Pretending She's His: A Hard Feelings Novella

Pretending She's His: A Hard Feelings Novella

by Kelsie Leverich

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New York Times bestselling author Kelsie Leverich “serves up fun, sexy and hot” (Flirty and Dirty Book Blog), 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?

Includes previews of the first two Hard Feelings novels, The Valentine’s Arrangement and Feel the Rush.

Praise for the Hard Feelings Novels:

“Hot, sexy, and steamy…I was hooked from the first page until the last.”—Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author

“Sexy as hell and kept me up all night.  I couldn't put it down.” —Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698154353
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: A Hard Feelings Novel
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 117
Sales rank: 755,893
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

Kelsie Leverich is the author of the Hard Feelings Novels, including The Valentine’s Arrangement and Feel the Rush. She lives with her husband, two children, and their three pets. She loves stories that can sweep you off your feet, make you fall in love, break your heart, and heal your soul.

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Pretending She's His: A Hard Feelings Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Another beautifully written story in the Hard Feelings series. I enjoyed meeting Eva and Trevor in Feel the Rush and was excited to see them get their own story! And as I expected, it was equally as good as the rest of the books in the series! Kelsie Leverich knows how to write engaging stories that will melt your heart, make you laugh and keep your heart racing!! Highly recommend this will not be disappointed1
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I adore pretending stories. They're always so much fun. Besides I have loved this series so much that I really wanted to read this novella. Eva is this feisty girl who hasn't met a guy that can melt her. No guy gets to her, she just moves on to the next. She's broken a few hearts though. And nothing can happen with her besties bestie, Trevor. He's a friend and that's it. Uh, huh keeping telling yourself that. It was fun to watch her find out what melting is all about. And Trevor is cut from the same cloth as Eva, thus his players role. But he's wanted Eva since he met her. Maybe he recognizes what they would have. I loved both of these characters and enjoyed their story. And let me just say that Eva wouldn't have approved of a full-length book for her story. She's not going to wait around without telling it like it is. I'm glad both of these characters spoke up and got things together quickly. It was fun to see the characters from previous books come together for this short and spicy story. I read it quickly and enjoyed it very much. Don't miss this one or this great series.
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
This was my first Kelsie Leverich book, and she has become a new favorite of mine. Her characters are the perfect blend of witty, and loving. In a nutshell Pretending She's His was about two friends being in the right place, at the right time. On the weekend of her best friend's wedding, Eva needed someone to help her dissuade her ex-boyfriend against wanting to get back together. And Trevor is the faithful friend, who steps up to the plate. Eva and Trevor are both caring, independent characters. While, their similarities would normally draw them to each other, Trevor's bed-hopping tendencies have always put off Eva. But when Trevor comes to the rescue and plays her boyfriend for the weekend, the line blurs between friendship and something more. I usually find novellas lacking in some aspects but, Pretending She's His is a full package book. It had the development that I want my characters to experience and depth to the story. Eva and Trevor are so incredibly, adorable together and I loved reading about their inner confusion. It was hard for both of them to tell if this relationship was actually going further than they had intended, or if it was just for show and a quick fling. But, their story turns into so much more than a quick weekend. I also loved that, had they not ended up together, I could still see them being close friends like before. I love the relationships that build from friendships, to me they're almost stronger and you definitely see that reflected throughout the book. Overall, this is a terrific novella, and I just one-clicked the heck out of Ms. Leverich's other books. This book is well-written, engaging, with a hilarious cast that I can't wait to read more about! So, please go check it out. I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot more of Kelsie Leverich, and I for one can't wait :) Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the publisher/author in exchange for an honest  review*
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
"Awkward was an emotion Eva was unfamiliar with, but she had a feeling she was going to perfect it this weekend."  In this novella, Eva and Trevor, two intriguing, commitment-phobic characters from the Hard Feelings series are thrown together during their friends Meagan and Reed's wedding. Neither Eva nor Trevor do relationships. Eva's tough and closed-off. She just got out of a relationship with Luke, a guy who was far more into her than she was into him. While she didn't have feelings for him, her ego took a blow when he dumped her. Now they're both attending Megan and Reed's wedding and Luke is showing interest in giving things another try. Eva's not opposed to a wedding weekend hookup, but she knows that wouldn't be fair considering how he feels about her. What's a girl to do? "He was a genuine guy. If he ever changed course and decided to settle down with one woman, he'd be the perfect guy you'd want to take home to your parents. A guy that would shake hands and drink a beer with your dad, then do dishes with your mom. Probably play catch with your brother and earn a little crush from your sister. He was also the guy that would sneak you off into the bathroom while your family was preoccupied and f*** you on the sink…"  Enter Trevor Owens: soldier, manwh*re, friend, knight in shining armor. Eva's always been attracted to him (and him to her), but she knows his deal. He doesn't do relationships; he sleeps around. They're good friends, but he's not boyfriend material. Except, this weekend he offers to be just that. If he and Eva pretend they're dating, Luke will leave her alone and she'll have a peaceful weekend with friends. After a weak moment, she agrees to his proposition. As they're playing the game, it starts to feel a little too real. Can they have a weekend of no-strings-attached fun or is there something more to their friendship? Could she really be his for more than just a weekend? You'll have to read and find out. "If anyone knew and understood Eva's lack of intimate emotion – it was Trevor. They were cut from the same cloth that was missing the fall-in-love thread." Since this novella was told in from both Eva and Trevor's perspectives, the reader gets a nice look inside both of their heads as the weekend's events occur. I thought the dual POVs were pulled off well. I liked seeing the slightly softer side of Trevor. He intrigued me in Feel the Rush and I hoped he would eventually get his own book. Eva and Trevor are both likable, if flawed, characters. Eva's strong and tough. Trevor is hot and protective. Whether friends or involved in the fake relationship, they played well off each other. They had a spark that jumped off the page. This was a quick and easy, steamy read. I really enjoy Kelsie's writing style and characters. I blew through this novella in a little under an hour. If you're a fan of the Hard Feelings series – or of hot military men – you will want to read this one (and the whole series). As a fan of the first two books in the series, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this novella before its release. Thank you Penguin/InterMix and NetGalley! I'm very much looking forward to the next full-length novel in this series, A Beautiful Distraction. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.