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Their arrangement is fake, but the attraction is real.
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.
"I sucked up the feelings in this book in one sitting and could not get enough. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it." -Melissa P, Goodreads review
"Really enjoyed!! Laugh out loud and tender-hearted moments as well." -Heather, Goodreads review
"Great writing, incredible characters, and a storyline that touches your heart make this one a perfect lazy afternoon read. I highly recommend it." -Bette H., Goodreads review
"Jennifer Shirk has written a beautiful sweet romance which made me laugh plenty of times." --Anniek, Goodreads review
"This was my first read by Jennifer Shirk and I've been missing out." --Isha Coleman, Netgalley reviewer
"This story is filled with captivating characters, lively banter and a touching romance."--Rosemary, Goodreads review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'From Fake to Forever' by Jennifer Shirk is the story of Sandra Moyer and Ben Capshaw.
Sandra is a mom on a little girl. Sandra's ex had been an actor and does not stay involved with her daughter. Through Sandr... ...more
I have really come to love the whole normal girl falling for the Hollywood star storyline and thought it was handled really well here. While this love story is a little fast for me, I can still put that aside and enjoy the fireworks between Ben and Sandra. Sandra has been hurt in the past (w... ...more
From Fake to Forever was a sweet, fun and heartwarming love story.
I loved watching the relationship develop between Ben and Sandra, they had great chemistry and both were likable/entertaining characters. I also enjoyed Ben connect with Sandra's little girl, they were adorable together :)... ...more
Sandra is the owner of a preschool and when famous Hollywood actor, Ben Capshaw, comes to research his potential role, she's not impressed. Little does she know, she had an encounter with him the previous day and thought he was a criminal! Add that to the fact that she has a past with an actor an... ...more
Happy Release Day to From Fake to Forever! I love posting release day reviews. It's like attending a birthday party for a friend. :)
This isn't a new plot- girl hates famous because she's been burned but then a famous boy comes into the picture and sparks fly- but it is a fun plot when it's done r... ...more
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 pictur... ...more
Actor and carefree playboy, Ben Capshaw, is wanting a chance at a role that could change his career path into one where people would take his acting abilities seriously. His agent tells him he needs to do research for the role in a daycare.
Sandra Moyer believes she has met a crazy man and when h... ...more
Single mom Sandra Moyer owns Storybook Land preschool with her sister Missy. Her life revolves around her four year old daughter Hannah and finding a way to keep her business afloat. She hasn't thought about dating any man since she caught her actor ex-husband Steve cheating with one of his co-st... ...more
Sandra's husband has left her and moved on after he became a cheating celebrity , so now she is raising her daughter Hannah and on top of that trying to run a successful preschool alongside her sister and friends. When Hollywood star Ben needs to A) clean up his act and B) gain experience with ch... ...more
I received this from Netgalley/ Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was such a sweet heart warming story. I laughed a ton and couldn't but it down. This is a clean romance but very well done. ...more
content: mild language, innuendo, Ben has lives the life of a Hollywood heartthrob so there is much implied about his past but only kissing in the scenes of this book. ...more
Sandra is a single mother. Together with her sister she opened a preschool. This way she gets to do what she loves and she can spend time with her daughter. Her ex-husband is an actor on Broadway and he doesn't really want to keep any connection to the family he left behind. Sandra has been very... ...more
Sandra owns a preschool together with her sister. They're still trying to make a name for themselves and the school is in dire need of funds. When her sister comes up with a creative idea to bring in some money Sandra isn't happy, but agrees to go along with the plan, because they can use the ext... ...more
This was a nice light fun read. It had the make you feel good vibe. I just loved reading about Ben interact with the children especially Hannah. He's very first interaction with them is a memorable one for sure. Ben may be an actor, but there is so much more to him then his fame. Sandra has a bad... ...more
I loved this wonderful sweet romance! It's a fantastic story of a devilish playboy actor Ben Capshaw spending time in a preschool to prepare for an upcoming role. The owner, Sandra Moyer, of the preschool had no idea he was coming. Everything had been set up by her sister/partner but now it's her... ...more
ARC Review: From Fake to Forever by Jennifer Shirk
Like a fish out of water, Ben stood out. Ms. Shirk played up that element beautifully. It's so easy to judge a person before taking the time to get to know them. Sandra was guilty of that on a grand scale. Much of that was due to her own issues wi... ...more
She is on guard against men and he is a magnet for women. They both learn through charming and sometimes funny encounters to be there for each other and that love is sweetened by being a family. I would have gone with five stars but felt it bordered on PG-13. There are occasional sexual... ...more
Adorable and fun! I read this a long time ago when it was called The Role of a Lifetime. I liked it even better now! ...more
Opening a business can be hard for some, and that's why Sandra Moyer's sister, Molly, has decided to help. However, Molly's latest promotional tool turns out to Ben Capshaw, a super-famous playboy actor that needs to gain some experience with kids, if he wants to succeed in his latest r... ...more
Divorced single mum Sandra is still reeling from her ex’s demonstrated lack of connection and concern for their daughter, Hannah, and she’s made several life-changes to ensure stability and happiness. Opening a pre-school has been a struggle, but with the help of her sister and friend, she’s able... ...more
Their arrangement is fake but their attraction is real. There are no truer words for the hero and heroine of this wonderful sweet romance from Jennifer Shirk.
This book is going to be the perfect summer or winter afternoon read for those who love simple, sweet, adorable romances that will charm a... ...more
Jennifer Shirk continues to be my go to author for sweet romantic reads.
Sandra Moyer is a single mom, running a struggling preschool with her sister Missy. When Missy is approached about allowing a Hollywood superstar to do some research at their preschool, she doesn’t hesitate. She does however,... ...more
Disclaimer: I received an ARC for review/blog tour purposes. All thoughts are my own.
It's okay to admit you're upset, that you need someone to talk to. It doesn't mean you're weak.
Awhile back, I was on a reading slump but reading this effectively pulled me out of the slump. This book is one of th... ...more
I have been so fortunate to be able to read this great books and I definitely can add, "From Fake to Forever" as a great read. For anyone who loves a good, ol' fashion romance, then From Fake to Forever is the book for you. Jennifer Shirk, writes a beautiful tale of how two people from two differ... ...more