have communications issues and their life goals are at odds with each other. And the hits just keep coming. She needs him to make her parents leave her alone, but he needs her and her family in order to get ahead at work. Something has to give.
I liked the writing style. It was smooth, with no extra unnecessary filler in order to make it a proper length. The characters were well-developed and likable, if a bit obtuse at times. Really good read.