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The Boss's Fake Fiancee by Inara Scott
Is she his worst nightmare…
No relationships, that's billionaire Garth Solen's rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa’s attempt to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating Garth. To protect his ailing grandmother, he is forced to play ...
The Boss's Fake Fiancee by Inara Scott
Is she his worst nightmare…
No relationships, that's billionaire Garth Solen's rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa’s attempt to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating Garth. To protect his ailing grandmother, he is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé.
...or a dream come true?
Melissa couldn’t begin to imagine all the trouble one impulsive act could cause. Now she’s trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi with her gorgeous boss. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa's never been good at following the rules…
Posted April 6, 2014
If you can get passed the premise that a grown up woman starts the rumours that she is dating her boss and, once publicized in the news, he continues the lie in order not to upset his ailing grandmom and get a contract, then you may enjoy the book. I couldn't. I find the whole story unrealistic and lame. It was difficult to feel any attraction for a guy that behaves like a asocial teenager, full of insecurities and selfishness. Half way into the book there was some hope that he was behaving like the grown up man he was, but it did not last long and he went back to his abnoxious self. How she put up with the farse and him for weeks is beyond me. And the resolution is the cheesiest I have ever read (and I read a lot). Honestly, it was really bad and not worth the money and the time.
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Posted December 10, 2014
Let me just say, I did not read the first book. However, that did not change anything. This book could definitely be a stand-alone.
This was a different read than what I have been reading, and I loved it! The setting, the mood, the suspense on how everything would work out… BRILLIANT! The storyline takes off right in the beginning, so you will never want to stop, seriously.
Melissa is so down-to-Earth, charming, sexy, and learns to be independent. I loved reading about her, and her emotions throughout the book was so strong. Garth was the bold, successful guy who only wanted to focus on his fame, and make sure no real relationship existed. The chemistry between the characters was so real. Real in meaning, they could easily be watched right out your front door.
I truly enjoyed this book, and I would recommend this to anyone who loves a swoon, fun, emotional, suspenseful romance. As for Ms. Scott, where have you been? I absolutely loved your work, and I can’t wait to read more!
Posted July 19, 2014
I fell hard for this book. First off, Melissa is an extremely intelligent woman who works in advanced technology. Hello! How awesome is that? Of course she's been burned by a cheating ex, but to me, that makes her all the stronger and more human. She's learned from her mistakes, but has good reason to use that awesome brain of hers to question other people's motives. Smart woman. Maybe one of my favorite heroines now.
Now Garth...he surprised me. There were times in this book, I just couldn't wrap my head around why he was so cold and distant, so...businesslike, but Ms. Scott delivers one of the best character flaws I can think of by the end and does it so well. No, I'm not going to reveal his flaw, but if you really want to know, I'm sure you can read other reviews for the answer.
After reaching the end, I found myself rooting for this couple in the worst way and their black moment even made me cry. That never happens. Really. I fell in love with the secondary characters as much as the main characters too. Huge win. Recommend.
Posted July 7, 2014
Posted February 22, 2014
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
This book was a quick, fun and easy read. There was laughter, tears, heartache, romance, love, family and friends.
The main characters, Melissa and Garth, were so easy to love and get to know. They each had many layers to their persona but each was able to see through the other even when they just had an “arrangement” and fought their chemistry as much as possible. I rooted for their love to overcome their fears almost from page one.
I loved their interactions with each other since I couldn’t tell how it would go – nothing cookie cutter about their relationship. They both had a soft spot for his grandmother Nan who was a hoot by herself along with her/his three dogs. Watching their attraction become love, which neither could believe or initially wanted, was heartwarming. It was also nice to see Garth’s romantic side come out no matter how much he fought it. There was nice closure, due to the epilogue, and I hope the series continues since I found out this is book 2.
I have not read books by Scott before but look forward to reading others especially Rules of Negotiation where Melissa and her family were first introduced. This book was reminiscent to me of Weekend Agreement by Barbara Wallace. I’m finding that I’m definitely partial to romances with billionaires as one of the main characters. The Boss’s Fake Fiancée did not disappoint.
Give it a try – you’ll be glad you did!
Favorite Quote: He grabbed hold of the other end of the seesaw and swung one leg over. Melissa cautiously lowered her weight onto her side, keeping her feet on the ground. But of course as she did, Garth lowered his own weight, jerking her high into the air.
“Whoa!” Melissa slipped to one side and almost lost her balance. She righter herself a moment later. “Okay, fine. You’ve got some skills.” She bounced experimentally, but couldn’t move her side any lower.
