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Peek Inside A Friendly Engagement

When Omar Esterly sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan: she'll be his fake fiancée. Now they've crossed the line between friendship and...well, something more. But when their friendly engagement gets unexpectedly romantic, Devi realizes she's made the biggest mistake of all—falling for her fiancé.

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What’s a little engagement between friends?

Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…

Okay, so it wasn’t exactly Devi’s plan to become her friend’s fake fiancée. Lies aren’t her style. However, Omar offers her a big, beautiful raise—enough to track down the missing father she’s never known—and Devi reluctantly agrees to the whole engagement hoax…

Praise

Review

"A flirty, opposites-attract story with an unexpected twist. This sexy romp is sure to make you smile!" ~ Tracy March, Award-Winning Author of The Practice Proposal
 
"Christine Warner writes heroes you'll melt for and heroines you want to be friends with..." ~ Kristina Knight - author of the Texas Wishes Series
 
"The Characters were so sweet, Devi is such a funny and free character who embraces life. It was cool to see how she made the stress-ball Omar relax and smile.The Book Herald
 
"This is a light-hearted romance novel. A good for those who like humorous and funny stories and unique characters." - wrecked_life's review
 
"This is a quick read that is steamy, sensual, sweet, and funny. I enjoyed the story. If you like steamy scenes, then you will enjoy this book." - Book Snuggle
 
"I love when friends become lovers , especially when it's unexpected on both their parts. The plot twist near the end however is what put this book above the rest in its genre." - Catherine
 
"There are no words for how much I love this book. The author's style has a way of transporting the reader, whisking away the real world to leave only the story behind. And this is an amazing story." - Sarah B

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752887
Series: Friends First, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 23, 2015
Page Count: 300
Imprint: select contemporary
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: boss and employee, fake engagement

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By Julie July 02, 2015

A Friendly Engagement by Christine Warner is a 2015 Entangled Publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This friends to lovers contemporary romance is a sweet and spicy, easy to read, contemporary romance.

Omar is all work and no play, a trait he inherited... ...more

By Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer* October 13, 2015

This was my first book by the author and I really enjoyed this story. If you know me you know one of my favorite genres to read is fake relationships that turn into the real deal. This story had the added element of friends to lovers as well. Which is another fav of mine.

Omar was all business an... ...more

By Elaine June 02, 2015

Omar Esterly is a workaholic and his PA, Devi Boss, is also his best friend. He’s heard about a potential client and he’s keen to obtain his business but the client will only consider family oriented and that’s something Omar certainly isn’t! He comes up with a plan to get himself invited to the... ...more

By Julie June 28, 2015

A Friendly Engagement by Christine Warner is the first book in her Friends First series. When old friends and work colleagues get together, you can always rely on drama and tears. Within the first few pages, I thought Omar was half in love with Devi, he wants to be more like her. She is free spir... ...more

By Itsy Bitsy December 29, 2015

A Friendly Engagement.
By Christine Warner.

What is a guy to do when the biggest client he could possibly land wants a 'family oriented' financial planner to handle his accounts. Well ask his best friend to be his fake fiancé of course. What could go wrong, right? They are both adults, neither want... ...more

By Book Gannet June 20, 2015

3.5 stars. This friends-to-lovers, fake-fiancée tale is both fun and cute and exactly what you’d expect from this sort of read. Omar is a gorgeous, rich businessman hoping to seal the deal of his life, but there’s a catch – he needs a wife, or a family, or failing that the promise of one in his n... ...more

By Amy September 21, 2015

I thought this was a great fake-fiancé, friends-to-lovers story. Omar and Devi have a great boss/employee/friends relationship and you could feel the fun loving chemistry between them. Omar has his eyes set on a client he wants in his financial firm but this man is looking for a planner who is fa... ...more

By Kathleen October 16, 2015

Overall Stars: 4 STARS

Drama
Hoax


It was simple: an arrangement to suit the two friends for their own gain, only it became complicated

Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately,... ...more

By Toni September 16, 2015

Fun, flirty, sexy, romantic; just a few words to sum up this great story! I was skeptical after reading some of the reviews, but I think Christine Warner did a great job developing the characters of Devi and Omar into the perfect friends to lovers couple. I found myself cheering Devi on in a few... ...more

By Sassy Beta Reading & Review September 21, 2015

A Friendly Engagement was a great read. I laughed, I cried, and I just truly enjoyed it. Yea, there were times that I wanted to beat Omar over the head with a two by four to knock some sense into him, but at others, I just wanted to take him and give him a great big huggle. I loved watching his s... ...more

By Julianne September 22, 2015

Cute story with steamy scenes.

