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Peek Inside Fake Engagement, Real Temptation

Blake can't believe Carrie talked him into going on her honeymoon as friends after her ex dumps her. But when said ex shows up on the same island and Blake sees that broken look in Carrie's eyes... No. Hell no. New plan

Fake Engagement, Real Temptation

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Every girl deserves her fantasy...

Oh. My. God. Carrie Morgan can’t escape her cheating ex fiancé. She goes on her Hawaiian honeymoon fantasy vacation to prove she’s over him—but he’s there with his mistress in tow. Good thing Carrie’s annoyingly over-protective friend Blake came with her. How’s she going to prove to her ex she’s over him? Easy. One… Two… Three… She grabs Blake and kisses him.

Blake Harris isn’t about to let anyone take advantage of his heartbroken friend Carrie. And that includes himself, even if she’s sexy as sin in that bikini. Then she kisses him—and he’s on fire. Damage done, but he can back off. Except he sees that broken look in Carrie’s eyes. No. Hell no. New plan. He intends to show her ex just what he’s thrown away.

The kisses? For show. The heat? Part of the performance. The private practice sessions? Uh-oh. Those are starting to feel a bit too real…


5 Stars: “This is an older brother’s best friend turned lovers story and is off the hook. There is just so much to love in this fast and fun read. With Fake Engagement, Ms. Ryan delivers a story that engages the reader from the very first page and has so many feels. You will never be disappointed when picking up a book by Ms. Ryan...wtg!!!” - Katrina Berry, Goodreads

4 Stars: “This book was so much fun to read. From the opening page to the last one I was hooked...Do not miss this hot, funny, awesome read or you will miss out a book that will no doubt go to your keeper shelf.” - Rachel Hamilton, The Sub Club Books

5 Stars: “Carrie and Blake's story captivated my attention from the first page, and had me on the edge of my seat right up and until the last. It was brimming with passion, heartfelt emotion, and a smoldering heat that had me feeling the flames throughout. If you like your fairy tales filled with intense heat, heartfelt emotion, and equipped with a smoking hot alpha determined to fulfill your every desire, then I HIGHLY suggest you acquaint yourself Mr. Blake Harris... he's sure to leave you satisfied!” - Misty Pascoe, Red’s Romance Review

4 Stars: “This was a perfect read to spend a weekend afternoon with. It was steamy with just the right amount of sexual tension. Carrie was sassy to Blake's broody and together it was the perfect mix. Sometimes a girl just needs a steamy little number with just the right amount of story and sizzle, and this hit the spot just right for me.” - Lana, Dirty Girl Romance

5 Stars: “Joya Ryan is the ace in a deck that always pulls off a win.  I love this author and all she writes. Great story, with captivating characters.” - Patricia Slovinsky, Goodreads

5 Stars: “Joya Ryan has outdone herself with this story about boundless and true love. Well written, well paced, with thoroughly colorful characters, this is a shut-yourself-in-the-room-'til-your're-done read. One of the best happily ever afters that I have read in a long time!” - Kristen Spate, Goodreads

4 Stars: “Fake Engagement Real Temptation is my first read from author Joya Ryan and I really enjoyed it. It was quick and a lot of fun.” - Neilliza Swaffar, Four Chicks Flipping Pages

5 Stars: “What was not to love about this book! It had everything I want in a book, great characters, great story, and great, steamy romance.” - Jennifer DiCenzo, Goodreads

5 Stars: “I love the chemistry between Blake and Carrie.  Their connection was a slow build up rather than a fast burn. They're funny, they have heat, and there's so much heart in their story it's hard not to like their coupling.” - Ginny Ronse, Goodreads

5 Stars: “This book was a fast paced, couldn't put down type of book. I laughed numerous times and felt the steam roll off the characters. Wowzers. Lots of HOT scenes in this book. I will be recommending this book to others. Loved it!!!” - Kelly Morin, Goodreads

