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Peek Inside A Limited Engagement

Lilly used to dream about her crush Derek proposing to her—just not like this. He needs a fiancé, and playing pretend with him might be the perfect distraction from her life. The engagement is supposed to be easy and light, until family and love get involved

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Getting engaged was supposed to be the easy way out…

Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.

Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Since she just lost her boyfriend and her job, and her five-year plan is drastically off track, playing pretend with Derek just might be the perfect distraction from her life.

Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out…


"This book was adorable! It was a short cute read! I loved thechemistry between Derek and Lilly. Their banter was amazing. I laughed out loudquite a few times. I'm going to urge everyone I know and people I don't to buythis book. I love love loved it!!" -Danielle Bothwell, NetGalley
"Witty, charming, and heart warming! Iloved this story!" -Samatha Paralee, Psh Tomes
"This was a greatromance and a sexy read. A super startto a new series. I loved it!" -Sarah Clay, NetGalley
"A LimitedEngagement was a quick, fun, flirty read.The chemistry between the characters is very sexy and sweet; the romance andsex is hot!" -Diane Mason, Star Angels Reviews
"Fun, sweet bookabout the girl next door paying fake fiancee to the celebrity. Cute characters and a quick read, Ienjoyed it a lot!" -Allison Wesrcote, NetGalley
"This book wasfantastic, It gripped me from the beginning, I couldn't put it down!" -Marian Girling, A Book Lover's EmporiumBook Blog
"The charactersare well developed, the scenery is beautiful, the drama, the angst, the passion all on point." -Hilda Danshaw,NetGalley
"I loved thisone!!  I simply couldn't put it down. Thechemistry felt real and I was cheering for them all the way through.  Definitely one you don't want to miss!" -Bette Hansen, Goodreads
"This author isbrand new for me and I am a new fan. You can totally tell the author had ablast writing this book and you willhave a great time reading this story!" -Sharon Moritz, Librarian

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758575
Series: Limitless Love, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 13, 2017
Page Count: 255
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, fake engagement, friends to lovers

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By Elaine March 14, 2017

Rating 4.5/5
Lily Harmon is having a bad week . . . she’s spectacularly split with her boyfriend, seriously hitting him in the face in the process. That wouldn’t be quite so bad if he wasn’t also her boss. So now forget the wedding plans, time to start looking for another job - and soon, especiall... ...more

'A Limited Engagement' by Bethany Michaels is book One in the "Limitless Love" series. This is the story of Derek and Lilly. Lilly has been friends with Derek and his sister since she was little. Derek's sister is actually her best friend. Lilly has always had a crush on Derek but she always thou... ...more

By Romance Novel Giveaways March 12, 2017

Remember, it's just pretend!

This is one of my all-time favorite scenarios: The fake engagement. What makes this story different from the rest is the added dynamic of Lilly and Derek knowing each other since childhood. In my opinion, this familiarity afforded them some liberties, given their in-de... ...more

By Marsha March 13, 2017

Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Desperate times require desperate measures, and that pretty much is where Derick and Lilly are right now for different reasons. He’s almost landed the big sponsor that he really needs for his racing career to truly take off, she’s just been dumped by a no good jerk of... ...more

By Jennifer March 16, 2017

This was my first journey into Bethany Michael's world, and boy did I have fun! A Limited Engagement is a fast paced, and yet to me, a heart pounding read that I devoured in one sitting. See Lilly Harmon has had a crush on Derek Sawyer since she was a young girl. Now that he's a famous racer on t... ...more

By Bette March 02, 2017

I loved this one!! I simply couldn't put it down. I've read several fake engagement type stories lately and this was truly one of the most entertaining. It's very well written and Derek and Lilly are two characters that just made me happy. Their chemistry felt real and I was cheering for them all... ...more

By Books Laid March 17, 2017

This is absolutely nothing limited about this story!
While the scenario may not be completely unique, I mean, a long lusted after, super successful drop dead gorgeous childhood dream asking for a favour – the word Yes would have been tripping off my tongue in the blink of an eye or at least before... ...more

By Angel March 17, 2017

Lilly was meeting Derek for lunch. Lilly had grown up next store to Derek and his younger sister was Lilly’s best friend- Shana. Derek had been Lilly’s teenage crush. Lilly and Derek hadn’t seen much of each other since getting older with the exception of holidays with their family’s. Derek invit... ...more

By Hilda February 13, 2017

I received this book via the publisher in exhange for my honest review.

