The Unreal Boyfriend (Captured by Love Book 9)

The Unreal Boyfriend (Captured by Love Book 9)

by Miranda P. Charles


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ISBN-13: 9781979716154
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2017
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Unreal Boyfriend (Captured by Love Book 9) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
When does one draw the line? When does one raise their white flag and walk away? Would it be foolish to stay instead? Love isn't easy. When it comes to love that is long-standing and seemingly one-sided, it becomes harder to deal with. Bernadette's love for Derek hasn't waned despite time and circumstances. Regardless of the wariness she feels about getting close to him, walking away isn't an option. He's it for her, and she knows she can be it for him if only... If only what exactly? The answer lies under all the blacked out areas of their relationship, or lack thereof if you prefer. Derek's looking for answers. He has a score to settle with his uncle and he won't stop until the job's complete. But the one woman he wants and needs is the one woman he risks losing if he doesn't open up and let her in. Having his friend play the part of his fake girlfriend, however, isn't helping his cause regarding Bernadette. Bernadette's safety and well-being take precedent over Derek's longings to really be with her. Until he solves the mystery surrounding his father's death, he won't take the chance. Seeming to string Bernadette along is the only suitable answer. But is the potential result worth it? Sometimes, yes. But it's going to take a lot of groveling to get back into someone's good graces when they feel wronged, even if your intentions are good. Derek and Bernadette's happily ever after has been a long time coming. The wait, I believe, was worth it, not just for this reader but for the characters as well. A bit of mystery and suspense seamlessly entwined with romance made this an edge-of-my-seat read. Ms. Charles's signature flair for evocative writing shines bright and strong in this. It doesn't diminish despite this being her umpteenth book as well as book nine of this series. She stays true to form and gives this reader a story that is worth reading again. 4.5* Received from publisher for an honest review
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation The Captured by Love series is based on a group of people who bet on who the next bachelor will be to fall in love, with the funds going to the winner's favorite charity. The Unreal Boyfriend is about Derek McCarthy and how he wants to prove that his cunning uncle was responsible for his father’s death but in order to do that he must act like he is in love with the daughter of his uncle’s business partner except he has had feelings for Bernadette Luna but cannot let them show…. So many secrets, feelings kept under wraps, snooping for clues and feelings that keep growing into finding a HEA…will Derek and Bernadette find it or will Derek keep pursuing his uncle to bring him to justice and lose the one person he knows will make him whole again???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended...!!!!!!!
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
So, who will be the next bachelor to fall? Bernadette has had a crush on Derek from the first moment she met him but Derek just sees her as a friend. For several years, Derek has been seeing someone that no one in their friend circle has met. Yet, Derek does flirt with Bernie at many of the parties and events. When Derek needs a ‘fake’ girlfriend, Bernie is excited at the opportunity. Is there a chance that fake can be real? Derek has many more secrets than the woman he has been seeing. There is a great mystery to his journey. I really enjoyed the added twists and turns this added to the story. Bernie is a breath of fresh air with a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart that always puts others first. This is a challenge when Derek sends mixed signals but gives so much to devour with the complexity of their romance.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
On Again, Off Again Love. Bernie has been enamoured with Derek ever since she met him at her best friend’s wedding but he has never paid her any attention and so she is delighted when he suddenly seems to ‘see’ her. Unfortunately she is soon flung back down when she discovers that his on again/off again girlfriend is a singing superstar and that they need her to pretend to be in a relationship with Derek to the throw the paparazzi of their track. Just when Bernie decides she can’t take their fake relationship any more, Derek informs her that he has broken up with Holly and that he wants to date her, Bernie, for real. Their relationship quickly goes from strength to strength, until Bernie finds out that Derek is still seeing Holly behind her back and her heart is broken once again. However there are things that Bernie doesn’t know; things that Derek can’t tell her, if he wants to keep her safe. An enjoyable romance with a touch of mystery. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Shocking reveals, never ending secrets and hidden dangers are a constant with this group of friends. It's nice to know that no matter the scenario, someone always has your back. The Captured by Love series is an exciting mesh of red herrings and titillating lust. A maze of danger waiting to be solved drives friendships and awakens hearts. The Unreal Boyfriend has Derek and Bernadette in the hot seat this time around. Derek is searching for answers. Bernadette is hoping for love. In this game of cat and mouse, trust is a luxury that neither have. Not only are hearts at risk, but lives may be at stake. The suspense is killer, the romance is electric and the drama is edge of the seat intense.