The story was good. Honestly it was a little predictable with the way that Devi and Omar discovered their feelings for each other BUT there is a great twist thrown in that had me re-reading a couple of pages thinking "holy hell did I just read that??" Full of cute li... ...more

By Inishowen June 07, 2015

Another 'faux fiancée' story, this time a contemporary story set in the financial world. Omar needs a fiancée in order to secure a wealthy new client for the family's financial investment business. Devi, his personal assistant and best friend, is the obvious and best choice to play the role. Howe... ...more

By Cynthia September 11, 2015

What a wonderful read. What do you get when you put two people who work together, are friends and need a really important contract and invitation to a getaway. A wonderful story. Omar is a hard working man who has taken over the business his father left him, he has been trained to think of busine... ...more

By wrecked_life June 23, 2015

This is a light-hearted romance novel. A good for those who like humorous and funny stories and unique characters. Because that is how I will describe Devi, she lives in the moment, taking life one step at a time and not caring about what other people might say about her. She is kind, caring and... ...more

By Nikki October 20, 2015

What would you do for your friend?

Omar and Devi have worked together for years. Omar is married to his job. He doesn't care for relationships or commitments of any kind, all he wants is to go up in the business world. He has a chance to land a huge account, but there's just one problem. The man i... ...more

By Melissa September 28, 2015

I have been enjoying reading books from authors that are new to me. This author is just that. Very well written. It flowed together very well.

Let's talk about the book now. It offered a lot. Romance, Conflict, Heartwarming, Chemistry, fake engagement!! I laughed, cried, and my heart warmed a lot.... ...more

By Geri September 27, 2015

Really enjoyed this and the idea of friends to lovers. Omar is totally focused on work, with little time for anything else. His assistant and best friend, Devi, has always been there for him and is invaluable to him when it comes to keeping the Esterly family business successful. When a chance at... ...more

By Sandra April 28, 2016

This is my first read from Christine Warner. I a print copy through a release party from the author. Christine Warner does an amazing job in creating this friends to lovers, romantic, fun, and flirty story. Omar, a handsome bachelor, business workaholic with no social life. Devi, his friend and a... ...more

By Authors' Cafe September 09, 2015

A FRIENDLY ENGAGEMENT by author Christine Warner is a cute and well-written story that's full of romance, humor and great heat between the two main characters. I've read several of Ms. Warner's books, so expected a fabulous read and with this book the author does not disappoint!

Omar is a confirme... ...more

By Bette June 15, 2015

Fun, relaxing read! It's a fake fiancee story that is very well done and definitely left me with a smile. Omar knows exactly what he's doing in his finance world. Everything is precise and exact, just like he likes things. But when the very large client he's been going after decides he only wants... ...more

By Kat Loves March 17, 2016

I thought this book would be your typical pretend to love only to fall in love book and it was, but it wasn't. Make sense? No? Ok I'll try to explain this better.

So Omar runs a finance company and wants a big contract and Devi is his assistant and friend, can you see where this is going? Well, it... ...more

By Jen October 13, 2015

Omar and Devi's relationship has moved past boss/employee to friendship. She helps him the remember that there is more than just work. So of course, Omar figures that they can pretend to be engaged so that he can try to land a huge account. We all know what comes next - fake romance becomes real.... ...more

By Shari June 23, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the friends to lovers, fake fiance tale of Omar and Devi. Omar is very business oriented, no time for fun. To land the next next big account, he needs a wife and he has no intentions of getting married. The perfect solution is Devi, his personal assistant, whom enjoys and ha... ...more

By Sherri October 03, 2015

Good Read
Devi and Omar started as a “fake fiancé”. Their relationship seemed to move rather quickly for someone who focuses on nothing but work (Omar). Work is his life, and she’s the polar opposite. For two people who seem like they would never be matched for each other. Their relationship works... ...more

By BookSnuggle March 23, 2016

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. Devi is Omar's assistant. Omar is trying to get an account from William Bartow. William wants to work with someone that is a family man. Omar and Devi pretend to be engaged so that Omar can get to talk to Wil... ...more

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Christine Warner

About the author

Christine Warner

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, three laptops (she might have a slight addiction, or maybe it's a fear of one imploding from overuse) and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy heroines. A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter, Instagram, goodreads, and her website at christine-warner.com.

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