Model Lily Ashton's picture-perfect life isn't as flawless as it seems. After losing her soldier husband six years ago, Lily's carved a new life for herself by starting a nonprofit for war widows. There's no room in her busy schedule, or her heart, for a new love - which makes her the perfect date at fundraisers and parties for her pal, Congressman Ford Richardson.
Ford is focused on winning his bid for re-election, and when his opponent pummels him in the polls because he's not married, Ford's advisors give him a choice: find a fiancée or prepare to lose the election. Lily agrees to play the part, and they both vow to separate the election from their emotions. As they work together to keep their secret safe, their not-quite engagement starts to feel much more real than either is ready to admit.
With Lily's help, Ford may win the election, but can he win her heart?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Congressman Ford Richardson's advisers tell him he needs a wife in order to boost voter's confidence. His opponent is saying Ford can't know anything about family values since he is single and the negative press is working against Ford's re-election campaign. Ford's team have a file of women they deem suitable for him to marry but Ford is dating Lily Ashton and would rather use her as his fake fiance. Lily was widowed at 21 when her husband died while serving his country. She really didn't want another relationship but thought being Ford's fake fiance would help the non-profit organization she and her father were trying to start called Soldier On. This organization will help military widows/widowers get through the difficult times of loosing their spouse. This plan is working well until Lily and her father go on a local talk show which didn't go very well. Ford's advisers are worried about the effect it will have on his political career and think he should stop seeing Lily. Monica Tilley has a great writing style that made what could have been a dull political story into a captivating page turner. She had me routing for Ford and Lily to get together. They fell in love and Lily finally decided it was time to let go of her husband's memory and move on. I liked this book a lot and am glad I won it in a Just Contemporary Romance giveaway. Romance readers will love this book.
I really enjoyed this book, Lily is a model, a widow and founder of a non profit to help other widows. She is also dating casually Congressman Ford Richardson. Neither are looking to fall in love, they both are content with the way things are. Unfortunately a rival candidate says that Ford can't understand the needs of the people he represents, because he is not married. He and Lily decide to get engaged to help out his campaign and keep their secret just that a secret. The more time they spend together they realize that maybe their feelings are not just casual and all chemistry, can they take a chance on love? This a great story that is fun, heart-warming, and makes you sigh as well as cheer on Lily and Ford!
In the world of politics, things aren’t always as they appear. Or are they? In an attempt to boost the confidence of his voters, Congressman Ford Richardson needs a wife. His opponent is using his family to gain more voters and says Ford doesn’t know anything about family values because he is single. Instead of using one of the women his advisors have selected for him, he decides to ask Lily Ashton, the lady he has been dating, to be his fake fiancé. Widowed at 21, Lily has been working hard to get her non-profit organization, Soldier On, off the ground. She wants to help other military widows through the difficult times after losing their husbands. Lily agrees to the fake engagement and thinks it might even benefit her foundation if she can get the support of someone like Ford. After Lily and her father appear on a local talk show, Ford’s advisors and parents think Lily is not the right woman for him. He needs to end the relationship before it ruins his political career. Will Lily and Ford be able to work through all the differences in order to make a true love connection? This was a fabulously written tale which flowed easily off the pages and kept my attention until the very end.