Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release date: June 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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It wasn’t shy librarian Lola McBride's idea to crash someone else’s high school reunion. Her best friend made her do it, insisting that having a little fun with a super-hot rebound would make her forget about her recent breakup. That’s when she meets the hottest guy she’s ever seen.
Architect Luke Erickson had no idea attending his ten-year reunion would turn out to be so fun. He catches the sexy brunette in a lie, and he counters with a proposal—He’ll keep her secret if she helps get his family off his back by pretending to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family reunion.
From one reunion to another, Lola and Luke are suddenly spending a lot of time together. Good thing they're only pretending, or this super-secret relationship could get really complicated.
The Faerie Queen’s review
Five words to describe Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend? Adorable. Low angst. Day-dreamy. Quick.
Luke and Lola meet at Luke’s high school reunion, where Lola is pretending to be someone else at the behest of her best friend and roommate. Lola was recently dumped, and Frankie wanted to get her out of her funk, so why not take a page out of the Golden Girls playbook by crashing a party? Luke promises to not rat Lola out…as long as she helps him with a little problem: his family reunion. Due to his own issues, he’s sworn off commitment, but his family aren’t on board with that decision, so clearly the best thing to do is bring a pretend girlfriend along, right? (Let’s all collectively roll our eyes at this…)
The number one thing I learned from this book is that I need to watch The Golden Girls. Each chapter started with a quote, and they were hilarious and snarky and wonderful. How have I never seen this show before? You know, other than that it’s American and aired before I was born.
The story was predictable in its tropeyness, but I still lapped it up. I couldn’t stop reading because it was just so easy to digest. It made me feel warm and fuzzy, what with mentions of puppies and loving families. Even when I was stuck in bed with a migraine, I kept reading (on and off through the haze of pain).
I loved that Lola was an introverted librarian with a love for Jane Austen (same, girl, same). I loved that her best friend and roommate was her opposite, but they got on so well and clearly cared about each other (goals). I loved Luke’s family and his interactions with them. And finally, I loved that while there was some sadness and angst towards the end, it didn’t take too long to resolve.
My absolute favourite thing about this book, though? The epilogue. I want that exact thing to happen to me. I might get my boyfriend to read that final chapter for ideas.
Read this if you want a quick and easy dose of happy in your life! And if you first need a taster, read an excerpt here.
I would recommend this book to…
…anyone who’s dreamed of being a librarian and having a hot boyfriend, and the fake relationship trope!
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