Book number 45 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge is Make Believe Wedding by Sarah Mayberry.
‘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 realises 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…’ (Thanks Amazon!)
Andie Bennett is a bit of a tomboy. She works for her brothers best friend Heath as an electrician, working on his construction sites day in and day out. Oh, and she’s known that Heath is ‘The One’ since she hit puberty. Which is a problem, because he’s her brothers best friend and he’s never actually noticed her. So, after spending an evening at the Valentines Ball getting incredibly drunk, she inadvertently enters them into the Great Wedding Giveaway.
Heath is a good guy. He runs a successful construction business, he enjoys the company of women and he’s close with his best friend Beau. So close in fact, that he has steered clear of his little sister Andie other than to employ her. She’s one of his best workers, and he doesn’t know what he’d do without her. But he also doesn’t know what he’d do without Beau which is why she off limits.
When Andie and Heath are shortlisted for the Great Wedding Giveaway, Heath is baffled. But he also knows that he can’t let Andie lose face in her male-orientated workplace. So, together they decide to go ahead with their fake engagement.
There is nothing surprising about this novel. It’s the story of two people who grew up together, but are kept apart romantically due their love for a mutual friend (or brother). However it is a great light read full of romance with sauciness thrown in for good measure! I really enjoyed reading this, more so than I had expected actually. It is a great chick-lit with some naughty bits appearing through-out the novel (if you don’t like a bit of sauciness in your romance novels then this might not be for you).
Give it a read and let me know what you think.
Rating: 📖 📖 📖