Posted January 3, 2014
I read political thrillers and murder mysteries a majority of the time, but every once in a while, I want something sweet and charming. This book completely satisfied that need! I knew fromt he first page how it would end, but throroughly enjoyed getting to that happy ending. There were a few surprises along the way, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 8, 2013
This is a great romantic story! You will laugh, cry, and scream at Garth for being sometimes a little obtuse!
Melissa is a great character. She is funny, independent and easily likeable. Her choices may sometimes be questionable, but you will surely enjoy this book. This is the stuff romance stories are truly made out of!
Posted December 8, 2013
Posted July 22, 2013
I totally loved reading Garth & Melissa's story. It was a wonderful storyline and the characters well developed. I deeply appreciate the authors sensitivity and understanding of Garth. Thank you for going where not many attempt to venture.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2013
When Melissa hints at the possibility that she and her boss are dating to her ex-boyfriend, she never imagined that it would blow up in her face like it did. She expected her ex to confront her boss or even make a scene but she didn't expect to be on the cover of tabloids and she sure as hell wasn't expecting her boss to come up with a crazy plan to run with the story the tabloids printed about them being engaged. With his tabloid loving grandmother in poor health, he is backed into a corner when she sees him and his "fiance" Melissa on the cover of a magazine. She is so happy and over the moon that he doesn't have the heart to break the news to her. So he talks Melissa into playing along for a few weeks until she gets over the pneumonia and starts getting better before calling their fake engagement off.
I will admit that I've not read the fist book in the series, Rules of Negotiation which deals with Melissa's brother Brit and Garth's lawyer, Tori. It's not that you have to read the fist book to know what's going on in this one. It was just the way that Melissa talked to Tori and how Tori talked to Garth, that I got the feeling that there was more to the story than I was reading. It didn't take away from the story but I wonder if Melissa and Garth were in the first one. I enjoyed this story so much that I wouldn't mind jumping back and reading the first book.
Like I said, I really enjoyed this story. At first you think Garth is this heartless billionaire or that he has walls built up because he was previously hurt. Which I suppose the latter is true in a sense but the reasoning behind his aloofness goes so much farther beyond that. I really wish I could say why in the review but if I did, it would ruin his character for you. You have to think he's this billionaire jerk, that way when he opens up to Melissa, you will be as surprised as I was. I will admit that this story is predictable as far as the happily ever after goes but Garth was not the guy that I thought he was.
Posted January 19, 2013
## Amazing read. I absolutely adored the first book (Tori and Brit's story) so I thought I'd give this a try. I'm glad I did.Honestly, I did not like the hero at first; not until I found out what drove him to be so cold. Then he grew on me. Even so, I loved the book. It was really fun to read. There is even a terrific drunken scene that had me laughing out loud. My recommendation is to read both books in order for maximum enjoyment. Can't wait for Ross' story. Nice job Ms. Scott.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2013
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Posted October 21, 2012
Last night I started and finished a stunning story by Inara Scott, which is The Boss's Fake Fiancée. Let me share this remarkable read and what I thought about it.
If you remember last month I read Rules of Negotiation and absolutely love the book. Well, Inara's next book is just as good as the last one.
If you got a chance to read Rules of Negotiation or my review you would remember that Brit Bencher tried to help his sister Melissa get a job at Solen Labs. Fortunately, she was able to get hired at Solen Labs with the help of Tori.
Anyways, while at a conference Melissa runs into her scumbag ex-boyfriend Mark Venshiner and accidently insinuates that she was with her boss Garth Solen. Nothing like petty revenge, but that kind of stuff tends to backfire. Her opportunistic ex decides to tip off the press that there might be something going on between Garth and Melissa, which creates a massive news storm.
Doesn't help that Garth's grandmother reads the story in the New York Star Herald and demands to meet the girl who caught his heart. Now Garth and Melissa have to make a fake engage work in order to make sure his grandmother doesn't get worst. Man that puts a lot pressure on them. Can this all work out or will it all backfire?
As I said in the beginning I read this last night. Seriously, I couldn't put it down. I loved the story from cover to cover. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! You have hot and smart Garth Solen, who is refer to as the human computer. There's a really good reason why he is refer to as the human computer and you understand why he is emotionally unavailable. However, he is able to love fiercely once trust is earned. Yes, he has some trust issues, but you just can't help loving him. Melissa is so patient and understanding.
Overall, The Boss's Fake Fiancée had me laughing out loud at times and pretty much rolling at the things that were said. It also had me tearing up parts. At times I felt my heart in my throat, I never thought I would say something like that. I can't stress enough that this was absolutely amazing and really do hope you get a chance to read this marvelous story.
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