Pretend It’s Love by Stefanie London

Posted in Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews 4th January 2016
Pretend It’s Love by Stefanie LondonPretend It's Love by Stefanie London
Series: Behind the Bar #2
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck on September 28th 2015
Pages: 203
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three-stars

Bar manager Paul Chapman is sick of his family's traditional ideals. Marriage, babies, and a white picket fence? Not his gig. But now that his 'golden child' big brother is tying the knot, Paul's screwed. His ex will be there...and she's having his cousin's baby. Unless he wants to show up to the wedding alone and face his family's scrutiny, he needs a girl on his arm. Now.
Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product.
Luckily for her, the owner's brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend...

A womaniser meets a girl with commitment issues, enters into a fake relationship with her, get hot sex thrown into the mix and suddenly it becomes more than it really is supposed to be.

Admittedly not a story that surprised me with all its predictable moves, to the extent where I was prompted to reread the *first* story in the series and rate it higher than what I thought it should be because Des/Gracie look like shining stars compared to this one. But the mixology and the cocktail mixes really did fascinate me more than Paul/Libby’s lack of depth.

three-stars

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