Fake Relationship / Marriage of Convenience
Girl Next Door
Rich Girl / Poor Girl
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Actor / Performer
Psychologist / Therapist / Psychiatrist
Waitstaff / Barista / Bartender
Bakery / Coffee Shop
Big City / Urban
Sexual / Gender Identity:
flashbacks to a car accident
Just for Show
Golden Crown Literary Award (Goldie)
Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)
The relationship starts out as fake, but the feelings soon become very real.
What happens when an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies and an impulsive, out-of-work actress start a fake relationship?
Claire Renshaw thought she had it all: a successful career as a couples therapist, a publishing contract for her self-help book, and a happy relationship. But her perfect world falls apart when her fiancée calls off their engagement. Because of that, even her book deal might be off the table. After all, readers don’t want relationship advice from someone who can’t even make her own relationship work.
So Claire sets out to hire herself a fake fiancée.
Lana Henderson, the actress who shows up to audition for the role, is not exactly Claire’s ideal woman. Her frankness and the messes she leaves everywhere drive Claire up the wall. At least she won’t fall in love with someone like Lana.
But soon, Lana starts to win her over with her big heart, tickle fights, and—gasp!—carbs after six. The longer they pretend to be a love-struck couple, the less fake their kisses feel and the more the lines between reality and role begin to blur.
Once the book contract is signed, will they walk away or is their relationship no longer just for show?