5 Stars: “A steamy and sexy read and I couldn't put it down...Joya Ryan is one of my favorite authors and I recommend reading her books.” - Lupita Morales, Goodreads

5 Stars: “There's no faking how much I LOVE this book! I have fallen for Blake and Carrie's love story. Joya has done it again and I want more!” - Michelle Jackson, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758544
Series: Passion and Protection, Book 1
Release Date: Jan 30, 2017
Page Count: 204
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fake relationship, older brother's best friend

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ December 27, 2016


This little excursion was temporary. It’d end. No attachment. He’d spend the week making sure she didn’t get caught up in a surfer douche with a lei drinking too much. She could get over her ex and then he’d be on his way. Protect her. Keep her safe. Not get involved.

I have a secr ...more

By Carmen February 06, 2017

Back before fifty I was a casual romance reader. I mainly read horror and crime, however having 4 really young kids and being a stay at home mum on one income those books were wickedly expensive even second hand when you read one a day. Mills & Boon/ Entangled and the like however were so cheap it ...more

By Michelle February 05, 2017

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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I think Joya Ryan is very much aware of how much I love her books. In fact, I would say reading a Joya Ryan book will definitely leave a smile on anyone’s face. In her newest release, Fake Engagement Real Temptation, Joya Ryan turns up th ...more

By Mindy Lou's Book Review May 16, 2017

3.5 Fake Stars!

I liked the fact that we got a brother best friend trope that doesn't start out with a secret crush. Yes, they are both attracted to each other but there was no longing to be together. They bickered back and forth and that was pretty comical. Things change when they find out Carries c ...more

By Laura February 17, 2017

***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

Carrie and Blake were fun. I liked their chemistry, which was impressive from the beginning of the story. It can be difficult to write the "fake" relationship story lines that still have the connection with the lead characters. In this one, it worked ...more

By Julie March 02, 2017


I have really hit the book jackpot lately. Yet another amazing book under my belt for the year. AND I've found a new author to book-stalk, which is awesome.

I know that a book is super good when I have to force myself to stop reading so that I can write notes. Even when I give myself an ultimatum, I ...more

By Lovingbooks1 February 05, 2017

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving my honest review.*

Carrie is left alone a few hours before her wedding, her brothers friend Blake takes the cheating fiancées place on their honeymoon trip to look after her. When they arrive the cheating fiancé an ...more

By Bette February 05, 2017

After being dumped on what was suppose to be her wedding day by her cheating ex, Carrie Morgan decides to pull herself up and show the world she's over it. Honeymoon tickets in hand she's off to Hawaii. Couple of problems though. Her overprotective brother has sent his best friend Blake Harris to ke ...more

By Samantha January 08, 2017

Another goodread by joya ryan. For Carrie her fantasy will never come true. When her fiance cancels teh wedding two days before it's suppose to happen....well life sucks. With help ofher brothers friend they go to Hawaii to get away...sadly badness follows. When her ex shows up she and Blake will go ...more

By Catherine (The Sassy Bookster) February 06, 2017

The synopsis for this book was so very tempting. Fake relationship with your best friend's younger sister? Jilted bride? Fake Honeymoon? All things I enjoy in my romance, but all together at once? Too good to resist.

Carrie Morgan thought she had her full dream in sight - marry the ideal man who shar ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) January 04, 2017

After finding out her relationship was a sham, and her fiance had been cheating on her for over a year, Carrie Morgan decided to put the brakes on her wedding and skip out of town and go on their honeymoon without him. She figures the sun, sand, and long break away from it all will be the perfect wa ...more

By FMR Book Grind February 07, 2017


So Carrie just got dumped two days before her wedding. So what is she to do?

Well go on her honeymoon of course! And who better to go with her and look after her, than her brother's best friend who grew up with them.

Blake decided that since he made the suggestion to Carrie on g ...more

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

So Carrie just got dumped two days before her wedding. So what is she to do?

