Thursday, June 23, 2016

FROM FAKE TO FOREVER Review & Giveaway with Jennifer Shirk

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Jennifer Shirk
Released June 6th, 2016
Entangled Bliss

Sandra Moyer’s preschool is struggling, so when her sister suggests allowing a super-famous actor to research his latest role there, she reluctantly agrees. Except the actor turns out to be Ben Capshaw—a playboy who’s never serious, always joking around, and who knows zero about kids or being a parent. Case in point: his involvement in the untimely death of the preschool’s class pet…

Ben is enjoying teaching more than he thought he would, but that doesn’t mean he’s looking for a permanent position. Sure, he’s ready for more serious movie roles and less goofing off, but the buttoned-up, beautiful Sandra and her young daughter are more than he bargained for. Plus, Sandra still won’t trust him—what if it’s all an act, research for the role? As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, Ben will have to decide if love is worth casting aside the role of his life for a new role…that could last a lifetime.

Previously released as The Role of a Lifetime - (May 2008) and has been enhanced with new material.

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This is a cute HEA read and I liked how different the characters were which stood out the most to me. Sandra was a single divorced mom who owns a preschool with her sister. Her ex was a Broadway actor who cheated on her and doesn't spend anytime with his daughter so when Ben comes into the picture she wants nothing do with him. As the story starts to unfold you can see that not only is Ben falling for Sandra but also her daughter.

This story was sweet and to the point. I enjoyed the characters and the challenges they had to face with Ben being a well known actor and with Sandra still getting over the hurt her ex caused her. Throughout the entire story I was waiting for her ex to pop in and have something to say but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't happen.

I thought this was a really good romance with a HEA that had me saying aww. This couple falls in love after about two weeks which was sweet. I would have liked to see maybe some sexy scenes even if the details were in the gray area but overall I really enjoyed this one. It contained the right amount of humor to balance out the romance. While their was a little miscommunication and not drama (thank heavens) I was totally happy with how it ended.

If you're looking for a cute and sweet romance that is drama free with likable characters I would definitely give this one a try.

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

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  1. Thanks for the review!!! And thank you for having me today.