Make Believe Wedding
By Sarah Mayberry
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Pages: 160 pages
Source: Amazon Box Set Purchase (Mother’s Day Romance Box Set II)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series Romance
Series: The Great Wedding Giveaway (Book #9)
Tropes: Brother’s Best Friend, Friends to Lovers, Fake/Pretend Relationship
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: original: 7/28/2014; box set: 4/30/2015
Everyone in Marietta, Montana, is in love and getting married – at least that’s the way it feels to Andie Bennett the night of the Valentine’s Ball. As she watches the man she’s loved from afar for half her life dance with another woman, Andie allows herself a moment of sheer fantasy as she fills out a stray entry form for the Great Wedding Giveaway. Andie channels years of fantasy and yearning for Heath McGregor onto the page, but she never intends to actually enter the Giveaway. Only a crazy woman would do that. But fate has other ideas….
When Heath learns he and Andie are last minute finalists in the Great Wedding Giveaway, he’s completely baffled. How on earth could anyone make such a ridiculous mistake? When it becomes clear that Andie will be humiliated if the slip-up becomes public, Heath does what any good friend would – he suggests they pretend the engagement is real until the Giveaway is over and then quietly “break up” when no one is paying any attention. It’s the perfect solution, except Heath very quickly realizes that pretending Andie is his is no hardship at all. In fact, it may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him…
A fantastic read! Sweet, humorous, hot. I absolutely loved this book!
Andie Bennett has been in love with her boss—and her brother’s best friend—Heath McGregor for years, and though she tries to catch his notice, nothing seems to work. Until one drunken Valentine’s Day night when she inadvertently enters the Great Wedding Giveaway. Once Heath finds out about the mistaken entry, he surprises Andie by going along with the farce instead of leaving her to deal with the fallout of the fantasy of lies she wrote in the form. And because of their status as finalists in the giveaway, Heath finally begins to see Andie as more than his employee and his best friend’s little sister.
I loved Andie and Heath, both together and as separate characters. They’re a perfect fit and the author made them likeable, memorable, and fun. Throughout my reading of this story, I found myself smiling and laughing and just enjoying myself and the characters. For a couple of hours, the rest of the world fell away and I was immersed in Marietta, Montana and the journey Andie and Heath find themselves on.
This was an excellent, well-written read. I highly recommend it!
The Great Wedding Giveaway Series
Prequel: Beauty’s Kiss by Jane Porter
Book 1: What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter
Book 2: Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey
Book 3: Almost a Bride by Sarah Mayberry
Book 4: The Unexpected Bride by Joanne Walsh
Book 5: The Reluctant Bride by Katherine Garbera
Book 6: Game Of Brides by Megan Crane
Book 7: The Substitute Bride by Kathleen O’Brien
Book 8: Last Year’s Bride by Anne McAllister
Book 9: Make-Believe Wedding by Sarah Mayberry
Sarah Mayberry is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 novels. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers and has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing and Literature. It took her ten years and multiple attempts before her first book was accepted. During that time, Sarah worked in magazine publishing and the television industry, contributing to the internationally known Australian serial drama “Neighbors” and co-creating teen drama series “Karaoke High”. Sarah currently splits her time between writing for television and writing novels. She lives in Melbourne by the bay with her husband and a small, furry Cavoodle called Max. When she isn’t writing, she loves reading, cooking, going to the movies and buying shoes.