Real Kind of Love (Books & Brews, #1)

Real Kind of Love (Books & Brews, #1)

by Sara Rider

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Real Kind of Love (Books & Brews, #1) by Sara Rider

What happens when a fake relationship turns into a real kind of love?

As an audiobook narrator, Clementine Cox has no trouble mastering the voices of space aliens, elven warriors, or even demon-possessed cats. But the moment she tries her hand at an erotic romance, she's stumped. With her deadline looming, she books a week at a secluded cabin to restore her inner muse, telling her loving-but-overbearing family it's a romantic getaway with her not-so-existent new boyfriend to keep them from worrying. She never expects them to invite themselves along to meet the new guy. Now, she has less than twenty-four hours to find a pretend boyfriend in order to save her job and, potentially, her sanity.

Workaholic Jake Donovan isn't interested in a real relationship. After a broken engagement, all he wants to do is focus on keeping his brewpub, the Holy Grale, afloat. But when he finds out his favorite customer is in need of a fake boyfriend, and his business partners insist he take a much overdue vacation, he has no choice but to help Clem out. All he has to do is enjoy the sunshine, play nice with her family, and keep his hands to himself for the week.

But Jake's not prepared to like waking up next to Clem every morning as much as he does. Or to feel so welcome by her quirky family. And as the line between real and fake starts to blur, he realizes one week might never be enough.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155632757
Publisher: Sara Rider
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Books & Brews , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 111,656
File size: 459 KB

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Real Kind of Love 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 11 months ago
4.5 Star review of Real Kind of Love (Books & Brews #1) by Sara Rider Clementine Cox is an audibility narrator who has managed to back herself into a corner. She is supposed to narrate an erotic romance, but is having issues. Deciding to get away, she books a week at a secluded cabin. This is where her problems really start. To stave off her family worrying she indicates that it is a romantic getaway with a boyfriend who doesn’t exist. What Clem doesn’t count on is the family deciding to go along so they can get to know her boyfriend. Enter Jake Donovan who doesn’t want a relationship, having been burned by a relationship gone bad. Jake is trying to keep Holy Grale, his brew-pub afloat. When he learns of Clem’s need for a fake boyfriend, he decides to step in and help her out. How hard can it be? A week relaxing without any worries should be easy, right? Of course the best laid plans are often complicated. Jake finds it getting harder and harder to resist the beautiful Clem, not only that but her family is great. What happens when Jake wants to change the goal posts? When he begins to realise that there could be more to his feelings for Clem and that it has the potential to become real, will he run or will he convince Clem to take a chance? I really loved Jake and Clem; he will do anything to help Clem save face with her family. Her family were quirky and fun and led to several laugh out loud moments. I really enjoyed reading Real Kind Of Love and cannot wait to read more from Sara Rider.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous 12 months ago
Obviously, this starts out as a simple arrangement but quickly turns into a romance, and boy was there some romancing going on. Since Clementine is a book narrator, she takes inspiration for her characters and their scenes from real life. So, when it came to some of the more steamier scenes of the book, she enlists Jake’s help with finding inspiration. I liked that the author worked in a lot of Clementine‘s job into the story. I was laughing out loud when the two of them get in the car to hit the road for their little vacation only to have Clementine‘s voice fill the car with a sensual scene she’s been working on. Awkward! Real Kind of Love was an enjoyable read. I did feel a lack of connection with the characters and felt like the author only scratched the surface with them. So, I didn’t fully connect with the story or end up completely drawn in like I would have liked. However, I enjoyed reading about Clementine, Jack, and the whole Cox family.
Maria-Rose 12 months ago
When you've got a loving but overly intrusive family who keep wanting to get involved in your love life, sometimes your only option is to introduce a fake boyfriend! The trouble is finding the man who will be willing to play the role for a week, in this case at a family camping event. For audiobook narrator Clem, she'd hoped to have some quiet R&R to work on her latest assignment, an erotic romance for which she's been stumped on how to properly voice the dominant male in the steamy sex scenes. Bar owner Jake is happy to help out Clem with her family (and provides some much needed inspiration for her work) and though they agree to no relationship or commitment while pretending to be together, it doesn't stop them from some steamy sex and the desire for more when the week is up. With interesting characters, a fun and lively family and a sexy romance, it's an entertaining and lighthearted read.
Lashea677 12 months ago
Sara Rider gave me so many reasons to fall for Clementine and Jake. Real Kind of Love is a knock your socks off kind of subtle. I fell in love with the individuals before I gave my heart to the couple. Their story is about stepping out of the fantasy and facing a new kind of reality. Clem is used to rooting around in fictional worlds full of otherworldly creatures, but when it comes to the idiosyncrasies of love and lust, she's at a lost. Jake spends his hardest moments in the real world. Can clueless Clem teach him what it means to dream again? Real Kind of Love is a sweet escape into the arms of heartwarming romance.
Splashesintobooks1 12 months ago
This is a sweet, funny, contemporary fake to real romance with a very loving family determined to keep an eye on all that happens! Clementine Cox is an audiobook narrator. She's actually shy and comparatively introverted though for the last three years she's been a regular at the local brewpub, the Holy Grale, going there regularly to sit in the same place, read and listen to other people. Jake Donovan is one of the bar owners, he's a workaholic who is still recovering from a broken engagement and the resultant family scissions - he's definitely not interested in any real romantic relationship, though Clem has him intrigued! You'll have to read it yourself to discover just why the two decide to pretend to be a couple during her family lakeside vacation, but be assured it is a fun, action packed and heart-warming tale. Her parents, sisters, brother-in-laws and nieces are all great, loving characters but they just don't seem to realise Clem can make up her own mind and really doesn't need any matchmaking! Jake is in for a holiday with a difference as macho challenges, friendly family inquisitions and so much more is in store for him as he tries to resist the attraction between him and Clem. The story had me laughing out loud for most of the time. It is a well paced, delightful read and was just right for relaxing and reading in the sunshine - it certainly put a big smile on my face! I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys stories involving a quirky, loving family, a challenging holiday and lots of fun as well as contemporary romance. I'll definitely be looking out for other books in this series and by this author in future. I requested and was given a copy of this book and this review is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.