I must say that when I started this book and read that the leading male was a race car driver it immediately made me think of one of my favorite series and the cocky driver. I tried not to compare Derek and I believe that it w... ...more

By Jacqui March 04, 2017

ARC received for honest review for CJ’s Book Corner

What do you do when you need a fake fiance to land a huge sponsorship deal? You call on your sister’s best friend and childhood friend to make it happen. Who wouldn’t want to be the fake fiance of a hot racecar driver who you’ve had a crush on si... ...more

By Becca March 14, 2017

What happens when your childhood crush asks you to pretend to be his fianceé for the weekend? Well for Lily Harmon she didn't know if she would be able to handle it. Her fantasy coming to life, even for a weekend, just might push her over the edge. But she knows she can never say no to Derek Sawy... ...more

By April March 20, 2017

A Limited Engagement is a fast paced, and exciting read. Its premise is about fake engagements and what happens – well you have Lilly Harmon & Derek Sawyer. Lilly Harmon has had a crush on Derek Sawyer since she was a young girl. She moved on in life when Derek went moving on and moving up. L... ...more

By Isha March 09, 2017

ARC Review: A Limited Engagement (Limitless Love) by Bethany Michaels

What does a person do when faced with a problem that is awkward and dangerous to their career? Create an out that seems beneficial but ends up more complicated.

Enter Derek. The big bad race car driver has it all. A career he lo... ...more

By Reviews from the Heart March 12, 2017

3.5 stars

What do you do when a socialite has her eyes set on you? Well you get a fake fiancé, right? A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels was a fun, quick read about finding love when you least expect it.

Lilly Harmon had a plan. A five-year plan where she would be working her dream job and o... ...more

By Dawn March 13, 2017

This is one of my favourite types of romance books. Derek and Lilly have been friends their whole lives. Derek needed Lilly to pretend to be his fake fiancé for a weekend to sign a big deal it worked after the weekend Lilly was heading back to their hometown as she was just fired from her job so... ...more

By Chanda February 22, 2017

4.5 Stars A delightful book about Derek the race car driver and Lilly his sister best friend and the brat that following him around in his youth. Lilly just got dump by her cheating boyfriend/boss so when Derek proposes a fake engagement to get a prospective sponsor's daughter off his back she ag... ...more

By Angela March 19, 2017

Book one in the Limitless Love series, A Limited Engagement uses one of my favorite storylines. Derek and Lilly have known one another for year because Lilly is Derek’s sister’s best friend! Of course, she has always had a huge crush on him since she was a young girl. Derek need help from Lilly t... ...more

By Neil June 04, 2017

I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.

This must have been a good read as I finished it in a day.
A light romance which was thoroughly enjoyable.
If you are down on the beach read this. ...more

By RaeLatte October 17, 2017

If you love fast cars, sexy characters and southern charm...don't miss this book. When childhood friends re-connect it will be a reunion full of secrets. If they can charm their family then they just might discover they can find love in the least likely place.

By Eva March 13, 2017

#### 4.50 ####

Two people trying not to fall in love while pretending to be is always a good story. Bethany brings an element of knowing. Lilly and Derek are best friends from the beginning.

What are best friends for, right? When Derek comes up with his bril... ...more

By Samantha April 06, 2017

A Limited Engagement was a wonderful contemporary romance. I loved this book for so many reasons. First off, it was a fake relationship and a friends-to-lovers romance, which are two of my all-time favorite tropes. Secondly, the characters were just great. Lilly was going through a lot at the beg... ...more

By Riki March 12, 2017

I absolutely loved Derek and Lilly! This Book has everything I love in a contemporary romance, including a crazy fake fiancé scheme with tons of heart, a wonderful small-town community feel, and a filthy rich playboy bachelor. I loved that Derek is a race car driver- such a fun spin on an Indulge... ...more

By poppy March 13, 2017

Another great read just love the whole fake relationship books and this was another great one just loved the fact that everyone seemed to know that Derek and Lilly would end up together.This was a great romance and a sexy read a super start to a new series i loved it ...more

By Diane'sBookReflections February 20, 2017

A copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
A Limited Engagement was a quick, fun, flirty read. Not your typical billionaire CEO/personal assistant storyline (don’t get me wrong, I love that kind of storyline), so I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about a pla... ...more

By Robin March 15, 2017


I love best friend older brother stories so I read this as soon as I bought it. Derek and Lilly were a really fun couple. There wasn't any new ground broken in this story but I didn't care. It was well written and fun and I hope to see more books written in this world in the future. My only r... ...more

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Bethany Michaels

About the author

Bethany Michaels

Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful of Regency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series, Nashville Heat, was an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award nominee.   When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens. Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful of Regency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series, Nashville Heat, was an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award nominee. When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens.

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