Well go on her honeymoon of course! And who better to go with her and look after her, than her brother's best friend who grew up with them.

Blake decided that since he made the su ...more

By Angela January 23, 2017

Carrie was just jilted on the day of her wedding so her big brother sends his best friend Blake make sure she’s okay. Blake sees how heartbroken Carrie is so he tries to convince her to use her honeymoon as a reboot vacation. When she decided to go alone, her brother sends Blake to tag along to prot ...more

By Heather December 20, 2016

Blake is just too sweet, “we can fake it,” he agreed and took a step closer. “And I’ll be the best d*** fake boyfriend ever. Hell, I look forward to making that effer jealous.” I liked Blake, he was protective and sweet. ...more

By Angel January 29, 2017

Blake was at the door of his best friend's - Lane- little sisters - Carrie- hotel room. Blake wanted to check on Carrie as her fiance Kevin had called off the wedding- as he had cheated on Carrie- two days before they were to marry. Blake wanted to make sure Carrie was okay. Kevin had been cheating ...more

By Book Gannet January 27, 2017

3.5 stars.

If you’re looking for some hot, easy, tropical island fun, then you might want to give this a try. It’s a best-friend’s little sister romance – but without the lifelong pining crush for a very nice change – with a narcissistic ex and his oblivious mistress showing up to spoil the fun, whic ...more

By C.J. February 11, 2017

Oh. My. God. Carrie Morgan can’t escape her cheating ex fiancé. She goes on her Hawaiian honeymoon fantasy vacation to prove she’s over him—but he’s there with his mistress in tow. Good thing Carrie’s annoyingly over-protective friend Blake came with her. How’s she going to prove to her ex she’s ove ...more

By Melissa February 06, 2017

**ARC provided by publisher**
This book was a quick, fun and flirty read. I liked the best friend’s little sister angle that was going on throughout and I think it added to the appeal of the book for me.

I really liked Blake. He definitely had the alpha male vibe going throughout the book and I was j ...more

I really enjoyed Fake Engagement Real Temptation. It was a nice break from the typical brother's best friend trope in that there was no secret crush going on. Carrie goes on her honeymoon trip to escape her cheating ex-fiance and her brother's overprotective best friend tags along. When her ex shows ...more

By Shannon February 05, 2017

These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts...

This is a read that shows you how to have fun in the face of adversity. In this book's case, the adversity is being left at the alter and then having to deal with the running ex and his mistress everywhere you turn while in Hawaii.

Thanks to Carrie's ...more

By Isha February 07, 2017

ARC Review: Fake Engagement, Real Temptation by Joya Ryan

Joya Ryan creates sensual delights. With Fake Engagement, Real Temptation she shows her skills as a triple threat. Blake and Carrie not only enticed with their bubbling attraction. Their friendship showcases the right amount of humor and memor ...more

By Tina September 25, 2020

"Problem was that fake kiss had felt way too good." Blake thinks this as he reminds himself this is a FAKE relationship. He has accompanied his best friend's sister, Carrie, so that she wasn't traveling alone.

After a craptastic break up, Carrie decides to go to Hawaii on what was supposed to be her ...more

By Jen February 10, 2017

If you like the fake to real and brother's best friend trope, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Blake and Carrie find they have good chemistry as they pretend to be in a relationship. This of course leads to actual feelings, but Blake being a stubborn male, makes a mess of things. The good news is he makes ...more

By Mel January 31, 2017

What an amazing story. The lead characters Carrie and Blake were absolutely adorable. The use of secondary characters, Carrie's ex Kevin and his mistress Wendy helped to build a believable relationship bond between Carrie and Blake. I also loved how sweet secondary characters such as Eve helped to s ...more

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Joya Ryan

About the author

International Best Selling Author

Joya Ryan

National and International Bestselling Author. Break Me Slowly: #1 Bestselling book in Contemporary Fiction and Women's Fiction!

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